Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Snapdragon Edition a best Flagship smartphone from Samsung?

(Last Updated On: March 15, 2022)

Description:

In today’s article, I am going to review the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. 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 Ultra has the same specs as the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Exynos model. But a few differences in the Antutu 9 and geekbench 5 benchmarks. I already made an article on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Exynos edition.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra:

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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 6.8 inches
Resolution 1440 x 3088 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
PPI 500 ppi
Refresh rate 120 Hz
HDR support Yes, HDR10+
Screen protection Gorilla Glass Victus Plus
Screentobody ratio 90.2%
Display features  DCIP3
 AlwaysOn Display

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has an amazing display. Its 6.8 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 500 PPI on the 6.8 inches screen. it makes the pixel more tightly together. This display is also Quad HD+. The display is brighter than the last Gen Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. 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.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra



Design and build:

Height 163.3 mm (6.43 inches)
Width 77.9 mm (3.07 inches)
Thickness 8.9 mm (0.35 inches)
Weight 228 gramm (8.04 oz)
Waterproof IP68
Rear material Glass
Frame material Metal
Colors White, Black, Gray, Blue, Green, Red
Fingerprint scanner Yes, indisplay

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 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 228 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 Ultra has in-display fingerprint sensor. Which makes it more accurate thanks to its ultrasonic fingerprint reader.

Performance:

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Max. clock 3000 MHz
CPU cores 8 (1 + 3 + 4)
Architecture – 4 cores at 1.8 GHz: Cortex-A510
– 3 cores at 2.5 GHz: Cortex-A710
– 1 core at 3 GHz: Cortex-X2
L3 cache 4 MB
Lithography process 4 nanometers
Graphics Adreno 730
GPU clock 818 MHz

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra also comes with the Exynos 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 a pretty capable processor. It can manage tasks, games, heavy apps. Combine with the 12GB of ram it’s a good chipset. There is also SD card support on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. This smartphone can support an SD card of up to 1TB. It 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 Adreno 730. 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 watched that review then do consider checking that.


Memory Storage:

RAM size 8, 12 GB
Memory type LPDDR5
Channels 2
Storage size 128, 256, 512, 1024 GB
Storage type UFS 3.1
Memory card No

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra also comes in two ram variants base one is giving 8 GB of ram and the peak variant is 12 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.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra also comes in two ram variants base one is giving 8 GB of ram and the peak variant is 12 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 four variants in the storage. The base one is 128GB and the peak one is 1024GB. The storage is based on the UFS 3.1. Which gives you a good read and write speeds.

Benchmarks:

Geekbench 5:

(Single Core) 1215

 

(Multicore) 3272

Now let’s talk about the benchmarks. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has good CPU scores in the Geekbach 5. The single-core scores is 1215. This is quite impressive when it comes to single-core performance also the multi-core which is 3272. Which is a lot faster than the last-gen Exynos 2200.

AnTuTu Benchmark 9:

CPU 209613
GPU 398998
Memory 146399
UX 151953
Total score 913659

Now let’s talk about the Antutu 9 scores. The GPU is greatly optimized and has good scores, which is 398998 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 209613. 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 also has a good architecture based on big Cortex X2 cores. The memory also scores great. Which is 146399. The UX scores 151953. Which is fast enough to handle the dynamic refresh rate of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. 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 Ultra.


Software:

Operating system Android 12
ROM One UI 4.1

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 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 5000 mAh
Charge power 45 W
Battery type LiPo
Replaceable No
Wireless charging Yes (15 W)
Reverse charging Yes, (wireless)
Fast charging Yes (60% in 30 min)
Full charging time 0:59 hr

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a 5000mah battery. Now almost every Flagship smartphone has a 5000mah battery with 33watts of fast charging. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 5000mah battery with 45waats of fast charging. This is a flagship smartphone so there is also wireless charging support. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has wireless charging support of 15watts. Which is not fast but it is enough to charge the smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra can charge fully with the fast wire charging of 45watts in one hour.


