The Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung's flagship this year, and was launched alongside the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+. The highlight of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is its support for an S Pen stylus, which thus far, has been exclusive to the Galaxy Note series. Samsung has also chosen the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC for the Indian market, which is a first since all previous flagship Galaxy phones here have used Samsung's own Exynos SoCs. While my first impressions of the smartphone were positive, it's time to find out what it's like to live with Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra brings together the camera capabilities of the Galaxy S series of smartphones and the S Pen that was popularised by the Galaxy Note series. The phone sports a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and support for HDR 10+. It has a peak brightness of 1750 nits. The display is crisp and can also take input from the S Pen Stylus.
Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC paired with 12GB of RAM. It is offered with 256GB and 512GB storage options. Storage is non-expandable but the default storage is adequate. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is capable of running any app and game on the Play Store with ease. However, the phone does get warm under load.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a quad-camera setup that is capable of 100X digital zoom. The phone clicks amazing photos irrespective of the lighting conditions. In low light, the phone can manage decent shots even without night mode. Video recording tops out at 8K for the primary camera and was stabilised.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (12GB RAM, 256GB) - Burgundy||₹ 84,999|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (12GB RAM, 512GB) - Burgundy||₹ 94,999|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (12GB RAM, 512GB) - Phantom Black||₹ 94,999|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (12GB RAM, 256GB) - Phantom White||₹ 84,999|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (12GB RAM, 256GB) - Phantom Black||₹ 84,999|
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra price in India starts from ₹ 84,999. The lowest price of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is ₹ 84,999 at Amazon on 3rd December 2023.
|Model||Galaxy S22 Ultra|
|Price in India||₹84,999|
|Release date||9th February 2022|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||163.30 x 77.90 x 8.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5000|
|Colours||Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, Burgundy|
|Screen size (inches)||6.80|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|Internal storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Dedicated microSD slot||No|
|Rear camera||108-megapixel (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2) + 10-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|No. of Rear Cameras||4|
|Rear autofocus||Phase detection autofocus|
|Front camera||40-megapixel (f/2.2)|
|No. of Front Cameras||1|
|Operating system||Android 12|
|Skin||One UI 4|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 ax|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.20|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|In-Display Fingerprint Sensor||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|