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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G review - The fusion of two smartphone models

With an integrated S Pen. With the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung combines the top models of the S and the Note series. The smartphone uses high-end components in all areas and splurges in superlatives. Find out in our test, whether this combination succeeds and where there might be some problem areas.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra represents a modern symbiosis of the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Galaxy Note20 Ultra, with the manufacturer choosing an appearance of the Note series.

Samsung uses the most current technology and equips the smartphone with a super-bright display that supports an adaptive refresh rate of 1 to 120 Hz. While the Exynos 2200 is used in Europe, most other regions of the world get the models based on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The S Pen is also included again and can be stored inside the case.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is offered in four storage versions and up to seven color variants:

  • 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage: 1,249 Euros (~$1,371)
  • 12 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage: 1,349 Euros (~$1,481)
  • 12 GB RAM and 512 GB internal storage: 1,449 Euros (~$1,591)
  • 12 GB RAM and 1024 GB internal storage: 1,649 Euros (~$1,811)

Our test unit is the smallest version in Phantom Black.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Galaxy S Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 2200 8 x 1.8 - 2.8 GHz, Exynos X2 / Cortex-A710 / A510
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR5
Display
6.80 inch 19.3:9, 3088 x 1440 pixel 501 PPI, capacitive, dynamic AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 101.2 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, OTG, UWB, DeX, Ant+
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), LTE (band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66), 5G Sub6 (band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 75, 77, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 163.3 x 77.9 ( = 0.35 x 6.43 x 3.07 in)
Battery
18.83 Wh, 5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 3.8 V
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 108 MPix (f/1.8, 24 mm, 1/1.33", 0.8 µm, OIS) + 10 MPix (10x optical zoom, f/4.9, 230 mm, 1/3.52", 1.12 µm, OIS) + 10 MPix (3x optical zoom, f/2.4, 70 mm, 1/3.52", 1.12 µm, OIS) + 12 MPix (ultra wide, f/2.2, 13 mm, 1/2.55", 1.4 µm); Camera2-API: full
Secondary Camera: 40 MPix (f/2.2, 26 mm, 1/2.82", 0.7 µm)
Additional features
Keyboard: onscreen, USB cable (Type-C to Type-C), SIM tool, One UI 4.1, 24 Months Warranty, IP68; dual band GNSS: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS; photo/video aspect ratio: 4:3, 16:9, 1:1, 19.5:9; Head SAR: 1.049 W/kg, Body SAR: 1.585 W/kg, fanless, waterproof
Weight
228 g ( = 8.04 oz / 0.5 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1249 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.3 %
03/2022
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920
228 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.80"3088x1440
89.3 %
02/2021
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11
208 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.90"3088x1440
90.2 %
02/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14
227 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.80"3200x1440
87.4 %
02/2022
Xiaomi 12 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
204 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.73"3200x1440
89 %
04/2022
Oppo Find X5 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
221 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"3216x1440
90.4 %
10/2021
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15, A15 GPU 5-Core
238 g128 GB NVMe6.70"2778x1284

Case - A lot of glass and aluminum for the S22 Ultra

Looking at the front, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is indistinguishable from the Galaxy Note20 Ultra. The form factor is identical, and you only notice that you are looking at a different model when you see the camera. The S22 Ultra is offered in a total of seven colors. While Phantom Black, White, Green, and Burgundy are available from various vendors, Graphite, Red, and Sky Blue remain reserved for the Samsung online shop. The exclusive colors are also not available for the 1-TB model, and they always have a black frame with the back accentuated in the respective color.

At a weight of 228 grams (~8 oz), the Samsung smartphone is fairly heavy. However, this isn't much of a hindrance due to the rounded edges and the fairly large size. The center of mass is also in the bottom half of the smartphone, which we really like. The thickness is specified as 8.1 mm (~0.32 in), and we measure even half a millimeter less. The cameras stick out of the case by up to 2.65 mm (~0.1 in), causing the S22 Ultra to wobble quite a bit on a flat surface.

