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5 reasons to buy the new Galaxy S22 series

By Aryan Suren March 24, 2022, 11:55 am
Samsung Galaxy S22 Series in green Source: Pocketnow

At launch, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Series contains three devices, the standard $800 Samsung Galaxy S22, the larger and feature-packed $1000 Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, and the best of the bunch, the $1200 Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Now, these devices have their unique selling points, but there are also some that they share amongst themselves, making them some of the best Android devices available on the market. And in this article, we'll be going over those and explaining why you should consider buying a Galaxy S22 Series device.


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Design & Build Quality

Samsun Galaxy S22 Plus placed on a book Source: Pocketnow Video

Foremost on this list is the design and build quality with which these devices ship. All three models, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra, feature Gorilla Victus Plus (on both sides) and Samsung's proprietary Armor Aluminum in their metal rails. Combined with the minute attention to detail, these devices offer some of the best in-hand experiences.

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Both Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus have a fairly squared-off design this year, but the subtle curves that Samsung has added to the back make the phone more comfortable to handle. The Galaxy S22 Ultra doesn't feature any sort of sharp edge and is nice to hold, although, when compared to its predecessor, it is quite the change.

Better Photography Performance

S22 Ultra's Camera Array Source: Pocketnow Video

Next on this list is the enhanced photography experience that Samsung promises with this generation — the OEM also added that some of the new features will trickle down to previous generations.

The entire Galaxy S22 Series is said to have seen a reported improvement in nighttime photography. On the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus, Samsung is using a 23% larger camera sensor and a new Adaptive Pixel software layer. These will help in acquiring more light to ensure images draw out more detail and have better color reproduction. The S22 Ultra applies a 2.4um pixel sensor to do the same.

Apart from this, Samsung has built a "Stereo AI Depth Map" into its computational algorithms to improve Portrait performance and offers a new application called Expert RAW which will give users the ability to save 16-bit images.

Faster Charging

Fast charging Source: Pocketnow

Third, the Galaxy S22 lineup boasts better charging speeds — unfortunately, if you plan on getting the smaller Galaxy S22, it has been left out of this upgrade.

Both Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra are reported to be capable of using 45W charging. Although, this testing post over at Android Authority has shown that in a long charging session, the overall difference made by this feature is not substantial. But we also know that these phones charge fastest when they're closer to zero. So when in a crunch, the 45W charging ability of S22 Plus and S22 Ultra will come in handy.

Longer Software Update Support

A point of contention for Android devices has always been the lack of transparency surrounding software support and the lack of long-term solutions to keep devices updated plus secure.

In a move that has seen a lot of positive reactions, Samsung promises four years of major Android updates for the Galaxy S22 lineup — they have also extended this to previous generation devices — alongside five years of security patches. No other Android OEM offers this at the moment, and if you plan on keeping your powerhouse smartphone for a while, this is a factor to keep in mind.

Connectivity

S22 android call Source: Pocketnow video

And last on this list is connectivity. Smartphones of today have been built to last for long durations. And there are often endless reports of people not upgrading their devices year on year. Thus, seeing Samsung push for more modern connectivity standards on the Galaxy S22 lineup makes these devices worth that extra bit of consideration. But again, unfortunately, if you're planning on buying the smaller Galaxy S22, you will miss out on a couple of features.

Coming back to positives, every device in this lineup can connect to 5G networks — in all flavors. And bringing your focus to the Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra, these larger phones will have support for ultra-wideband devices and WiFi 6E, which promises significantly better download and upload speeds.

This marks the end of our list of the five reasons you should consider buying the Samsung Galaxy S22 Series. If you've already gotten any of these smartphones, what were your thoughts behind the decision? Let us know with your comments below.


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Samsung Galaxy S22

The Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with a flagship 4nm chipset, a triple-camera setup on the back, and a battery that can last through a full day on use. So, if you have wanted a relatively compact and powerful smartphone, the Galaxy S22 is one of the best devices to get in 2022.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus

The Galaxy S22 Plus is the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung. It comes with a powerful chipset, a large 6.6-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 50MP primary camera, and much more.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a larger 6.8" QHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, a versatile camera setup, and a large battery that will keep you going through a whole day! It also features support for the S Pen stylus, making it a great device for productivity.

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