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Samsung Galaxy S22 Exynos Edition a best Flagship smartphone from Samsung?

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In today’s article, I am going to review the Samsung Galaxy S22. I’m going to review its Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and everything that comes with this device. Samsung Galaxy S22 has the same spec as the Samsung Galaxy S22 Exynos model. But a few differences in the Antutu 9 and geekbench 5 benchmarks. I already made an article on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Exynos edition.

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Samsung Galaxy S22:

Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung is best known for its cameras, displays, and its software and in this device, Samsung just made a perfect mid-range smartphone. Start with the review of the display.

Display:

Type Dynamic AMOLED
Size 6.1 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
PPI 425 ppi
Refresh rate 120 Hz
HDR support Yes, HDR10+
Screen protection Gorilla Glass Victus Plus
Screen-to-body ratio 87.4%
Display features – DCI-P3
– Always-On Display

 The Samsung Galaxy S22 has an amazing display. Its 6.1 inches Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s also HDR10+. Which makes it brighter and more power-efficient. The gaming experience and content watching are great. The display is punchier, accurate, brighter, and colorful. It’s also protected by the gorilla glass Victus Plus. Which is the strongest in the gorilla glass lineup. Which is stronger enough to make the display protection stronger. It also has DCIP3 which makes the 425 PPI on the 6.1 inches screen. it makes the pixel more tightly together. This display is also Full HD+. The display is brighter than the last Gen Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus. The display also has features of accessing the refresh rate from 1Hz to 120Hz. This smartphone has the most amazing display that you can get on the market right now. It also features an always-on display with new features. That can be customized. Screen to body ratio is 87% which means thinner bezels.



Design and build:

Height 146 mm (5.75 inches)
Width 70.6 mm (2.78 inches)
Thickness 7.6 mm (0.3 inches)
Weight 167 gramm (5.89 oz)
Waterproof IP68
Rear material Glass
Frame material Metal
Colors White, Black, Gray, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, Yellow
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in-display

 Samsung Galaxy S22 has an amazing design. It’s the same design as the Samsung S21 Ultra. Which is my favorite one. The camera bump is awesome. The height, weight, is pretty much good but the phone is 195 gram. Which is lighter also good in-hand experience. The phone also has IP68 certification which is splash and dustproof resistant. The phone is lightweight because it’s made of metal and glass. The back is Glass with matte finish. The frame is made of Metal. The Samsung Galaxy S22 has in-display fingerprint sensor. Which makes it more accurate thanks to its ultrasonic fingerprint reader. It’s also available in many colors like White, Black, Gray, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, Yellow like you can pick the one by your choice. I personally like the black color with the matte finish on the back.

Performance:

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Max. clock 2800 MHz
CPU cores 8 (1 + 3 + 4)
Architecture – 4 cores at 1.82 GHz: Cortex-A510
– 3 cores at 2.52 GHz: Cortex-A710
– 1 core at 2.8 GHz: Cortex-X2
Lithography process 4 nanometers
Graphics Samsung Xclipse 920
GPU clock 1300 MHz

The Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Samsung Galaxy S22 also comes with the Snapdragon variant but this one comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Which is great when it comes to performance. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is pretty capable processor. It can manage tasks, games, heavy apps. Combine with the 12GB of ram it’s a good chipset. There is also an SD card support on the Samsung Galaxy S22. This smartphone can support SD card up to 1TB. Which is crazy to think that your device has 10256GB of storage. Which is quite amazing. You can capture pics, movies it will hold them together without considering it to move to a PC or A hard drive.

Considering this processor for gaming. It’s quite good because of the GPU of this smartphone. It’s Samsung Xclipse 920. Which is based on 4NM makes it faster and more efficient. You can play PUBG Mobile on it and it will support full graphics giving you a stable 90Fps. I will recommend the 12GB variant because it will give more ram to handle tasks in the background. I already made a complete article on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, if you haven’t watch that review then do consider checking that.


Memory Storage:

RAM size 8 GB
Memory type LPDDR5
Channels 2
Storage size 128, 256 GB
Storage type UFS 3.1
Memory card No

Samsung Galaxy S22 also comes in one ram variant which is 8 GB of ram. The ram is LPDDR5 which is pretty fast. The ram frequency is 3200 mhz. considering the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with the LPDDR5 ram. It’s a great combination.

