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Samsung Galaxy A22 5G smartphone review: What does the budget 5G phone have to offer?

The 5G sibling. The Galaxy A22 is available either with 4G or 5G. Although the 5G model doesn't offer an OLED display, it does provide fast Internet, a versatile camera system, and good performance rates. We take a closer look at Samsung's mid-range phone in our review.
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Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

Samsung is treading new paths in the mid-range this year: Some models have two smartphones with the same name, but different wireless technology: One comes with 4G and one with 5G, which is also the case for the quite inexpensive Samsung Galaxy A22.

In this review, we'll look at the variant with the faster mobile network, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G. It's bigger than the 4G version, it has a fancier design, and the smartphones also differ considerably in terms of internal components.

With prices starting at 229 Euros (~$268), the 5G Samsung phone is an affordable mid-range smartphone. It has to face a wide array of strong opponents, which should make this review interesting.

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Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Galaxy A Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 700 8 x 2 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.60 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 399 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 49 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n78/​n79), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 167.2 x 76.4 ( = 0.35 x 6.58 x 3.01 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15-watt charging (Samsung AFC)
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.8, phase-comparison AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/​30fps (camera 1); 5.0 MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 2.0 MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.73 W/​kg (head), 1.23 W/​kg (body), fanless
Weight
203 g ( = 7.16 oz / 0.45 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
229 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
203 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.60"2400x1080
79 %
03/2021
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3
205 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"1600x720
80 %
06/2021
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
190 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.50"2400x1080
79 %
07/2021
Motorola Moto G50
SD 480, Adreno 619
192 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"1600x720
80 %
07/2021
Nokia X10
SD 480, Adreno 619
220 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080

Case – Unknown display glass

The case of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G definitely has a high-quality design that is somewhat reminiscent of current iPhones: A slightly more angular finish on the sides and a back side that features a silky shimmer and a matte finish in dark gray, white, or light violet. The smartphone feels good in the hand.

Samsung uses plastic on the back, but nothing has been reported about the display glass on the front, which makes it difficult to assess the display's resistance to shattering. The build quality itself seems high, but a clear cracking noise can be heard when the smartphone is twisted. Strong pressure applied with the fingers to the front and back doesn't get through to the liquid crystal of the display.

The smartphone is by no means light at 203 grams, but it's not much heavier than other smartphones in this price range.

Size comparison

169 mm / 6.65 inch 79.7 mm / 3.14 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 220 g0.485 lbs167.2 mm / 6.58 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 203 g0.4475 lbs164.9 mm / 6.49 inch 74.9 mm / 2.95 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs164.2 mm / 6.46 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs161.81 mm / 6.37 inch 75.34 mm / 2.97 inch 8.92 mm / 0.3512 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs
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Connectivity – Low premium for more storage

64 GB of eMMC flash memory and 4 GB of RAM are a decent configuration in this phone class, and a 128 GB version is also available for a reasonable premium of 20 Euros (~$23). It's nice that Samsung also considered NFC, since this allows mobile payments and other services.

Although the USB port is designed as a USB-C port, it only supports USB 2.0 speeds internally, which means that wired data transfers can take a while.

Right: Volume rocker, standby button
Right: Volume rocker, standby button
Left: SIM tray
Left: SIM tray
Top: Microphone
Top: Microphone
Bottom: Speaker, USB-C port, microphone, 3.5 mm audio jack
Bottom: Speaker, USB-C port, microphone, 3.5 mm audio jack

microSD card reader

The SD card reader works quite fast for the price range in our Copy Test, and it makes good use of our fast reference microSD card, the Angelbird V60.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
44 MB/s ∼100%
Nokia X10
Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
16.1 MB/s ∼37% -63%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
13.4 MB/s ∼30% -70%
Motorola Moto G50
Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
12.3 MB/s ∼28% -72%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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; Sequential read: Ø70.7 (11.8-76.8)

Software – Not much is known about updates

Android 11 is preinstalled on the smartphone, and Samsung adds its own OneUI 3.1 on top. The security patches date back to May 2021 at the time of testing, requiring therefore an update.

Samsung hasn't disclosed how many software updates there will be for the cheaper Galaxy A models, which also include the Galaxy A22 5G. However, at least an update to Android 12 is likely based on our experience. The manufacturer runs an information page regarding Android updates.

