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Samsung Galaxy S22 Phone Review: The Faster Galaxy S21

Samsung Galaxy S22

US$799.99
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Design

3.8/5

Performance

4.5/5

Camera

4.3/5

Battery life

3.8/5

Other features

3.8/5

 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Review: The Faster Galaxy S21

 

Nowadays we all wonder if it’s a good idea to change our smartphones every single year, as newer and better ones are released with better specs every time. But if consistency is more to your liking, and also sticking to your preferences, then switching from the Galaxy S21 to the new Samsung Galaxy S22 phone is a great idea.  

 

Why do you ask? Well, the Galaxy S22 promises to deliver better performance, better camera, and better display than its predecessor. The thing is there are usually slight improvements which one begins to question if it’s worth the buy or not. To answer that, let’s look at the review of the Samsung Galaxy S22. 

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S22

 

Samsung Galaxy S22 phone, Green
Front and back view of the green Samsung Galaxy S22 phone

 

Specs

Display 6.1 inches, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak), 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
CPU & GPU CPU: Octa-core; Exynos 2200 (4 nm) – EUR; Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) – International; GPU: Xclipse 920 – EUR; Adreno 730 – International
RAM & Storage 8GB 128GB; 8GB 256GB
OS Android 12, One UI 4.1
Main Camera Triple sensor, 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS; 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom; 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Front Camera 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Video 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Battery Li-Ion 3700 mAh, non-removable, fast charging 25W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, fast wireless charging 15W, reverse wireless charging 4.5W
Colors Phantom Black, White, Pink Gold, Green, (Graphite, Sky Blue, Violet, and Cream available online purchase)
Misc Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus+), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus+), aluminum frame; Single or Dual Nano Sim; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins); weighs 168g

(Source: GSMArena.com)

 

Reason to Buy

  • Fast performance
  • Comes in really nice colors
  • Good quality display
  • Great camera experience with photos & videos
  • Good durability

Reason to Avoid

  • Smaller display
  • Short battery life
  • No microSD, headphone jack & charger
  • Same design as the S21

 

Overview

 

The Samsung Galaxy S22 phone is the new entry-level model in the S22 series, which consists of two other models: Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. The phone comes with a 6.1-inch display, with a 10MP teardrop camera at the top, and a 3 camera sensor at the back. It also includes a strong glass front and back with an aluminum frame. The design of the Galaxy S22 is taken from the Galaxy S21, which still looks awesome. Great colors too.  

 

Inside it comes with the latest and fast Snapdragon or Exynos processor (depending on whichever region in the world you’re in), with 8GB of RAM, storage starting from 128GB up to 256GB, and a 3700mAh battery. What you get inside the box is the Galaxy S22 5G smartphone, a quick start guide, an ejection pin, and a USB Type-C data cable. No earphones. No charger. 

 

 

What’s to Like

 

Samsung Galaxy S22 phone colors
The colors available with the Samsung Galaxy S22 phone

 

There’s so much to like about the new Samsung Galaxy S22 phone. Firstly. It’s fast. What I mean is, that it comes with a fast processing chip. Not only can it handle normal daily phone functions but also the smooth scrolling between menus and website browsing.

 

Secondly. It comes with durable features such as a stronger glass front and back, water and dust resistance, and a strong aluminum frame. Next is the design. Sure the design is not the wow factor with entry models these days but the choice of colors, namely Phantom White, Green, Pink Gold, and Phantom Black makes the phone look good. Personally, I prefer the Phantom Black. 

 

Next is the camera. There are some improvements for you to note: 1) 50MP wide camera; 2) enhanced picture quality for nighttime; 3) 3x optical zoom, and 4) video recordings at up to 8K quality. The S22 produces great pictures overall with excellent detail and lively colors. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with great new features from the fast processor, to the enhanced durability, to the camera features. 

 

 

What’s not to Like

 

Samsung Galaxy S22 phone, Phantom Black
Front and rear view of phantom black Samsung Galaxy S22 phone

 

The Samsung S22 comes with a smaller 6.1-inch display. Some of you may not like that, but the specs and technology are pretty much no different from the Samsung S21. So expect a similar quality display that delivers stunning views.  

 

The S22 comes with a smaller 3700mAh battery. Normally, you would expect a shorter battery life, and that would normally be the case. Yet still, you get a decent amount of battery life (up to 3,5 days on moderate usage). The problem is that other phones provide a bigger battery that offers even more battery life.

 

Lastly, there’s no drastic change in the design from the previous Galaxy S21. It literally looks exactly the same. So if you’re expecting a drastic design, it’s not here. Luckily the colors make the phone look good. 

 

Overall, if the smaller battery, the smaller screen, and the design don’t really appeal to you then try the older Galaxy S21 or the newer and improved Galaxy S22 Plus. Yet the Galaxy S22 is still a solid smartphone.   

 

 

Verdict

 

The Samsung Galaxy S22 phone is indeed the updated version of the Galaxy S21. The new features and improvements are there but are not groundbreaking, and innovative. I would say that Samsung is sticking to what works for this market segment, and maintaining consistency, which is a challenge in the consumer electronics market.

 

The only major thing worth noting is the drop in battery size to 3700mAh. The others are just minor faults that are easily overcome thanks to the overall phone’s quality features. That’s why I don’t recommend the Galaxy S22 for its battery life.

 

But everything else is still intact. I’m talking about the fast performance, the good camera features, and the excellent quality display. All these contribute to the overall improvements of the new Samsung Galaxy S22 phone. That’s why I recommend it.

 

Looking for great alternatives? Check out my reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S21, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition, the iPhone 13, or the iPhone 12.  

 

So what’s left for me to say is, that if you are looking for the latest and fast-performance entry-level smartphone, then look no further than the Samsung Galaxy S22.   

 

If you have any questions or comments then leave them here below at the bottom. I will respond to you as soon as I can. If everything else, click here to find out more and how you can get this amazing Samsung Galaxy S22 phone.

 

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Working in construction projects full time, and promoting mobile computing devices part-time, I'm an ICT and project management graduate using this platform to help fellow web surfers find tech solutions to solve daily problems.

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