The Best Samsung Galaxy S22 Deals—and Which Model to Buy (2022)

Samsung has refreshed its smartphone lineup with three new Android smartphones: the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Extremely. They’re now formally on sale, however do you have to improve? If that’s the case, which of the three do you have to purchase? We break down what’s new with these fashions over their predecessors, what’s totally different between them, and which is best for you. We have additionally highlighted a couple of nice Galaxy S22 offers and affords from carriers and retailers.

You should definitely try our Greatest Samsung Galaxy S22 Instances and Equipment information to equipment your new cellphone, and our Greatest Android Telephones information if you wish to see what else is on the market.

Up to date February 2022: We have added particulars from our assessment and changed preorder language because the telephones are actually obtainable.

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The New Tech in All 3 Telephones

All three Galaxy S22 telephones (9/10, WIRED Recommends) share many options and specs. They’re all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, which is the top-end Android chip of the 12 months, they usually’re a few of the best-performing Android telephones round. They’re made from aluminum and the strongest Gorilla Glass (Victus+), have IP68 water resistance to allow them to be submerged in water, an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, and have sub-6 and millimeter-wave 5G assist. All have 120-Hz AMOLED screens, they usually share the identical 12-megapixel ultrawide digital camera, 10-megapixel 3X optical zoom telephoto, and 40-megapixel selfie cam. 

All the foremost enhancements over the S21 sequence might be discovered on every of those units. That features smoother Tremendous Regular video stabilization and Portrait mode that does a greater job at ensuring your hair (or your pet’s fur) does not get blurred out. Portrait mode additionally works with Night time mode. A brand new video characteristic known as Auto Framing will mechanically detect as much as 10 individuals and can alter the digital camera to incorporate everybody within the body, even zoom in if wanted.

The S22 and S22+ make use of a 50-megapixel important digital camera, whereas the S22 Extremely makes use of a 108-megapixel sensor. The massive new characteristic—Adaptive Pixel—is on the market on all three regardless of the totally different important sensors (you possibly can examine it intimately right here). However as I discovered in my assessment, it isn’t straightforward to entry and the outcomes aren’t dramatically higher.

All of those telephones will obtain 4 Android OS upgrades and 5 years of safety updates, which is the perfect software program coverage round on any Android machine proper now. This is the place issues begin to differ:

Galaxy S22

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That is the smallest of the lot, however a lot of the options are the identical as on its siblings. The variations are small and won’t even matter to you. For instance, it helps Wi-Fi 6 and never Wi-Fi 6E, however except you are about to purchase a brand-new Wi-Fi 6E router, you are not lacking a lot. This mannequin doesn’t have ultra-wideband (UWB) assist, which is usually utilized with sure monitoring units to find them extra exactly.