Samsung galaxy s22 plus review; Samsung finally unveiled its new flagship series some time ago. The mid-range Galaxy S22 Plus still looks very expensive at a starting price of $ 1,000, and in the absence of the S22 Ultra’s salient features, the S Pen, the flagship main camera, and the different design, it may not be a popular phone.
So which way does the S22 Plus take us? The answer is very simple, the S22 Plus is a larger version of the S22. This phone is made for people who like big screens in smartphones, but not so big or even so expensive that they lean towards a giant like the S22 Ultra. The 6.6-inch display and other features of this device make a good distinction between dimensions and price. This good balance, contrary to what may seem at first, will gradually send a new range of users interested in this product to stores.
- Design and appearance
- Communications and networking
- Hardware, software and batteries
- Camera and camcorder
As we mentioned in the S22 Ultra review, Samsung’s new flagships with newer processors have better cameras, and even with the Ultra model, their design has changed a bit. The only differences between the base model and the Plus model are the larger display and battery, the faster 45-watt charge, and finally the support for ultra-wideband.
Design, appearance and display
The Galaxy S22 Plus is more like the iPhone 13 than ever before. At first glance, you can see the increase in the quality of the body material. Also, unlike the S22 Ultra, you can easily hold it with one hand and get things done for a relatively long time. If we want to take a closer look at this issue, we must say that the first two members of the S22 series this year are slightly smaller than their predecessors.
Of course, this change in dimensions has not had a negative impact on the quality of the screens. The S22 Plus comes with the same FHD Plus Dynamic AMOLED displays that happen to be brighter this time around to become the brightest displays in the history of Galaxy phones. By comparison, the Pixel 6 Pro simply fails with this phone.
With the addition of a new feature called Vision Booster, Samsung has put a lot of emphasis on making these screens look key. This feature, like Apple’s True Tone, matches the color of the content displayed on the screen to the lighting of your environment. However, it is not possible to notice a significant difference with the S21 Plus.
Probably the biggest difference with the S22 Plus is its 50-megapixel main lens, which is 23% larger. The Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus, meanwhile, used a 12-megapixel lens. According to Samsung, the three phones in this family have been improved to make the best night light imaging in the history of the company’s smartphones.
|Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus||Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus||Galaxy S21 and S22 Ultra|
|The main lens||50 megapixels||12 megapixels||108 megapixels|
|Ultra-wide lens||12 megapixels||12 megapixels||12 megapixels|
|Telephoto lens||10 megapixels||64 megapixels||10 megapixels (dual)|
|Zoom in||3 times optical, 30 times digital||3 times optics hybrid, 30 times digital||3 and 10 times optical, 100 times digital|
It can be confirmed that the color, contrast and details are determined better than before. The colors, while still a bit unrealistic, look more accurate and realistic than last year’s Samsung flagships. By adding improved contrast to the captured images, it can be seen that Samsung is on the right track.
When it comes to night shooting, we have both good news and bad news. Let’s get to the good points first: The Galaxy S22 Plus captures brighter images with more accurate colors in the night light.
But the bad news? The S22 Plus still has trouble autofocusing on objects in night light, or in low light. This is not the case with all handsets like the Pixel 6 Pro. You will find out by reviewing the images we share on this page.
Apart from these issues, imaging features have also recently come to the attention of users as well as manufacturers in smartphones. On the one hand, Google has shown that it can create a better experience for its users by introducing the Face Ublur feature, and on the other hand, Apple, by adding the macro imaging feature in the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max.
Contrary to the practice of the two companies mentioned above, Samsung has decided to use the same features that we have seen in the S21 before. This is disappointing, as the camera is considered one of Samsung’s biggest advertising tools in its handsets. Perhaps we can introduce the Expert Raw application that captures RAW images as one of the few new features of this phone compared to the previous generation. However, this feature does not exist directly in the camera app and you must download it separately from the Galaxy Store.
