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Samsung Galaxy S22 Review- The wait is finally over!

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The news about the launch of Samsung’s latest mobile is all around the web. If you were eagerly waiting for its release and want to know more about it, you are definitely not alone. Here is everything about Samsung Galaxy S22.

Samsung Galaxy S22

After the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 was canceled in 2021, the Galaxy S22 is Samsung’s next big flagship. Thus, it is the company’s first big traditional phone that came out in a year. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 also came with support for the S Pen pen. Also, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 was released at the same pricing as flagship phones. The Galaxy S22 stands ahead in terms of the value it provides. If you choose this model, you’ll get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU. A brilliant display and the same great camera setup as the S22 Plus are also in line. Moreover, if you were not satisfied with the color options in the previous models, you can choose from a vibrant palette this time.

Release Date and Price

The majority of the early Samsung Galaxy S22 release date was supposed to be in January 2022. But it had a February release. The phone was unveiled on February 9 and sold on February 25. Everybody already had an idea about this release due to their December presence in the FCC database and Samsung China’s website. The basic S22 costs about $799, whereas for the Galaxy S22 Plus you will have to pay $999. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra costs $1,199. The prices are quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. Moreover, you can choose from 128GB and 25GB storage for both phones. For the Ultra model, you also get the option of 512GB.

Design

Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung has upgraded from the polycarbonate back for the Galaxy S21, to an aluminum band around the middle and a Gorilla Glass Victus Plus glass back. This change helps with durability, yet dropping a glass on hard surfaces might be dangerous. So you can get a case to protect your mobile from drops and wear. The materials make the Galaxy S22 feel more refined than its predecessors. Although the materials are different, the design remains the same. Even the contour cut look for the rear camera array is the same, which contains the three vertically stacked lenses on the back of the phone in a bump that blends into the device’s side. The distinction is that the camera array on the Galaxy S21 had a different color from the rest of the phone’s back. Whereas Samsung matches the colors on the Galaxy S22.

The Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch display, which is smaller than the S21’s 6.2-inch display. It’s simple to operate with one hand and fits comfortably in a pocket. If you tend to avoid huge phones, you won’t have that problem with the Galaxy S22. Thus, making it a comfortable alternative to the super-size smartphones available on the market.

Display

Display

On the Galaxy S22, Samsung aimed to increase display brightness across the board. The Galaxy S22 Plus and S22 Ultra get 1750 nits. Although, the S22’s 1300-nit peak brightness is nothing less. Thus, the screen will not be difficult to view in bright sunshine, though you may need to turn up the brightness to the maximum to see every detail. When you do this, Samsung’s Vision Booster technology adjusts brightness as well as color contrast. This ensures that colors aren’t washed out at the expense of a clearer screen. Moreover, it helps you to double-check your photographs even on a bright, sunny day. The Galaxy Samsung S22 has an AMOLED. When you set the display to Natural mode, it displays 110 percent of the sRGB color gamut. Vivid mode allows you to access even more colors, but it sacrifices color fidelity.

When watching videos on the Galaxy S22 screen, you won’t be disappointed. Moreover, it has the ability to handle inky blanks and styled lighting, even in the more shadowy parts. When compared to phones like the iPhone 13, which have a 60Hz refresh rate, Samsung has given you a 120Hz refresh rate. This means smoother scrolling. When the on-screen action is stagnant, the S22 can scale all the way down to 48Hz to save battery life. The resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels, which isn’t quite as good as the S22 Ultra’s 1440p QHD+, but you don’t need to go crazy with the smaller screen. The pixel density on the S22 is still 422 pixels per inch, which is razor-sharp enough to hurt yourself while scrolling.

Colour Options

Colour Options

The colors available are the same as on the Galaxy S22 Plus: Phantom Black, Phantom White, Pink Gold, or Green. When ordering straight from Samsung, you can select between graphite, cream, sky blue, and violet as well as other colors.

Cameras

Samsung Galaxy S22 Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy S22 has the same 10MP front-facing camera and 12MP ultra-wide camera as its predecessors. However, the main and telephoto cameras are different. The main camera has been upgraded from a 12MP sensor to a 50MP sensor, as well as a switch to a better sensor design. This results in brighter and bolder standard photographs. The telephoto camera has been downgraded from 64MP to 10MP, but now it comes with a stronger optical zoom of 3x. Most users will be unaffected by these modifications in terms of functionality. Pictures are still brilliant and vibrant and the ultra-wide and telephoto lenses provide great variety. The camera app has the same modes as other Samsung mobiles. It has a Single Take and Dual View. The new Samsung Expert RAW 16-bit capture is generating a lot of buzzes. It promises to provide professionals with more creative freedom. Essentially, you can snap and export RAW photographs directly from your phone and then edit them in Adobe Lightroom.

