Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus review

The Galaxy S22 Plus offer an almost complete modern flagship experience, but with some drawbacks. The AMOLED panel is best in class, the daytime photography is excellent and will appeal to social media users, the software is great, the speakers are outstanding, and the design is elegant.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus sits between the larger Galaxy S22 Ultra and the smaller Samsung Galaxy (phone) S22 models, so it has to prove itself a bit more than the others. People are naturally drawn to the biggest and smallest things, which means the mid-range product has to prove itself in ways its siblings don’t. The Galaxy S22 Plus is a flagship in every sense of the word, and it has a hard time developing its own compelling identity.

The Galaxy S22 Plus lacks some of the features of the Ultra model, but that’s what makes it special: If you don’t use an S Pen regularly, you probably don’t want it in your phone, and if you don’t, you get a phone that’s significantly lighter and not as huge, so you can easily carry it in your pocket. The Galaxy S22 Plus is the happy medium: it’s not too small and not too big, has a high-quality glass back, dissipates heat better than compact models, and the battery life is far superior to a Small screen phone.

And compared to last year’s S21 Plus model, the new Galaxy offers all this in a more compact form factor. However, after some testing, it turns out that the Galaxy S22 Plus hardly has anything new to offer and is in no way inferior to last year’s Galaxy S21 Plus. I even dare to say that it is worse in some important aspects, such as: B. Lasting performance and picture quality in certain scenes. Overall, the new middle child in the Galaxy flagship family does not inspire much confidence.

Design

The Galaxy S22 Plus looks remarkably similar to last year’s Galaxy S21 Plus, except that the camera module is the same color as the body. If you have seen the Galaxy S21 FE, it’s the same effect. On the S21 Plus, the camera contour area was a different color. All around the front, the Galaxy S22 Plus looks very familiar again. The body-colored frame outlines the flat display, which has narrow bezels all around. A hole punch cutout for the front camera is the only thing that breaks up the phone’s all-display look.

The metal back of the Galaxy S22 Plus feels very smooth without being too slippery. The contour-cut design, with the camera module fitting seamlessly into the frame, still looks good a year after its launch. Samsung has used a reflective aluminum material around the edges, but it’s surprisingly grippy. In a word, the Galaxy S22 Plus is boring, but boring in the best way. Samsung has decided to stick with the design it started last year and save all of its aesthetic abilities for the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Display

Samsung’s Galaxy S devices used to be industry leaders for their amazing looking displays. While the S22 Ultra gets to keep that title, we are not sure the S22 Plus deserves it. That’s not to say the display looks bad, but it doesn’t stand out from the crowd. The screen is 6.6 inches in diameter – that’s 0.1 inches smaller than the S21 Plus – and is punctuated by a fairly small punch-hole cutout for the front-facing camera. The frame around the display is quite small. With a resolution of 1080 x 2340 the S22 Plus has the same resolution as most other Android phones bar super cheap or super expensive mobile phones and thanks to its cost we would have thought the Plus would fall into that latter category.

The Ultra has a 1440 x 3088 resolution screen and we would have liked to see something similar here. However, FHD+ is fine for most tasks, since only selected streaming services or games offer content with a higher resolution anyway. There’s also a 120Hz refresh rate, meaning movement looks pretty smooth when you’re swiping between menus or playing games. While the resolution is rather average, the S22 Plus scores in other display areas. Its maximum brightness is very high at 1,750 nits and thanks to the AMOLED screen, the contrast is impressive.

Software

The Galaxy S22 Plus ships with Android 12 and Samsung’s own One UI 4.1 skin. These are the latest software builds available that set the phone up for a long and prosperous future. That’s especially true as Samsung has turned the industry on its head by committing to keep the S22 series and select other Galaxy phones current with four years of OS updates and five years of Android security updates.

This figure is more than the three years of operating system updates and four years of security updates planned by Google for the Pixel 6 series. Buyers of the Galaxy S22 Plus can be assured that their device will be updated for years to come. For the latest software updates, be sure to check out our Galaxy S22 series update tracker. One UI 4.1 performs flawlessly on the S22 Plus. As we found in our performance analysis, the phone runs all system software and applications smoothly.

