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Samsung Galaxy S22+: High-end smartphone and the golden mean in the new Galaxy S line-up

The flat design of the Samsung Galaxy S22+ resembles the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The flat design of the Samsung Galaxy S22+ resembles the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max.
For its Galaxy S series, Samsung brings together its flagship smartphones for a puntual relaunch at the beginning of each year. This year, buyers can choose from three Galaxy S models, including the Galaxy S22+, whose 6.6-inch display reportedly has a brightness of up to 1750 nits.

Samsung's Galaxy S22 may only be an entry-level model in the new Galaxy S line-up, but it doesn't skimp on performance. Just like the 6.8-inch top model Galaxy S22 Ultra, the 6.1-inch small smartphone is armed with the high-end Exynos 2200. The same is also true of the third Galaxy S model, the 6.6-inch Samsung Galaxy S22+.

Glass on the front and back side

The Galaxy S22+ lies between the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22 Ultra in terms of price, form factor and features, but is overall closer to the entry-level model. It also shares an identical design with the entry-level model.

Like the 120 Hz AMOLED display, the back of the Galaxy S22+ is also protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and is quite resistant to fingerprints thanks to its matte finish. Both halves are connected by an Armor Aluminum frame, which is supposed to give the smartphone a high level of rigidity. The most prominent design element on the back side is the triple camera which has a resolution of 50 MP. It also has a significantly improved night mode compared to the Galaxy S21+ and can record videos in HDR10+. 

Very bright AMOLED display

As the review shows, improvements compared to its slightly larger 6.7-inch Galaxy S21+ predecessor are limited. However, the adaptive 120 Hz display has changed somewhat. The AMOLED screen of the Galaxy S22+ is said to achieve a brightness of up to 1750 nits, which is just as high as the Galaxy S22 Ultra. In our review, the Galaxy S22+ does not quite reach the manufacturer's specifications, but it still has one of the brightest displays that we have measured in smartphones to date.

Read the full review of the Samsung Galaxy S22+ here.

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Manuel Masiero, 2022-05-12 (Update: 2022-05-10)