Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra First impressions: Powerful flagship with better cameras!

Samsung launched three flagship Galaxy S series smartphones in February. These include the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra. These three devices replaced the Galaxy S21 series smartphones. This time, the Galaxy S22 Ultra was launched with the special S Pen Stylus function. The S Pen stylus was seen in the company’s Galaxy Note series. The design of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is also different from the other two smartphones in the series. Apart from this, a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is also available, with which some great camera specs also make the phone special.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra price in India starts from Rs.1,09,999. Is this the latest Android flagship at this price? I’ve been using this phone for a while, based on which I’ll tell you about my first impression.

Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ have almost the same design as the S21 series. But the Galaxy S22 Ultra is a bit different from them. Its design takes a look at the Galaxy Note 20 series. However, Samsung did not release any successors.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra looks like a shadow of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The curved metal frame has a larger viewing curve. The phone is comfortable to hold, and its curves don’t overwhelm the width of its large screen. The top and bottom of the phone is completely flat.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a silo (place to hold your stylus) for its S Pen. This has been done for the first time in the Galaxy S series. The phone has a 5000 mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging. But for this you have to buy the charger separately. The phone weighs 229 grams, which feels heavy in the hand, but the weight is still well balanced. Both the phone and the S Pen come with an IP68 rating for resistance to dust and water.


The back panel of the phone has a quad camera setup, but instead of a single module, five different circles for the lenses stick out of the panel. The main camera is 108 megapixels with phase detection autofocus (PDAF). There is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view. The third sensor is a 10-megapixel telephoto camera with 10X optical zoom. The fourth sensor is a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with 3X optical zoom. A 40-megapixel selfie camera has been placed on the front. Samsung claims that better low-light photography can be done on the phone and the company has called it Nightography. I will test it in full review.

Speaking of the screen, it has a 6.8-inch QuadHD+ panel that comes with HDR10+ certification. Its maximum refresh rate is 120Hz. Depending on what you’re doing on the phone, you can even lower the refresh rate to 1Hz. The screen displays a deep black which I really liked. The display’s peak brightness is said to be 1750 nits, making it easy to read even in direct sunlight. Stereo speakers add to the overall experience of the phone.


In India, we have been seeing Exynos processor in Samsung phones but this time the company bucked the trend and gave the phone Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. The phone has 12GB of RAM and you can choose between 256GB and 512GB. GB of storage. The 256 GB storage variant is priced at Rs 1,09,999 while the 512 GB variant costs Rs 1,18,999. It can be purchased at a lower price in the pre-booking offers. You can get Galaxy Watch 4 at a huge discount on pre-ordering the phone. S22 Ultra launched in Phantom White, Phantom Black, and Burgundy color variants.


This Samsung flagship comes with Android 12 with which OneUI 4.1 has been given. My unit was given the February 2022 Android security patch. With this, the company has committed to providing operating system updates for four years and security updates for five years. The phone is very fast according to the short time that I used the phone. If you are a long time Samsung user, you will also like the user interface.

The build quality of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is impressive and its camera specs are also impressive. It seems that Samsung has combined the features of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series into one phone with the aim of offering the best flagship. The phone comes with the features of both series. Compared to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the price has increased slightly. But the phone is also feature-rich and affordable compared to Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro. I will reserve my opinion on the phone’s performance, camera, battery life, and other features until the end of the test. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for a full review of the device coming soon.

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