Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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BEST RATING
Photos:
4.6
CAMERA: Very Good8.4/10
SIZE: Largest Android
BATTERY: Good7.6/10

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, offered at a premium price, is a high-end smartphone with a robust set of features, including a glass body and an integrated stylus. It comes with 128GB of storage and operates on the Android system. The phone boasts a large 6.8-inch curved OLED screen with a high refresh rate, ensuring smooth visuals. The camera system is a highlight, offering very good still photo quality and good video quality, with the main camera at 108 megapixels and a telephoto lens capable of 10x optical zoom. Its 5000 mAh battery provides substantial battery life. It includes features like 5G, NFC, and wireless charging, though it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack and expandable storage via an SD card. If you value a phone with a sophisticated camera system, large display, and longevity, this model is a solid choice, but keep in mind it comes without some features that could be important for you, like a headphone jack or SD card slot. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Integrated stylus for productivity
  • Very capable telephoto lens with 10x zoom
  • Good battery life
  • High screen refresh rate
  • Excellent screen quality
Cons
  • Lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack
  • No SD card slot for storage expansion
  • Heavier than many other phones
  • Expensive cost

Ratings by Category

Photos:
4.6
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra captures very good photos due to its robust photos software experience and versatile camera capabilities, which provide a well-rounded photographic experience. Additionally, its high selfie quality ensures that self-portraits are crisp and detailed.
Overall Camera:
4.5
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra boasts an impressive camera system, lauded for its versatility which is very good due to multiple sensors including a highly capable telephoto lens with 10x optical zoom, providing a range of focal lengths for different photography scenarios. The phone also excels in key areas like photo software experience, dynamic range, low light performance, and notably, selfie quality, all rated as good; these features collectively contribute to a robust overall camera performance ideal for various photographic requirements.
Battery Life:
4.3
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.
Videos:
4.2
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra excels in video capture, offering high resolution and frame rate options that provide excellent video clarity and smoothness. Additionally, its video stabilization, dynamic range, and low light performance are considered top-notch, and it has quality microphones, ensuring that both your video and audio recordings are clear and stable.
Performance:
4.2
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$950
Brand
Samsung
Operating System
Android
Release Date
February 25, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.8"
Resolution
3088 x 1440
Variable refresh rate
Yes
Pixels Per Inch
500
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8G1
Internal Storage
128 GB
RAM
8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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8.4/10
Photos Score
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8.5/10
Videos Score
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7.5/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Telephoto, Super Telephoto
Main Camera
108 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.8 Hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.43" x 3.07"
Weight
8.04 oz
Back Material
Glass
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.2
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6e
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 66, 71, 260, 248

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Phantom Black, Phantom White, Burgundy, Green
Stock Android
No
SD Card
No

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Eric Zeman | February 2023
"The Galaxy S22 Ultra is a bit of a “greatest hits” compilation of Samsung’s best ideas from former devices. Moreover, it packs much of the same productivity-enabling software as previous Note devices coupled with the power of the S Pen while keeping the total package reasonable in terms of cost. The phone has more features, more cameras, and more software to put to use than many competing phones. It’s a hardcore device that nearly has it all."

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