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:
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.