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Samsung Galaxy S22: Exynos 2200 model fails miserably in battery tests

The Galaxy S22 often offers worse battery life than its predecessor, at least with an Exynos SoC. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
The Galaxy S22 often offers worse battery life than its predecessor, at least with an Exynos SoC. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
The Exynos 2200 has failed to impress in DxOMark's battery tests of the Galaxy S22. The Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra fare better, but none set the world alight when mated to Samsung's in-house silicon.

DxOMark has put the European version of the Galaxy S22 through its paces in various battery tests. To recap, Samsung sells the Galaxy S22 series with the Exynos 2200 in Europe, which relies on a 4 nm process and an Xclipse 920 GPU, among other components. In comparison, many other markets received the Galaxy S22 with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the flagship SoC of choice until the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus arrives later this year.

As the screenshots below shows, DxOMark rates all Exynos 2200 models poorly for battery life, particularly the Galaxy S22. While DxOMark criticises the high power consumption of the Exynos 2200 in standby mode, the Galaxy S22's 3,700 mAh battery capacity does not help. Predictably, the Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra last longer than the smaller sibling, but only because of their 4,500 mAh and 5,000 mAh batteries, respectively.

(Image source: DxOMark)
(Image source: DxOMark)
(Image source: DxOMark)

Worse still, the Galaxy S22 falls short of its predecessor, which matches the Xiaomi 11T Pro for battery life in most cases. Similarly, the Exynos version of the Galaxy S21 is on par with the Apple iPhone 13, although not when it comes to music playback. In short, DxOMark considers the Galaxy S22 a step back from the Galaxy S21 regarding battery life.

In fact, the Galaxy S22 sits dead last on DxOMark's battery score leaderboard, even behind the iPhone 12 mini. The Galaxy S22 cannot recharge its 3,700 mAh battery quickly, either. In other tests, DxOMark claims that its review unit took 1:39 hours to recharge fully over a wired connection, or 2:13 hours when recharging wirelessly. Unfortunately, Samsung does not bundle a charger with the Galaxy S22, for one reason or another.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-03-28 (Update: 2022-03-28)