The Samsung S22 Ultra was one of the three Galaxy Phones that the smartphone giant announced on the 9th of February 2022 and in this write-up, I will answer the top questions that are being asked about its display, design, performance, camera, and battery by fans.
It is the highest end of the new S22 series powered by the most powerful Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset and runs on the latest version of One UI and Android Operating system. You should also check my write-up about what Samsung S22 and S22 Plus have or don’t have.
It has one of the largest and best displays on any smartphone ever announced be it Android or iPhone.
So, without wasting much of your time, let’s get started.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra FAQ
Has S22 Ultra Been Released?
Yes, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra was announced on the 9th, of February 2022 and it is currently available in some markets and a few colors. It is expected to be widely available worldwide and in all colors before the end of April. It was announced to the world at a virtual event and millions of people around the world get to watch it on YouTube and a couple of other platforms.
Does S22 Ultra Have 5G?
Yes. The Samsung S22 Ultra comes with the support of all variations of the 5G network which include mmWave and sub6.
How Much RAM Does S22 Ultra Have?
On the low end, Galaxy S22 Ultra has a RAM size of 8GB and that goes up to 12GB on the high end. The 8GB variant comes with 128GB internal storage while the 12GB variant have 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB of internal storage options. With the RAM Plus or virtual RAM feature, you can assign part of your internal storage as RAM. The lowest is 2GB and the highest is 8GB.
Is S22 Ultra Waterproof?
The Samsung S22 ultra is IP68 certified which means it is both dust and water resistant up to 1.5m deep and for 30 minutes. Just because it is water-resistant doesn’t mean you should drop it inside water and leave it there for hours. It shouldn’t be more than 30 minutes and the water should not be more than 1.5m deep.
Does S22 Ultra Have 100X Zoom?
Yes. S22 Ultra’s 10MP Periscope Telephoto lens with 10X optical zoom can do up to 100X zoom. The shot at this level of zoom is usable but nothing amazing.
What Processor is in the S22 Ultra?
The Samsung S22 Ultra that is available here in the US is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset with Adreno 730 GPU while the variant available in Europe is powered by Exynos 2200 chipset with Xclipse 920 GPU. It is a very powerful processor though power-hungry. Thanks to the cooling system put in place by Samsung, you won’t notice it while using the device and it doesn’t affect the battery either.
How Big is Samsung S22 Ultra?
It has a screen size of 6.8-inches, a height of 6.43-inches, a width of 3.07-inches, a depth of 0.35-inch, and a weight of 228 grams. Without any doubt, it has one of the largest displays on any smartphone. Its boxy looks and Infinity-O display make the large screen even more enjoyable.
Does Samsung S22 Ultra Have SD Card Slot?
No, there is no expandable memory or storage support on the S22 ultra. You do have the option to choose between 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB internal storage options. If you are a content creator or artist going for this device, I will advise you to get the 12GB + 1TB variant. That should be enough for you to do whatever you want pending the time you transfer them to bigger storage on your computer, external drive, or the cloud.
Does Samsung S22 Ultra Have Headphone Jack?
No, the 3.5mm headphone jack is not available on the S22 Ultra. It is also safe to say it is not going to make magic come back to the flagship line. You can always get yourself an old flagship if you want the feature or get a new Samsung A series phone.
Does Samsung S22 Ultra Come with Charger?
No, there is no charger out of the box. You will have to get one yourself if you need it. Make sure you get a Samsung-recommended 45 Watts charger to take advantage of its supported maximum charging speed.
Does Samsung S22 Ultra Have Dual Sim?
Yes, the S22 Ultra supports 2 Nano sim cards alongside an eSIM.
Does Samsung S22 Ultra Have a Face ID?
Yes, the S22 ultra has a face unlock biometric security and privacy system implementation.
Does Samsung S22 Ultra Come with Screen Protector?
No, you will have to get a screen protector yourself. But the S22 ultra’s screen is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus+. It is one of the best out there against scratching and shattering.
Does Samsung S22 Ultra Come with Pen?
Yes, the S22 Ultra is the second S-series phone to come with an S-Pen after the S21 Ultra. However, it is the first S-series phone to come with an integrated S-Pen. It is also the first smartphone with a Stylus Pen that has a latency of 2.8ms.
How Long Does the S22 Ultra Battery Last?
It depends on how you use it. On heavy usage, you can get almost a full day out of the S22 Ultra’s 5000 mAh battery with about 6 hours – 7 hours of screen-on time. While average users can get a day and a half easily. You can easily refill the battery in about 1 hour thanks to its support of 45 Watts fast charging.
What is the Display Quality of the S22 Ultra?
The Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a 6.8-inches Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display. It is an LTPO display which means it supports variable refresh rate as low as 1Hz and as high as 120Hz. Its screen has a peak brightness of up to 1750 nits and a pixel density of 500 PPI.
If you are looking for the top-of-the-line Samsung flagship phone, this is the phone to get. It checks almost all the boxes you want a smartphone to match.
It’s an excellent camera phone for both photographs (better than the iPhone 13 Pro Max and competes with the Pixel 6 Pro) and video recording (though not as great as the iPhone 13 Pro max).
Apart from the superb camera, it also has one of the best display quality of any smartphone in the world thanks to its LTPO panel with QHD+ screen resolution, and 120Hz refresh rate.
Thanks to its powerful processing power, gaming and multitasking are a breeze on this device. It runs on One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 out of the box and Samsung promised it will be getting 4 OS upgrades. What that means is that you can expect to get Android 16 on this device.
It supports the latest wireless network technologies such as 5G and WiFi 6E.