Many Samsung apps and also some third-party apps are found on the smartphone, and not all of them can be fully uninstalled.

A DRM-L1 certification has been carried out, which means that streaming content can be viewed in HD quality.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G software
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G software
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G software

Communication and GNSS – Stable WLAN in the Galaxy phone

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G's name already implies that it offers fast Internet. There's still room for improvement in terms of frequency range, especially for LTE, but users who aren't constantly traveling around the world should be able to manage with the frequencies available.

We found the signal strength to be rather mediocre in our sample test; only 2 out of 5 bars are often available in areas where other smartphones have full reception.

We also examine the Wi-Fi speed with our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router. The Galaxy smartphone performs very well here. Although Wi-Fi 6 isn't available, the class-standard Wi-Fi 5 is, and the test device achieves pretty high transfer rates, even in contrast to the comparison devices. Furthermore, the rates measured remain very stable throughout the duration of the test.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=303, last 2 years)
438 MBit/s ∼100% +26%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
348 (340min - 353max) MBit/s ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
346 (324min - 360max) MBit/s ∼79% -1%
Nokia X10
Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
323 (289min - 329max) MBit/s ∼74% -7%
Motorola Moto G50
Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
312 (292min - 320max) MBit/s ∼71% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
294 (286min - 301max) MBit/s ∼67% -16%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=303, last 2 years)
435 MBit/s ∼100% +20%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
366 (347min - 374max) MBit/s ∼84% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
361 (322min - 366max) MBit/s ∼83%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
350 (332min - 359max) MBit/s ∼80% -3%
Nokia X10
Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
332 (318min - 336max) MBit/s ∼76% -8%
Motorola Moto G50
Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
317 (256min - 332max) MBit/s ∼73% -12%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø360 (322-366)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø348 (340-353)
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

The smartphone's positioning system proves to be very fast outdoors, and it can determine our location with an accuracy of up to 2 meters without any major delays, which is very good. It detects satellites belonging to the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou networks. In addition, it also uses a satellite of the SBAS support system, making the positioning even more accurate.

The smartphone has to show what it can do in our field test, a bike ride with the Galaxy A22 5G and the Garmin Edge 520 navigator. The correct lane isn't shown accurately in the bridge section, and curves are left out a few times, but the overall positioning accuracy is good, especially considering the price range.

Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Turning point
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Turning point
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Bridge
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Bridge
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G positioning – Overview
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G positioning – Overview
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G positioning – Turning point
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G positioning – Turning point
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G positioning – Bridge
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G positioning – Bridge

Telephone and call quality – Samsung phone with clear voice transmission

Samsung's in-house phone app is used in our test device. It focuses more on the numeric keypad than Google's standard Android app, but it's still straightforward and easy to use. VoLTE and VoWiFi are naturally on board.

The overall call quality is convincing: Even fairly loud or quiet voices are picked up reliably by the microphone. The person on the other end sounds clear, and they perceive our voice intelligibly as well.

Cameras – No direct zoom

Front-facing camera sample
Front-facing camera sample

There are three cameras at the back, although only the main camera and the wide-angle camera can actually be used for taking pictures. The third lens is only used to support portrait shots.

The main camera has a resolution of 48 megapixels, but usually, only pictures with a quarter of the resolution are generated. This is due to the fact that every four pixels are combined into one in order to increase the light yield. Pictures with 12 megapixels are also completely sufficient for the vast majority of use cases. However, users can also take pictures with the full resolution in a special mode if they want to.

The pictures taken with the main camera are modest in terms of color reproduction, which is more true to nature but makes images appear a bit less vibrant. When it comes to detail sharpness, the camera is only mediocre. Clear pixel artifacts are visible in surfaces. Under low light and high contrasts, the camera does a reasonably good job of lighting subjects; it can still show details, and it does a pretty good job overall.

The wide-angle lens can be used for snapshots, but you shouldn't zoom in too much, because details aren't displayed with clarity. You can only zoom by directly switching between the main and wide-angle lenses; intermediate levels aren't possible.