Samsung has worked for better video quality even in low light. Night Mode for photography is as good as it has ever been. However, it sometimes makes the objects appear a little too bright for a night image. You can turn it off with just a tap. The camera is still capable of producing crisp, bright, and colorful photos even when Night Mode is turned off. There are also considerable improvements in the night video.

Specs and Features

For the S22 series, Samsung is adhering to its two-chipset policy. Those in the US and Asia will get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Whereas, those in Europe and the rest of the globe will get Samsung’s own Exynos 2200. Although the Exynos chip is slightly less powerful than the Snapdragon, most users will not notice. Both are high-end processors with enough horsepower for gaming, video editing, and AI work. Both chips come with 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of storage, depending on the model you choose, as well as 5G capability. The software is Samsung’s One UI, which will be familiar to owners of Samsung devices, and it’s running on Android 12.

Performance

Although the series uses two different processors in different parts of the world, Galaxy S22 shows a similar performance regardless of the silicon. Moreover, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is responsible for some of the best Android performance in the market. The only setback for Samsung and all Android phone manufacturers is that Apple’s mobile silicon continues to outperform. Although, the Galaxy S22 performs substantially better in graphics, achieving 60 frames per second. That’s a lot better than the iPhone and other top-rated smartphones. This series even has a faster transcoding speed of a 4K movie to 1080p using Adobe Premiere Rush. Samsung is fully committed to 5G, with the Galaxy S22 supporting both mmWave and sub-6GHz networks. The Snapdragon X65 modem is used in the Galaxy S22, which is Qualcomm’s current top modem until the X70 arrives by the end of 2022.

Software and Special Features

Softwares and Special Features

Samsung’s One UI 4.1 interface for Android 12 is used in the Galaxy S22. If you liked previous versions of Samsung’s One UI, you’ll enjoy this one even more. Especially, as it now comes with customization and privacy capabilities. You can see which apps are requesting access, and manage those permissions easily. Samsung and Google are integrating a live sharing feature to Google Duo with the Galaxy S22 series. This enables you to view photos and create notes alongside the people in a video conversation. However, the best part is Samsung’s increased software support. In addition to four years of Android software updates, the company also promises five years of security support. Another point to note is the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S22, like previous Samsung models, is located just beneath the display. Moreover, the sensor is quite sensitive and easy to find, there is no latency or many misreads.

Audio Quality and Haptics

Samsung Galaxy S22- Audio Quality and Haptics

There is no headphone jack in the Galaxy S22. Also, there are no headphones included in the S22 packaging too. This means you’ll need a dongle or a pair of USB-C headphones if you wish to use wired headphones. The Galaxy S22 has dual speakers, which include a bottom-firing driver and a tweeter that functions as an earpiece. The Galaxy S22’s sound isn’t bad, it’s not up to par with rival flagships available in the market.

Battery

This year’s model has a lesser battery, with a 3,700 mAh capacity rather than a 4,000 mAh capacity. Samsung may have hoped that a more efficient chipset and another year of adaptive display would enhance the Galaxy S22’s battery life. When the screen is set to 150 nits and the mobile is used to surf the web, the battery lasts for only 7 hours and 51 minutes. However, if you turn off the adaptive refresh rate you will get about 8 hours and 2 minutes of battery life. Although, this is still short of what you would expect from a premium phone like the Galaxy S22. The Galaxy S22 will get you through the day in terms of everyday use. The Galaxy S22 lacks the significant upgrades that the Galaxy S22 Plus has. Moreover, it only supports 25W wired charging, whereas the larger phone supports 45W.

Conclusion

The Galaxy S22 isn’t a huge step forward for Samsung phones, but it is still a great phone if you are looking for an upgrade. This is a significant step forward for Samsung, with upgrades to the display and camera in particular. Although the battery life is lesser than the previous models, it will last throughout your day. Samsung’s One UI 4.1 interface is like a treat to the phone as it gives you a lot of customization freedom. From changing icons to fonts, you have many options to choose from. The series is compact yet powerful and the camera upgrades are quite amazing. Moreover, if you are all in for a Samsung mobile, this series is for you.

Are you planning to buy a mobile from the latest Samsung Galaxy S22 series? Tell us in the comments section below.

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