The new, high-end model retains nearly all the capabilities of its predecessors, the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Note, and has become a great device with a number of Note features — but it’s not much different from last year’s S21 Ultra except for the stylus and shape.
The device has inherited the Galaxy Note’s most distinctive feature, such as the S Pen that can be stored inside the phone. It also got those that the Note and Ultra were the same, like the huge screen and high-end camera.
Due to its appearance, it looks very different from the S21 Ultra, while the S22 Ultra is actually an upgrade. I got another chip, a camera that works better in software in low-light conditions, improved software, and faster charging.
The S Pen can be placed in the phone
– Capture high quality photos even in low light conditions
– Better zoom than most competitors
– A distinctive look in the crowd of single phones
– The camera is the same as that of the Galaxy S21 Ultra
– The battery is the same as that of the S21 Ultra
– Starts with less memory than S21 Ultra: only 8GB instead of 12GB last year
With this summary in mind, it is highly recommended for anyone with a mobile phone older than the 2020 S20 Ultra or Note 20 Ultra to upgrade. Anyway, as if the manufacturer had the idea: The three-year warranty and the four-year (!) upgrades at least indicate that they don’t want to replace the Ultra every year.
If someone is trying to decide whether to choose the Ultra or the S22 Plus, they have to weigh the S Pent, the larger screen and the telephoto lens. All three new phones received a number of other benefits from the S22 Ultra, such as an upgraded processor and a camera that performs better in low light.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is very similar to a Note. It has the same solid square edges that Note fans might use.
In that respect, this is an absolute step forward compared to last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, which in some ways was like a big and heavy S21: it’s now stunning and the most expensive phone in the family.
Like the S21 Ultra, the device has a 6.8-inch screen, while the Galaxy S22 Plus has a 6.6-inch screen. The base Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch screen, which is roughly the size of an iPhone 13.
The new Ultra is also a bit wider than last year’s phone, which makes it a bit tricky to use with one hand. It’s as wide as the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, although Samsung is a hair bigger.
Samsung says the Ultra and Plus screens are the brightest yet. In addition, a new display function, Vision Booster, adjusts the screen to the environment and makes it more visible even in bright light. Phones are great for use in direct sunlight and sunglasses.
The real big throw can easily slide into the body of the device, and the S Pen is faster than before: it’s now as responsive as writing on paper. It’s easy to pull out the pen – you don’t even have to open it and take notes. Anyone already familiar with handwriting and using a keyboard for everything – like us – will obviously find it a little strange to type gently, tapping on spaces.
Like last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 108MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and two 10MP zoom lenses. However, Samsung has made some improvements under the hood that will make the S22 Ultra’s photos more detailed and take better photos in dimly lit places.
The device gives an app called Expert Raw to professional photographers who want to capture more data and have more control over ISO, shutter speed and white balance ratios – but that’s not all about the Ultra, other S22s have also been offered.
As far as we’re concerned, the device runs on a Samsung Exynos processor, elsewhere, in the US, for example, has been awarded a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. However, according to Samsung, there’s no noticeable difference between the two.
Using the Galaxy S22 Ultra is as smooth as you’d expect from a high-end smartphone. Apps start up quickly and move seamlessly between home screens and setup menus. This is probably due in part to the screen’s ability to increase the refresh rate to 120Hz.
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