Videos can be recorded with the main camera at a maximum of 2K resolution and at 30 fps. In general, recording at more than 30 fps isn't supported. Switching between lenses is only possible before starting the video recording. Usually, the autofocus appears to be quite fast, but it repeatedly takes a while until it focuses on the subject that is actually desired, and it also pumps briefly from time to time. Exposure is sometimes adjusted very abruptly, but at least it's nearly stepless when it changes.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera - FlowerMain camera - SurroundingsMain camera - Low lightWide-angle camera

The Galaxy A22 5G's main camera has to prove itself in the lab as well. Contrast is decent in good lighting conditions, but individual details blur a bit towards the edges. In low light, you can actually only make out the outlines of subjects in the pictures.

ColorChecker
14.1 ∆E
15 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
13 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
7 ∆E
14 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
11 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A22 5G: 12.69 ∆E min: 5.18 - max: 17.94 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
44.9 ∆E
62 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
64.2 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
74 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
79.5 ∆E
68.7 ∆E
51 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A22 5G: 45.66 ∆E min: 13.55 - max: 79.5 ∆E

Accessories and warranty – 15-watt charger included

Besides a charger with a maximum capacity of 15 watts and a charging cable, the smartphone only comes with a SIM tool. At the time of writing at least, there are no special accessories for the Galaxy A22 5G available on Samsung's website. If you want another 15-watt charger, you can buy it directly from Samsung for just under 15 Euros (~$18).

Samsung offers a 24-month warranty for the smartphone in Central Europe. There are many repair options: From mobile repair buses that drive across countries at certain dates to local service centers or the option of sending the device in. You can also see what an out-of-warranty repair will cost online if you want to.

Input devices and handling – Fingerprint sensor integrated into the standby button

The touchscreen can be controlled very precisely, and the physical buttons are very easy to find. Furthermore, the hardware buttons fit perfectly into the case.

The standby button is also the fingerprint sensor. It recognizes the finger that is placed on it reliably, but it needs a brief moment to unlock the device.

Except for the volume rocker and the standby button, there are no physical buttons like for Google Assistant or a camera shutter release, for example.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display – Decent in low light

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

Unlike the Galaxy A22 4G, the 5G model doesn't come with an OLED display. That alone wouldn't be too bad, but the IPS panel in the Galaxy A22 5G is quite dim: With a maximum of 418 cd/m², it reaches much less brightness than the display in the Nokia X10, for example. This can be a problem especially in bright environments.

The brightness distribution is quite uneven as well: The darkest area on the display is only 76% as bright as the brightest area.

Despite its low price, however, the Galaxy A22 5G has a Full HD panel, something that we find quite commendable in this price range. In addition, the display also supports 90 Hz, resulting in a smoother experience when scrolling and using the device.

370
cd/m²
368
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
415
cd/m²
368
cd/m²
380
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 418 cd/m² Average: 378.3 cd/m² Minimum: 3.38 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 76 %
Center on Battery: 415 cd/m²
Contrast: 1596:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.41 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 4.8 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
95.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.348
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.60
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
TFT-LCD, 1600x720, 6.50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
Motorola Moto G50
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Nokia X10
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
-15%
31%
12%
-4%
Brightness middle
415
543
31%
550
33%
340
-18%
674
62%
Brightness
378
512
35%
515
36%
325
-14%
630
67%
Brightness Distribution
76
85
12%
86
13%
92
21%
83
9%
Black Level *
0.26
0.63
-142%
0.32
-23%
0.18
31%
0.78
-200%
Contrast
1596
862
-46%
1719
8%
1889
18%
864
-46%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.41
4.9
9%
1.8
67%
4.75
12%
3.39
37%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.77
8.6
12%
3.1
68%
7.53
23%
6.95
29%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.8
6.3
-31%
2.5
48%
3.9
19%
4.4
8%
Gamma
2.348 94%
2.23 99%
2.28 96%
2.224 99%
2.175 101%
CCT
7748 84%
8120 80%
6326 103%
7384 88%
8301 78%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 147 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 147 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 147 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 15366 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

We register a slight PWM flickering below 10% brightness, which helps to further reduce the display's brightness. The frequency could definitely be problematic for sensitive users, which is why we recommend testing the smartphone display at low brightness levels before buying it.

A slight blue tint becomes visible when we use the spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software to assess the display. Color reproduction is acceptable, but some red and orange tones are significantly inaccurate. Users who want to be absolutely sure that they're seeing the right colors on the display will probably be wrong here.

CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - sRGB color space
CalMAN - sRGB color space
CalMAN - AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN - AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN - DCI-P3 color space
CalMAN - DCI-P3 color space
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 38 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.8 ms).

