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- Wireless and quick charging
- Superb screen
- Top class camera
- 5G Supported
Not so Great
- Battery life is average
- No SD card slot
- Some view it as very expensive
What is the Samsung Galaxy S22?
The Galaxy S22 is Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone. Announced on 9 February 2022, it had so much pre-release hype to deal with, that many reviewers wondered would it live up to it? Answer: Absolutely. Apparently, Samsung realized that their market share was under threat after the release of the iPhone 13 and so they took the design of the new model very seriously. Key members of the design team were replaced so that a standout product was released. It does look very similar to the S21 in some ways until you look at the Ultra model. Now you are talking! This is a really unique-looking device.
Price: Let’s get that out of the way early. As with any new product range, prices will be higher than previous models. The starting price is $800 USD. And it goes up for the Plus and Ultra models.
Like anything new, the Galaxy S6 is one of those devices that grows on you the more you use it. Are there are slicker phones around? No, and that’s why there’s a whole lot to like about this baby.
Samsung Galaxy S22: The Design
This is a step up for Samsung in that they have moved away from the plastic molding found on lower models. Many users and reviewers found the plastic just too tacky and this has prompted Samsung to move into the world of metal. It has added an all-metal aluminum band to a strong glass case with a glass back and both glasses are Gorilla Glass.
Samsung Galaxy S22: The Screen
Samsung Galaxy S22 makes the leap up to Dynamic Amoled with a 120 Hz refresh rate. Since it is stretched across 6.1 inches, you get a pixel density of 425ppi, which is pretty amazing. Some other reviewers have wondered where do we go from here, since the quality of screen displays is just amazing.
Samsung Galaxy S22: The Software
The S6 runs Android 12 and has its latest One IU 4.1 version. With promised updates for next years to come. The fingerprint on the Samsung Galaxy S22 is under display and ultrasonic. I was under the impression that Apple had the monopoly on decent scanners, but this changed things.
Wireless charging is now a key feature of the software. Since the battery is pretty average as it could be, it supports 25W fast charging along with Reverse Wireless Charging 4.5W.
Samsung Galaxy S22: Performance
The Galaxy S22 has moved away from the Snapdragon processors used in most Samsung phones. Here Samsung is using the Exynos 2200 CPU and it is rated as the sharpest and most powerful yet seen in smartphones. A key benefit to this new processor is how hot it doesn’t get compared to the recent Snapdragon processors. The transistors used are 4nm across compared to the previous bigger ones. So? Apparently, and I am not a tech wizard, the smaller the number, the more efficient it works, and then the cooler it remains.
Moreover, the base model comes with 8 gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of storage. The other one is 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.
When I first saw the Galaxy S22 a friend had I was immediately impressed. The phone gave a corporate impression. This was a phone that was designed to outperform the opposition and it was taking no prisoners.
The metal and glass finish elevates the S22 to easily the best Samsung has produced. There will be obvious comparisons with the iPhone 13 and many believe it matches if not surpasses the iPhone in all departments.
The camera is noted by reviewers as a particular highlight. Obviously, it is not going to replace high-end digital cameras but for smartphone quality, it mixes simplicity with photographic skill.
Given that not everyone can afford a new and expensive handset like S22, you can always opt for previous generation phones in good condition. Find Used Forsale is one such place where you can find many used items in good quality to save some bucks without much compromise. Samsung’s phones come every year and since the previous-gen phones are still relevant, you will be good to go for a used one.