There is also two variants in the storage. The base one is 128GB and the peak one is 256GB. The storage is based on the UFS 3.1. Which gives you good read and write speeds. There is no SD card slot in this Samsung Galaxy S22.

Benchmarks:

Geekbench 5:

(Single Core) 1234

 

(Multicore) 3367

Now let’s talk about the benchmarks. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 have good CPU scores in the Geekbach 5. The single core scores is 1234. Which is quite impressive when it comes to single core performance also the multi core which is 3367. Which is a lot faster than the last gen Exynos 2100.


 AnTuTu Benchmark 9:

CPU 212298
GPU 354071
Memory 152419
UX 141833
Total score 868660

Now let’s talk about the Antutu 9 scores. The GPU is greatly optimized and have good scores, which is 354071 for a Flagship smartphone. The GPU is a lot slower than the Exynos 2200 which is a bit odd to see. The CPU scores are 212298. Which are a little bit faster than the last gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 plus. The CPU scores great thanks to the 4NM fabricator. The CPU is also have good architecture based on big Cortex X2 cores. The memory is also scores great. Which is 152419. The UX scores 141833. Which is fast enough to handle the dynamic refresh rate of the Samsung Galaxy S22. So, the UX also shows the best scores for a flagship Processor. The Exynos 2200 scores more than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the Antutu 9 benchmarks in the Samsung Galaxy S22.

Software:

Operating system Android 12
ROM One UI 4.1

Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with the android 12. Which is a lot smoother. It comes with the Samsung one ui 4.1 which is a lot faster than the last gen one ui 3.1. This one UI 4.1 is bugs free and lag free with the 120 Hz you can see the full smooth experience.


Battery:

Capacity 3700 mAh
Charge power 25 W
Battery type Li-Po
Replaceable No
Wireless charging Yes (15 W)
Reverse charging Yes, (wireless)
Fast charging Yes

Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with the 3700Mah battery. Now almost every Flagship smartphone have 5000Mah battery with 33watts of fast charging. Samsung Galaxy S22 have 3700Mah battery with the 25waats of fast charging. This is a flagship smartphone so there is also wireless charging support. Samsung Galaxy S22 have the wireless charging support of 15watts. Which is not fast but it is enough to charge the smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S22 can charge full with the fast wire charging of 45watts in one hour. There is also support of reverse charging of 7watts.

Samsung Galaxy S22

Camera:

Matrix 50 megapixels
Zoom Optical, 3x
Flash LED
Stabilization Optical
8K video recording Up to 24FPS
4K video recording Up to 60FPS
500p video recording Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 960 FPS (720p)
Angle of widest lens 120°

 Samsung Galaxy S22 have 50MP main sensor. Which is the same sensor as the last gen Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra have. Which is capable of capturing best photos with good dynamic range and good quality pics. Its 50MP but with binning the photo size reduce to 12.5MP. There is also 8k support on this smartphone. A little disappointed to see the 8k at 30fps support only in this smartphone. There is also 4k at 60 fps which is good options for cinematic shots. There is also a slow motions support which is kept on 720p at 960 fps. There is also an ultra-wide angle camera. Which have quite good angle view of 120degree. Let’s talk about the camera sensors in details. There is also 3x optical zoom camera lens. Which is good for taking best portraits.



Lenses:

Lenses 3 (50 MP + 10 MP + 12 MP)
Wide (main) lens – 50 MP
– Aperture: f/1.8
– Focal length: 24 mm
– Pixel size: 1 micron
– Sensor: 1/1.56″, Samsung GN5 (ISOCELL Plus CMOS)
– Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
– Optical stabilization
Telephoto lens – 10 MP
– Aperture: f/2.4
– Focal length: 70 mm
– Pixel size: 1 micron
– Sensor: 1/3.94″, Sony IMX772 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
– Phase autofocus
– Optical stabilization
Ultra-wide lens – 12 MP
– Aperture: f/2.2
– Focal length: 13 mm
– Pixel size: 1.4 micron
– Sensor: 1/2.55″, Sony IMX713 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
– Phase autofocus
Camera features – Bokeh mode
– Pro mode
– RAW support

 The main sensor is 64mp. Which is Samsung GN5. Samsung GN5 sensor can be seen in a lot of smartphones in midrange category also. And also in Flagships like the Xaomi 11t. This sensor is brighter and big. Thanks to the aperture f/1.8. This sensor can take stronger portrait shots and can take great shots in night time because, it’s combine with the wider aperture. This sensor is very good at maintaining the good dynamic range at harsh conditions. This sensor is also good at taking very amazing portraits with strong bokeh and good dept of field. It is 50MP sensor so, combining that with the great software can result the best in the smartphone photography. The Samsung Galaxy S22 also have one of the best optical image stabilization. It is so smooth and can make the camera steady and less noisy. When you are walking and recording something or taking some shots, you will not notice the shaking of the smartphone. The auto focus in this camera sensor is incredibly fast. The sensor is dual pixel. Overall the sensor is big, bright and powerfull.

