Samsung Galaxy S22 price, review, and full specifications

Samsung Galaxy S22 price, review, and full specifications. The Samsung Galaxy S22 is the standard model in the South Korean giant’s latest range of flagship phones, sitting below a bigger sibling in the S22 Plus and a giant equivalent in the S22 Ultra. The Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch display – that’s 0.1 inches smaller than its predecessor, a difference so minor you wouldn’t know it without comparing the devices side-by-side. The panel has an FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch input rate, and uses AMOLED tech.

Samsung is sticking with its two-chipset policy for the S22 series: if you live in the US or Asia, you’re getting a phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, while people in Europe and the rest of the world will get Samsung’s own Exynos 2200. Both chips are paired with 8GB RAM, and either 128GB or 256GB storage depending on which version you opt for, and there’s 5G support. The software here is Samsung’s One UI, which users of the brand’s devices will be familiar with, and it’s laid over Android 12. 

  • Starting price: $799 / £769 / AU$1,249 / ₦400,000
  • Screen size: 6.1-inch AMOLED (2340 x 1080)
  • Refresh rate: 48Hz – 120Hz (adaptive)
  • CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (US); Exynos 2200 (UK)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Rear cameras: 50MP wide (f/1.8); 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2); 10MP telephoto (f/2.4) with 3x optical zoom
  • Front camera: 10MP (f/2.2)
  • Battery size: 3.700 mAh
  • Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 7:52
  • Size: 5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 5.9 ounces
  • Colors: Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, Pink Gold

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 64MP sensor that barely had any zoom (1.1X) and just cropped in to achieve an advertised 3X zoom level. This changes in the Galaxy S22, the first in a while to get a “true” 3X zoom lens.

The Galaxy S22 debuts with Samsung’s One UI 4.1 interface for Android 12. If you like previous iterations of Samsung’s One UI, this edition will suit you just fine, particularly as Samsung has added customization and privacy features. You can see which apps are requesting permissions, and managing those permissions is a bit more streamlined.

Samsung Galaxy S22 price and availability 

The Samsung Galaxy S22 went on sale on February 25 in the US,  but you’ll have to wait for March 3 in Australia and March 11 in the UK. It was revealed on February 9, which is also when pre-orders opened in most countries. You can pick up the Galaxy S22 with 128GB storage for $799 / £769 / AU$1,249 or with 256GB for $849 / £819 / AU$1,349. 

How much is the Samsung Galaxy S22 in the US, UK, Australia, and Nigeria? The Samsung Galaxy S22 price has been confirmed and can see all the prices in our handly little graph below.

Storage configurationSamsung Galaxy S22 price in USSamsung Galaxy S22 price in UKSamsung Galaxy S22 price in AustraliaSamsung Galaxy S22 price in Nigeria
128GB$799£769$1,249₦400,000
256GB$849£819$1,349₦460,000

That’s exactly the same price as the Galaxy S21 for both versions, so Samsung has clearly decided to change the price was a risky move.

Samsung Galaxy S22 full specifications

Below is the full specification of the Samsung Galaxy S22:

BODY
Dimensions146 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm (5.75 x 2.78 x 0.30 in)
Weight167 g / 168 g (mmWave) (5.89 oz)
ColorsPhantom Black, White, Pink Gold, Green, Graphite, Sky Blue, Violet, Cream
Body MaterialGlass front (Gorilla Glass Victus+), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus+), aluminum frame
SIMsSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs + eSIM, dual stand-by)
Water & DustIP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
ProtectionArmour aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance (advertised)
DISPLAY
Size6.1 inches, 90.1 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
TypeDynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
Resolutions1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~425 ppi density)
FeaturesAlways-on display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass Victus+
NETWORKS
2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps; 5G (5+ Gbps DL)
CAMERA
Triple50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide)
10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto)
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)
FeaturesLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Videos8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Front Single10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide)
HARDWARE
OSAndroid 12, One UI 4.1
ChipsetExynos 2200 (4 nm) – Europe
Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) – ROW
CPUOcta-core (1×2.8 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A510) – Europe
Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.70 GHz Cortex-A510) – ROW
GPUXclipse 920 – Europe
Adreno 730 – ROW
Memory128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
BATTERY
Type and capacityLi-Ion 3700 mAh, non-removable
Fast ChargingFast charging 25W
wireless chargingFast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Extra featuresReverse wireless charging 4.5W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
COMMS
SensorsFingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Bluetooth5.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
USBUSB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFCYes

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