Camera:

Matrix 108 megapixels
Image resolution 12000 x 9000
Zoom Optical, 10x
Flash LED
Stabilization Optical
8K video recording Up to 24FPS
4K video recording Up to 60FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 960 FPS (720p)
Angle of widest lens 120°

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 108MP main sensor. Which is the same sensor as the last-gen Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has. Which is capable of capturing the best photos with good dynamic range and good quality pics. Its 108MP but with binning the photo size reduces to 12.5MP. There is also 8k support on this smartphone. A little disappointed to see the 30fps support only in this smartphone. It is also 4k at 30 fps which is good option for cinematic shots. There is also a slow motions support which is kept on 720p at 960 fps. There is also an ultrawide angle camera. Which has a quite good angle view of 123degree. Let’s talk about the camera sensors in detail.

Lenses:

Lenses 4 (108 MP + 10 MP + 10 MP + 12 MP)
Wide (main) lens  108 MP
 Aperture: f/1.8
 Focal length: 24 mm
 Sensor: 1/1.33″, Samsung S5KHM3 (ISOCELL Plus CMOS)
 Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
 Optical stabilization
Telephoto lens 10 MP

Aperture: f/3.5

Focal length: 75 mm

Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)

Optical stabilization

Telephoto lens  10 MP
 Aperture: f/4.9
 Focal length: 230 mm
 Sensor: 1/3.52″, Sony IMX574 (ExmorRS CMOS)
 Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
 Optical stabilization
Ultrawide lens  12 MP
 Aperture: f/2.2
 Focal length: 13 mm
 Sensor: 1/2.55″, Sony IMX563 (ExmorRS CMOS)
 Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
Camera features  Bokeh mode
 Pro mode
 RAW support

The main sensor is 108mp. Which is Samsung S5KHM3. Samsung S5KHM3 sensor can be seen in a lot of smartphones in the 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 the nighttime because it’s combined with a wider aperture. This sensor is very good at maintaining a good dynamic range in harsh conditions. This sensor is also good at taking very amazing portraits with strong bokeh and good depth of field. It is a 108MP sensor so, combining that with great software can result in the best in smartphone photography. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra also has 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 autofocus in this camera sensor is incredibly fast. The sensor is a dual pixel. Overall the sensor is big, bright, and powerful.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra also has 10MP of another telephoto lens. It is a 3x telephoto camera. It is also one of the best camera sensors. Its focal length is 75mm 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 autofocus. This sensor also has dual pixels. This sensor also has optical image stabilization which make sense because at the focal length of 75mm, a little camera movement can be so shaky and you will end up taking blur shots. So, it’s great to have optical image stabilization on the telephoto lens.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra also has a 10MP of a telephoto lens. Which is Sony IMX574. It is a 10x telephoto camera. It is also one of the best camera sensors. Its focal length is 230mm which can be very good at taking nice and smooth portraits. Its aperture is f/4.9 which is not bright but it can take enough light to take a good shot. It is also incredibly fast at autofocus. This sensor also has dual pixels. This sensor also has optical image stabilization which makes sense because at the focal length of 230mm, a little camera movement can be so shaky and you will end up taking blur shots. So, it’s great to have optical image stabilization on the telephoto lens.

There is also an ultra-wide lens of 12Mp. Which is Sony IMX 563. This sensor also has one of the best autofocus. This sensor can take good detailed shots with a 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 degrees of angle 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 the support of RAW mode in the camera app of this Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. This is great to have because it contains tons of details in videos and pictures.

There is a 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 resolutions.



Selfie camera:

Megapixels 40 megapixels
Image resolution 7864 x 5200
Aperture f/2.2
Focal length 26 mm
Sensor size 1/2.82″
Video resolution 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 40mp of selfie camera. This is also a great camera considering it is 40mp with an aperture of f/2.2. This means the photos will be brighter in the nighttime. The video resolution is kept on 4k at 60fps. This sensor also has optical image stabilization. Which is very smooth and can be very useful at taking still video and taking good nice shots. This camera sensor is 40MP 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 supports 4k recording at 60fps which is also a plus option for taking good quality videos. This sensor is big, bright, powerful, and contains a high dynamic range in good details shots.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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. Samsung is best known for its signals and its speed capacity. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra support, the WiFi 6E with the Bluetooth version of 5.2. Which makes the download speeds and uploads speeds faster and more efficient. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 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 Ultra has a better coverage area. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra also has the support of Bluetooth version of 5.2 which makes it compatible with the latest Bluetooth devices. There is also an NFC port as well. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has better connectivity.


Sound:

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

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

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra


Final Thoughts:

Considering this smartphone for 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 Ultra. 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.

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About the Author: 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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