Samsung has refreshed its smartphone lineup with three new Android smartphones: the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra. They’re now formally on sale, however do you have to improve? In that case, which of the three do you have to purchase? We break down what’s new with these fashions over their predecessors, what’s completely different between them, and which is best for you. We have additionally highlighted a couple of nice Galaxy S22 offers and provides from carriers and retailers.
Make sure you take a look at our Best Samsung Galaxy S22 Cases and Accessories guide to enrich your new telephone and our Finest Android Phones guide if you wish to see what else is on the market.
Up to date February 2022: We have added particulars from our overview and changed preorder language because the telephones are actually obtainable.
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The New Tech in All 3 Telephones
All three Galaxy S22 telephones (9/10, WIRED Recommends) share many options and specs. They’re all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, which is the top-end Android chip of the 12 months, they usually’re among the best-performing Android telephones round. They’re manufactured from aluminum and the strongest Gorilla Glass (Victus+) and have IP68 water-resistance to allow them to be submerged in water, an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, and sub-6 and millimeter-wave 5G support. All have 120-Hz AMOLED screens, they usually share the identical 12-megapixel ultrawide digicam, 10-megapixel 3X optical zoom telephoto, and 40-megapixel selfie cam.
All the foremost enhancements over the S21 collection might be discovered on every of those gadgets. That features smoother Tremendous Regular video stabilization and Portrait mode that does a greater job at ensuring your hair (or your pet’s fur) does not get blurred out. Portrait mode additionally works with Evening mode. A brand new video function referred to as Auto Framing will routinely detect as much as 10 folks and can modify the digicam to incorporate everybody within the body, even zooming in if wanted.
The S22 and S22+ make use of a 50-megapixel principal digicam, whereas the S22 Extremely makes use of a 108-megapixel sensor. The large new function—Adaptive Pixel—is accessible on all three regardless of the completely different principal sensors (you may learn about it in detail here). However as I found in my review, it isn’t straightforward to entry and the outcomes aren’t dramatically higher.
All of those telephones will obtain 4 Android OS upgrades and 5 years of safety updates, which is one of the best software program coverage round on any Android machine proper now. This is the place issues begin to differ:
That is the smallest of the lot, however many of the options are the identical as on its siblings. The variations are small and may not even matter to you. For instance, it helps Wi-Fi 6 and never Wi-Fi 6E, however except you are about to purchase a brand-new Wi-Fi 6E router, you are not lacking a lot. This mannequin doesn’t have ultra-wideband (UWB) support, which is generally utilized with sure tracking devices to find them extra exactly.