Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: know the good and the bad of the high-end phone

A few weeks ago, Samsung launched its new high-end phone in Peru Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra a premium device that reminds us of the GalaxyNote but that stands out for integrating the most powerful Qualcomm processor, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and its advanced rear photographic system, which has a 108-megapixel main sensor. In the following paragraphs, we will make an analysis of the good and the bad of this device.

The appearance of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra breaks with everything we had seen in the S family, historically recognized for its more rounded design compared to the Note. East Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is a clear successor to Galaxy Note 20 Ultra at the design level.

We also have a large curved screen 6.8-inch AMOLED with QHD + resolution, while in the center of the upper part is the small notch that houses its front camera. It also has curved side edges with pointed corners. The lower and upper frames are quite thin.

On the right side of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the volume rocker and the power button. In the lower part we will find the speakers, the USB type C input and the SIM card tray, but also the S-Pen, the characteristic accessory of the GalaxyNote.

At the rear we have even more the feeling of being in front of a GalaxyNote. The device has a matte finish that suits you very well. Thus, it repels fingerprints and dirt from fingers, as well as having a decent grip. There is a slight curve to it, something that softens the feel when you hold it.

In the rear area of ​​​​the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra we also find its quad camera, the focus sensor and the flash. Unlike the latest Galaxy Note, there is no camera module, as the sensors are arranged in two vertical rows.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra It has a 6.8-inch screen, with Quad HD+ resolution, AMOLED LTPO technology and an adaptive refresh rate of 1 to 120 Hz. But the most outstanding data is that it can reach 1,750 nits. It not only stands out for its brightness, but also for how well it repels the reflections of the strong solar incidence.

The sharpness of the panel is outstanding in QuadHD+ as well as the level of contrast, and the colorimetry exercise also performs outstandingly. Regarding the refresh rate, it can be verified that it works correctly. Viewing angles are also good.

Also, regarding the screen configuration of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, We can adjust the brightness automatically and manually. And we find the option of adaptive brightness and additional brightness, which increases it to the maximum. In addition, we have the dark mode, which is used to save battery and avoid visual fatigue.

In the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra we can activate the vision protector option. As for color, there is the vivid and natural screen mode. For this option we have some advanced settings.

You can also choose the font size and style, screen zoom and screen resolution, where we have three options: HD +, FHD + and WQHD +.

If you are one of the users looking for a full screen, in the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra it is allowed to choose between full screen and default application options.

Regarding the screen timeout, this ranges from 15 seconds to 10 minutes. Finally, we have protection against western touches, touch sensitivity and charging information.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra It has two speakers, one at the bottom and one at the front. We thus have stereo sound, enhanced by Dolby Atmos software. Although there is slight distortion in the higher volume ranges, we are dealing with quality sound.

Like its predecessors, the chipset of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra It depends on where in the world you are. If you’re in Europe, you’ll find Samsung’s own 4nm Exynos 2200 chipset, while those in the US and most South American territories get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm 4nm.

The equipment that we have in our hands has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, which go very well with the powerful Qualcomm processor. For this reason, the graphic performance of the Samsung mobile is very good when we navigate through the different applications.

These characteristics translate into a great power of the device, since, when testing the performance of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in video games, we were able to verify that even heavy games like Call of Duty They flow normally and do not show any type of lag.

The loading time of the game is not long and the movements in it develop normally. In addition, it has a screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which means that we can enjoy Call of Duty and other games very well. asphalt 9 as the response on the controls is quick and the sound is good.

We have also tested the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra With Pokémon GO, where creature captures flow normally, the same goes for Pokémon battles with other trainers, where visualization is good.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra It has a fingerprint reader and simple facial recognition. Speaking of the first, it is integrated into the device’s screen and seems to us to be a comfortable and correct location for unlocking.

The facial recognition of the Samsung mobile can be easily enabled and it is also very fast. In fact, it recognizes our faces without actually placing the device in front of us and at a considerable angle.

The most important point in terms of software usability is the inclusion of the S-Pen, which opens its own menu as soon as we remove it from the body of the terminal. Specifically, we have eight default usage modes: Create Notes, View All Notes, Smart Select, Screen Writing, Animated Messages, AR Drawings, Translate, and PENUP.

The biggest improvement here is that latency has been dramatically reduced, so writing with the new S-Pen is more than satisfying. Drawing, writing or performing any action is now almost instantaneous.

Sectional navigation occurs by swiping between sticky tabs: the camera interface of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra It is very complete, since we have image, portrait and video modes. While at the top we have the buttons for settings, flash, timer, aspect ratio, motion picture and filters.

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra camera app has additional options such as Pro mode, professional video, single shot, night, panoramic food, super slow motion, slow motion, hyperlapse, portrait video and director’s perspective.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, just like the previous generation, is again outstanding in HDR and white balance. In this sense, the main sensor of this premium phone is 108 megapixels. The tone of the photo tends to neutral, very similar to the automatic interpretation of the Google Pixel.

Also, the level of detail of the photos taken by the main camera of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is good, and the noise reduction is more aggressive. In natural light, the color reproduction is also good.

However, the work of the wide-angle sensor of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is not the best, since it loses some detail and, although it does not distort much, it blurs some areas on the edges.

The highlight of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra camera is its two telephoto sensors, both 3x and 10x. The results are very good, since the processing of the photographs is the same as the main sensor.

The night mode is not too aggressive in moderately lit situations. It also works well at 3x and 10x telephoto lenses, although the latter struggles to stabilize the image.

When it comes to video recording, we have the most advanced resolutions. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra you can shoot 8K video. However, we can also choose UHD (60 FPS), UHD (30 FPS), FHD (60 FPS), FHD (30 FPS) and HD (30 FPS) modes.