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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a larger screen and better overall camera quality, the Samsung Galaxy S22 is the better choice, as it has a higher-resolution OLED screen and more advanced camera features. However, if you prefer iOS and a smaller form factor for ease of use, the Apple iPhone SE (2022) with its 4.7-inch display may suit you, although the camera is not as highly regarded. The Galaxy S22 also supports 5G, wireless charging at higher speeds, and reverse wireless charging, which the iPhone SE does not offer. On the battery front, the S22 has a slightly longer reported battery life. Both share a similar price range, but you get more built-in storage with the Galaxy S22. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone SE (2022)
  • Very good performance
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
  • Very good display quality

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

5.7
iPhone SE (2022)
Galaxy S22
7.7
The Samsung Galaxy S22 has good overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone SE (2022) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

5.5
iPhone SE (2022)
Galaxy S22
7.6
The Samsung Galaxy S22 takes good photos, while the Apple iPhone SE (2022) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

6.6
iPhone SE (2022)
Galaxy S22
7.2
The Samsung Galaxy S22 takes good videos, while the Apple iPhone SE (2022) takes only fair videos.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone SE (2022) has a screen size of 4.7 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S22 is 6.1 inches.

Cost

$429
iPhone SE (2022)
Galaxy S22
$699
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The Apple iPhone SE (2022) has a price of $429 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 costs $699.
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Key similarities

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Battery

4.9 Hours
iPhone SE (2022)
Galaxy S22
5.3 Hours
The Apple iPhone SE (2022) has 4.9 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S22 has 5.3 hours of battery life.

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How the Apple iPhone SE (2022) and the Samsung Galaxy S22 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone SE (2022)Samsung Galaxy S22
Apple iPhone SE (2022)Samsung Galaxy S22

GENERAL

Price
$429
$699
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
March 18, 2022February 25, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
4.7"6.1"
Resolution
1334 x 7502340 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
326425
Display Type
LCDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15SD8G1
Internal Storage
64 GB128 GB
RAM
4 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
5.8/107.7/10
Photos Score
5.6/107.6/10
Videos Score
6.6/107.3/10
Rear Cameras
MainMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
4.9 Hours5.3 Hours
Battery Capacity
2018 mAh3700 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
7.5 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.45" x 2.65"5.75" x 2.78"
Weight
5.08 oz5.89 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 (SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: FrontFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Midnight, Starlight, RedPhantom Black, Phantom White, Bora Purple, Green
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoNo

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Apple iPhone SE (2022)

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Ars Technica

Samuel Axon | March 2022
"Thanks to the inclusion of the A15 chip, the SE is likely to be supported for years to come. That makes it the best deal in smartphones today for folks who just want something simple and don't care about the frills. The iPhone SE is a great deal if you're more interested in the basics than the latest flashy features.. It's also a great option for people who prefer to use their phones one-handed—a dying breed, we know."

Samsung Galaxy S22

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | February 2023
"The 6.1-inch Galaxy S22 is just what smaller hands ordered, so if you find most modern mobiles too big, this is a great alternative. The Samsung’s chipset will give you loads of power for gaming, video editing or anything else that needs lots of juice."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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