It is lastly right here – the Galaxy S22 has arrived on the workplace and we are able to begin work on its evaluate. The smallest S22 flagship took its candy time this yr. It has been tormented by delays in lots of markets throughout Europe and a few impatient readers have even gone down the conspiracy route – we have heard that we have purposefully forgone an S22 evaluate, however the fact is the Samsung retailer simply took this lengthy to ship our unit.
Anyway, this is an unboxing – you get the Galaxy S22 (ours is the Mystic White), a SIM instrument, and a USB cable. The field is even smaller this yr, which makes Samsung’s carbon footprint even smaller.
One of many greatest tales of this yr’s S line of flagships is that they are totally different from final yr – the Extremely received an S Pen and a Notice-distinctive design, whereas the Plus and the vanilla turned barely smaller. You would not really feel that distinction with the S22+, however the Galaxy S22 is even smaller than its already tiny predecessor. It is a distinction simpler felt than proven in footage, although.
The brand new telephone additionally appears to be like an identical to the outdated one. However it’s made of higher supplies – all steel and glass, no plastic on the surface. It is a welcome change in our minds.
In different respects, the Galaxy S22 is a really shut match to the S21. The most important distinction is the digital camera arrange – the primary digital camera is now pixel-binning 50MP sensor, whereas the telephoto is now not a high-megapixel sensor to crop from – a 10MP 3x zoom, as an alternative of a 64MP common digital camera. The ultrawide seems the identical 12MP sensor that is greater than succesful however lacks autofocus. It is virtually a dangling offense at this level.
We now have the Exynos 2200 chipset in our S22 fashions and we will not actually say we really feel a tangible distinction within the smoothness of operation. It is a top-of-the-line Galaxy telephone with all of the velocity and energy of a top-of-the-line flagship.
It might be fascinating to see if the smaller battery would be capable of match the 2021 telephone’s endurance.
The Samsung Galaxy could fly a bit underneath the radar as a result of it is the smallest in Samsung’s S line of flagships, but it surely could be the perfect compact telephone you will get. It merely outclasses the iPhone 13 mini and is a smaller telephone than every other flagship round. The closest to the Galaxy S22 is the Xiaomi 12 and 12X, however each are barely bigger and lack a telephoto digital camera.
Keep tuned for our Galaxy S22 evaluate, which is able to arrive by the tip of the week!