Samsung Galaxy S22 vs S22 Ultra: Differences vs

On February 9, Samsung announced its new flagship Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra, and made them available for sale on February 25.


But which of these three devices is right for you? We’ve compared the specs of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra to help you understand what the differences are and how they compare to each other.

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Design

  • S22: 146 x 70.6 x 7.6mm, 168g
  • S22+: 157.4 x 75.8 x 7.6mm, 196g
  • S22 Ultra: 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9mm, 229g

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus are identical except for their physical size, while the S22 Ultra has slight design differences from its two siblings.

All three devices feature a central punch-hole camera at the top of their screen, but while the S22 and S22+ feature a triple rear camera housing color-matched to the back of the device, the S22 Ultra has a quad rear camera, and the lenses are on the back of the device instead of in a case.

The S22 Ultra also offers an S Pen stylus built into its design, just like the Galaxy Note series previously offered.

The S22 and S22+ are available in white, pink, phantom green and black. The S22 Ultra is available in black, green, burgundy and white.

Sealing – IP68 to be precise – is included in all three models, and all three models offer a glass back.

Demonstration

  • S22: 6.1-inch, Full HD+, flat, 10-120Hz refresh rate
  • S22+: 6.6-inch, Full HD+, flat, 10-120Hz refresh rate
  • S22 Ultra: 6.81-inch, Quad HD+, curved, 1-120Hz refresh rate

The Samsung Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution, while the S22+ has a 6.6-inch screen, also with Full HD+ resolution.

Their screens are flat, and they offer HDR10+ support, as well as a variable refresh rate between 10Hz and 120Hz.

The S22 Ultra, meanwhile, has a 6.81-inch display with Quad HD+ resolution, making it the largest and sharpest of the three devices. It’s also slightly curved on the sides instead of flat, but like the S22 and S22+ it supports HDR10+. It also offers a variable refresh rate, though it ranges between 1Hz and 120Hz.

All three devices offer under-screen fingerprint sensors and all have a feature called Eye Comfort Shield with AI-based blue light control.

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Hardware and Specifications

  • S22: Qualcomm SD 8 Gen 1/Exynos 2200, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 3700mAh battery.
  • S22+: Qualcomm SD 8 Gen 1/Exynos 2200, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 4500mAh battery.
  • S22 Ultra: Qualcomm SD 8 Gen 1/Exynos 2200, 8/12GB RAM, 128/256/512GB/1TB storage, 5000mAh battery.

All three Samsung Galaxy S22 devices run on either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor or the recently announced Exynos 2200 chipset, depending on the region. Qualcomm is under the hood in the US and Exynos in the UK, which has been the case for a few years now.

The S22 and S22+ both come with 8 GB of RAM and storage options of 128 and 256 GB. The S22 Ultra, on the other hand, comes with 8 and 12 GB of RAM, and storage options of 128 GB for the 8GB model, and 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB for the 12GB model. None of the models offer microSD support.

In terms of battery capacity, the S22 has a 3700mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging, the S22+ has a 4500mAh battery and supports 45W charging, and the S22 Ultra has a 5000mAh battery. and also supports 45W fast charging. A charger isn’t included in any of the boxes, but only a USB-C to USB-C cable is offered.

Camera

  • S22/S22+: Triple rear (50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto)
  • S22 Ultra: Quad rear (108MP main, 12MP ultrawide, dual 10MP telephoto)

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ feature a triple rear camera, consisting of a 50-megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 aperture and OIS, along with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. The telephoto lens offers 3x optical zoom.

On the front of the S22 and S22+, there is a 10-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a quad rear camera, consisting of a 108-megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and two 10-megapixel telephoto lenses – one with f/4.9 aperture and 10x zoom, the other has f/2.4 aperture and 3x zoom.

The front camera also goes up a notch from the standard Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+, with a 40-megapixel lens offering an f/2.2 aperture.

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Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ have the same design and specs except for physical size, battery capacity, and fast charging capabilities.

The S22 Ultra is the largest of the three devices and the most capable camera-wise, at least on paper. It also offers better screen resolution and a lower refresh rate, and it has more RAM and storage options, as well as a larger battery capacity. Also, it has a built-in S Pen, which further differentiates it from the other two handsets.

You’re paying the price for the S22 Ultra even though it’s the clear winner in terms of specs, so think about which features are most important to you and check if they’re worth it. You may find that the standard Galaxy S22 models meet your needs and save you some money.

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