Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G review

Read our full review to find out how the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G ревю
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the much-anticipated smartphone in 2022. It is powerful enough and endowed with a bunch of modern features worthy of people for whom the flagship is the only solution. The model has a built-in stylus, solid dimensions and top hardware features. It will certainly be among the best smartphones of the year - all you have to do is find out what it deserves your attention with.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G specs or watch the video below the article.

For starters, the S Pen stylus is much more responsive. The South Korean company has made it 70% faster than before. The display is even brighter and has a maximum brightness of 1750 nits. Let's give you another figure - 45W. Now you have a faster charge - in just 20 minutes you will have a new 50% of the battery.

However, the most serious changes are with the cameras. The goal is to surpass the level of the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Google Pixel 6 Pro, which are famous for their photo capabilities. Among the innovations we see a huge basic sensor for better photos in low light, as well as artificial intelligence in portrait mode. There are also new Super Clean lenses.


  • Release date: 2022, February 09
  • Colors: Phantom Black, White, Burgundy, Green, Graphite, Red, Sky Blue
  • Dimensions: 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm.
  • Weight: 228 g.
  • Screen: 6.8" inc, 1440 x 3088, Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Camera : Quad, 108MP
  • 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 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, 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


The look of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is as clean as possible, but impressive. Sharp lines and non-standard angles create the feeling of a modern device as it is. It is noticeable that the designers sought minimalism. An additional plus is the gently rounded 6.8-inch display.

The device itself is solid and maximally protected. Gorilla Glas Victus + safety glasses are used for the back and front. Super strong aluminum frame goes around the whole device.

The minimalist look is emphasized by skillful selection of colors. Everyone will find their favorite among the colors offered by Samsung - white, green, black, purple and more.


One of the reasons to buy Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is its beautiful and large 6.8-inch display. It maintains a dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz, which promises a smooth picture and maximum satisfaction from watching movies, playing games and surfing the Internet.

There are two outstanding innovations. The first is the maximum brightness - 1750 nits. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a screen that is brighter than ever. By comparison, the standard figure is 1250 nits and is again considered high.

The other plus is the Vision Booster feature, which adjusts the brightness of the screen every minute. This means that with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in hand you will handle it without problems even on the sunniest summer day.

Compared to the Pixel 6 Pro, Samsung's new flagship offers a brighter and more colorful picture in the sun. The rating is also excellent for viewing angles - you can watch your favorite movies from any angle you want. The picture will not be distorted.

Stylus S Pen

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has the smoothest S Pen the company has ever offered. It is super responsive and much faster. In addition, artificial intelligence is involved in its work, which predicts the movements of your hand. Writing with it is smooth and smooth. It feels like writing on paper. For convenience, the stylus is placed in the smartphone itself, so that it is always at hand.

The S Pen has several enhancements that include more precision when working with the stylus and the ability to quickly save your notes in Microsoft Office docs.


Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is one of the first phones based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor - 4-nm chip, which provides better performance and graphics. At the same time, you get better energy efficiency. For Europe, the smartphone comes with a 4-nm Exynos 2200 chipset. It comes with 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM. All processes are smooth and super fast. Tests show superb speed and comparable results with the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The flagship is available in several modifications - with 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB storage. The manufacturer for unknown reasons has not offered an option to increase with a microSD card. So think carefully about which one to choose.

Among the advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra we must emphasize the support for Wi-Fi 6E.

Regarding the software, you should know that the device works with Android 12 and One UI 4.1. The interface is more intuitive than ever and you have new secret spaces for personal documents.


The South Koreans have assigned huge reliability to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra when it comes to photo capabilities. The smartphone is equipped with a set of advanced cameras and an interesting combination of features and shooting modes. Super Clear Glass lenses ensure that you will create videos with a minimum of glare at night. You also get a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens plus a 10-megapixel telephoto module that offers 10x optical zoom.

For flagship photo quality, Samsung has relied on adaptive pixel technology that combines 9 pixels into one. The result can be seen in the night shots - they are better, with less noise, more detail and color.

The 10x zoom will help you capture distant subjects without blur and loss of detail. Not exactly the same results you will get with the 30x approximation. With it, the shots look more like watercolor painting.

The front camera has an impressively large lens - 108 MP. With it you will capture more details, even individual hairs in one lock. The night mode deserves special attention - it is able to create a quality shot even in complete darkness.

Other highlights in the camera menu are the Auto Framing option (recognizes up to 10 objects) and the Expert RAW application - for those who want to have more control over the shots they take.

Autonomous work

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is equipped with a large battery compared to other flagships presented with it. Its capacity is 5000 mAh and according to Samsung is able to provide you around the clock at standard load. In order to be able to have a new 100% charge faster, the company has provided a fast charging function with a power of 45W. Compared to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, we see significant progress - it had received only 25W. If you're in a hurry and don't have time to recharge your entire Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra battery, no problem! In just 20 minutes you will have 50% recharged. Note, however, that the charger is not included. You will have to pay extra for it.

Interesting features and functions

DeX mode allows the smartphone to turn into a computer in your pocket. You connect it to a monitor or TV, add a wireless mouse and keyboard, and you have a complete device. All files will be at hand.


Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is a flagship that provokes admiration with its refined look and minimalism. He is a worthy successor to the series and will be a coveted acquisition for many. Especially considering the built-in stylus and the emphasis on improved camera capabilities. The only brake on its mass purchase is the high price. However, it is justified. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a perfect picture, supports fast recharging, and vice versa and wireless. It has everything you need to bring you maximum enjoyment while watching movies, making video calls, using a variety of applications and taking advantage of its new features. The performance margin of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is so large that it will serve you for years to come.

3 reasons to buy Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Each smartphone has several components that determine its price. In addition to the processor, RAM, it is also a display, and that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the pinnacle of technology. At the time of its appearance on the market, it has no direct competitor. From the first minutes you work with the device, you will feel the difference.

The second reason is design. This flagship visually delights with its beauty. Satin glass is stronger and does not accumulate fingerprints. The back panel is shaped so that the device is immediately remembered. It is also made of top quality raw materials.

Third, this flagship has an interesting set of cameras. It can offer perfect photos, regardless of the conditions in which they were taken. People with a creative inclination have no alternative product on the market.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 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.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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