Samsung S22 Ultra :
The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are evolutions of last year’s S series. They combine flat screens and backs with safe and stylish styling. However, the Samsung S22 Ultra has a curve on the left side and right with a flat top, just like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
We liked the Note 20 Ultra’s look when it was launched in 2019, so we are happy to see Samsung recycle its design. Samsung cannot afford to make a new smartphone. To justify the Samsun S22 Ultra’s high price of £1,149, the entire package must be packed with cutting-edge technology.
Samsung S22 Ultra Design and screen: (Best)
We all know that the Samsung S22 Ultra looks almost identical to the Note 20 Ultra at first glance. It has significantly updated specs that fix many of its flaws, including durability.
The S22 Ultra features tougher materials than previous Galaxy phones, including curved Gorilla Glass Victus Plus front and back and an Armour Aluminium metal frame. Both of these are Samsung exclusives. The phone is solid at 229g, which is somewhere between an iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max.
While we tried our best to avoid dropping the phone while reviewing it, a few drop tests have been conducted online, and the camera glass was the first to break. The back panel and screen were able to resist cracks much better than the screen. You’ll still need a case, despite this.
Samsung S22 Ultra S Pen: New old S Pen: (Cool)
The S22 Ultra is Samsung’s first S Series phone with a built-in S Pen. It also has reduced latency (from 9ms to just 2.8ms), making it super responsive. Samsung claims that it was able to achieve these speeds instantly by using AI to predict the pen’s location before it actually went there. This is both amazing and eerie.
Samsung has also improved handwriting recognition to allow for up to 88 languages. They also brought back all of the S Pen Air Actions so that you can use your pen to release the shutter when the camera is fired up or to pause and play music or watch a movie.
Wacom, a well-known brand for digital design and drawing tablets, also contributed to the S22 Ultra’s S Pen. This phone recognizes 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. It is an excellent digital art tool, with ClipStudio and Sketchbook recognizing pressure.
Samsung S22 Ultra Screen: (Amazing)
The 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen of the Samsung S22 Ultra is larger than most phones. It surpasses the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 6.7 inches. It’s sharp with its QHD+ resolution. The 120Hz refresh rate makes menus and web pages look like butter melting on a pan.
The S22 Ultra’s core specs are identical to those of the Note 20 Ultra or S21 Ultra. However, Samsung has added some smarts to its screen. It shines brighter than any other smartphone on the market, with a brightness of up to 1750 nits. This should improve viewability in direct sunshine. We were able to see what was on the screen in no time at all.
Gaming is also possible with the phone’s 240Hz touch sampling rate. This makes swipes and taps feel more immediate than they appear. The viewing angles are excellent, the colours pop well, and the movies look amazing. It’s nice to have a punch hole and not have full-screen video cut by a notch when using an iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Samsung S22 Ultra Performance: (Excellent)
The UK will get a new Exynos 2200 processor. In China and the US, Samsung will launch a phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8. Gen 1. Both chips are 4nm and pack cutting-edge power. We didn’t experience any slowdowns running the majority of apps and the UI, and the phone was cool and responsive.
Injustice 2 was a great game, as were Trials of Mana and Injustice 2. Genshin Impact was able to run at maximum graphics settings, but this did cause frame rates to drop. This is something that we haven’t experienced with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phone. Due to the new Exynos platform’s 2200 chipset, it is likely that some challenging games will need to be optimized.
It runs Android 12 and Samsung’s One UI 4. This phone also offers excellent app and game support, as well as a variety of customization options such as Edge Bar for quick shortcuts and Link to Windows. This feature is exclusive to select Samsung Android and Microsoft devices. It allows your computer to control your phone’s screen, allowing you to open multiple apps, take calls, and respond to text messages.
There are two options for RAM: 8GB or 12, and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB storage capacities. Most people will have enough space. The S22 Ultra does not have a memory card slot, so if you are concerned that you may struggle with 128GB, you can opt for the higher capacity option.
The zoom of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is unbeatable, and it packs a punch on all fronts. This photo was taken handheld at 85x zoom. We doubt this could be replicated on other periscope phones.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s 108MP main camera is back, along with a 12MP ultra-wide and two 10MP telephoto cameras. One has a 3x zoom, the other 10x, and the S22 Ultra offers a similar setup. Although the hardware is familiar, Samsung claims that the S22 Ultra’s shooting experience has been enhanced by a new imaging NPU (neural processor unit).
Although we were initially sceptical, the S22 Ultra is clearly the best Samsung imaging device. The S22 Ultra is superior in zoom clarity and colour reproduction to the S21Ultra. It’s sharpened and boosted so that they pop. But it’s great for anyone who doesn’t want to edit their photos.
Samsung also boosts night photos and video to make a dark scene brighter. This is a better option than the Google Pixe6 or Huawei P50 Pro. Samsung again takes a lot of licenses to turn night into day. But if you really want to be more realistic, you can use Pro mode to take better shots.
The S22 Ultra’s imaging capabilities are amazing. There are many things to mention. Auto Framing turns the S22 Ultra into an automatic camera person by automatically tracking up to five individuals and cropping them in the best part of the frame. It also offers improved portrait lighting features. We are confident that this phone is among the most advanced camera phones available.
The S22 Ultra’s front camera has a stunning 40MP punch-hole selfie shooter. The portrait mode of the S22 Ultra is extremely accurate for mono-camera setups. Its photos are clear and flattering. It also records steady 4K video, which is a great feature.
Battery life: (One day)
The Samsung S22 Ultra is the successor to the S21 Ultra’s 5000mAh battery. We found that it lasted comfortably for a whole day, with only 10-30% remaining.
The battery quickly depleted within the first few days of setting up the phone. However, this was soon reversed. It isn’t as long as the S21 Ultra’s battery life, but this shouldn’t be surprising considering the S22 series’ brighter screens as well as more powerful internals.
Although it doesn’t outperform its predecessor, the true benchmark for smartphone batteries remains one day. The S22 Ultra meets that standard quite comfortably. It can charge at up to 45W, which is fast and supports wireless charging.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a lot of features. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is jam-packed with features. We have only touched the surface of the review, focusing on the highlights and core specs. But if you get the phone, you’ll be amazed at its sheer volume.