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Stuck between rog phone 6 pro, Fold and S22 Ultra

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As title said, cpu and ram wise, rog phone is only slightly better than the S22 Ultra. Other than that, S22 Ultra is better than the rog phone in every single way. I seldom game on my phone but I'd still want the slightly better spec from the rog phone 6. I mainly use my phone for video watching and for movies I guess. 

So video watching wise, I worry that front facing camera on the ultra will be annoying cuz it's kind of in the screen; the fold's screen size is also tempting but I also worry the crease would also be annoying to look at.

Any suggestions?

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24 minutes ago, RJ56Hours said:

I worry that front facing camera on the ultra will be annoying cuz it's kind of in the screen

I barely notice the notch on my iPhone 13 Pro Max, even on widescreen content it actually has to eat into the action to be a bother (and action rarely takes place at the very edge of a frame). The S22 Ultra's pinhole is tiny by comparison, I doubt it'll be a dealbreaker. The spec drop from the ROG phone likely isn't noticeable. I've gone iPhone X -> 11 Pro Max -> 13 Pro Max without noticing any speed uptick. The jump to 120Hz on the 13 makes everything feel faster, but it isn't actually going faster. The main difference (and reason I upgraded) was larger batteries. AFAIK flagship Android phones have pretty much always had large batteries, so I'd assume the options you're looking at are all good on that front. 

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For content consumption I’d go for the Sony phones. 
 

Don’t get the fold the screen is plastic, not very durable and will get a giant crease down true middle 

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Sony phones? Haven't heard any of those in years.

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4 hours ago, RJ56Hours said:

Sony phones? Haven't heard any of those in years.

They're still around, but I don't think they're a great pick in this case — the prices are pretty steep if you want a recent phone. That's a lot to pay just to avoid a camera hole.

 

I'd rather get the Galaxy S22+ than the Ultra if I was mainly looking for a high-end Android phone with video viewing in mind. The Ultra is only slightly larger than the S22+, and you'd be paying a whole lot more for camera and pen features it sounds like you won't use. And don't worry too much about the front camera. Many videos are in aspect ratios where the hole won't show, and in cases where it does it won't be that distracting.

 

The Galaxy Z Fold series isn't a good choice, full stop. It's very expensive; the folding screen is more fragile (not catastrophically so, but it's a concern); the screen area will mostly be wasted unless you're mulitasking while you watch; you make some compromises in camera tech, battery life and thickness. The Z Fold is superb if you know what you're getting in to and crave a multitasking monster, but I wouldn't get one just to watch Netflix or YouTube.

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You wouldn't notice the fold in use. You only really notice it when you're running your finger over it, or if you're purposely looking for it. It's just like the punch hole camera; sure, you'll notice it for the first day, maybe two, and then you just adapt and don't even realize it's there.

 

What spec on the ROG phone has you wanting to go with that one?

 

Sony phones are meh. They're not that easy to get, and generally over priced for what they are.

On 8/12/2022 at 1:53 PM, Commodus said:

They're still around, but I don't think they're a great pick in this case — the prices are pretty steep if you want a recent phone. That's a lot to pay just to avoid a camera hole.

 

I'd rather get the Galaxy S22+ than the Ultra if I was mainly looking for a high-end Android phone with video viewing in mind. The Ultra is only slightly larger than the S22+, and you'd be paying a whole lot more for camera and pen features it sounds like you won't use. And don't worry too much about the front camera. Many videos are in aspect ratios where the hole won't show, and in cases where it does it won't be that distracting.

 

The Galaxy Z Fold series isn't a good choice, full stop. It's very expensive; the folding screen is more fragile (not catastrophically so, but it's a concern); the screen area will mostly be wasted unless you're mulitasking while you watch; you make some compromises in camera tech, battery life and thickness. The Z Fold is superb if you know what you're getting in to and crave a multitasking monster, but I wouldn't get one just to watch Netflix or YouTube.

Depending on what you're doing the S22 Ultra gets significantly better battery life.

Aside from that and the SPen though, there isn't much difference other than the cameras. Though if it's mostly used for video watching the bigger screen will be nicer.

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