Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra first impressions: Time to take note

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The Samsung Galaxy Note was not just a smartphone, it was a statement to most users and a large number of them would not trade their ‘notes’ for any other device. With Samsung Galaxy S22 UltraSamsung seems to be aiming for the same.
The most premium of the Samsung Galaxy S22 range, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has powerful interiors, especially camera capabilities and the S Pen of the Note and the industrial rectangular symmetrical design not to be forgotten.
Well, we can’t say we didn’t see it coming. When the Galaxy Note was launched, the distinguishing factor was the large display, somewhat better features and S Pen support. But, eventually, the display size of smartphones started getting bigger and bigger and with each new Galaxy S Ultra and Note, the gap between them or let’s say the distinguishing factor between them became minimal and S Pen remained the main highlight.
Samsung’s move here was inevitable and it was actually the right thing to do.

Now, let’s talk about Galaxy S22 Ultra. We’ve already established that the smartphone now has the same design as the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – with a more flat and rectangular design, sharper angles and a dedicated slot for the S Pen. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has it all. However, Samsung has made some changes in the design. Bezels, for example, are a bit thicker, so the screen is less curved and it actually feels more comfortable to hold.
Next is on the back of the phone. The rear panel is glass protected by Gorilla Glass Victus + and has a matte finish that can keep fingerprints and dust away quite well.
There’s a rear camera, known for the Galaxy S line. For starters, the larger and heavier camera housing from the Galaxy S21 Ultra is now gone and replaced by a separate housing for each lens, which looks impressive and more premium.
The camera layout though is similar to last year’s model and the sensors are the same. It has the same 108MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, a 10MP 10X telephoto and a 10MP 3X telephoto sensor.
But, that’s just on paper. In the real world, Samsung has made some changes to the camera’s algorithm and processing, including super clear glass and lenses that the company says are designed to reduce flair. We have not yet tested the S22 Ultra cameras to their full potential. But, as far as camera improvements are concerned, the Galaxy S22 Ultra brings many of them, such as advanced night mode or nightgraphy, as Samsung prefers to call it. It not only improves low light shots but also captures bright and detailed videos at night. In addition, the portrait mode seems to have been enhanced.
Another big improvement with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the display. It has a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz refresh rate and it comes with Gorilla Glass Victus + protection. Deal breaker is the new reduced delay for S Pen. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has reduced the latency of the previous Galaxy Note series phone from 9ms to 2ms and the difference is something you have to feel personally. But what we can say is that it seems as perfect as regular pen and paper.
So, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has now got an industrial design, the first phone to come with a built-in S Pen, and offers the best camera setup possible. But, there is more. The Galaxy S22 lineup is the first to be launched in India with the Snapdragon chipset.
Yes, Samsung’s latest Galaxy S22 series smartphones, including the Galaxy S22 Ultra, are powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The flagship SoC is based on a 4nm process and comes with a total of eight cores up to 2.99GHz.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 brings a number of new features to the table, including improved camera, increased performance, support for new and faster connectivity options, and more. The Galaxy S22 Ultra undoubtedly performs like an animal. We even tried playing the title in a few triplets, running multiple apps in the background and the smartphone didn’t even show a slight blush on its forehead. Guess we have to work a little harder to get this chip and the new Galaxy S22 Ultra out of its comfort zone and we will do it in our signature style. Stay tuned for our full review.
From the initial idea, Galaxy S22 Ultra brings the best Galaxy S and Galaxy Note in one device. It has got S Pen, our always preferred design and top-end internal which is the trademark of every Galaxy S Ultra smartphone.




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