The workmanship is first class. The gaps are very tight and mostly flush. In our test unit, we only detect a tiny irregularity in the size range of a micrometer in one of the corners on the back. When we try to twist the smartphone, we are only able to get it to produce a very slight creaking noise. Both the front and back are protected by Corning Gorilla Glas Victus+, and the frame is made from the so-called Armor Aluminum, which is supposed to be a particularly robust alloy.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is protected from dust and water according to the IP68 certification, so it is both dust- and waterproof. However, in the small print, Samsung limits the latter to a depth of 1.5 m submerged in fresh water for up to 30 minutes. The cover of the card slot is flush with the frame, and the card tray can accept up to two nanoSIM cards.

Size Comparison

165.1 mm / 6.5 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 227 g0.5 lbs164.8 mm / 6.49 inch 77.2 mm / 3.04 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.66 mm / 0.3409 inch 204 g0.4497 lbs163.3 mm / 6.43 inch 77.9 mm / 3.07 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 228 g0.503 lbs163.7 mm / 6.44 inch 73.9 mm / 2.91 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 221 g0.4872 lbs160.8 mm / 6.33 inch 78.1 mm / 3.07 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 238 g0.525 lbs

Equipment - Samsung smartphone without microSD support

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra offers a fast USB connection that operates according to the USB 3.2 (Gen. 1) specifications and supports wired image output. Samsung's DeX desktop mode is also included again and can be projected to a connected display either in wired mode or wirelessly (via Miracast).

What used to be a power button is now a multifunction key, allowing you to directly open the Bixby voice assistant. Unfortunately, you cannot replace this with other assistants, but you can assign other functions to the key.

An ultrawideband chip (UWB) is integrated for accurate locating of an optional Galaxy SmartTag Plus. You only have to live without storage expansion via microSD card, since this is not supported.

Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Left side
Left side
Right: volume, multifunction key
Right: volume, multifunction key
Bottom: SIM, microphone, USB, speaker, S Pen
Bottom: SIM, microphone, USB, speaker, S Pen

Software - Current Android and guaranteed updates for a long time

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is delivered with Google Android 12 and the in-house One UI 4.1 user interface. The smartphone is supposed to receive four major updates, so you can expect to get Android 16. In addition, monthly security patches are guaranteed for five years. This is exemplary!

Samsung's own app store, the Galaxy Store, is also installed again. In addition to Google's child protection, there is also a child mode for very small children. With Samsung DeX, there is an additional desktop mode, which can now not only be displayed on external monitors, but you can also run it as a virtual machine on a Windows PC. In addition to transferring data via drag-and-drop, this also allows running Android apps directly on the PC. A very minor disappointment is that this is only possible in wired mode at this point.

Communication and GNSS - Precise locating and 6-GHz WLAN

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is able to use all the current mobile communication standards, including 5G. However, the European version continues to lack the mmWave support, even though on paper, the modem of the Exynos 2200 should be able to support this. This leaves the slightly slower 5G Sub6, although, in theory, this also allows data rates of up to 5.1 Gbit/s for download and 2.55 Gbit/s for upload.

