Tech spotlight: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in 2023 - CompAsia

Right this moment, the team at Samsung is probably scrambling to put on the finishing touches to the upcoming Galaxy S23 series that is set to be released around mid February. But this article is not about the S23 but 2022’s superstar smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. If you’re still unsure about whether this is truly the phone to get for 2023, read on as we focus on the viability of this power-packed superphone.


Build and design

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Build and Design

The Galaxy S22 Ultra sports a unique phablet design that has yet to meet its match in the market. The Ultra series is really the reincarnation of Samsung’s popular Note series with the included S pen as a clear giveaway. 

With a Gorilla Glass Victus+ front and back, framed by what Samsung calls Armor Aluminum, the S22 Ultra is built to take knocks and bumps, while also looking premium. Although the phone is rather hefty, fans of the series will undoubtedly appreciate the bigger, more brilliant display.

 

Display

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Display

The superwide 6.8 inch screen with Dynamic AMOLED 2X makes multitasking and content consumption a delight. Even with harsh glare the S22 Ultra is able to hit a peak of 1750 nits. Gamers will also appreciate the 120Hz adaptive refresh rate that allows for responsive gaming.

 

Performance and battery

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Performance

For its massive size, you would expect the S22 Ultra to sport a larger battery capacity than 5000 mAh. Due to its bigger display, the battery life does tend to drain quite quickly. Thankfully, the new UI upgrade has improved the phone’s power efficiency. You can also turn on power saving mode and customise how you want the device to manage power to help prolong its power.

If there were ever a phone to fully utilise the multitasking capabilities of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the S22 Ultra would be it. You may encounter some heating and battery draining but in terms of reliability, the S22 Ultra is an ultra safe bet.

 

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Camera

The S22 Ultra may not have the best camera in the market but it certainly is the most versatile camera. From zoomed-in to ultrawide, selfies to low-light shots, you can count on the S22 Ultra for high quality captures in the most number of situations. 

Even video captures look sharp and steady thanks to Samsung’s gyro Electronic Image Stabilisation. Colours are brilliant with attention to detail even when shooting in default video settings.

 

Regular lighting

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Regular Lighting

Low light

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Low Light

Close up

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Close Up

Final notes

With the promise of many updates to come and 5G which is already actively running in Malaysia, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a powerful, well-rounded Android device that will last a long time. Just Google the S22 Ultra and you will find topping the most number of “best smartphones of 2022” lists. With the S23 Ultra about to debut soon, price drops can be expected for the S22 Ultra and there is no better place to get it than at compasia.sg. Expect to save more than RM1,100 when you get a high quality second-hand S22 Ultra from us.