During Samsung’s unpacked event on February 9th, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra were all presented as the company’s next flagship Galaxy S series. Let’s have a detailed look at the differences between the three premium smartphones.
Except for their physical sizes, the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus seem identical, whereas the S22 Ultra has a somewhat different design than its two brothers.
The S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra have a centered punch hole camera at the top of their screens; however, the S22 Ultra has a quad back camera with lenses embedded in the device rather than in housing.
The S22 Ultra includes an S Pen, which was previously only available on the Galaxy Note series.
The S22 and S22+ are white, pink, phantom green, and black. The S22 Ultra is available in four colors: black, green, burgundy, and white.
All three versions are waterproof, although the S22 Ultra has a glass back, and the S22 and S22+ have a plastic back, just like their predecessors.
Samsung Galaxy S22 features a 6.1-inch Full HD+ display, while the S22+ has a 6.6-inch display with the same Full HD+ resolution.
Their panels are flat and feature HDR10+ and a customizable refresh rate of 10 to 120 frames per second.
The S22 Ultra, on the other hand, features the largest and sharpest display of the three devices, measuring 6.81 inches with a Quad HD+ resolution. It’s also somewhat curved at the corners rather than flat; however, it supports HDR10+ like the S22 and S22+. It also has a variable refresh rate that ranges from 1Hz to 120Hz.
Depending on the location, all three Samsung Galaxy S22 handsets use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor or the recently introduced Exynos 2200 chipset. Qualcomm will be used in the United States, while Exynos will be used in the United Kingdom, as has been the case for some years.
The S22 and S22+ come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. The S22 Ultra, on the other hand, is available in 8GB and 12GB RAM configurations, with 128GB of storage for the 8GB model and 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB for the 12GB model. None of the models supports MicroSD.
In terms of battery capacity, the S22 has a 3700mAh battery with 25W fast charging support, the S22+ has a 4500mAh battery with 45W charging support, and the S22 Ultra has a 5000mAh battery with 45W fast charging support.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ feature a triple rear camera system that includes a 50 MP primary sensor and a 12 MP ultra-wide sensor and a 10 MP telephoto lens.
The S22 and S22+ have a 10 MP front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra, on the other hand, has a quad-camera arrangement with a 108 MP main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and two 10-megapixel telephoto lenses, one with an f/4.9 aperture and 10x magnification and the other with an f/2.4 aperture and 3x zoom.
Compared to the ordinary Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+, the front camera features a 40-megapixel lens with an f/2.2 aperture.
Except for physical size, battery capacity, and rapid charging features, the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ have identical designs and specs.
The S22 Ultra is the largest of the three devices and, at least on paper, the most capable in terms of photography. It also includes a higher display resolution and a lower refresh rate, as well as additional RAM and storage options and a larger battery capacity. It also has an S Pen built-in, making it stand out even more from the other two handsets.
Even though the S22 Ultra is the clear winner in terms of specs, you will pay the price for it, so think about what features are most essential to you and whether they are worth the money. You may find that the regular Galaxy S22 devices match your needs and that you can save money by doing so.