Camera

The camera module of the Galaxy S22 Plus may look identical to that of the S21 Plus, but some things have changed. While previous generations reserved all camera upgrades for the Ultra, this year Samsung has shown some love for the vanilla and Plus variants. The result is a camera suite surprisingly close to that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, although there are notable differences. While the S22 Ultra has a 108MP main shot, the S22 Plus is down to 50MP. Still, this is a significant improvement over the 12-megapixel camera we saw on last year’s S21 Plus, itself taken from the Galaxy S20 Plus.

The Galaxy S22 Plus also has the same 12MP ultrawide camera and 10MP 3x optical telephoto lens as the S22 Ultra. Considering that we know these cameras work well, this is very good news. It has a lower resolution 10-megapixel selfie camera, but the same video recording capabilities. Most importantly, the S22 Plus has the same new advanced recording tools to use, such as: B. artificial intelligence-supported “Nightography” and specially coated glass to reduce reflections.

Performance

Those two bullet points are really all you need to know. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset (in the Americas, Africa, and some parts of Asia), which means that performance is as good as it gets. It has Qualcomm’s triple ISP, new Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, and much more. Because of the chipset, it does, however, get hot sometimes when you’re playing those games. We noticed it a lot when running benchmarks.

However, users in Europe and some select regions of Asia will be getting the Exynos 2200 processor, and we have noticed some glaring performance issues on that processor. Those aren’t present on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 units, and we’re happy with the flagship performance to this end. As far as benchmarks go, we ran our usual tests of Geekbench, AnTuTu, and GFXBench. Interestingly, the Geekbench test scores were lower than that of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 device that we tested at Snapdragon Summit, particularly in multi-core.

Battery Life

In the US, the Galaxy S22 Plus features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, Qualcomm’s latest top-of-the-line chip. It’s powerful, although it offers only a slight increase in performance over last year’s Snapdragon 888. When it comes to the battery, the Galaxy S22 Plus uses a 4,500 mAh power supply. That’s smaller than the Galaxy S21 Plus’ 4,800mAh, which is odd given the S22 Plus’ predecessor’s lackluster battery life.

We’re still not sure why Samsung opted for a smaller battery this year. It may have opted for the more energy-efficient display and 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip to make up for the 300mAh loss. In the battery life test, where we set a phone’s display to 150 nits and asked the device to endlessly load webpages over a 5G connection, the Galaxy S22 Plus returned a result of 9 hours and 46 minutes in 120Hz adaptive refresh mode and 9 hours and 57 minutes in 60 Hz mode.

Price and Availability

The Galaxy S22 Plus is available now, starting at $999. It’s available in black, white, green, and rose gold colors, with graphite, cream, sky blue, and purple available as online-only options. We’re keeping an eye on the best deals on the Galaxy S22, including ways to save on the Galaxy S22 Plus. Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus starts at $999.99 / £949 / AU$1,549 – and if that made you wince, you won’t like the pricing of the other variants you’ll find listed below.

For comparison, the standard Galaxy S22 starts at $799 / £769 / AU$1,249, while the lowest price for the S22 Ultra is $1,199.99 / £1,149 / AU$1,849. Last year’s S21 Plus cost the same as the S22 Plus, so at least we’re not looking at a more expensive phone, although the size reduction from last year gave us hope for a lower price point. Either way, this is an extremely expensive smartphone – but then again, Samsung’s S-series devices aren’t designed for those on a budget. The Galaxy S22 Plus went on sale in the US on February 25th, in Australia on March 3rd and in the UK on March 11th.

Final Words

A smartphone is a mobile phone that allows you to do more than just make phone calls and send text messages. Smartphones can surf the Internet and run software programs like a computer. Smartphones use the touch screen to allow users to interact with them. There are thousands of smartphone applications including games, programs for personal and business use that run on the phone.

The image is an example of the Samsung Galaxy S22 plus, one of the most popular smartphones available today. Smartphones use flash memory to store applications and data. Flash memory is usually built into the phone and is not removable. Some smartphones may also have a flash memory card slot, often designed for an SD card, which allows users to use external memory.

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The camera module of the Galaxy S22 Plus may look identical to that of the S21 Plus, but some things have changed. While previous generations reserved all camera upgrades for the Ultra version, this year Samsung has shown some love for the vanilla and Plus variants.Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus review