In 2022, the South Korean company Samsung was in no hurry to present its new flagships. She waited long enough to heat up the expectations of the fans. After the history of the Galaxy Note ended last year, this year we see the birth of the S22, S22 + and S22 Ultra series. They differ in the diagonal of the screen and the capacity of the battery. The latter has gathered all the technological achievements of the company, but is also "ruthlessly" great. S22 + appears as a golden medium. This model has something to attract followers and can be your full-fledged helper for at least a few years.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2022, February 09
- Colors: Phantom Black, White, Pink Gold, Green, Graphite, Sky Blue, Violet, Cream
- Dimensions: 157.4 x 75.8 x 7.6 mm.
- Weight: 195 g.
- Screen: 6.6" inc, 1080 x 2340, Dynamic AMOLED 2X
- Camera : Triple, 50MP
- Chipset: Exynos 2200 (4 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (1x2.8 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A510) - International Octa-core (1x3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A510) - USA/China
- Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
- Battery: 4500, Li-Ion, non-removable
- Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
- Operating system: Android 12, One UI 4.1
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Samsung Galaxy S22 + has an attractive and modern appearance. Its body with nicely rounded edges, the screen and the back are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus +, complemented by an elegant frame of Armor aluminum. This design solution of the smartphone is somewhat reminiscent of the old models, but at the same time has a modern sound.
When you hold the Samsung Galaxy S22 + in your hand, the device feels solid and strong. It is comfortable to hold, as its dimensions are slightly reduced. If the Galaxy S21 Plus measured 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm, the Samsung Galaxy S22 + was 157.4 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm. In other words, the new flagship is thinner, shorter and slightly wider. He has also "lost weight".
There are no other interesting moments in the Samsung Galaxy S22 +. The dimensions of the buttons are the same as before. The delicate positioning of the front camera is noticeable. For added protection, the IP68 standard is provided, which ensures that the device will survive spraying with water and immersing to a depth of 1.5 meters. It is also fearless against dust.
Samsung Galaxy S22 + is equipped with a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. It supports picture refresh rates from 10Hz to 120 Hz. This means that the screen will refresh faster only when needed - for games, videos and fast scrolling on the Internet. The obvious benefit of this will affect autonomous work.
From the display of Samsung Galaxy S22 + you can expect perfect quality, bright colors, variety and expressiveness. It has an excellent margin of brightness, so you do not feel uncomfortable reading information even on the sunniest summer day.
Below the display is a built-in fingerprint scanner. It works quickly and accurately. As the reader is larger, you can count on unlocking with ease. Fingerprint registration takes less than 30 seconds.
In the US and China, the Samsung Galaxy S22 + comes with the Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, and in Europe and the rest of the world with the Exynos 2200. In both cases, you can expect superb performance and graphics to the liking of the most discerning gamers. The smartphone is available in two versions - with 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage. There is no memory card to be inserted, so you need to think carefully about which modification to bet on.
If you are wondering why you should prefer Samsung Galaxy S22 + over Samsung Galaxy S22, the answer lies in several significant differences. One of them is the screen size. In addition, the S22 + supports faster networks such as WiFi 6E and 5G Ultra-Wideband (UWB).
On the front of the Samsung Galaxy S22 + in a small slot in the shape of a circle is a 10-megapixel front camera. It has 80-degree visibility and an aperture of f / 2.2. Although it doesn't support any form of pixel merging, it will impress you with quality portrait photos - with lots of detail, natural colors and brightness levels.
On the back of the flagship there is a triple camera, whose main module is 50-megapixel with a visibility of 85 degrees. It is complemented by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with 120-degree visibility and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with triple optical zoom. The latter is as impressive as we know it from the S21 Plus model.
The photo capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S22 + have been enhanced and complemented by modern shooting modes. The main lens uses quadruple pixel binning technology, not only to combine four pixel information at once, but also to combine photo information with high-resolution information.
Samsung promises even better night photos. You get it with the help of Nightography. This completely new word combines technologies and new algorithms so that even the weakest light source at night can be used to create quality photos and videos. With Samsung Galaxy S22 + in hand you will be able to shoot the sky!
As for the videos, you can enjoy 8K formats at 24 frames per second with the rear camera and up to 4K at 60 frames per second with the front. The cameras support portrait mode for video.
Samsung Galaxy S22 + has a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh - 300 mAh less than the S21 Plus. Recharging takes a minimum of time, thanks to the support of a fast charging function with a power of 45W. As a flagship, you also get 15W wireless charging and 4.5W wireless charging.
It is not clear why Samsung has opted for less battery capacity, this remains to be seen. Probably due to the more energy efficient chipset and the technology embedded in the smartphone, sparing the cost of charge.
With the screen constantly running, you can count on the Galaxy S22 + to serve you for about 10 hours.
Interesting features and characteristics
Like the Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22 + has a range of advanced features and specifications. Among them is the specific coating of the front of the rear camera. It is Super Clear Glass, which reduces up to 98% of light glare.
As the developers of the South Korean company have worked hard on the photographic capabilities of the flagship, all key decisions should be noted. One of them is the Super Night Solution function, which clears the noise in each frame.
With the Samsung Galaxy S22 + in hand, you can count on better quality photos and videos and thanks to advanced image stabilization. It has been improved by 58% and guarantees staff stabilization and epic results. You can boldly shoot in the counterpoint.
At the user's disposal are also sharing videos and files between different devices, deleting unwanted objects and people from photos, automatic framing, Director's View, Single Take and Space Zoom.
And with the Galaxy S22 + you can share the workflow with the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, share group conversations and watch videos you shot during the day on TV at home. To do this, use the Smart View function.
Samsung Galaxy S22 + grabs the user's attention at first sight. The smartphone has a stylish and modern look, beautiful lines, spectacular colors and a satisfactory level of protection so you can enjoy it for a longer time. The display enjoys color, brightness and capacity. You will be able to enjoy whatever content you want for hours. Its performance is a dream for every gamer.
- Beautiful and very bright display
- Excellent performance
- Fast charging with 45W power
- Superb telephoto lens
- Charger not included
- Autonomous work
Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.