Samsung Galaxy S22 also have the 10MP of another telephoto lens. The sensor is Sony IMX772. It is 3x telephoto camera. It is also one of the best camera sensor. Its focal length is 70mm which can be very good at taking nice and smooth portraits. Its aperture is f/3.5 which is not bright but it can take enough light to take a good shot. It is also incredibly fast at auto focus. This sensor is also have dual pixel. This sensor also have the optical image stabilization which make sense because at the focal length of 75mm, a little camera movement can be so shaky and you will ended up taking blur shots. So, its great to have the optical image stabilization on the telephoto lens.

There is also an ultra-wide lens of 12Mp. Which is Sony IMX713. This sensor also have one of the best auto focus. This sensor can take good detailed shots with wide field of view. The aperture of this lens is f/2.2 which is bright enough to take good shots at night time. This sensor can capture 120 degree of angel view. With the combination of good software it’s a very capable camera sensor.

The camera feature the pro mode, bokeh mode. There is also support of RAW mode in the camera app of this Samsung Galaxy S22. Which is great to have because it contain tons of details in video and pictures.

There is bunch of options in the camera app. Dual video mode, night mode, portrait mode, 4k video mode, 8k video mode, 1080p video mode, slow motion mode at different resulotions.


Selfie camera:

Megapixels 10 megapixels
Image resolution 3872 x 2592
Aperture f/2.2
Focal length 26 mm
Pixel size 1.22 microns
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 1/3.24″
Video resolution 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS

Samsung Galaxy S22 have 10mp of selfie camera. Which is also great camera considering it 10mp with the aperture of f/2.2. Which means the photos will be brighter in night time. The video resolution is kept on 4k at 60fps. This sensor also have the optical image stabilization. Which is very smooth and can be very use-full at taking still video sand taking good nice shots. This camera sensor is 10MP which contains tons of details in pictures and in videos. Its focal length is 26mm which is wide enough to take good wide shots. It also support 4k recording at 60fps which is also a plus option for taking good quality videos. This sensor is big, bright, power-full and contain high dynamic range in good details shots.

Connectivity:

WiFi standard WiFi 6E
Bluetooth version 5.2
USB type USB TypeC
USB version 3.2
NFC* Yes
Infrared port No

 When it comes to connectivity. The Samsung is best known for its signals and its speed capacity. The Samsung Galaxy S22 support, the WiFi 6E with the Bluetooth version of 5.2. Which makes the download speeds and uploads speeds faster and efficient. Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with the usb type C generation 3.2. Which makes the charging speeds more power efficient. With the support of wifi 6E Samsung Galaxy S22 have better coverage area. Samsung Galaxy S22 also have the support of Bluetooth version of 5.2 which makes it compatible with the latest Bluetooth devices. There is also NFC port as well. Samsung Galaxy S22 have better connectivity.


Sound:

Speakers Stereo
Headphone audio jack No
FM radio No
Dolby Atmos Yes

Samsung Galaxy S22 does not have headphone jack. It’s a Flagship smartphone so, it have a Stereo speakers with the Dolby atoms support. The speakers sound well. You can listen to music and can take calls with this speakers. It’s also supported with the dolby atmos which makes the sound experience on another level. The speaker have nice amount of bass in the sound. You can feel the beat with the nice sound. There is two speaker the one at the bottom and another at the top. The top speaker is also use to take calls. The sound quality of Samsung Galaxy S22 is A+.


Final Thoughts:

Considering this smartphone for the daily usage then it’s a great value smartphone with amazing features.  It’s a total value phone for gaming also.

So this was my full review of the Samsung Galaxy S22. If you guys learned something new then make sure you also watch my other reviews as well. Also check out my YouTube channel for new technologies.

My Youtube channel Link:

https://www.youtube.com/c/ElectronicClinic

Engr Fahad

My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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