Outdoors, the dim display makes it hard to make out anything when the sun is shining brightly.

The display's viewing angles are decent. At most, a very slight darkening of the image can be seen when tilting the device.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance – MediaTek SoC brings improvements

MediaTek Dimensity 700 is the SoC installed in the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G. The predecessor, the Galaxy A21s, still came with an in-house Exynos SoC that wasn't really able to keep up with other smartphones in the price range. But this time, things are different: The Galaxy A22 5G even manages to take the lead in the benchmarks at times.

However, the smartphone still lags slightly behind in terms of graphics performance. However, the differences compared to the rest of the smartphones should hardly be really noticeable in everyday use, since they are too small for that.

Overall, Samsung has made a better choice in terms of the SoC in this generation, at least in the 5G model, and it has also been decently optimized. Although stutters might occur in everyday use from time to time, they're more likely to happen when running very demanding apps or performing several tasks at the same time.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
564 Points ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
472 Points ∼82% -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
547 Points ∼95% -3%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
507 Points ∼88% -10%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
508 Points ∼88% -10%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (454 - 574, n=5)
541 Points ∼94% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=244, last 2 years)
578 Points ∼100% +2%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1712 Points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1511 Points ∼76% -12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1692 Points ∼85% -1%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1627 Points ∼82% -5%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1687 Points ∼85% -1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1347 - 1775, n=5)
1660 Points ∼84% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4455, n=244, last 2 years)
1981 Points ∼100% +16%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1376 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1418 Points ∼65% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1375 Points ∼63% 0%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
999 Points ∼46% -27%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
964 Points ∼44% -30%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1375 - 1474, n=4)
1406 Points ∼65% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 6524, n=139, last 2 years)
2179 Points ∼100% +58%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1392 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1525 Points ∼68% +10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1402 Points ∼62% +1%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1048 Points ∼47% -25%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1088 Points ∼48% -22%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1346 - 1507, n=5)
1428 Points ∼63% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=142, last 2 years)
2252 Points ∼100% +62%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
7434 Points ∼75%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8965 Points ∼90% +21%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
8351 Points ∼84% +12%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
6928 Points ∼69% -7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (6783 - 10433, n=5)
8543 Points ∼86% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 17085, n=59, last 2 years)
9973 Points ∼100% +34%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3357 Points ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3499 Points ∼97% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3396 Points ∼94% +1%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3596 Points ∼100% +7%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3504 Points ∼97% +4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3149 - 3449, n=5)
3338 Points ∼93% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=257, last 2 years)
3439 Points ∼96% +2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3442 Points ∼85%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3805 Points ∼94% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3501 Points ∼87% +2%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3767 Points ∼93% +9%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3683 Points ∼91% +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3319 - 3501, n=5)
3430 Points ∼85% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=257, last 2 years)
4029 Points ∼100% +17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3090 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2730 Points ∼88% -12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3073 Points ∼99% -1%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3103 Points ∼100% 0%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2994 Points ∼96% -3%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2669 - 3535, n=5)
3068 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=257, last 2 years)
2786 Points ∼90% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3565 Points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3713 Points ∼90% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3553 Points ∼86% 0%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3647 Points ∼88% +2%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3645 Points ∼88% +2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3277 - 3565, n=5)
3491 Points ∼84% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=278, last 2 years)
4136 Points ∼100% +16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3619 Points ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3975 Points ∼76% +10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3664 Points ∼70% +1%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3839 Points ∼73% +6%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3842 Points ∼73% +6%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3435 - 3664, n=5)
3593 Points ∼69% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=278, last 2 years)
5238 Points ∼100% +45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3389 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3018 Points ∼89% -11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3214 Points ∼95% -5%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3103 Points ∼92% -8%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3092 Points ∼91% -9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2824 - 3389, n=5)
3179 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=276, last 2 years)
2982 Points ∼88% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2360 Points ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2575 Points ∼98% +9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2453 Points ∼93% +4%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2478 Points ∼94% +5%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2428 Points ∼92% +3%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2343 - 2453, n=5)
2397 Points ∼91% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=253, last 2 years)
2640 Points ∼100% +12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2217 Points ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2525 Points ∼90% +14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2302 Points ∼82% +4%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2338 Points ∼84% +5%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2299 Points ∼82% +4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2206 - 2313, n=5)
