When you get a hold of a premium device, it somehow makes you feel more powerful. Yes? No? Well, to me phones always make a statement. It is literally one of the first things I notice when I meet a person. Is it cracked? Does it have a cover? Is it a high or low-budget phone? Whatever phone it is, I believe a person’s phone says a lot about them. Luckily for you today, we are not going to talk about which type of phone says what about a person. But that article will be a must-read once it will be up. Today we are talking about the Samsung S22 Ultra.
At first sight, the Samsung S22 Ultra spells out premium. It has signature sharp edges and camera styling that makes it stand out from the crowd with ease. Its 6.8-inch screen doesn’t disappoint as it offers brilliant colors and smooth motion at 120Hz but is smart enough to slow down all the way to 1Hz, when that’s all you need, to save on battery life.
The Samsung S22 Ultra is enhanced with Gorilla Glass Victus+ on the rear to protect it from any damage. And also has an official IP68 certification making it water and dust-protected. The front glass is made of high-gloss, and the back is a warm satin finish; both work well to prevent fingerprint smudges.
Power and volume buttons are on the right and the USB-C port is on the bottom. It is important to note that there is no headphone jack or microSD card slot.
Many people believe that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra marks the return of the Galaxy Note series. This is because Samsung has taken into account the major selling points of the note series –s pen and design- and merged it with the S series features. To make the Samsung S22 Ultra what it is today.
Truly this is the phone to own as it packs a 4 camera system with a long-range periscope zoom lens, a built-in S Pen, a large battery, the latest and most powerful Android processor, and the newest generation Samsung AMOLED display.
The Samsung S22 Ultra screen is a giant 6.8 inches and offers a 3088 x 1440 (WQHD+) resolution display that equates to a pixel density of around 500ppi. The display contains a tiny punch hole camera at the center top which packs 40Mp that produces really good pictures.
The fingerprint scanner is located on the screen of the S22 Ultra and its recognition is accurate, and rarely ever lags. We also have the face recognition feature that uses just a picture, which isn’t as secure as the Apple face Id. While using this feature there were times when the phone didn’t recognize my face and had to use the fingerprint option.
The screen also supports HDR content playback, which is great for Netflix on the go and even some YouTube videos these days.
This is my favorite feature about the Samsung S22 ultra. The cameras on this device really impressed us with their versatile camera and especially with the incredible, high-quality 10X periscope zoom lens. The camera contains the following specs: the main camera packs 108Mp, Ultra-wide 12MP, 3X Telephoto 10MP, and 10X Telephoto. The 10X zoom feature has really improved from the S21 Ultra, and we love it.
This new improvement brings a much cleaner detail and more vibrant and lively colors. The pictures produced on this device are very vibrant and saturated. But there are times when the pictures produced on the devices are underwhelming.
Samsung S22 Ultra has the new Adaptive Pixel mode that essentially bundles the 108MP full-res shot with a pixel-binned photo that traditionally has higher brightness, for one superior end result. Just note that those photos produced on Pixel mode each weigh about 20MB-30MB!
This Samsung device packs a 5,000mAh battery. On using the device on day to day basis you will realize that the phone doesn’t drain up too fast if using the phone for light tasks such as social media scrolling and light watching. But if you keep using the camera and playing heavy games such as PUBG the phone’s battery drains up a bit fast.
When it comes to charging the Galaxy, S22 Ultra gets the full 45W charging goodness. In approximately one hour the phone charged from 0% to 100%.
Galaxy S22 Ultra has an S Pen tucked neatly inside the phone just like the Note series phone. The S Pen looks very similar to the one on the Note 20 Ultra, the last available Note. The material of the pen is matte plastic rather than the glossy finish that has been available on the note series phones.
The big upgrade with the S Pen is its improved response time of now just 2.8ms. This is a 3X faster latency compared to the 9ms on the Note 20 Ultra.
However, on using the pen you can notice a bit of lagging when scribbling notes or drawing. But good thing is that the lag isn’t too bad and it isn’t something that will really disturb you.
If you get this device make sure you watch YouTube videos on all the cool things you can do using your S pen.
Well, should you buy the Samsung Galaxy S22? Based on the amazing features the phone possesses this phone retails for about Ksh152,000, making it a pretty solid investment if you choose to buy it.
Having had the device for about two weeks, I could say that this phone possesses some great benefits that heavy smartphone users would love to have. Apart from not having a great battery life, the phone offers a premium feel in everything else.
If we were to judge the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra on nothing but its cameras and, in particular, the optical and digitally-enhanced zoom capabilities, we might call it the best smartphone ever.
We also love the thin and light S Pen, and we’re thrilled that it’s finally integrated – literally – into the Galaxy line. It does so many things so well, and for productivity-focused mobile users, it could be a godsend.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the perfect upgrade for existing Galaxy Note users, offering the same design language, a built-in S Pen slot, and more. This Galaxy S22 Ultra review proves that Samsung knows what power users want. This new beast adds the Galaxy Note’s best feature while also offering a ton of other upgrades.