How has the Galaxy S22 Ultra compared to rival flagships?
While the unofficial news of the specifications of the latest Samsung flagship had excited the fans of this brand for a long time, the Koreans finally announced the S22 family on February 9 (20th of February) at Unpacked event unveiled; A family that, like two generations ago, consists of standard, plus and ultra versions. Standard and Pro models look very similar to the previous generation; But the design of the ultra model is completely new, which is somewhat reminiscent of the Galaxy Note series, and it is the most exciting phone of Samsung in 2022.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with features such as Snapdragon 8 generation one chip or Exynos 2200 in the global version, 5,000 mAh battery, Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with refresh rate Variable 120 Hz and peak brightness of 1750 nits, the camera module without protrusion, but with the same specifications of the previous generation, was introduced and is supposed to compete with products such as iPhone 13 Pro Max, Xiaomi 12 Pro, OnePlus 10 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro. Next, you will read the comparison of Samsung’s flagship with competitors.
Design and display
Samsung mobile phone Galaxy S22 Ultra is like all Other than the iPhone 13 Pro Max with its steel frame, the competitors use a glass body and an aluminum frame. This phone weighs 229 grams, about 11 grams compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max Lighter, but slightly heavier than other competitors. In terms of ergonomics, with the dimensions 8.9 x 77.9 x 163.3 mm and its 6.8 inch screen, it has almost the same position as other flagships this year.
The screen of the Samsung S22 Ultra uses a resolution of 3080 x 1440 pixels with a very good density of 500 pixels per inch and an OLED panel equipped with LTPO technology, which is similar to other competitors Supports variable refresh rate between 1 and 120 Hz to balance battery consumption and smooth user experience; But where the S22 Ultra easily leaves the competition behind is its astonishing maximum brightness of 1,750 nits, which is one of a kind.
In terms of design, the Galaxy S22 Ultra closely resembles the series It has the Galaxy Note, and with angular corners and flat top and bottom edges, it looks more rectangular compared to the standard model and the S22 Plus. Meanwhile, other competitors, especially the iPhone 13 Pro Max, have remained loyal to the design of rounded corners. The most obvious characteristic of the S22 Ultra that makes it unique among its competitors is the design of its camera module, which removes the extra protrusion found in other competing flagships, and the lenses are placed in an island form and separated from each other in the shape of the letter P on the left side of the frame.
All five flagships use IP68 certification, stereo speakers and USB-C port (except for the iPhone, of course), and there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. Unlike its competitors, the S22 Ultra also supports a stylus known as the S-Pen. This is great news for people who don’t like fingerprint smudges on the screen. The Koreans have used the stylus in the heart of the Galaxy S22 Ultra this time, and according to Samsung engineers, this was done without reducing the battery capacity.
Hardware and battery
Galaxy S22 Ultra in four model 8 | 128, 12 | 256, 12 | 512 and 12 | 1024 GB is provided with high-speed UFS 3.1 memory and LPDDR5 RAM . In the 1TB version, this product fully meets the needs of those interested in filming and recording 8K video. On the other hand, the iPhone 13 Pro Max comes with only 6 GB of RAM; However, its NVMe memory is also available in the 1 TB version. Pixel 6 Pro also uses 12 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 or 512 GB of storage. OnePlus 10 Pro is similar to Xiaomi 12 Pro in three versions of 8 128 and 8 256 and 12 256 GB has been released.
Samsung’s full-fledged flagship similar to OnePlus 10 Pro and Xiaomi 12 Pro is equipped with a 4-nanometer Snapdragon 8 generation one chip; However, in some markets, it will be available with Exynos 2200 chip with AMD graphics processor. iPhone 13 Pro Max is powered by Apple’s own A15 Bionic chip, and Pixel 6 Pro is powered by a proprietary Tensor chip. According to the benchmark results we have seen so far from Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200, it seems that iPhone 13 Pro Max still has the best performance among Android competitors.
Galaxy S22 Ultra similar to OnePlus 10 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro from 5,000 mAh battery and Xiaomi 12 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max use 4600 and 4352 mAh respectively. Although all these flagships support fast charging, Xiaomi 12 Pro with 120W fast charging is much better than 80W, 45W, 30W and 27W. Watt OnePlus 10 Pro, S22 Ultra, Pixel 6 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The previous generation Samsung flagship had one of the best photography performance among smartphones on the world market, and with the iPhone 13 Pro, it is almost was equal The Galaxy S22 Ultra is also available with the same module as the previous generation and a combination of 108, 10, and 12 megapixel wide, telephoto, and ultrawide sensors and a 40 megapixel selfie camera; But due to the more powerful chip, it is expected to see performance improvement in the photo processing department and the power of artificial intelligence. f/1.8; However, the main camera of iPhone 13 Pro Max and OnePlus 10 Pro are available with 12 and 48 megapixel sensors with dimensions of 1/1.66 and 1/1.43 inches and f/1.5 and f/1.8 apertures respectively. The main camera of Xiaomi 12 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro is also equipped with 50 megapixel sensors with dimensions of 1.28/1.1 and 1.31/1.9 inches, respectively, and apertures of f/1.9. Thus, the main camera of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is in the third place in terms of dimensions.
In terms of magnification, the S22 Ultra has two 10-megapixel telephoto cameras with lenses equipped with OIS and optical zoom 3x and 10x appeared better than competitors; But in terms of the size of the telephoto sensor, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro have a higher position with 50 and 48 megapixel telephoto cameras and 2X and 4X lenses, respectively. In the meantime, the iPhone 13 Pro Max with its 12 megapixel telephoto camera and 3x zoom is a little behind the competitors.
Comparing the size of the ultrawide camera sensor, the first place is shared by Xiaomi 12 Pro and Oneplus 10 Pro comes with a 50-megapixel sensor, and other models use the same 12-megapixel sensor. The possibility of macro photography is also available thanks to the auto-focus feature in the ultrawide camera of all models.
In general, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with an impressive design, the peak brightness of 1750 nits of the display, support for the stylus and repetition of the composition is very The success of the cameras, which is expected to show an even better photography experience than the previous generation thanks to a more powerful chip, has plenty of power to compete with this year’s flagships; However, the price tag and operating system and trust in the brand also have a significant effect on the choice of users.
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