In the WLAN, the Galaxy smartphone can use all the available options, supporting Wi-Fi 6E including the 6-GHz band. This allows for extremely high and stable data rates using our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router. Unfortunately, this is only the case in the 6-Ghz band, and when Wi-Fi 6 is used in the 5-GHz range, the S22 Ultra remains below the possibilities of this standard.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1569 (1493min - 1651max) MBit/s ∼100% +201%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1214 (516min - 1524max) MBit/s ∼77% +133%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
890 (433min - 934max) MBit/s ∼57% +71%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78.3 - 1710, n=49, last 2 years)
657 MBit/s ∼42% +26%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
521 (311min - 704max) MBit/s ∼33%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1465 (1307min - 1536max) MBit/s ∼100% +105%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1352 (1210min - 1436max) MBit/s ∼92% +89%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
820 (799min - 837max) MBit/s ∼56% +15%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
716 (539min - 791max) MBit/s ∼49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72.5 - 1736, n=49, last 2 years)
636 MBit/s ∼43% -11%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
875 (836min - 889max) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
803 (437min - 889max) MBit/s ∼92%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
633 (523min - 703max) MBit/s ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
772 (691min - 832max) MBit/s ∼88%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=210, last 2 years)
485 MBit/s ∼55%
iperf3 receive AX12
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
922 (904min - 928max) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
169 (156min - 180max) MBit/s ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
870 (841min - 882max) MBit/s ∼94%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
718 (707min - 724max) MBit/s ∼78%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=210, last 2 years)
472 MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1702 (1642min - 1735max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (943 - 1751, n=6, last 2 years)
1375 MBit/s ∼81% -19%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1704 (852min - 1767max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (853 - 1768, n=6, last 2 years)
1337 MBit/s ∼78% -22%
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Samsung Exynos 2200, Samsung Xclipse 920; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1676 (852-1767)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Samsung Exynos 2200, Samsung Xclipse 920; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1694 (1642-1735)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Samsung Exynos 2200, Samsung Xclipse 920; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø715 (539-791)
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Apple A15 Bionic, Apple A15 GPU 5-Core; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø718 (707-724)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Samsung Exynos 2200, Samsung Xclipse 920; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø510 (311-704)
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Apple A15 Bionic, Apple A15 GPU 5-Core; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø875 (836-889)
GPS Test: outdoors
outdoors
GPS Test: indoors
indoors

Due to the wide GNSS spectrum support of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, it is able to determine its location quickly and with high accuracy even indoors.

When the Samsung smartphone is compared with the Garmin Venu 2 on our short bike tour, it produces a route recording that is as good as that of the fitness smartwatch but even more accurate in determining the altitude. So the S22 Ultra should be very well-suited for all usage scenarios where you need accurate locating. 

GNSS test route: around the lake
GNSS test route: around the lake
GNSS test route: turning point
GNSS test route: turning point
GNSS test route: overview
GNSS test route: overview

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra distinguishes itself with excellent voice quality. The earpiece produces a very natural-sounding voice that is unaffected by any minor noise distractions. Even if the surroundings become louder, the noise can be filtered out to a large extent and the voice of the user only sounds slightly nasal. In speaker mode, the voice of the user is reproduced with a minimal echo. With further distance, this effect increases slightly and the volume is reduced, but the voice is still clearly discernable at more than two-and-a-half meters distance.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra supports VoLTE as well as WLAN calling. While it offers two nanoSIM slots, alternatively you can also use an eSIM instead of the second physical SIM. The system does not implement SIP account control. 

Cameras - Refinement of a proven setup

Selfie in the photo mode
photo mode
Selfie in the portrait mode
portrait mode
Filter options during postprocessing
Filter options

According to the datasheet, the cameras of the Galaxy S22 Ultra are technically equal to the predecessor. The changes happened mostly in form of adjustments to the image algorithms and more expansive options offered by the new ISP.

The front camera operates with a 40 MP resolution, with the image pixels getting combined into 10 MP. The autofocus continues to be included. The Galaxy S22 Ultra succeeds in taking very balanced selfies that distinguish themselves by high color accuracy and sharpness. The camera app also offers many adjustment options. Videos can be recorded in up to Ultra HD resolution at up to 60 FPS.

The heart of the quad-camera setup on the back is a 108-MP sensor, which is probably an optimized Samsung ISOCELL HM3. Pixel binning is used again to get better results mainly in weak light conditions. The summing of nine of the pixels that are nominally 0.8 micrometers in size results in a superpixel with an effective size of 2.4 micrometers. The processed result then only has a 12 MP resolution. However, if you prefer, you can also create pictures that have the full resolution or in the RAW format.

The fact that Samsung offers dual-pixel autofocus for all the lenses, as well as an additional Laser AF, warrants positive mention. The main sensor and the two tele lenses support optical image stabilization (OIS).

