Samsung has released its newest flagship product in early 2022, namely the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. The series are the Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22+, and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Like the previous generation (Galaxy S21 series), you can also expect good things in this series such as premium body design, camera with stunning photos, best performance, and so on.
Well, the highest variant of this series is Ultra, which offers so many exclusive features that are not available in the other two variants. Want to know the complete features and specifications of one of the best Samsung cellphones? What are you waiting for? Check out the points of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra as follows!
1. Excellent Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Chipset Performance
Unlike most of the other Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S22 Ultra variant that comes to Indonesia has been equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset instead of Exynos which is Samsung’s own line of chipsets.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the next generation of Snapdragon 888+. This chipset brings about 20% increase in CPU performance and about 30% better power efficiency than its predecessor,
As a late 2021 flagship-only SoC (System-on-Chip), Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 brings a number of improvements such as the ARMv9-A instruction set and is built on a 4 nanometer fabrication process. This chipset is packed with an eight-core configuration consisting of one Cortex X2 prime core (3 GHz), three Cortex A710 powered cores (2.5 GHz), and four Cortex A510 power efficient cores (1.8 GHz).
Not to forget Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 also offers Adreno 730 as its GPU. This GPU runs at a frequency of 818 MHz, which Qualcomm claims has a 30% performance increase over the Adreno 660 on the Snapdragon 888.
It is also the first Android SoC to feature a Snapdragon X65 integrated 5G modem capable of 10 Gbps network speeds.
Are you curious about the benchmark results? The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra which uses Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 achieved a Geekbench 5 score of 1220 (single core) and 3417 (multi-core).
As for the AnTuTu test, this phone is known to get a fairly high score of 829,309 points, beating the predecessor (Galaxy S21 Ultra) with Snapdragon 888 which only scored 701,672 points. This is one proof that Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 does have a performance spike compared to 888.
Not only shown in synthetic testing, we were also quite amazed by its ability to play various heavy games. Geek Culture revealed in its video that the Galaxy S22 Ultra is very smooth in running games such as Genshin Impact, Fortnite, and also COD Mobile.
Although there are some frame drops when playing Genshin Impact, the intensity does not interfere with the playing experience.
When playing PUBG Mobile, even the settings support right-aligned, aka Ultra HD graphics settings with frame rate settings at Ultra. The graphic display is really stunning without any visible frame drops.
2. Wide Screen with Best Display Quality
Anyone who has often tasted the Galaxy S series phones will not be surprised by the advantages of this one. Yes, screen display quality is one of the things that is often touted about Samsung’s flagship series, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra is no exception.
Compared to the other two variants, namely regular and Plus, the Ultra variant offers a rectangular screen shape with firm corners or not curved. This screen design is often found on the Galaxy Note series, indicating that this phone has indeed been designed to support the use of the S Pen.
The screen panel that is packaged is a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X measuring at WQHD + resolution, aka 1440 x 3088 pixels. It has the “2X” frill in the name of the panel, indicating that the screen supports a refresh rate that is twice as high as 120 Hz. Meanwhile, to provide high responsiveness when playing games, the screen supports a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is said to have a screen with a peak brightness of 1,750 nits which is one of the brightest levels in the smartphone industry.
Based on Tom’s Guide testing, the smartphone screen managed to reach a maximum brightness level of 1,359 nits with an sRGB color gamut of 137.5%, DCI-P3 of 97.4%, and has a Delta-E color accuracy of under 1, to be exact 0.25.
iPhone 13 Pro Max is known to only reach a maximum brightness level of 1,038 nits in the same test, indicating that this Samsung cellphone screen is indeed brighter than its competitors.
3. Improved S Pen Experience
Some of you may already know that Samsung will no longer release products in the Galaxy Note series line. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 series is the last one you can get on the market. However, certainly not Samsung if it does not listen to the wishes of its consumers.
On the Galaxy S21 Ultra, consumers are also presented with a screen that supports the use of a stylus called the S Pen. Even so, Samsung is still a bit “half-half” in presenting the Galaxy Note experience on the highest variant of the series.
Galaxy S21 Ultra users are required to purchase the S Pen separately, and the phone does not provide a slot at all to store the S Pen. This is tricked by using a special case that has an S Pen compartment.
Plus, there’s no improvement at all in the use of the S Pen on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, exactly the same as writing on the Galaxy Note20 series.
Fortunately, all of these things are fixed on the Galaxy S22 Ultra which not only provides the S Pen from the manufacturer, but also provides a special S Pen slot in the body like a true Galaxy Note. Not only that, even this S Pen has increased latency.
What you initially felt was a latency of 9 milliseconds on the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Note20 series, now it’s reduced by 70% to just 2.8 milliseconds. Now the question is, will these latency changes be felt in the real world?
Tom’s Guide reveals that there are quite noticeable differences when comparing the Galaxy S22 Ultra with its predecessor generation. The screen feels much more responsive when writing something, in contrast to the Galaxy S21 Ultra which lags a bit.
