Samsung Galaxy S22 Or S22+ : Which Is Better?
When looking at this year’s Galaxy S-line of smartphones, the show star is the S22 Ultra, not just with its huge size but also the pretty good camera hardware at its back. And this superstar also comes along with a price tag that might be out of reach for many who wish to own a flagship that’s not priced as exorbitantly. And in the Samsung Galaxy S lineup, that falls to two- The Galaxy S22 and the S22+.
Not as prepared as the S22 Ultra, both the devices are packing quite a punch, but with both the devices looking almost identical, which one’s right for you?
One of the most significant differentiating features between the S22 and the S22+ has to be the screen size.
Samsung Galaxy S22 sports a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate, support for HDR10, and a peak brightness of 1300 nits.
Samsung Galaxy S22+, on the other hand, sports a larger 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel with a similar resolution, but while also supporting HDR10+ as well as slightly more peak brightness at 1750 nits.
Honestly, comparing both the devices side-to-side, you won’t be able to tell much of a difference in image quality and clarity. Both the panels are flat and are fixed at 120Hz. The only noticeable difference will be the screen size, and in our opinion, the S22 is by far really good to hold, especially if you’re someone who likes a compact smartphone overall.
Under the hood, the Indian version of Galaxy S22 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Moreover, both the S22 and the S22+ get 8GB of RAM paired with either 128GB or 256GB of storage.
Both the devices were equally snappy in performance and didn’t break a sweat. They both got pretty warm at peak pressure, especially around the device’s metal frame.
Whether it was putting it through several open tabs of apps or playing demanding titles like BGMI, Fortnite and even some Genshin Impact, the phone ran like a breeze — a warm one, though.
Another place where these phones drastically differ is in the battery size and charging tech under the hood. S22 sports a modest 3,700mAh battery with 25W of fast wired charging and 15W wireless charging speeds.
S22+, on the other hand, gets a larger 4,500mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging and 15W wireless charging speeds.
Overall, both phones easily lasted a whole day of heavy use, but the Samsung Galaxy S22+ had more juice left at around 35-40 per cent. The S22, on the other hand, in our testing, was left with a 20 to 25 per cent battery.
While relatively low battery performance on the S22 was expected, we really would have loved a faster-charging infrastructure to be provided.
Both the S22 and S22+ feature a triple camera setup at the back, with a primary 50-megapixel shooter with an f/1.8 aperture, a 10-megapixel telephoto shooter with f/2.4 aperture and a 12-megapixel ultrawide shooter with an f/2.2 aperture.
The price also plays a vital role in deciding which phone to buy and which suits your budget.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 price is Rs 72,999, while the Samsung Galaxy S22+ price is Rs 84,999. Now, you have to decide which fits your pocket better.
The Question: Galaxy S22 or S22+
Samsung’s Galaxy S22 and S22+ are well-built smartphones with features that truly define a flagship smartphone. But both devices have their uniqueness that could cater to a variety of users based on their preferences without compromising on performance, camera or display quality.
Galaxy S22 is perfect for those who want a compact feeling phone that’s light to hold on to but doesn’t compromise on performance. S22+, on the other hand, is for the power users who prefer a larger screen real estate to complement the power underneath and a battery that doesn’t quit on them soon.