The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus is the embodiment of an incremental improvement. It looks and functions similarly to its predecessor, enough so that it is tough to fully separate this phone from the Galaxy S21 Plus that came before it – largely. Thankfully, last year’s middle Galaxy S child was a pretty fine phone on its own, and Galaxy S22 Plus review reveals that its follow-up is likewise a terrific product.
Key Features of Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus is an undeniably attractive phone, even more so when dressed in the lovely pink hue of the review unit. Not only does the Armor Aluminum chassis enhance longevity, but it also has an ultra-premium feel to it. Fortunately, Samsung has retained the Galaxy S22 Plus's back. Both the front and back of the gadget are protected with Gorilla Glass Victus Plus.
Samsung's camera housing maintains the "Contour Cut" design. It's a pleasure to gaze at the rear camera module's beautiful chamfered edges. Although this is a large gadget, it feels extremely safe in the hand. It's fantastic to notice that the metal frame prevents the tablet from being too slippery.
The smaller but more rounded, flatter, and sharper edges tie everything together well. Samsung has done an excellent job with this model's design, taking what made its predecessor so distinctive and basically perfecting it.
The Galaxy S22 Plus, like its predecessor, has a flat Infinity-O display with thin bezels. The 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display supports a maximum resolution of FHD Plus and a refresh rate of 48Hz–120Hz.
It intelligently adjusts the refresh rate according to the content you're viewing. As a result, the device's battery life is extended. One can never grow bored of using a fast refresh rate display, and we're delighted that Samsung's Galaxy S flagship series now has one.
Samsung offers the industry's greatest mobile OLED screens, which puts the Galaxy S22 Plus in a class of its own. The display has a noticeable increase in brightness. The Galaxy S21 Plus can attain a maximum brightness of 1,300 nits, while the Galaxy S22 Plus can reach a whopping 1,750 nits.
As a consequence, outside visibility is greatly increased. The panel is of exceptional quality. You get true-to-life colors with strong contrast. Additionally, the viewing angles are excellent. When you combine this with the high refresh rate and an in-display fingerprint sensor that performs well, there is nothing more you need from the display.
The Galaxy S21 and S21+ have no hardware changes over the Galaxy S20 and S20+ cameras. With the Galaxy S22 and S22+, this is not the case. There are many significant changes here. There is a 50 MP primary camera rather than a 12MP one, and a true 3x zoom lens rather than a conventional 64MP camera, which means optical magnification rather than digital zoom, comparable to the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 FE.
If you assumed the leap from a 12MP to a 50MP sensor would result in significant improvements, you're in for a surprise. There is no discernible difference between the 12MP images taken by the S21+ and the 12MP photos taken by the S22+ during the day, in my experience. The same holds true for videos.