The Samsung Galaxy S22 series, comprising the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones, was launched globally on Wednesday, February 9 at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event. display, biometric authentication and durability, which includes their dust and water resistance rating and screen protection. But the phones also have differences when it comes to screen size, camera setup, color options, and S Pen support. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the first S-series flagship to feature a built-in S Pen, just like the Galaxy Note devices.
In this article, we compare the price and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with other models in the series, namely the Samsung Galaxy S22+ and the Samsung Galaxy S22.
Price Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22+, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung is yet to reveal the Indian prices of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphones. However, according to the information revealed during the launch, the price of Samsung Galaxy S22 in the US starts at $799 (approximately Rs. 59,900), while the Samsung Galaxy S22+ gets a starting price of $999 (approximately Rs. 74,900) and the price of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra starts at $1,199 (around Rs. 89,900). The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will be available in 8GB + 128GB, 12GB + 256GB, 12GB + 512GB, and 12GB RAM + 1TB storage options. The other two models will debut in 8GB + configurations. 128 GB and 8 GB + 256 GB.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22+, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
All three phones – Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra – support dual SIM functionality. They come with Dynamic AMOLED 2X displays with Vision Booster and Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection. All have Armor aluminum frames. But while the Galaxy S22 gets a 6.1-inch Full HD+ display with a peak brightness of 1,300 nits, the plus variant sports a 6.6-inch Full HD+ panel with a peak brightness of 1,750 nits – the two with an adaptive refresh rate of 10Hz to 120Hz. The top-end S22 Ultra model sports a 6.8-inch QHD+ Edge display with an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate that can go down to 1Hz. It offers a maximum brightness of 1,750 nits.
When it comes to core firepower, all three Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphones have a 4nm octa-core SoC. Exact details on the chipset used in the Indian variant of the smartphones are expected to be revealed soon, but Qualcomm has announced that its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC powers the “global” variants of all three phones. India has been advised to get Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 variants instead of those with Samsung’s Exynos 2200.
On the camera front, the Samsung Galaxy S22 sports a triple rear camera setup which is highlighted by a 50-megapixel primary Dual Pixel wide-angle sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens . There’s also a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture ultra-wide-angle lens that has a 120-degree field of view and a 10-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 telephoto lens that offers optical zoom 3x and optical image stabilization (OIS). For selfies and video calls, the handset has a 10-megapixel selfie sensor with an f/2.2 aperture lens and an 80-degree field of view.
Just like the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S22, the Samsung Galaxy S22+ gets a triple rear camera setup. It has a 50-megapixel main Dual Pixel autofocus wide-angle sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens, a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture ultra-wide-angle lens that provides a wide field of view 120 degrees, and a 10-megapixel sensor paired with an f/2.4 aperture telephoto lens that offers 3x optical zoom and OIS. On the front is a 10-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture lens and an 80-degree field of view, identical to the vanilla Galaxy S22.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra sports a quad rear camera setup that includes a 108-megapixel primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens. There’s also a 12-megapixel sensor paired with an f/2.2 aperture ultra-wide-angle lens and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture lens. The telephoto lens supports 3x optical zoom. There’s another 10-megapixel telephoto lens on the phone with an f/4.9 aperture lens and 10x optical zoom. The USP of the camera is the Space Zoom feature for 100x zoom facilitated by AI Super Resolution technology. On the front is a 40-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture lens for selfies and video calls.
Coming now to storage and connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Samsung Galaxy S22+ smartphones offer up to 256GB of onboard storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The sensors of both phones include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, geomagnetic, gyroscope, hall and proximity sensor.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage options. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, UWB, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/A-GPS, NFC and USB Type-C port. There are accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, geomagnetic, gyroscope, hall and proximity sensor on the phone.
As for the battery, the Samsung Galaxy S22 packs a 3,700mAh battery with 25W support. The Samsung Galaxy S22+ packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra gets a 5,000mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging. All three phones offer 15W wireless charging and Wireless PowerShare for reverse wireless charging.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 measures 146 x 70.6 x 7.6mm and weighs 168 grams; The Samsung Galaxy S22+ measures 157.4 x 75.8 x 7.6mm and weighs 196 grams; and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra measures 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9mm and weighs 229 grams. All three smartphones come with an in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.