Samsung Galaxy S22 preview

The Galaxy S22 bucks the trend of ever-larger phone and is instead smaller, aiming right for the heart of compact phone lovers. But what compromises have been made a long the way and should you get it?...

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1/26/2022 8:39:00 PM

The Galaxy S22 bucks the trend of ever-larger phone and is instead smaller, aiming right for the heart of compact phone lovers. But what compromises have been made a long the way and should you get it?...

The Galaxy S22 bucks the trend of ever-larger phone and is instead smaller, aiming right for the heart of compact phone lovers. But what compromises have been made a long the way and should you get it?...

Galaxy S22 colorLet us also give you the exact dimensions of the Galaxy S22, notice how it is considerably smaller than the S21:Plus, the S22 has also shed a bit of weight, it's 167g versus 171g on the S21, barely noticeable but still.Display Quality

For all else, you have Samsung's Super AMOLED tech in all its glory, this time with uniform bezels all around, gorgeous colors and an adaptive refresh rate reaching up to 120Hz.Performance and SoftwareImage courtesy of @UniverseiceThe Galaxy S22 ships with Android 12 customized with 

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Design One for the compact phone lovers When talking about the design changes, we really have to focus on the downsizing, partly because not much else has changed and the Galaxy S22 looks almost exactly like the S21. Sure, you no longer have that stunning violet color option, but instead the Galaxy S22 color list now includes a new green version that looks classy, as well as a pink gold model, along with the two traditional staples, Phantom Black and Phantom White. And just like before, the Galaxy S22 is easy to notice in a crowd with that camera unit seamlessly blending into the frame. It's a thing of beauty, plain and simple. Let us also give you the exact dimensions of the Galaxy S22, notice how it is considerably smaller than the S21: S22 dimensions: 146 x 70.6 x 7.6mm S21 dimensions: 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm Plus, the S22 has also shed a bit of weight, it's 167g versus 171g on the S21, barely noticeable but still. The one single detail we still have no final say on is whether the back of the S22 is made of plastic or glass. What we do know, however, is that the front is shielded with the latest Gorilla Glass Victus toughened glass, and the mid-frame is made of aluminum as are the buttons. Look a bit closer, and you would notice a few delightful details: the borders around the screen now appear perfectly uniform, and the side of the phone is almost flat, with only a slight curve to it. IP68 water and dust protection is very much here still, ensuring your Galaxy will survive a bit of rain and an accidental drop in water. Display Quality Wider, super bright screen The screen is smaller, but still quite spacious at 6.1 inches in diagonal. An interesting detail is that the screen is not as tall as on the previous model, and now you get a 19.5 to 9 aspect ratio, which also happens to be the same as on iPhones (and the previous S21 had a 20 to 9 aspect ratio). The resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels, not quite as high as the 1440p you get on the S22 Ultra, but definitely sufficient for most users. For all else, you have Samsung's Super AMOLED tech in all its glory, this time with uniform bezels all around, gorgeous colors and an adaptive refresh rate reaching up to 120Hz. AMOLED screens improve very gradually, and this year the key new spec is higher brightness. The S22 can reach a max brightness of 1,500 nits, higher than the S21 which maxed out at 1,300 nits and way higher than the 800 nits on the iPhone 13. Naturally, you get full HDR video support, so you can watch a Netflix movie (or even some YouTube videos these days) in full glory.   To securely unlock the phone, Samsung uses an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader. We have not tested it yet, but leaks suggest it will be very similar to the one on the S21. We will be updating this article as soon as we test it. You also get face recognition using the front camera and 2D images, so not quite as secure as Face ID, but we are definitely glad to have this option. Performance and Software The Snapdragon-Exynos divide lives on Despite rumors about a change, Samsung sticks with its old strategy of using different processors in the US and UK/Europe. In the United States, the Galaxy S22 will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, while the UK and Europe seem to be getting a Samsung-made Exynos 2200 processor. Consumers were previously not too happy about that as Exynos chips usually run a bit slower and last year, we even saw differences in camera performance between Snapdragon and Exynos versions of the same Galaxy model. Image courtesy of @Universeice Early pre-release benchmark runs show that the Snapdragon chip still has a nearly 10% CPU advantage over the Exynos one, so not much has changed here. Of course, don't make early assumptions and best wait out the in-depth testing that we'll add here once we get to test the S22. On the specs topic, know that the S22 ships with 8GB of RAM on board. As for storage, you are getting a 128GB base model as well as a 256GB version that will cost a bit more (the S22 Ultra also gets a 512GB version, but not the regular S22). You cannot expand that storage as there is no microSD card slot on the Galaxy S22, so choose your storage wisely. The Galaxy S22 ships with Android 12 customized with  Samsung's One UI 4.1  on top. Samsung has a software update policy of 3 years of major updates, so the S22 should get Android 15 some time in the future, which is nice. The One UI 4 software at launch, however, does not look like other Android 12 phones and instead keeps the familiar Samsung look. Camera Finally, a real zoom lens  Apart from the usual main and ultra-wide cameras, Samsung pulled a weird trick with the S20 and S21. Those phones did not have a"true" telephoto lens, but instead used a high-megapixel 1.1X sensor and cropped in to achieve an advertized 3X zoom level. This changes in the Galaxy S22, the first in a while to get a"true" 3X zoom lens.  Take a look at the camera specs of the S22 below, if you like to nerd out over camera sensor sizes and megapixels. Camera Specs