2252 Points ∼81% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=253, last 2 years)
2791 Points ∼100% +26%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3047 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2765 Points ∼87% -9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3184 Points ∼100% +4%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3136 Points ∼98% +3%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3020 Points ∼95% -1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2829 - 3508, n=5)
3112 Points ∼98% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=253, last 2 years)
2819 Points ∼89% -7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2463 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2659 Points ∼79% +8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2497 Points ∼74% +1%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2563 Points ∼76% +4%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2562 Points ∼76% +4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2449 - 2497, n=5)
2468 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=277, last 2 years)
3358 Points ∼100% +36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2290 Points ∼60%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2597 Points ∼68% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2327 Points ∼61% +2%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2447 Points ∼65% +7%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2441 Points ∼64% +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2290 - 2336, n=5)
2311 Points ∼61% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=277, last 2 years)
3792 Points ∼100% +66%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3350 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2901 Points ∼86% -13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3355 Points ∼100% 0%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3076 Points ∼92% -8%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3098 Points ∼92% -8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2948 - 3355, n=5)
3242 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=277, last 2 years)
3027 Points ∼90% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2244 Points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2501 Points ∼96% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2219 Points ∼85% -1%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2284 Points ∼87% +2%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2275 Points ∼87% +1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2188 - 2280, n=5)
2231 Points ∼85% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (426 - 6977, n=213, last 2 years)
2618 Points ∼100% +17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2141 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2461 Points ∼84% +15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2133 Points ∼73% 0%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2195 Points ∼75% +3%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2193 Points ∼75% +2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2133 - 2141, n=5)
2138 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 11259, n=213, last 2 years)
2933 Points ∼100% +37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2698 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2651 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2582 Points ∼96% -4%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2664 Points ∼99% -1%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2620 Points ∼97% -3%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2391 - 2956, n=5)
2643 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=213, last 2 years)
2647 Points ∼98% -2%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1094 Points ∼38%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1245 Points ∼44% +14%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
986 Points ∼35% -10%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
980 Points ∼34% -10%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1094 - 1103, n=3)
1100 Points ∼39% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 7275, n=103, last 2 years)
2850 Points ∼100% +161%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1074 Points ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1215 Points ∼41% +13%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
974 Points ∼33% -9%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
978 Points ∼33% -9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1074 - 1083, n=3)
1078 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 8672, n=99, last 2 years)
2964 Points ∼100% +176%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
316 Points ∼35%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
290 Points ∼32% -8%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
292 Points ∼32% -8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (316 - 321, n=2)
319 Points ∼35% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (83 - 2288, n=51, last 2 years)
905 Points ∼100% +186%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1073 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
284 Points ∼26% -74%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
284 Points ∼26% -74%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (312 - 1073, n=2)
693 Points ∼65% -35%
Average of class Smartphone
  (117 - 1982, n=49, last 2 years)
910 Points ∼85% -15%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
52 fps ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
60 fps ∼71% +15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
53 fps ∼63% +2%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
84 fps ∼100% +62%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
59 fps ∼70% +13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (51 - 57, n=4)
53.3 fps ∼63% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=216, last 2 years)
58.8 fps ∼70% +13%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
61 fps ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
68 fps ∼64% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
59 fps ∼55% -3%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
81 fps ∼76% +33%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
81 fps ∼76% +33%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (55 - 63, n=4)
59.5 fps ∼56% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 319, n=216, last 2 years)
107 fps ∼100% +75%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
33 fps ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
54 fps ∼82% +64%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
33 fps ∼50% 0%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
66 fps ∼100% +100%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
35 fps ∼53% +6%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (32 - 35, n=4)
33.3 fps ∼50% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=214, last 2 years)
46.4 fps ∼70% +41%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
37 fps ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
41 fps ∼65% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
37 fps ∼59% 0%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
41 fps ∼65% +11%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
41 fps ∼65% +11%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (34 - 38, n=4)
36.5 fps ∼58% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 180, n=215, last 2 years)
62.8 fps ∼100% +70%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
21 fps ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
51 fps ∼96% +143%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
