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Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung Galaxy S22
$554.99
SKU: AT-PH0001
Brand: Samsung
Category: Mobiles
  • Display: Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
  • Camera: Triple 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.56", 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
  • Storage: 128GB | 256GB
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x2.8 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A510) - Europe
  • OS: Android 12, One UI 4.1
  • Battery: Li-Ion 3700 mAh, non-removable

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.4
  • Design 10 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Features 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10
  • Usability 10 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10

Compared to last year’s Galaxy S21, Galaxy S22 has a moderate (if not dramatic) improvement.  If you need more than one additional feature you can buy this Samsung phone.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Price & Accessibility Review:

Since the beginning of its sales in February, the Galaxy S22 can be found on all major wireless carriers, as well as on many virtual networks such as Google Fi, Xfinity Mobile, and even Visible. 

 Retailers like Amazon and Best Buy have also been said to sell the Galaxy S22 cell phones, which can be purchased in stores. 

Most of the phones can also be purchased on the Samsung.com website. The Galaxy S22 has 4 colors unique to Samsung. 

 The base model of the Galaxy S22 is priced at 799 and comes with 128 GB of memory.  You can increase it to 50 GB to get an additional 256 GB.  

 (For this review, we chose the Galaxy S22, which has a capacity of 256 GB. The best Galaxy S22 deals can help reduce this price, but you can often replace your current phone or subscribe to an unlimited data plan (or both) for significant savings.  

 Once you have succeeded in getting your Samsung Galaxy S22 you can check out the list of hidden Samsung Galaxy features.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Design Review

Unlike the polycarbonate back for the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S22 has a material update with an aluminum band in the middle and a glass back made of Gorilla Glass Victus Plus.

This should strengthen the durability, although falling glass of any kind on hard surfaces can have disastrous consequences – you may want to purchase one of the best Galaxy S22 cases to protect your new phone.

At least thanks to the new material, the Galaxy S22 looks more like an updated phone than a plastic Galaxy S21FE, available for $100 or below.

The colours of the Galaxy S22  have the same options as the Galaxy S22plus: Phantom Black, Phantom white, Pink, Gold and Green. If you order directly from Samsung, you can also choose from Graphite, Cream, Sky blue and Purple(violet) options.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Camera Review

In Galaxy S22 same basic camera setup as Samsung Galaxy S21, but with some notable improvements especially in hardware features.

The main camera is now rated at 50 MP for 12 MP wide-angle shooter used in Galaxy S21.

The sensor is also 23% larger to allow more light, such as Samsung aims to improve the camera’s performance in low light conditions.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Performance Review

Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22 Performance Review

Samsung’s phones are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the U.S, this same chipset is found in other S22 models. 

Whereas in other parts of the world, Samsung uses its own Exynos 2200 chipset, though the Galaxy S22 Plus in the U.S benchmark indicates similar performance regardless of the silicon.

This, however, is better as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powers some of the best performance we’ve seen from an Android phone.

In Geekbench 5, which measures overall performance, the US version of the Galaxy S22 presented single-core and multi-core scores of 1204 and 3348, respectively.

It is better than Pixel 6 which is powered by Tensor and its results are 1029 and 2696 in the same tests.

The One plus 10 Pro, released after the launch of the Galaxy S22, outperforms the Samsung phone in the Geekbench 5 multi-core test with a score of 3482, but OnePlus tends to pack its phones with RAM.

This of course cannot be compared with Apple’s mobile silicon which remains the better performer with the iPhone 13 having a 1,684 single-core score and a 4,129 multicore result, blowing the Galaxy S22 away on Geekbench.

In graphics testing the Galaxy S22 produced a 60 FPS result in  3DMark’s Wild Life Unlimited test. 

This beats iPhone 13’s FPS result. 

Galaxy S22 supports 5G and is capable of connecting to the mmWave and sub-6GHz networks. 

The Galaxy S22 uses the Snapdragon X65 modem, which is Qualcomm’s high-end modem until the X70 is dispatched at the end of the year 2022.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Battery life & Charging  Review

In this year’s model, there is a drop in battery life from 4000mAh in Galaxy S21 to 3700mAh.

This of course can get you through the day. Although Apple’s iPhone 13 is said to last longer 

The Galaxy S22plus is said to be faster in charging as it supports a 45w wired charging while the Galaxy S22 supports a 25w charging.

After testing the Galaxy S22 it was discovered that when drained it takes about half an hour to get to 60% while the S22 Plus gets to 70% at the same time even though with a bigger battery of about 5000mAh.

This, however, is faster than iPhone 13 which gets to 60% in half an hour.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Software & Special Features Review

Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22 Software & Special Features Review

The Samsung Galaxy houses some Software and special features, which include:

  • Samsung’s  One UI 4.1 interface for Android 12
  • Customization and privacy features
  • Live sharing feature in Google Duo: Lets you view photos and take notes with the people on a video call 
  • Increased software support 
  • High-Performance fingerprint sensor

The best thing I think you should look out for in the Galaxy S22  is the price and value it has to offer to get a premium smartphone.

Specs

LAUNCH

Announced 2022, February 09
Released Released 2022, February 25
Status Available

DEVICE

Device Type Smartphone
Model Samsung Galaxy S22 5G
Versions Versions: SM-S901B, SM-S901B/DS (International); SM-S901U (USA); SM-S901U1 (USA unlocked); SM-S901W (Canada); SM-S901N (Korea); SM-S9010 (China); SM-S901E (Asia/Africa)

NETWORK

2G Network 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only) CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
4G Network 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - International
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - USA
5G Network 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 75, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - International
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - USA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps; 5G (5+ Gbps DL)

BODY

Dimensions 146 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm (5.75 x 2.78 x 0.30 in)
Weight 167 g / 168 g (mmWave) (5.89 oz)
Build Type Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus+), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus+), aluminum frame
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs + eSIM, dual stand-by)
Others IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) Armour aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance (advertised)

DISPLAY

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
Size 6.1 inches, 90.1 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratioc
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. (~425 ppi density) Protection
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+

PHONE MEMORY

RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 8 GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128GB , 256GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Phonebook Memory Yes
Call Record Memory Yes

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple
Camera Dimension 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.56&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Camera Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video Resolution [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single
Camera Dimension 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24&amp;amp;amp;quot;, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Camera Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video Resolution [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]

HARDWARE PLATFORM

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Exynos 2200 (4 nm) - Europe Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) - ROW
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (1x2.8 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A510) - Europe Octa-core (1x3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.40 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.70 GHz Cortex-A510) - ROW
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Xclipse 920 - Europe Adreno 730 - ROW

SOFTWARE PLATFORM

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 12, One UI 4.1
Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.2 A2DP, LE
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6); Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes -26.4 LUFS (Good)
Speaker Location Bottom
Audio Jack Type No
Audio Recording
Sound 32-bit/384kHz audio. Tuned by AKG

MESSAGING

SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes
MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user. Yes
IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet. Yes

BATTERY

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 3700 mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes, 25W
Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. Yes, 15W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Web Browser <strong>Web Browser => </strong> a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages. 11:57h
Talk Time <strong>Talk Time</strong> is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. 25:41h
Music Play 14:04h

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Colors Phantom Black, White, Pink Gold, Green, Graphite, Sky Blue, Violet, Cream
Games Support Yes
Box Contents - Galaxy S22
- USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable
- Documentation
- Sim ejector tool

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