The Samsung Galaxy S22 is now available and was released on 25th February 2022. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with three models and each of these models has features that could tempt you to buy or prefer one over others.
Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are large and small variants with the same basic design, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a whole new design that allows it to fit in both quad rear cameras and an integrated S Pen.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Specs
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|Galaxy S22 Ultra||Galaxy S22 Plus||Galaxy S22|
|Price||$1,199 on Amazon||$999 on Amazon||$799 on Amazon|
|Android version||12, One UI 4||12, One UI 4||12, One UI 4|
|Display||6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED QHD+||6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED FHD+||6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED FHD+|
|CPU||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB|
|Rear cameras||108MP (f/2.2) main, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 10MP (f/2.4) 10x telephoto, 10MP (f/2.4) 3x telephoto||50MP (f/1.8) main, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 10MP (f/2.4) 3x telephoto||50MP (f/1.8) main, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 10MP (f/2.4) 3x telephoto|
|Front camera||40MP (f/2.2)||10MP (f/2.2)||10MP (f/2.2)|
|Video||Up to 8K 24 fps||Up to 8K 24 fps||Up to 8K 24 fps|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||4,500 mAh||3,700 mAh|
|Charging||45W wired, 15W wireless||45W wired, 15W wireless||25W wired, 15W wireless|
|Size||3.1 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches||3 x 6.2 x 0.3 inches||2.8 x 5.7 x 0.3 inches|
|Weight||8.1 ounces||6.9 ounces||5.9 ounces|
|Connectivity||Embedded S Pen, Wi-Fi 6E, UWB, 5G (mmWave/sub6)||Wi-Fi 6E, UWB, 5G (mmWave/Sub6)||Wi-Fi 6E, UWB, 5G (mmWave/Sub6)|
|Colors||Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, Burgundy||Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, Pink Gold||Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, Pink Gold|
Samsung Galaxy S22 Design
Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus looks very similar to last year’s Galaxy S21. Majorly, these are two handsets with flat displays, punch-hole cameras located in the center of the screen, and a whole new contoured camera block containing three rear sensors on the back. But, the Samsung Galaxy Ultra has a little design twist. It has an S Pen built into the bottom of the phone with a unique back design having all of its cameras sitting separately in the back.
Yes. It comes with an Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the display of all three models. All models comes with IP68 water & dust resistance and the screens are all Gorilla Glass Victus Plus which is the toughest corning-made glass you can find on a phone.
Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus come with different colors available — Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green and Pink Gold. The S22 Ultra is also available in Phantom Black, Phantom White or Green, but also Burgundy.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Displays
Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus feature an FHD resolution, a 120Hz maximum refresh rate and 10Hz minimum, plus up to 240Hz touch sampling rate. But the Samsung Galaxy S22 display is a small 6.1 inches while the Galaxy S22 Plus measure 6.6 inches.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has the largest display of 6.8 inches with curved left and right edges. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz, to increase battery efficiency the refresh rate can drop to as low as 1Hz. The resolution is boosted to QHD+ for extra detail when watching video or playing games. The resolution is boosted to QHD+ for extra detail when watching videos or even playing games.
All models has a “Vision Booster” feature to adjust the display’s colors to make it look better in different light setting. The S22 is rated for 1,300 nits, and the S22 Plus and Ultra for 1,750 nits.
Samsung Galaxy S22 cameras and Software
Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22 Plus has the same camera. On the back, it features a 50MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide camera and 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. While on the front, there’s a single 10MP main camera.
But the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra hits the extreme, the main camera features a 108MP sensor with two 10MP telephoto cameras; one with 3x optical zoom and the other with 10x optical zoom. The selfie camera has a higher resolution at 40MP.
Samsung Galaxy features “Nightography” which enhances the S22 cameras to capture more light and color details from shots taken in low light. Also a new video Auto Framing mode that allows the phone to keep track of up to ten people in shot at once.
Samsung’s new Expert RAW app lets you capture images in RAW format for more precise editing after taking the shot.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Processor
Officially, Samsung announced that the S22 series runs on a 4nm processor. That’s because the chip you get differs depending on where you live.
U.S. Buyers/Users will get the S22 with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, while U.K. or anyone outside the U.S. will have their S22s equipped with the Exynos 2200. Snapdragon chips tend to score slightly better on computing than Samsung’s Exynos chips. The Exynos 2200 is particularly interesting this year as it’s introduced AMD RDNA-powered GPU. This could make gaming on the S22 sold in global markets a higher quality experience than the one American users have.
But, whichever chip you get, there will be 8GB RAM, and either 128GB or 256GB of storage with the S22 and S22 Plus. While in the S22 Ultra, you can have either 8GB or 12GB RAM, and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of storage capacity.
Samsung Galaxy S22 battery and charging
The S22 offers a 3,700 mAh battery, and the S22 Plus a 4,500 mAh one. There’s no change in the capacity of the S22 Ultra, which uses a 5,000 mAh cell.
Charging speeds on the S22 have remained the same as before: 25W wired charging and 15W wireless charging. The S22 Plus and S22 Ultra have gained 45W wired charging support though, allowing a faster charge.
The only issue is none of these phones come with chargers in the box. You’ll need to buy or already own a compatible charger to ensure you’ve got the best possible speeds, or charge with any available USB-C plug and keep in mind that the charging speeds will reduce.
Our reviews on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will soon be available