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Samsung Galaxy S22 vs S22 Plus vs S22 Ultra: Which One Should You Get?

Published Apr 6, 2023 - Thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy S22 phone but not sure which to get of the three? Let our quick guide help you decide.

Compare the Samsung Galaxy S22 models to see what each of them brings to the table

Curious about the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup? We’ve broken it down with our very own comparison guide. Check out which phone best fits your needs.

Specifications

Samsung S22

Samsung S22 Plus

Samsung S22 Ultra

Display

6.1-inch AMOLED 2X; 1,080 x 2,340

pixels

Weight: 6 oz

6.6-inch AMOLED 2X; 1,080 x 2,340

pixels

Weight: 7 oz

6.8-inch AMOLED 2X; 1,440 x 3,088 pixels

Weight: 8 oz

Performance

Processor: Snapdragon 8 gen 1

Processor: Snapdragon 8 gen 1

Processor: Snapdragon 8 gen 1

Storage/RAM

* 8GB RAM + 128GB; 8GB RAM + 256GB

* 8GB RAM + 128GB; 8GB RAM + 256GB

* 8GB + 128GB; 12GB + 256GB; 12GB + 512GB; 12GB + 1TB

Camera

50MP (wide), 12MP (ultrawide), 10MP (telephoto)

Front camera: 40MP

50MP (wide), 12MP (ultrawide), 10MP (telephoto)

Front camera: 40MP

108MP (wide), 12MP (ultrawide) 10MP (telephoto) 10MP (telephoto)

Front camera: 40MP

Battery

* 3,700 mAh (25W wired charging)

* 4,500 mAh (45W wired charging)

* 5,000 mAh (45W wired charger)

Features

* 5G (mmw/Sub6), 25W wired charging, 15W wireless charging, 3x optical zoom, 30x Space Zoom

* 5G (mmw/Sub6), 120Hz, 45W wired charging, 15W wireless charging, 3x optical zoom, 30x Space Zoom

* 5G (mmw/Sub6), bundled S Pen, 100x Space Zoom, 10x optical zoom, 47W charging support, UWB

Sound

Stereo speakers: Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)

Ultra high-quality audio playback

UHQ 32-bit & DSD64/128 support

PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128

Stereo speakers: Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)

Ultra high-quality audio playback

UHQ 32-bit & DSD64/128 support

PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128

Stereo speakers: Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)

Ultra high-quality audio playback

UHQ 32-bit & DSD64/128 support

PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128

Price

Retail price: Starting from £769

Back Market: Starting from £381.77 (time of writing)

Retail price: Starting from £949 

Back Market: Starting from £480 (time of writing)

Retail price: Starting from £1,149

Back Market: Starting at £533.06 (time of writing)

Design

The S22 and S22 Plus models look similar to the S21 series, but are flatter around the edges. They're available in a matte finish and a range of colours, which we'll get to in a moment. All three models have a similar look with their narrow edges, glass backs and metal frames.

However, the cameras on the S22 Ultra are split and no longer housed in the same module as on the S21 Ultra predecessor. It also has a much boxier design that is known for being uncomfortable to hold. In this case, we'd recommend buying a proper phone case to increase comfort.

The S22 is lighter and more compact than its siblings at 5.93 oz compared to 6.91 oz for the S22 Plus and 8.07 oz for the S22 Ultra. The phones