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Samsung Galaxy A22 review

Every year, Samsung introduces at least a few new models of smartphones. In addition to high-end new phones, there are also cheaper mid-range devices to be found. One such is the new Samsung product "Samsung Galaxy A22 5G". It is the cheapest Samsung phone that supports 5G connection, and its price reaches 230 euros. Further in this article, we share the review of the Samsung Galaxy A22 .

DESIGN

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G supports single SIM (Nano-SIM) or hybrid dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby). The device measures 167.2 x 76.4 x 9 mm and weighs 203 grams.

Although the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G does not look very attractive from the front, the back cover catches the eye with its subtle colors. You can choose from purple, mint, white and gray colors. By the way, the colors are matte. One of the downsides is that the matte surface shows fingerprints and smudges more quickly, so the maintenance of the phone may require a little more time.

The phone is made of plastic, including the back panel and frame. The main body has a metallic finish that goes well with the overall look.

Samsung chose a rather unusual design - it left a gap between the back cover and the main body. A small groove can be felt when touching the back cover. The manufacturer claims that the curves ensure a more comfortable grip and easier handling.

One of the ways Samsung saved money was by placing the fingerprint sensor on the right side of the phone instead of on the screen. This sensor is very fast and accurate.

Next to the power key and fingerprint sensor is the volume rocker, the bottom edge houses the 3.5mm audio jack along with the Type-C port, microphone and speaker. It is worth emphasizing that the Samsung A22 5G does not have any IP rating for protection against dust and water.

SCREEN

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G has a 6.6-inch screen with a high Full HD+ resolution with a 90 Hz refresh rate, and the quality of the LCD screen here is noticeably higher than that used in other Samsung Galaxy devices with similar parameters. Therefore, you will be able to watch the brightest videos, comfortably read the news or browse the Internet. Samsung is using a TFT panel here, which can deliver most of the marketing-friendly specs at a much lower cost compared to IPS or AMOLED panels. However, compared to these panels, the viewing angle starts to fade when you tilt the phone to any side.

Samsun Galaxy A22 review

 

PERFORMANCE AND SOFTWARE

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G combines the power of an Octa-core processor along with 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM. This helps ensure high performance . Enjoy 64GB/128GB of internal storage or expand it up to 1TB with a microSD card.

As smartphone chips with 5G capabilities tend to be quite powerful, all of Samsung's mid-range budget 5G phones deliver impressive performance, and the same goes for the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G. The MediaTek chip (Dimensity 700) that powers this phone is actually good. It is capable of doing everyday tasks like surfing the web, using social apps and more. As mentioned earlier, the phone almost never has a problem with the 90Hz refresh rate.

Of course, this phone is not the best choice for gamers, but it should be good enough for users who do not play powerful games on their mobile phones.

The 5G capabilities of this phone are also quite good. Samsung claims this phone supports 11 5G bands. Network performance is pretty great. With this Samsung Galaxy A22 5G you can enjoy fast mobile internet. 5G may not be everywhere yet, but the fact that this phone has it now means you won't have to buy a new mobile phone when 5G becomes available.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G runs Android 11 with One UI 3.1 Core software. This device lacks features like Bixby, Screen Recording, Samsung Pay, Secure Folder, etc. Even gestures like Lift to wake are missing, but there are options to double-tap the screen to wake and turn it off.

Some of the benefits of One UI 3.1 include Google Discover on the home screen, Google Messages as the default SMS app, and the ability to remove location data from photos before sharing them. There is also fast sharing with common features like theme support, Dual Messenger, Game Launcher, Edge panels.

The manufacturer claims that the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G should receive two major operating system updates during its lifetime.

CAMERA

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G phone is equipped with unique cameras - a 48 MP main camera, a 5 MP ultra-wide-angle camera that sees at an angle of 115 degrees, a 2 MP image depth sensor and an 8 MP front selfie camera that will allow you to easily capture professional and extremely high-quality photos. Colors appear bright and rich. The ultra-wide-angle camera allows you to expand the shooting angle. You can easily blur the background with the depth camera.

Expand your shooting angle with the ultra wide angle camera. The 2M depth camera allows you to control the depth of your photos. Yes, you can blur the background of a photo with one click to highlight the main subject.

BATTERY

As one of the most exclusive features of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G phone, the manufacturer singles out an extremely powerful 5000 mAh battery and fast 15W fast charging, which will guarantee inexhaustible energy and smooth operation of the phone. The battery can last all day with moderate to heavy use and still have some power left over to last until the next morning without using power saving modes. This phone should be charged overnight as it uses 15W charging which takes over two hours to fully charge, so you may not be able to wait until the battery is fully charged in the morning.

SUMMARY

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G has an advantage over most 5G counterparts as it supports 11 5G bands, ensuring better coverage in the future. The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G has a smooth display, great performance and battery life, a decent main camera and a cute little design. On the other hand, the software is too simple, an AMOLED screen would have been much better, the bezels should have been smaller, and you still have to put up with Samsung's old and slow charging technology.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Key Specifications:

  • 6.6-inch Infinity-V display with FHD+ resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate
  • 48MP (main) + 5MP (ultra-wide) + 2MP (depth) camera
  • 8 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 lens
  • 5G support for ultra-fast mobile internet
  • MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor up to 2.2 GHz, starting with 4 GB of RAM
  • 5000mAh battery with 15W charging
  • Plastic body with fingerprint scanner on the side

Main advantages of Samsung Galaxy A22 5G:

  • Excellent battery life.
  • One of the better custom UIs out there.
  • 90Hz display.
  • Wide 5G band support.

Main cons:

  • AptX does not support Bluetooth.
  • Slow charging speed
  • Not a good enough speaker
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