Premium Android has good screen and camera, longer updates and recycled materials – but lacks wow factor
The Galaxy S22+ is Samsung’s big-screen premium phone for 2022, offering top specs and good quality hardware, but little in the way of novel or exciting features. It’s a safe, solid device.
With an RRP of £949 ($999/A$1,549) that doesn’t mean low cost, but it is £200 cheaper than the all-singing, all-dancing £1,149 S22 Ultra superphone with its Galaxy Note-like design. Shop around, though, and you should soon be able to find it for less.
Main screen: 6.6in FHD+ Dynamic Amoled 2X (393ppi) 120Hz
Processor: Samsung Exynos 2200 (EU) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (US)
RAM: 8GB of RAM
Storage: 128 or 256GB
Operating system: One UI 4.1 based on Android 12
Camera: Triple rear camera: 50MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, 10MP 3x telephoto; 10MP front-facing
Connectivity: 5G, dual nano sim, USB-C, wifi 6E, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, UWB and GNSS
Water resistance: IP68 (1.5m for 30 mins)
Dimensions: 157.4 x 75.8 x 7.6mm