23 fps ∼43% +10%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
53 fps ∼100% +152%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
26 fps ∼49% +24%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (21 - 23, n=4)
21.8 fps ∼41% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=213, last 2 years)
36.4 fps ∼69% +73%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
24 fps ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
26 fps ∼60% +8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
24 fps ∼56% 0%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
29 fps ∼67% +21%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
29 fps ∼67% +21%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (22 - 25, n=4)
23.8 fps ∼55% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 121, n=213, last 2 years)
43.1 fps ∼100% +80%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
11 fps ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
23 fps ∼82% +109%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
11 fps ∼39% 0%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
28 fps ∼100% +155%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
14 fps ∼50% +27%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (11 - 13, n=4)
11.8 fps ∼42% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 61, n=212, last 2 years)
22.5 fps ∼80% +105%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
14 fps ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
13 fps ∼50% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
10 fps ∼39% -29%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
16 fps ∼62% +14%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
16 fps ∼62% +14%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (10 - 15, n=4)
13 fps ∼50% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 75, n=212, last 2 years)
25.9 fps ∼100% +85%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
13 fps ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
30 fps ∼100% +131%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
14 fps ∼47% +8%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
30 fps ∼100% +131%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
16 fps ∼53% +23%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (13 - 14, n=5)
13.6 fps ∼45% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=281, last 2 years)
22.9 fps ∼76% +76%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
15 fps ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
17 fps ∼64% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
15 fps ∼57% 0%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
17 fps ∼64% +13%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
18 fps ∼68% +20%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (14 - 15, n=5)
14.8 fps ∼56% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=280, last 2 years)
26.4 fps ∼100% +76%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8.1 fps ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
17 fps ∼89% +110%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8.9 fps ∼47% +10%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
19 fps ∼100% +135%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
9.9 fps ∼52% +22%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (8.1 - 8.9, n=5)
8.58 fps ∼45% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=281, last 2 years)
15.1 fps ∼79% +86%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
5.5 fps ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
6.2 fps ∼60% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
5.5 fps ∼53% 0%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
6.4 fps ∼62% +16%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
6.5 fps ∼63% +18%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (5.5 - 5.6, n=5)
5.54 fps ∼54% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=281, last 2 years)
10.3 fps ∼100% +87%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
287506 Points ∼59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
286457 Points ∼59% 0%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
324606 Points ∼67% +13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (287506 - 356312, n=2)
321909 Points ∼67% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (121238 - 815441, n=47, last 2 years)
483946 Points ∼100% +68%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
249843 Points ∼74%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
252308 Points ∼75% +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
260248 Points ∼77% +4%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
257336 Points ∼76% +3%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
261982 Points ∼78% +5%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (249843 - 261067, n=3)
257053 Points ∼76% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 727247, n=193, last 2 years)
336601 Points ∼100% +35%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8794 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
12331 Points ∼19% +40%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
11953 Points ∼18% +36%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
4787 Points ∼7% -46%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
4707 Points ∼7% -46%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (5225 - 12011, n=4)
9496 Points ∼15% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 273221, n=71, last 2 years)
65178 Points ∼100% +641%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3005 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2735 Points ∼74% -9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3047 Points ∼82% +1%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3228 Points ∼87% +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3005 - 3107, n=4)
3043 Points ∼82% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (323 - 7123, n=201, last 2 years)
3712 Points ∼100% +24%
System (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
6486 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
4995 Points ∼74% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
5760 Points ∼85% -11%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
6298 Points ∼93% -3%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (5760 - 6712, n=4)
6277 Points ∼93% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 11774, n=201, last 2 years)
6771 Points ∼100% +4%
Memory (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
4473 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3281 Points ∼73% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
4212 Points ∼94% -6%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3575 Points ∼80% -20%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (4212 - 4473, n=4)
4344 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=201, last 2 years)
4373 Points ∼98% -2%
Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2398 Points ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2687 Points ∼47% +12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2675 Points ∼46% +12%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3843 Points ∼67% +60%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2398 - 2675, n=4)
2525 Points ∼44% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 15628, n=201, last 2 years)
5775 Points ∼100% +141%
Web (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1172 Points ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1271 Points ∼96% +8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1328 Points ∼100% +13%
Nokia X10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1254 Points ∼94% +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1152 - 1353, n=4)
1251 Points ∼94% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2169, n=201, last 2 years)
1280 Points ∼96% +9%

