Samsung Galaxy S22 vs S22 Ultra: Differences compared
On February 9, Samsung announced its new Galaxy S series flagships, 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 specifications of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra to help you understand what the differences are and how they compare to one another.
- 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 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 screens, but while the S22 and S22+ feature a color-matched triple rear camera housing to match the back of the device, the S22 Ultra has quad rear cameras, and the lenses are on the back of the device, not inside. receptacle.
The S22 Ultra also offers an S Pen stylus built into its design, much like the Galaxy Note series offered before.
The S22 and S22+ are available in white, pink, ghost green, and black. The S22 Ultra is available in black, green, burgundy, and white.
Sealing – IP68 to be precise – is included on all three models, and all three models offer a glass back.
- S22: 6.1 inches, Full HD+, flat, 10-120Hz refresh rate
- S22+: 6.6 inches, Full HD+, flat, 10-120Hz refresh rate
- S22 Ultra: 6.81 inches, 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.
The screen is flat, and offers HDR10+ support, as well as a variable refresh rate between 10Hz and 120Hz.
Meanwhile, the S22 Ultra has a 6.81-inch screen with Quad HD + resolution, making it the largest and sharpest of the three devices. It’s also slightly curved at the edges rather than flat, but like the S22 and S22+ it supports HDR10+. It also offers a variable refresh rate, though this is between 1Hz and 120Hz.
All three devices offer under-display fingerprint sensors and all come with a feature called Eye Comfort Shield with AI-based blue light control.
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 newly announced Exynos 2200 chipset, depending on the region. Qualcomm is going under the hood in the US and Exynos in the UK, which is what it has been for a few years now.
The S22 and S22+ both come with 8GB RAM and 128 and 256GB storage options. The S22 Ultra, on the other hand, comes with 8 and 12GB RAM, and 128GB storage options for the 8GB model, and 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB for 12GB model Neither model offers 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 either box, only a USB-C to USB-C cable is offered.
- 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+ are equipped with three rear cameras, consisting of a 50 megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 aperture and OIS, plus 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 with f/2.4 aperture and 3x zoom.
The front camera also steps up from the standard Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+, with a 40-megapixel lens that offers an aperture of f/2.2.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ share the same design and specifications 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, at least on paper. It also offers a better screen resolution and lower refresh rate, and has more RAM and storage options, as well as a larger capacity battery. Also, it has an S Pen built in, which further differentiates it from the other two handsets.
You pay 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 assess whether they’re worth it. You may find that the standard Galaxy S22 model meets your needs and you can save some money.