While the image quality is good in daylight, there is still some room for improvement. The radical sharpening also leads to the loss of some details. The S21 Ultra predecessor initially had some similar problems, but those were gradually remedied through software updates. The ultrawide angle lens delivers good results but shows some deficits in the depth sharpness. However, in contrast to many competitors, there are no visible aberrations. The two tele lenses each have a 10 MP resolution and offer 3x and 10x (periscope camera) optical zoom respectively. While there continues to be the ability for 100x digital zoom, the results are rather mediocre. On the other hand, the image stabilization works surprisingly well, still allowing you to take freehand pictures with zoom levels even above 50x.

Videos can be recorded with the main camera in 8K (24 FPS), but then many of the features and the additional lenses won't be available. You will get all the capabilities in 4K (up to 60 FPS), but you cannot switch between lenses during the recording. This is only possible in Ultra HD at 30 FPS or in Full HD at 30 and 60 FPS. The recordings are very attractive and can even be captured in HDR10+ (30 FPS only).

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 cameraMain cameraUltra-wide angle5x ZoomLow-Light

Under controlled light conditions, we see similar results as in everyday operation. Particularly the high resolution of the image sensor isn't necessarily an advantage, since even in the center of our test chart image, details appear slightly blurry at full size. Gradual color changes are reproduced very cleanly.

We like the color reproduction, which appears relatively natural. Samsung only displays green color tones slightly too saturated.

ColorChecker
8.9 ∆E
5 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
4 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G: 6.12 ∆E min: 2.2 - max: 14.29 ∆E
ColorChecker
14.9 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
26.4 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
20 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
28.2 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G: 19.84 ∆E min: 9.11 - max: 28.23 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - S22 Ultra again without a charger

The contents of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra box turn out meager, only including a USB-C cable and a SIM tool. Optionally, Samsung also offers protective covers and other accessories for the smartphone.

The warranty is 24 months and can be expanded by the Samsung Care+ insurance package, costing a one-time fee of 149 Euros (~$164).

Input Devices and Operation - Ultrasound fingerprint sensor and S Pen

The glass surface of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra offers excellent sliding characteristics and recognizes up to ten touch points simultaneously, implementing the commands quickly and accurately.

The highlight of the S22 Ultra is the S Pen, which capabilities are identical to that of the Galaxy Note20 Ultra. It also supports Bluetooth as well as gestures for remote control options. You can even switch the pens between the models. The S Pen continues to support offscreen notes, and as usual, you can write on screenshots or format text directly in Word via handwriting recognition. The small pen offers numerous options and a good writing experience.

Biometric security is provided by an ultrasound fingerprint sensor below the display, which unlocks the smartphone at an attractive speed and offers a very high recognition rate. In addition, there is also a less secure face recognition method using the front camera.

Display - Superbright 120-Hz AMOLED in the Galaxy smartphone

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 6.8-inch (17.27 cm) dynamic AMOLED display that optionally either offers a QHD+ or Full HD+ resolution, displaying the contents very sharply. The maximum refresh rate is 120 Hz, which is supposed to be lowered via adaptive control down to 1 Hz. However, we are unable to confirm this, since we only see a minimum refresh rate of 24 Hz in the test.

In terms of brightness, the Samsung smartphone makes a powerful effort, achieving up to 1,111 cd/m² with the display of a full white area with an activated brightness sensor. This makes it the brightest smartphone display in our database. With an even distribution of dark and light areas on the panel, the maximum brightness increases to 1,665 cd/m² (APL50) and 1,788 cd/m² (APL18).

Those who don't want to leave the brightness adjustment up to the sensor will get up to 442 cd/m². If the brightness sensor is deactivated, Samsung also offers an "Additional brightness" function in the settings, which increases the brightness up to 716 cd/m². On the other extreme, the panel can be dimmed down to 1.83 cd/m², and here Samsung offers the "Extra dimming" function, allowing you to reduce the brightness to 0.45 cd/m².

We were also able to see the OLED typical flickering in the Galaxy S22 Ultra. However, the frequency is very constant, similar to DC Dimming. Depending on the refresh rate, it operates at 120 or 240 Hz, meaning that the panel should cause relatively little discomfort for sensitive users.

