The S22(s22 ultra camera) series from Samsung looks stunning. The phones are marketed for their cameras, and we know more about the hardware that powers them, with some surprises thrown in. The Galaxy S22 Ultra uses the same 108 MP camera as the Galaxy S21 Ultra—the 1/1.33 “S5KHM3 (0.8m pixels): It’s joined by a 12 MP 1/2.55″ IMX563 and two 1/3.52” IMX374s under two zoom lenses.

The IMX374 is slightly smaller than the K3J1 on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, but it takes better photos on the S22 Ultra, at least according to review camera samples. Interestingly, despite earlier claims pointing to a new sensor, the main 108 MP sensors are the same. The 40 MP, 1/2.8 “Sensor S5KGH1 on Galaxy S21 Ultra.

It’s a Note clone, but that’s good.

To say the Galaxy S22 Ultra resembles the Note is an understatement. Countless times while writing this article, I typed “Note” instead of “Ultra.” The Galaxy S22 Ultra features the Note’s same sharp, angular edges, giving it a notepad-like feel. It’s a step up over last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, which felt like a larger and heavier Galaxy S21. I’m delighted Samsung found a method to differentiate its flagship phone.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra, like its predecessor, is Samsung’s largest Galaxy S phone. The Galaxy S22 Plus features a 6.6-inch screen, while the basic Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch screen. It’s also somewhat wider than last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, making one-handed use difficult. The screen is slightly larger than Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Samsung claims the Ultra plus has the brightest screens yet. I haven’t had a chance to put that claim to the test, but I’ve had the brightness set to about 25 percent or less, and it still feels luminous enough.

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But what makes the Galaxy S22 Ultra feel like a Galaxy Note replacement is the addition of the S Pen. Samsung believes it has enhanced the S Pen’s latency, making it better at predicting your next doodle. After using prior S Pen styluses, the Galaxy S22 Ultra seems responsive and slick. Just like writing on paper, I’ve been using it to create reminders and to-do lists.

Editing a Google Doc with the S Pen remains awkward. Words weren’t properly spaced unless I tapped the space bar after each word, which isn’t natural when handwriting.

With the phone’s notepad function, you may still use the S Pen to jot down quick notes. It’s not new — the Galaxy Note has it, too — but it’s appreciated. I utilized the S Pen to jot down quick impressions and thoughts while writing this review, which was quite useful. The S Pen can also mark up screenshots and documents, which is great for reviewing papers on the go.

But I’m still unsure about the S Pen’s value since that many individuals are likely doing hybrid or remote work. The S Pen was useful when testing previous Galaxy Note phones for taking notes during meetings or interviews. Now, most meetings are virtual, with a full keyboard in front of me for taking notes.

So far, the S Pen seems more of a luxury than a necessity. With the pricing of the S21 Ultra being unchanged from last year’s S21 Ultra (which did not have an S Pen), I’m fine with it.


Better low-light cameras

A 108-megapixel main sensor, 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and two 10-megapixel telephoto lenses are included on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. But Samsung claims it has improved the Ultra’s ability to take photos in low light and analyze detail. Samsung claims the new cameras can capture four times the data.

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The Galaxy S22 Ultra takes excellent low-light photographs. The Galaxy S22 Ultra outperformed the Galaxy S21 Ultra in low light in my tests.

So, what’s new? Samsung improved the Galaxy S22 camera’s low-light processing. Pixel binning, which combines data from multiple pixels into one large pixel, is available on all three new phones. However, combining it with higher resolution from the main sensor is.

Camera Review of the Samsung Galaxy S22

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra(s22 ultra camera) isn’t a revolution in mobile photography, as expected, considering the minor hardware changes. As a result, Samsung has improved image quality and added new features like Pro shooting modes and Nightography.

All of these improvements make the Galaxy S22 Ultra one of the greatest camera phones you can buy this year. But the stationary hardware gives its competitors a chance to close the gap, so we’ll see if others can match it.

While the Ultra frequently overshadows the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus, it would be a mistake to dismiss them as inferior cameras this year. Our early impressions suggest improved image quality and shooting versatility while lowering costs.


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