When it comes to browser performance, the smartphone also proves to be very capable. It can outperform most comparison devices in the benchmarks, but the Nokia X10 and the Motorola Moto G50 are still a bit faster overall.

There's a slight lag when loading large websites in everyday use, and you have to wait for images to load from time to time. All in all, however, the browsing experience is quite fast.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 161, n=183, last 2 years)
49.7 Points ∼100% +30%
Motorola Moto G50 (Chrome 91)
46.02 Points ∼93% +20%
Nokia X10 (Chrome 91)
44.047 Points ∼89% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
38.213 Points ∼77%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (36 - 40.4, n=4)
37.9 Points ∼76% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
36.979 Points ∼74% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
36.302 Points ∼73% -5%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 375, n=195, last 2 years)
89.5 Points ∼100% +14%
Nokia X10 (Chrome 91)
78.822 Points ∼88% +1%
Motorola Moto G50 (Chrome 91)
78.6 Points ∼88% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
78.407 Points ∼88%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (69.5 - 78.4, n=4)
74.4 Points ∼83% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
71.721 Points ∼80% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
67.301 Points ∼75% -14%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 196, n=168, last 2 years)
49.1 runs/min ∼100% +32%
Motorola Moto G50 (Chome 91)
38.4 runs/min ∼78% +3%
Nokia X10 (Chome 91)
38.06 runs/min ∼78% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chome 92)
37.2 runs/min ∼76%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (36 - 38.3, n=4)
37.1 runs/min ∼76% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
36.8 runs/min ∼75% -1%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 194, n=203, last 2 years)
78.2 Points ∼100% +35%
Motorola Moto G50 (Chrome 91)
72 Points ∼92% +24%
Nokia X10 (Chrome 91)
67 Points ∼86% +16%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
58 Points ∼74%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (50 - 58, n=3)
54 Points ∼69% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
51 Points ∼65% -12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
50 Points ∼64% -14%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 58632, n=210, last 2 years)
17634 Points ∼100% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
16870 Points ∼96%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (15459 - 17380, n=4)
16421 Points ∼93% -3%
Motorola Moto G50 (Chrome 91)
15861 Points ∼90% -6%
Nokia X10 (Chrome 91)
15636 Points ∼89% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
15459 Points ∼88% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
14156 Points ∼80% -16%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 29635, n=212, last 2 years)
3929 ms * ∼100% -54%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
3466.7 ms * ∼88% -36%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
3327.7 ms * ∼85% -31%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (2543 - 3387, n=4)
3101 ms * ∼79% -22%
Nokia X10 (Chrome 91)
2699.4 ms * ∼69% -6%
Motorola Moto G50 (Chrome 91)
2694.4 ms * ∼69% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
2543.4 ms * ∼65%

* ... smaller is better

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G paints a sad picture when it comes to storage speed: The slow eMMC flash memory can't keep up with the UFS storage in the Galaxy A32 5G or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G.

Overall, data transfers take longer than on similarly priced devices, and loading times are longer as well.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5GSamsung Galaxy A32 5GXiaomi Redmi Note 10 5GMotorola Moto G50Nokia X10Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
114%
116%
23%
84%
-33%
81%
Sequential Read 256KB
300.5
858.19
186%
939.22
213%
392
30%
498.6
66%
274 (95.6 - 704, n=172)
-9%
781 (41.9 - 2037, n=289, last 2 years)
160%
Sequential Write 256KB
210.3
381.69
81%
398.05
89%
204.4
-3%
455
116%
178 (40 - 274, n=172)
-15%
346 (11.9 - 1321, n=289, last 2 years)
65%
Random Read 4KB
118
174.64
48%
151.55
28%
89.2
-24%
170.6
45%
58.6 (11.4 - 149, n=172)
-50%
139 (13.5 - 325, n=289, last 2 years)
18%
Random Write 4KB
69.2
167.15
142%
162.76
135%
131.7
90%
145.4
110%
28.7 (3.4 - 147, n=172)
-59%
125 (5.2 - 330, n=289, last 2 years)
81%

Games – Surprise in 2D games

The Galaxy phone has a surprise in store when it comes to our gaming benchmarks: In our fps measurements with GameBench's software, the smartphone achieves very high frame rates in the fast 2D shooter Armajet. Admittedly, they fluctuate heavily between 65 and 90 fps, but that's more than some higher-priced smartphones reach in this game. Samsung appears to have optimized its smartphone here.