The Samsung smartphone also includes a comprehensively configurable always-on display as well as an additional comfort mode for a display that is easier on the eyes. 

1109
cd/m²
1073
cd/m²
1111
cd/m²
1075
cd/m²
1077
cd/m²
1110
cd/m²
1095
cd/m²
1079
cd/m²
1111
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1111 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1093.3 cd/m² Minimum: 0.45 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 1077 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.2 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 1.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
98.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.37
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Dynamic AMOLED, 3088x1440, 6.80
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Dynamic AMOLED, 3088x1440, 6.90
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 3200x1440, 6.80
Xiaomi 12 Pro
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Oppo Find X5 Pro
AMOLED, 3216x1440, 6.70
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
OLED, 2778x1284, 6.70
Screen
-137%
-37%
-19%
-7%
14%
Brightness middle
1077
860
-20%
910
-16%
959
-11%
746
-31%
1049
-3%
Brightness
1093
878
-20%
913
-16%
977
-11%
744
-32%
1060
-3%
Brightness Distribution
97
96
-1%
98
1%
96
-1%
97
0%
98
1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.2
4.5
-275%
2
-67%
1.1
8%
0.9
25%
0.78
35%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2
10.4
-420%
3.1
-55%
3.1
-55%
1.6
20%
1.72
14%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.3
2.4
-85%
2.2
-69%
1.9
-46%
1.6
-23%
0.8
38%
Gamma
2.37 93%
2 110%
2.06 107%
2.22 99%
2.23 99%
2.181 101%
CCT
6526 100%
6466 101%
6512 100%
6498 100%
6499 100%
6559 99%

* ... 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 120 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 120 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 120 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 21805 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum brightness
minimum
25% brightness
25%
50% brightness
50%
75% brightness
75%
maximum brightness (without sensor)
100%

Measurements with a fixed zoom level and various brightness adjustments (Rigol MSO5102)

We evaluate the accuracy of the display with a photo spectrometer and the CalMAN analysis software. We get the most natural display in the "Natural" mode, where the grayscale, as well as the colors, are close to the ideals. However, then only the smaller sRGB color space is available.

In the state of delivery, the "Vivid" mode produces cooler colors, but if you move the white balance slider to the first step called "Warm," the grayscale is as good as in the "Natural" mode. Only the colors aren't as accurate, since the saturation turns out stronger in the "Vivid" mode. On the other hand, then the larger DCI-P3 color space will be available.

Grayscale (profile: Vivid, white balance: 1st step Warm; color target space: DCI-P3)
Grayscale (profile: Vivid, white balance: 1st step Warm; color target space: DCI-P3)
Colors (profile: Vivid, white balance: 1st step Warm; color target space: DCI-P3)
Colors (profile: Vivid, white balance: 1st step Warm; color target space: DCI-P3)
Color space (profile: Vivid, white balance: 1st step Warm; color target space: DCI-P3)
Color space (profile: Vivid, white balance: 1st step Warm; color target space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (profile: Vivid, white balance: 1st step Warm; color target space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (profile: Vivid, white balance: 1st step Warm; color target space: DCI-P3)
Grayscale (profile: Natural; color target space: sRGB)
Grayscale (profile: Natural; color target space: sRGB)
Colors (profile: Natural; color target space: sRGB)
Colors (profile: Natural; color target space: sRGB)
Color space (profile: Natural; color target space: sRGB)
Color space (profile: Natural; color target space: sRGB)
Saturation (profile: Natural; color target space: sRGB)
Saturation (profile: Natural; color target space: sRGB)

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
1.501 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.7 ms rise
↘ 0.801 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
0.872 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.448 ms rise
↘ 0.424 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.8 ms).

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra can be used outdoors without any limitation. This is not only the result of the high brightness reserves but also of the low reflections on the glass surface.

In addition, the brightness sensor is very fast, without being stingy with the panel brightness.

As expected, the viewing angle stability is very good. From very steep viewing angles, the AMOLED display only shows a slightly cooler and darker image, but otherwise, the display remains flawless.

