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Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Review: Bigger & Better

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus

US$999.99
4.1

Design

3.5/5

Performance

4.8/5

Camera

4.5/5

Battery life

3.8/5

Other features

4.0/5

 

Thinking of getting yourself the new Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus smartphone? If you’re looking for more info before you buy, then you’ve come to the right place. It promises to be better than the Samsung S22 and older Samsung S21 Plus. Does it really meet up to your expectations? Let’s find out more from the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus review. 

 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus

 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
Front and rear view of the Phantom Black Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus

Specifications

Display 6.6 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1750 nits (peak), 1080 x 2340 pixels
CPU, GPU Exynos 2200 (4 nm) CPU, Xclipse 920 GPU – Europe | Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) CPU, Adreno 730 GPU – International 
RAM, Storage 128GB 8GB RAM | 256GB 8GB RAM
OS Android 12, One UI 4.1
Main Camera, Video 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 | 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Front Camera, Video 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF | 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
Battery Li-Ion 4500 mAh, non-removable | Fast charging 45W | wireless charging 15W | Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
Other Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus+), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus+), aluminum frame | IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) | Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs + eSIM, dual stand-by) | Fingerprint (under the display, ultrasonic) | Colors: Phantom Black, White, Pink Gold, Green, Graphite, Sky Blue, Violet, Cream

Reason to Buy

  • Larger 6.6 inch screen
  • Larger 4500 mAh battery
  • Faster & better performance
  • Nice range of colors
  • Great camera features

Reason to Avoid

  • Pricey
  • Same design as predecessor

 

Overview

 

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus is the next entry into the S22 series of smartphones. It comes with a 6.6-inch Full-HD display, with 1080p screen resolution, and a 120Hz refresh rate.

 

Each S22 Plus either comes with 128GB 8GB or 256GB 8GB. It also includes a 50MP Triple-lens camera to take high-quality pictures and 8K videos, a large 4500 mAh battery, and a good collection of colors such as Phantom Black, White, Pink Gold, and Green (more trendy color options when ordering online).

 

So what do you get in the box? You get the:

  • S22 Plus smartphone
  • Quick start user guide
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Ejector tool

Phone charger sold separately. 

 

 

What We Like

 

Gorgeous Display

Firstly, there’s the large 6.6-inch display with Full HD and a 120Hz refresh rate, which makes scrolling the S22 Plus menus smoother. The screen looks amazing. It has good color accuracy with crisp, and sharp images and clear HD videos. It really looks good, although the same screen tech as the S21 Plus but a little brighter.

 

Large Battery

Next, the phone is powered by a 4500 mAh battery that supports fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse charging. Upon testing, we have concluded that the phone’s battery life goes up to 4 days 1 hour on moderate usage. Not bad for the S22 Plus.

 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
All the colors available for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus

 

Phone Colors

There’s a great range of colors to choose from when purchasing the S22 Plus. Even more of them are available on the Samsung website upon purchase. At retail colors are Phantom Black, White, Green, Pink Gold, and Green. The others are Graphite, Sky Blue, Violet, and Cream which are online available for purchase on the Samsung website.

 

Fast Performance

The Samsung S22 range of smartphones is running the same processing 4nm chip, with European countries getting the Exynos 2200 with the Xclipse 920 GPU, and the rest of the world getting the Snapdragon 8 Gen chip with the Adreno 730 GPU. Compared to the S21 Plus, which includes a 5nm chip, the S22 Plus has a better, and faster chip which improves the overall performance.        

 

Triple Camera Upgrade

Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus has a new camera setup with a 50 MP wide camera, a 12 MP ultrawide camera, and a 10 MP telephoto camera with 3 times optical zoom, which is an upgrade from the S21 Plus of 12 MP. Expect even more good quality pictures and videos here which upon testing the S22 Plus produces excellent high-quality pictures are video. 

 

 

What’s We Don’t Like

 

High Price

If you’re looking to buy this phone expect to pay a lot of money for it. The S22 Plus starts at the price range of between US$749 – US$1000. That’s a steep price. So start saving up some money now or get the Samsung S22 or the Samsung S21 Plus. Check out my reviews. 

 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
The back and side view of the Pink Gold Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus

 

Phone Design

The S22 Plus uses the same design as the older S21 Plus, which still looks good. The different new colors also add to the flare as well but in the end, there’s no big change in the design department. If the design is more your thing then rather look at the new S22 Ultra, which has a whole new design in the S22 series.  

 

 

Verdict

 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
Phantom Black Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus

 

In many ways, the Samsung S22 Plus is a great phone. Compared to the S22, it comes with a bigger display, and a bigger battery that delivers longer battery life, and better performance. Making it the upgraded and the more powerful Samsung S22.

 

Compared to the older Samsung S21 Plus, the S22 Plus takes the cake thanks to the upgraded camera features and the overall better smartphone performance. Everything else leaves us consumers asking questions.   

 

Let me explain. The S21 Plus has a bigger screen which is not really an issue (as it produces the same high-quality display), and it also has a bigger 4800 mAh battery, which means it has more battery life. For this sake, I would recommend you get or keep your existing S21 Plus. For the performance and the camera features, I recommend you get the new S22 Plus. It all depends on what works for you. Not to forget to mention how expensive it is now.  

 

If the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus is not your expected smartphone of choice, then look at and consider these great alternatives: iPhone 13 ProSamsung Galaxy S21 Plus; and the Samsung Galaxy S21 FEBut if this is most definitely your smartphone of choice, click here to find out how to purchase it

 

Thank you for checking out my review of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus. If you have any questions or wish to add comments, then scroll down below and leave them here below. I will try my hardest to answer your queries as soon as possible. All the best to you. Keep well and stay safe until next time.  

 

LGMadyibi

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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