Samsung’s next-gen S22 chip is almost as good as Apple’s… in the iPhone 11


Michael Simon has been overlaying Apple for the reason that iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with know-how goes again to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He is nonetheless ready for that to come back again in fashion tbh.

17 Best Samsung Galaxy S22 Cases and Accessories (2022): Chargers, Cables, Batteries


I’ve examined a number of different instances. These are a number of extra I did not like as a lot as those above. Additionally, instances are very private equipment; you would possibly like one which I do not. That is what this hodgepodge is for. 

Gear4 Copenhagen Case for $40: I really actually like how this case appears. It has a pleasant textured again, is made with 52 p.c renewable assets, and is partly manufactured from recycled plastics. It is slim and has raised lips, however I want there have been a little bit of a bumper over the digital camera module. It feels uncovered. You too can get it for the S22 Extremely. I like Gear4’s Denali case too, although the grooves on the again would possibly appeal to plenty of mud.

OtterBox Commuter Collection Antimicrobial Case for $40: This dual-layer case has a detachable smooth interior cowl and a tough outer shell to soak up drops and shield your telephone. The buttons are clicky, the charging port is roofed, and it is manufactured from 35 p.c recycled supplies. There’s nothing notably incorrect with it; I simply do not like the way it appears all that a lot. Undoubtedly go for one of many colourful choices although. It is also obtainable for the S22 Extremely and S22+.

UAG Civilian Collection for $50: UAG despatched me a ton of its S22 instances, however I feel they’re all … ugly (sorry). If you are going to cowl your costly and fairly telephone up, attempt to make the case look good! Of the few that regarded OK, the Civilian feels sturdy and protecting, with clicky buttons and raised edges across the display. It is also obtainable for the S22 Extremely and S22+.

Speck Presidio Excellent-Clear Case for $40: Simply need a no-frills clear case? This Speck will do the trick. The buttons aren’t the clickiest, however the bumper is inflexible and it feels strong. Simply know there is not a lot safety for the lenses. You too can get it for the S22 Extremely and S22+. 

The Best Samsung Galaxy S22 Deals—and Which Model to Buy (2022)


Samsung has refreshed its smartphone lineup with three new Android smartphones: the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Extremely. They’re now formally on sale, however do you have to improve? In that case, which of the three do you have to purchase? We break down what’s new with these fashions over their predecessors, what’s completely different between them, and which is best for you. We have additionally highlighted just a few nice Galaxy S22 offers and gives from carriers and retailers.

You should definitely try our Greatest Samsung Galaxy S22 Circumstances and Equipment information to package your new telephone, and our Greatest Android Telephones information if you wish to see what else is on the market.

Up to date February 2022: We have added particulars from our evaluate and changed preorder language because the telephones at the moment are obtainable.

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The New Tech in All 3 Telephones

All three Galaxy S22 telephones (9/10, WIRED Recommends) share many options and specs. They’re all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, which is the top-end Android chip of the yr, and so they’re a few of the best-performing Android telephones round. They’re fabricated from aluminum and the strongest Gorilla Glass (Victus+), have IP68 water resistance to allow them to be submerged in water, an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, and have sub-6 and millimeter-wave 5G help. All have 120-Hz AMOLED screens, and so they share the identical 12-megapixel ultrawide digital camera, 10-megapixel 3X optical zoom telephoto, and 40-megapixel selfie cam. 

All the main enhancements over the S21 collection could be discovered on every of those gadgets. That features smoother Tremendous Regular video stabilization and Portrait mode that does a greater job at ensuring your hair (or your pet’s fur) would not get blurred out. Portrait mode additionally works with Evening mode. A brand new video function referred to as Auto Framing will robotically detect as much as 10 individuals and can regulate the digital camera to incorporate everybody within the body, even zoom in if wanted.

The S22 and S22+ make use of a 50-megapixel important digital camera, whereas the S22 Extremely makes use of a 108-megapixel sensor. The massive new function—Adaptive Pixel—is offered on all three regardless of the completely different important sensors (you’ll be able to examine it intimately right here). However as I discovered in my evaluate, it isn’t straightforward to entry and the outcomes aren’t dramatically higher.

All of those telephones will obtain 4 Android OS upgrades and 5 years of safety updates, which is the most effective software program coverage round on any Android gadget proper now. Here is the place issues begin to differ:

Galaxy S22

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That is the smallest of the lot, however a lot of the options are the identical as on its siblings. The variations are small and won’t even matter to you. For instance, it helps Wi-Fi 6 and never Wi-Fi 6E, however until you are about to purchase a brand-new Wi-Fi 6E router, you are not lacking a lot. This mannequin doesn’t have ultra-wideband (UWB) help, which is usually utilized with sure monitoring gadgets to find them extra exactly.