4. Quality Photos
In the Ultra variant, you will really be spoiled with world-class camera configurations that are ready to rival even the iPhone 13 series. As the main lens, there is a 108 MP camera (f/1.8) with a focal length of 23 mm and a sensor size of 1/1.33 inches that is equipped with OIS.
Then for the second and third lenses, there are 10 MP telephoto periscope cameras and 10 MP telephoto cameras that can perform optical zoom up to a maximum of 10 times, with a total zoom capability of 100 times.
Then on the fourth lens, users are presented with a 12 MP (f/2.2) ultrawide camera with a 120-degree wide angle (FOV) that can fit more photo subjects in one frame.
As for the video capabilities, you can record up to 8K resolution at a frame rate of 24 FPS. Other features are also present such as HDR10+ video recording, stereo sound recording, and gyro-EIS to make the video results look stable.
The three photos above are camera samples from the Galaxy S22 Ultra that we collected from several sources. In the first photo, it appears that the camera is able to create a good bokeh effect without reducing the detail in the cat’s fur.
As for the second photo, it is a showcase of the Night Mode feature in almost completely dark conditions. Thanks to AI technology combined with quality hardware, this phone is able to maintain exposure so well that you might not even notice that this photo was taken in the dark. Even in the third photo, it can be seen that the texture of the object is clearly visible.
5. The battery is quite durable
For those of you who travel a lot, of course battery life is one important aspect in determining the quality of a smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is equipped with a Li-Polymer battery with a capacity of 5,000 mAh.
This capacity is quite common, especially now that there are many entry-level cellphones that provide it. Sometimes you will also find a 6,000 mAh battery at a price of 1 million, for example like the Infinix brand.
You can also expect a fairly long duration of cell phone use. Reporting from Tom’s Guide, users can feel the duration of browsing using the 5G cellular network for 10 hours 18 minutes, beating the Google Pixel 6 Pro which only lasted 7 hours 55 minutes.
6. Comes with Innovative UWB Features
If there’s one thing that all flagships don’t necessarily have, it’s a UWB (Ultrawide Band) sensor, a means of transmitting short-range data that offers god-level precision.
The application of UWB to date may not have been explored much, but one of the most functional is to track the whereabouts of lost objects using Galaxy Tag+ accessories. So, if you stick or tuck your Galaxy Tag+ into your bag or onto an object, this Galaxy Tab S22 Ultra can guide you to where it is.
7. Samsung DeX for an Intuitive Desktop Experience
What makes flagship phones so popular is that their performance is so stunning, and it’s not even impossible to beat PC performance. However, smartphones certainly have a more limited interface and screen size than a laptop or PC.
Therefore, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is also equipped with Samsung DeX and Samsung Wireless DeX features. You just need to connect your phone with a monitor, mouse, and keyboard, either wirelessly or using a cable, to get a familiar desktop experience.
8. Durable Body
If you want to buy a flagship smartphone from Samsung, there is one thing you can always hope for, namely the durability of the body. How come? The glass front and back have been coated with a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ protector. Please note, this protective glass is the highest and strongest compared to other generations of Gorilla Glass.
Not only that, the frame is also made of armor aluminum frame which is designed to protect the cellphone from damage due to drops and scratches. For those of you who like to hang out by the pool, even this phone is equipped with IP68 certification which can make it survive even if it falls into water to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
Disadvantages of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
It’s hard to imagine a cellphone this sophisticated has its drawbacks, right? But in fact, there are some things that you really have to pay attention to before buying, which are as follows:
1. Fast Charging 45 W Lost Competitive
Although this HP battery is quite durable and can last for more than a day in normal use, it only offers fast charging with 45 W of power. This is an improvement over the Galaxy S21 Ultra with 25 W of power, but still not the best in its class. price.
If you look at the results of the AndroidAuthotiy test, the Galaxy S22 Ultra can be charged from 25% to full in less than 50 minutes using a 45 W charger.
In addition, the device also has a wireless charging feature with 15 W of power which can only fully charge the battery in close to two hours.
2. Casan Sold Separately
It seems that it has become a new trend for Android flagship phones not to include a charging head in the purchase box. This was originally done by Apple on the grounds of reducing the carbon footprint, suggesting consumers to use cases from previous Apple products.
Over time, brands such as Xiaomi and Samsung have also done so. So for those of you who have purchased the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, you will only get a cellphone, data cable, and ejector PIN in the sales package. You just need to order a charger (preferably 45 W) from the marketplace of your choice.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset is a masterpiece with spectacular performance, whether for gaming or otherwise. The presence of the S Pen with enhanced features and latency will be a cure for the Galaxy Note series.
Unfortunately, Samsung is not a brand that prioritizes fast charging in its products. But if you don’t mind this small flaw, we guarantee that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will be the right flagship phone for you, especially if you often struggle with note-taking or drawing activities.
You can buy the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with prices starting from:
IDR 17,999,000 for the 8 GB + 128 GB RAM variant
IDR 18,999,000 for the 12 GB + 256 GB RAM variant
IDR 20,999,000 for the 12 RAM variant. GB + 512 GB.
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