However, in 3D games like PUBG, the performance that is typical for the class is seen again, namely that a maximum of 40 fps is achieved, and that this isn't that stable, either. If you have very high requirements as a gamer, you'll probably have to spend more money, but users who like to play fast 2D games and want high frame rates still have good chances with the Galaxy A22 5G.

The controls are also reliable, and the touchscreen responds quickly.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Armajet
Armajet
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; Armajet; 1.60.13: Ø79.9 (65-91)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.5.0: Ø37.4 (22-41)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 1.5.0: Ø29.3 (22-31)

Emissions – No throttling in the Galaxy phone

Temperature

3DMark Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
3DMark Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
3DMark Wild Life Stress Test
3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

The Samsung phone's surface heats up to a maximum of 41.1 °C (~106 °F) under load. The hottest areas are found in the smartphone's upper area around the camera. The temperature increase is within the usual range and shouldn't lead to any problems in normal ambient temperatures.

Furthermore, performance doesn't seem to be affected by the temperature increase as the endurance benchmarks show: In the 3DMark Wild Life Stress Test, for example, performance is still 99% of the initial performance after having run the benchmark 20 times.

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Nokia X10
Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.7 (978min - 981max) % ∼100% +1%
Motorola Moto G50
Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.4 (981min - 987max) % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99 (1098min - 1109max) % ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.9 (1240min - 1254max) % ∼99% 0%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Nokia X10
Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.5 (290min - 294max) % ∼100% +1%
Motorola Moto G50
Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99 (289min - 292max) % ∼99% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
98.8 (316min - 320max) % ∼99%
Max. Load
 40.1 °C
104 F
37.7 °C
100 F
36.7 °C
98 F
 
 39.9 °C
104 F
36.8 °C
98 F
36.5 °C
98 F
 
 39.1 °C
102 F
36.9 °C
98 F
36.6 °C
98 F
 
Maximum: 40.1 °C = 104 F
Average: 37.8 °C = 100 F
36.2 °C
97 F
36.9 °C
98 F
39.4 °C
103 F
35.9 °C
97 F
36.6 °C
98 F
41 °C
106 F
35.7 °C
96 F
36.9 °C
98 F
41.1 °C
106 F
Maximum: 41.1 °C = 106 F
Average: 37.7 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.1 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.8 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.1 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.1 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.3 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Heat map - Back
Heat map - Back
Heat map - Front
Heat map - Front

Speaker

The speaker at the bottom has to do its job alone, meaning that the phone only offers mono sound. At up to 83.5 dB(A), it can produce a fairly strong sound, but bass and low mids are hardly available, and sound isn't very powerful overall. The comparison with the Galaxy A32 5G clearly shows the difference; you get a considerably fuller and more balanced sound there.

At least you don't have to deal with overemphasized trebles in our test device, and you can still listen at full volume without your ears ringing. Dolby Atmos can also be activated in the settings to improve sound, but we only noticed a minimal difference.

Audio output via Bluetooth and wired headphones works well, but you'll have to do without the aptX HD codecs used for improving sound during wireless playback.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2045.643.12540.2403133.4324031.237.5503540.76327.524.78020.119.810019.619.312517.222.616015.931.920012.438.72501245.931510.249.640010.154.15008.760.663015.266.680016.368.4100015.673.9125013.174.6160011.174.1200011.574250011.772.9315014.171.1400014.465.6500017.763.6630016.567.7800016.769.71000018.174.11250017.573.21600018.854.9SPL27.183.5N0.854.2median 15.2median 66.6Delta2.613.135.944.92942.825.144.231.445.142.446.132.448.52647.821.547.41549.121.350.914.453.81457.513.559.511.964.312.265.512.666.513.471.712.275.712.37812.779.913.580.9138312.885.113.782.313.583.613.881.714.783.313.680.214.2731571.125.793.20.795median 13.5median 73110.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A22 5GSamsung Galaxy A32 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 56% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 73% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (93.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.9% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.8% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 90% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 29% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life – Samsung's phone charges slowly

Energy consumption

In terms of power consumption, the Samsung phone is on par with its class and even proves to be slightly less taxing than the competition in some idle scenarios. Consumption is also moderate under load, while the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G in particular proved to be very power-hungry here.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.9 / 1.3 / 1.7 Watt
Load midlight 3.8 / 5.8 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.