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Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22
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8.1/10
Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy S22 currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 35 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

Samsung had high hopes of bringing in as much excitement for the S22 as was had for the S21. However, it seems they didn’t go far enough away from the original to justify upgrading. Still, if your phone is a few generations old, the S22 offers one of the best Android experiences available.

What's good

  • Fantastic display
  • Convenient size
  • Good build quality
  • Decent camera

What's bad

  • Limited battery life
  • Slow charging
  • Questionable upgrade from the S21

With the unprecedented success of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S22 hoped to recapture the hype. Here’s what reviewers are saying about this highly anticipated release.

Design

Reviewers stated that if you’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy S21, you have already seen the Galaxy S22, which seems to be accurate.

Everything is in the same fundamental position as the S21.

While scraping for any differences in the design, reviewers stated that the only notable change was the lack of two-tone color on the phone's body. Samsung instead went for a flat color for the entire device.

Display

The screen on the Samsung Galaxy S22 is marginally smaller than the S21 at 6.1-inches. However, that doesn’t mean it’s any less impressive.

Using adaptive display technology, the phone automatically adjusts the screen's temperature, contrast, and brightness based on what’s you’re viewing and the ambient light where you’re located.

Performance

Samsung boasted that the performance of the new chipset would be 40% more impressive than the S21. Unfortunately, reviewers said they had difficulty discerning an actual difference between the two phones in practical use.

It is still snappy and responsive, just not the upgrade Samsung said for many reviewers.

Software & Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S22 runs Android 12 and One UI over the top. The phone will come with your choice of 128GB or 256GB of storage but no MicroSD storage expansion.

Cameras

While the camera bump may look the same, there are a few differences between these lenses compared to the S21.

There are plenty of options, including a new, more concise type of zoom. The pictures are clearer and more vibrant, particularly when using portrait mode.

Although there were improvements to the phone's low light and night shot abilities, reviewers said it wasn’t much improvement and wouldn’t be a sole reason to upgrade from other recent Samsung phone models.

Battery Life

In terms of battery life, the Samsung Galaxy S22 has a smaller battery than the original S21, which let some reviewers down.

During testing, it only lasted 9 hours with dynamic refresh rate enabled.

Charging is also slower, with the faster charge settings being available only to the Samsung Galaxy S22+ and the S22 Ultra.

Audio

Reviewers didn’t offer anything good or bad about audio quality, but that’s not unusual given almost everyone uses a Bluetooth headset of some sort now. It does not have a headphone jack, though.

Specs at a Glance

  • Aluminum chassis
  • 6.1-inch AMOLED FHD+ display
  • Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Android 12
  • 128/256GB of storage
  • 50+MP camera
  • 3700mAh battery

Bottom Line

The Samsung Galaxy S22 is not a huge step up from the S21, but it’s an excellent phone. It’s bright, vivid, snappy, and powerful.

Some bells and whistles are missing, having been given to the premium models. However, for someone looking for a phone that’s on the smaller side and doing regular tasks with ease and power, the S22 might be for you.

Tech Radar says, “The Samsung Galaxy S22 is a hair smaller than its predecessor, and the cameras are slightly tweaked, but the changes begin and end there. It's a fine phone, especially for people who like small-body compact mobiles, but it's hard to get excited about the device.”

The Verge states, “There are some welcome improvements to the camera capabilities, the latest Qualcomm chipset, and… that’s kind of it. They’re nice upgrades but nothing that should compel an S21 owner to trade in their current phone.”


Android
Operating system
Operating system
Android
3 GHz
Processor
Processor
3 GHz
6.1"
Screen Size
Screen Size
6.1"
50+ MP, f/1.8
Camera
Camera
50+ MP, f/1.8
3700 mAh
Battery


What the Critics Are Saying...


Tech Advisor
Tech Advisor

The Galaxy S22 5G is a dream handset for small phone enthusiasts. Highlights include a premium compact design, excellent camera performance, 120Hz display, IP68 rating and Samsung’s One UI skin.

- Varun Krishnan, Tech Advisor
DxOMark
DxOMark

The S22 (Snapdragon) screen is very bright, making it easy and comfortable to read in the sunlight, even though the colors are a bit oversaturated in this condition. Still, the Galaxy S22 (Snapdragon) is good for streaming movies because of it good brightness and contrast, as well as for web browsin...

- DxOMark
Digital Trends
Digital Trends

The headline says it all — the Galaxy S22 is boringly good. It comes equipped with all the fundamental traits of a pure Android flagship. For its price, the Galaxy S22 offers reliable cameras with a neat set of cool features, a fast processor, excellent build quality and in-hand feel, and an unparal...

- Nadeem Sarwar, Digital Trends
Notebookcheck
Notebookcheck

Samsung has created a very good package overall with the Galaxy S22, which, like the Galaxy S21, impresses with excellent workmanship, solid aesthetics and strong performance. There are some improvements over its predecessor. For example, the camera now takes significantly better night shots and ins...

- Manuel Masiero, Notebookcheck
DxOMark
DxOMark

The Samsung Galaxy S22 (Snapdragon) achieved a DXOMARK Audio overall score of 71, just like the S22 (Exynos). Because Samsung devices within a series often contain the same audio specifications, and because most of the evaluation results and subscores are so close and within our margin of error, we...

- DxOMark


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Samsung Galaxy S22 prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Samsung's suggested retail price is $799.99. You can compare Galaxy S22 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy S22 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy S22 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Galaxy S22 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.1"

The Samsung Galaxy S22's screen size is 6.1 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
3 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) Octa-core 3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

Camera
50+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 50+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3700mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3700 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1740 minutes, 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy S22 Specs

Overview
Release Date February 25, 2022
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 12

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Processor Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) Octa-core 3 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.03 W/kg
Body: 1.15 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
50+ Megapixels, f/1.8, Wide
10+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Telephoto
12+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
8K (7680 × 4320 pixels), 24 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
10+ Megapixels, f/2.2
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Dynamic AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 425 pixels
Size 6.1 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3700 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Up to 15 W
Fast Charging Up to 25 W
Video Playback Time Up to 1080 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 900 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 840 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1740 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, Pink Gold, Graphite, Cream, Sky Blue, Violet, Bora Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.6 x 7.06 x 0.76 cm (5.8 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 168 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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