Viewing angle stability of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Viewing angle stability of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Performance - The Exynos 2200 isn't the announced game changer

In Europe, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra uses an Exynos 2200 with 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 working memory. Why Samsung decided to take a step back and use merely 8 GB of RAM in the small storage configuration remains a mystery to us.

Unfortunately, the benchmarks do not confirm that this was a good decision. While the CPU performance is definitely very good, the Exynos 2200 places behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Apple's A15. In the multi-core test of Geekbench, even its predecessor, the Exynos 2100, is able to barely beat it.

The AnTuTu benchmark shows similar performance differences. However, those can also be traced back to the insufficient cooling of the SoC, since the result increases to 878,398 points when we run the AnTuTu in the fridge. The Exynos also limps behind in the AI acceleration. While it succeeds in doubling the performance of its predecessor in the Procyon benchmark, the Snapdragon 8 is still six times as fast.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
1742 Points ∼100% +51%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1257 Points ∼72% +9%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1192 Points ∼68% +3%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1154 Points ∼66%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (1133 - 1154, n=3)
1144 Points ∼66% -1%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
1106 Points ∼63% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 12288
940 Points ∼54% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=255, last 2 years)
670 Points ∼38% -42%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
4914 Points ∼100% +38%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3738 Points ∼76% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
3583 Points ∼73% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
3560 Points ∼72%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (3474 - 3599, n=3)
3544 Points ∼72% 0%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3488 Points ∼71% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 12288
2787 Points ∼57% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=255, last 2 years)
2192 Points ∼45% -38%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
14339 Points ∼100% +14%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (12579 - 14998, n=3)
13882 Points ∼97% +10%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13131 Points ∼92% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
12579 Points ∼88%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
12144 Points ∼85% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=146, last 2 years)
10218 Points ∼71% -19%
Antutu v9
Total Score
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
962824 Points ∼100% +37%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
856953 Points ∼89% +22%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
800222 Points ∼83% +14%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (704479 - 850401, n=3)
789542 Points ∼82% +12%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
749520 Points ∼78% +6%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
704479 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 12288
653269 Points ∼68% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1041980, n=110, last 2 years)
557265 Points ∼58% -21%
CPU
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
227638 Points ∼100% +56%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
215836 Points ∼95% +48%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
199585 Points ∼88% +37%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (145904 - 216734, n=3)
187816 Points ∼83% +29%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 12288
173967 Points ∼76% +19%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
172621 Points ∼76% +18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (32647 - 237230, n=110, last 2 years)
148311 Points ∼65% +2%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
145904 Points ∼64%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
8124 Points ∼100% +29%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (6319 - 7186, n=3)
6832 Points ∼84% +8%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6799 Points ∼84% +8%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6319 Points ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
6247 Points ∼77% -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6007 Points ∼74% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 12288
4791 Points ∼59% -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (895 - 8124, n=170, last 2 years)
4235 Points ∼52% -33%
System
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
19657 Points ∼100% +88%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (10464 - 11373, n=3)
11016 Points ∼56% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
10936 Points ∼56% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
10464 Points ∼53%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10340 Points ∼53% -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10006 Points ∼51% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 12288
9024 Points ∼46% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1542 - 19657, n=170, last 2 years)
7514 Points ∼38% -28%
Memory
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
6588 Points ∼100% +6%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6523 Points ∼99% +5%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (6212 - 6844, n=3)
6490 Points ∼99% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6212 Points ∼94%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5125 Points ∼78% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1012 - 9044, n=170, last 2 years)
4849 Points ∼74% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 12288
3811 Points ∼58% -39%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
3612 Points ∼55% -42%
Graphics
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
25642 Points ∼100% +50%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
21944 Points ∼86% +28%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (17104 - 17475, n=3)
17283 Points ∼67% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
17104 Points ∼67%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
15216 Points ∼59% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
14362 Points ∼56% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 12288
10646 Points ∼42% -38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (478 - 25642, n=170, last 2 years)
7349 Points ∼29% -57%
Web
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
2392 Points ∼100% +67%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (1434 - 1960, n=3)
1773 Points ∼74% +24%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1669 Points ∼70% +16%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
1471 Points ∼61% +3%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1444 Points ∼60% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 12288
1439 Points ∼60% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1434 Points ∼60%
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=170, last 2 years)
1387 Points ∼58% -3%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
68880 Points ∼100% +535%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
63613 Points ∼92% +487%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1555 - 80599, n=62, last 2 years)
14009 Points ∼20% +29%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
10841 Points ∼16%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
 
