Samsung has launched the most awaited flagship for 2022 the Galaxy S22 series on 9th February 2022. The smartphones pack the latest features and are one of the best Android phones that you can buy in 2022.
The Samsung S22 series includes:
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Notably, S22 Ultra offers support for S-Pen and is a true successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Let’s deep dive into the specifications and features offered by the Samsung flagship phones.
Price and Availability:
Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ have a starting price tag of $799 and $999 in the US respectively. Both the phones are available in Phantom White, Phantom Black, and Green color.
India Price for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Series is as follows:
Samsung Galaxy S22
- Price Rs. 72,990 for the 8 GB Ram and 128 GB storage
- Price Rs. 76,990 for the 8 GB Ram and 256 GB storage
Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Price Rs. 84,990 for the 8 GB Ram and 128 GB storage
- Price Rs. 88,990 for the 8 GB Ram and 256 GB storage
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Price Rs. 109,990 for the 12 GB Ram and 256 GB storage
- Price Rs. 118,990 for the 12 GB Ram and 512 GB storage
The premium Galaxy S22 ultra has a price tag of $1,199 in the US with Burgandy, Phantom White, and Phantom Black shades. The 1 TB storage option for the S22 Ultra is not yet launched in India.
However, the company has not revealed the pricing of the newly launched Samsung S22 series in India. The Galaxy S22 series will be available for pre-orders from February 23, 2022.
Samsung has bumped the prices in comparison to the last year. The Galaxy S21 was launched at Rs. 69,999, S21+ at Rs. 81,999 and the Galaxy S21 Ultra at Rs. 1,05,999.
We are getting Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 models in India that offer better performance than Exynos 2200. However, phones are more expensive this year and there is no lucrative launch offer.
Samsung makes one the best displays in the industry and the S22 series has excellent panels. All three models sport a 120 Hz variable refresh rate and 1750 nits peak brightness, giving you an immersive viewing experience, excellent daylight legibility.
In addition, it has Gorilla Glass Victus+ screen protection and an Armor Aluminum frame. The Galaxy S22 and S22+ have a Full HD Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, and the screen retains Samsung’s Eye comfort shield for blue light control. Moreover, the S22 has 6.1 inches display size, whereas S22+ comes with a more prominent 6.6 inches display.
In comparison, the Galaxy S22 Ultra features a larger 6.8 inches Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. Also, this premium variant has an enhanced Wacom technology that supports S Pen functionality with reduced latency.
The S22 series comes with the latest chipsets. Powering the mobiles is the powerful 4 nm Octa-Core SoC chipset. After many years India will get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor-based S22 phones whereas some other regions will get the Exynos 2200 processor.
All the S22 variants run Android 12 OS and Samsung One UI 4.1. One of the significant highlights for the phones is 4 years of OS updates and 5 years of security patches. This is the best software upgrade promise by any company in the Android ecosystem.
One of the major upgrades for the new devices is the camera system. Samsung has included an advanced Nightography technology that sweetens low-light photography.
The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ have similar camera setups, whereas the S22 Ultra has a more advanced setup.
The Galaxy S22 and S22+ have a 10-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 80-degree field-of-view. The rear setup comprises three cameras – 12 megapixels ultra-wide (f/2.2) with 120-degree field-of-view, 50 megapixels (f/1.8) primary Dual Pixel wide-angle with autofocus, and 10 megapixels telephoto lens (f/2.4) with 3X optical zoom.
Samsung S22 Ultra comes with a massive 40-megapixel (f/2.2) camera for selfies. The rear side has 108 megapixels wide-angle lens (f/1.8), 12 megapixels ultra-wide angle lens (f/2.2), 10 megapixels telephoto (f/2.4), and 10 megapixels telephoto with the higher aperture of f/4.9 with 100X optical zoom. The camera supports AI Super Resolution technology. You can record 4K 60 FPS super stable videos or can even record 8K videos @ 24 FPS. Also, Samsung claims that they have vastly improved the portrait mode and can even detect hair and objects more accurately when applying the background blur.
Battery, Charging, And Dimension:
Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with a 3,700 mAh battery and supports fast charging with a 25W adapter which I think is disappointing. The base model weighs 168 grams and measures 146* 70* 7.6 mm of dimension. The Galaxy S22+ packs a 4,500 mAh battery with 45W fast charging support. This model measures 157* 75* 7.6 mm dimension and weighs 196 grams. The top model Samsung S22 Ultra holds a massive 5,000 mAh battery with 45W fast charging support. The premium model is a little heavy, measuring 229 grams of weight and 163* 77.9* 9 mm in dimension. All three models support Wireless PowerShare for reverse wireless and 15W wireless charging.
The newly arrived Samsung smartphones support WiFI 6E and Bluetooth v5.2. Also, they have 5G, 4G LTE, and UWB connectivity options. They come with a USB Type-C port and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. All the phones feature the IP68 rating and comes with stereo speakers that enhance the user experience even more.
Comapring Samsung Galaxy S22 Vs S22+ Vs S22 Ultra:
|Specifications||Galaxy S22||Galaxy S22+||Galaxy S22 Ultra|
|Display size||6.1 inches||6.6 inches||6.8 inches|
|Display Type||FHD Dynamic AMOLED 2X||FHD Dynamic AMOLED 2X||Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|Processor||4 nm Octa-Core||4 nm Octa-Core||4 nm Octa-Core|
|Operating System||Android 12||Android 12||Android 12|
|Graphics||One UI 4.1||One UI 4.1||One UI 4.1|
|Storage||Up to 256 GB||Up to 256 GB||Up to 1 TB|
|RAM||Up to 8 GB||Up to 8 GB||Up to 12 GB|
|Front Camera||10 MP||10 MP||40 MP|
|Rear Camera 1||12 MP ultra-wide||12 MP ultra-wide||108 MP wide-angle|
|Rear Camera 2||50 MP primary Dual Pixel wide-angle||50 MP primary Dual Pixel wide-angle||12 MP ultra-wide|
|Rear Camera 3||10 MP telephoto||10 MP telephoto||10 MP telephoto (f/2.4)|
|Rear Camera 4||NA||NA||10 MP telephoto (f/4.9)|
|Battery||3,700 mAh||4,500 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Charger||25 W||45 W||45 W|
|Wireless charging||15 W||15 W||15 W|
|Port||USB Type-C||USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6E and Bluetooth v5.2||WiFi 6E and Bluetooth v5.2||WiFi 6E and Bluetooth v5.2|
|Security||Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor||Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor||Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor|
|Weight||168 grams||196 grams||229 grams|
|Thickness||7.6 mm||7.6 mm||9 mm|
|Price||$799 (roughly INR 59,900)||$999 (roughly INR 74,800)||$1,199 (roughly INR 89,700)|
Undoubtedly, the Samsung S22 series will do incredibly well in the market with excellent specs, features, and prolonged software updates. However, there is nothing break-through if you already own a premium device from the last generation; You may not have a compelling need to upgrade this year. Considering all of the above S22+ seems like the best of the lot. The Galaxy S22 suffers from poor battery life and the S22 Ultra may be too huge and heavy for most users.
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