The Samsung Galaxy A22 takes on the position formerly held by the Galaxy A21 and Galaxy A21s, with offerings, that set it in line as a successor. The highlights of the upgrades on the Galaxy A22 over the A21 include a richer display, a bigger battery, an improved camera system, and more.
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy A22 chassis design brandishes cues from seen other existing Samsung smartphones. This means, it may not appear totally new to many enthusiasts, as its not really an innovative design.
Taking a look at the rear of the device, we find a square camera module, with four cameras, arranged in a manner that resembles the rendition on the Samsung Galaxy A12. You will also find an LED flash and the Samsung branding sitting on the rear.
Moving up front, we find a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, with a drop notch. This setup sort of resembles what we have on the Samsung Galaxy A31. The highlights of this display, include a resolution of 720 x 1600, a density of about ~270 PPI, and a 90Hz refresh rate.
The build on the Galaxy A22 lacks premium materials, which is sort of par for the course, for smartphones in this category. Here we have plastic on the rear, plastic on the frame, and glass upfront.
The cameras on the Samsung Galaxy A22 are no doubt an upgrade over what we had on the Galaxy A21. Its camera specs sheet says it all.
On the rear, we have a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2, a 2MP Macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 2MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4. Video recording on this camera, is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
Moving upfront to the front camera section, we find a single 13MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2. Video recording on this camera is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The processor on the Galaxy A22. is the Mediatek Helio G80, whic is a good upgrade to the Helio P35 provided for the Galaxy A21. Graphics is handled by a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU.
Onboard. we have options for either 4GB or 6GB RAM, as opposed to 3GB RAM on its predecessor, we have 64GB / 128GB storage options, as opposed to 32GB storage on its predecessor, we also have a non-removable 5000mAh Li-Po battery which is paired with an 18W fast charging mechanism, which again is an upgrade over the A21.
For connectivity on this device, we have a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC.
Internet connectivity on the Samsung Galaxy A22 is capped at 4G LTE, 5G support is absent here, which means downloads, streaming, and uploads are limited to 4G speeds.