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Samsung Galaxy A22 5G: Finally without Exynos!

The Galaxy A22 5G has been freed from the chains of Samsung's SoCs. And that makes it a better phone.
The Galaxy A22 5G has been freed from the chains of Samsung's SoCs. And that makes it a better phone.
This year, Samsung's low-priced mid-range comes with 5G and without the proprietary Exynos SoC. This results in some advantages and an overall better smartphone.

In principle, more competition in the SoC market is certainly a good thing, and we would like to see Samsung's in-house Exynos SoCs being able to keep up with the competition.

But when you look at the differences between the Samsung Galaxy A21s with the Exynos 850 and the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G with the MediaTek Dimensity 700, the differences are clear: MediaTek's SoC offers more performance and longer battery life. Of course, this should be the case after a year of improvements, but the differences are still very big.

Therefore, the fact that Samsung is using a third-party SoC in its Galaxy A22 5G makes the smartphone more efficient. But how does the inexpensive Galaxy Phone perform otherwise? Let's take a brief look at the most important findings from our detailed review:

The Galaxy smartphone appears to be considerably better than its quasi-predecessor, the Galaxy A21s. This is not only because you can now also connect to fast 5G networks, but also because the case looks much more premium, since it borrows from high-end devices like the iPhone. GPS tracking is quite accurate, and there's even a nice surprise that we discovered in our review when it comes to games.

However, there are also two aspects that we find annoying: On one hand, Samsung uses sluggish eMMC storage, which slows down the system unnecessarily, especially when it comes to charging times.

And then there's the issue with updates. Samsung hasn't made any official statements regarding how many updates there will be for the operating system; the company justifies this by saying that technical framework conditions are always subject to change.

This might be true, but other competitors even provide update guarantees, and they've been able to comply with them almost all the time in the past. After all, all Android smartphone manufacturers have a direct line to Google in order to discuss this kind of issues in advance.

On the whole, we like the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G. Our in-depth review of the Galaxy phone provides many more details on the new 5G mid-range phone.

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Florian Schmitt, 2021-08-14 (Update: 2021-08-14)