Hardware, software and batteries
All inputs of the Galaxy S22 are equipped with the new Snapdragon 8 1st generation processor. Contrary to the practice of previous years, the Korean giant finally decided to refuse to supply phones from non-US regions with Exynos chips.
The overall performance of the device and its output is what is expected of a $ 1,000 phone. The games run very smoothly and daily usage is one of the best possible examples among all Android phones. Apps also run fast, and thanks to the 120Hz display, they convey that good feeling to you.
Of course, none of this is strange. The processor used in the S22 Plus is the most powerful processor Qualcomm has ever produced, and at the time of this writing it is only seen on a handful of handsets.
In terms of statistics, the iPhone 13 Pro outperformed the overall performance of the Geekbench by 5 points, but the S22 Plus performed better in the 3DMark Slingshot Unlimited test, which goes back to graphics performance.
Regarding the battery life, it can be said that the new Samsung has a day and a half of charging in everyday use, but this period depends on your usage. If you play a lot of videos during the day, are constantly making video calls, and you do not miss a moment of gaming, you will experience a shorter charge. It should be noted that the statistics of 1 and a half days are mentioned, while the device was operating at a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
In consecutive video playback mode, the device charges for 18 hours and 38 minutes, which can even strangely beat the Galaxy S22 Ultra at 18 hours and 11 minutes. With 22 hours and 2 minutes of charging in this mode, the iPhone 13 Pro beats all members of the Galaxy S22 family in any case. Perhaps the battery life of this device can be considered equal to the iPhone 13 mini, which has 18 hours and 19 minutes of charging in continuous video playback mode.
Like the Ultra version, the Galaxy S22 Plus supports a 45 watt charge rate. The base version of this series and last year’s Samsung flagships are all compatible with a maximum charge rate of 25 watts. However, there is no rechargeable adapter that can provide this rate in the box, and you will have to pay for it separately for $ 50.
Released with Android 12 and One UI 4.1 user interface, are other features of this device. A new user interface with visual and functional features are provided in this version. For example, it was not possible to use the UI coloring engine in any of the Samsung phones before due to the background image.
New widgets of this version of the popular Google operating system are also specifically present in the Galaxy S22 Plus. On top of all that, you can now better manage your privacy by overseeing apps.
Samsung is working with Google to add new features to the Dou video calling app. In this series, you can share the page or contents of an application such as Google Maps, YouTube, Samsung Notes, and others. Does this feature remind you of Apple SharePlay on Facebook? Well, make no mistake, apparently Samsung and Google are determined to make the most of this feature in the Android ecosystem.
According to Samsung, this device and two other members of this family will also receive the next 4 Android updates, which is even more than Google’s 6 pixels. Last year’s Samsung flagships, including the S21 Series, ZFold 3, ZFlip 3 and Tab S8 series, will follow suit.
The camera of the Galaxy S22 Plus is of a higher quality than last year’s phone, and its display, with a slight reduction in size, now fits more easily in the hand. However, the $ 1,000 price tag of this device makes it difficult to name the usual features because they can not justify its exorbitant price.
On the other hand, it was expected that this device would show more capabilities in its strengths, including the camera, and even go beyond this level. Although the battery life is acceptable, the iPhone 13 Pro has a better charge than the S22 Plus.
However, the second most powerful phone in the history of Samsung, now shows the features that are almost the best possible example in the Android world. If price is not your main concern and you need a good camera, a quality display but with reasonable dimensions and, in addition, a quality product, the S22 Plus is an exceptional device.
Galaxy s22 plus
The camera of the Galaxy S22 Plus is of a higher quality than last year's phone, and its display, with a slight reduction in size, now fits more easily in the hand. However, the $ 1,000 price tag of this device makes it difficult to name the usual features because they can not justify its exorbitant price.
- Powerful camera
- Bright and high quality display
- Improved design and better body material
- Extremely high prices
- Battery life is not comparable to competitors.
- Slight changes compared to the previous generation
- Lack of adapter despite 45 watt charge support