10841 Points ∼16% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
5725 Points ∼8% -47%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 12288
5029 Points ∼7% -54%
Geekbench ML
TensorFlow Lite CPU 0.5
Average of class Smartphone
  (196 - 951, n=5, last 2 years)
407 Points ∼100% +22%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
334 Points ∼82%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
 
334 Points ∼82% 0%
TensorFlow Lite GPU 0.5
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
842 Points ∼100%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
 
842 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (388 - 842, n=3, last 2 years)
570 Points ∼68% -32%
TensorFlow Lite NNAPI / Core ML 0.5
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
402 Points ∼100%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
 
402 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (127 - 402, n=3, last 2 years)
284 Points ∼71% -29%
AImark - Score v2.x
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
241222 Points ∼100% +3780%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
107460 Points ∼45% +1628%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
72572 Points ∼30% +1067%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=130, last 2 years)
60228 Points ∼25% +869%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (6217 - 6487, n=3)
6342 Points ∼3% +2%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6217 Points ∼3%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5982 Points ∼2% -4%

The brand new Xclipse 920 is used as the integrated graphics unit. It is based on AMD's RDNA 2 architecture, and the Korean manufacturer praises it as a game-changer. 

The impression from the CPU and system benchmarks also continues in the graphics benchmarks. The Galaxy S22 Ultra also places behind its competitors here, with some of them even being up to 33% faster. While the support of raytracing (RT) for the first time and variable rate shading (VRS) are great in theory, they don't bring any benefit without the software support for now. 

3DMark / Wild Life Score
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9927 Points ∼100% +37%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9826 Points ∼99% +36%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
9680 Points ∼98% +34%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7236 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5756 Points ∼58% -20%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4248 Points ∼43% -41%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
11688 Points ∼100% +60%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10384 Points ∼89% +42%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10175 Points ∼87% +40%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7288 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5873 Points ∼50% -19%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4162 Points ∼36% -43%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
3080 Points ∼100% +51%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2609 Points ∼85% +28%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2575 Points ∼84% +26%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2044 Points ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1871 Points ∼61% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1418 Points ∼46% -31%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
2817 Points ∼100% +47%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2523 Points ∼90% +32%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2513 Points ∼89% +31%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1916 Points ∼68%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1758 Points ∼62% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1391 Points ∼49% -27%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10005 Points ∼100% +16%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9149 Points ∼91% +6%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8612 Points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8345 Points ∼83% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6830 Points ∼68% -21%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
5782 Points ∼58% -33%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18090 Points ∼100% +39%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
16202 Points ∼90% +25%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13950 Points ∼77% +8%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
12972 Points ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10794 Points ∼60% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8239 Points ∼46% -36%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4651 Points ∼100% +18%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4273 Points ∼92% +8%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4150 Points ∼89% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3957 Points ∼85%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3902 Points ∼84% -1%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
1902 Points ∼41% -52%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
117 fps ∼100% +8%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
108 fps ∼92%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps ∼77% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
69 fps ∼59% -36%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼51% -44%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼51% -44%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
251 fps ∼100% +34%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
227.9 fps ∼91% +22%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
187 fps ∼75%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
181 fps ∼72% -3%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
117 fps ∼47% -37%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
96 fps ∼38% -49%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
118 fps ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
110 fps ∼91% -7%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
104 fps ∼86% -12%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼50% -49%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50% -49%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
425 fps ∼100% +41%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
409.6 fps ∼96% +36%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
380 fps ∼89% +26%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
302 fps ∼71%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
154 fps ∼36% -49%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
145 fps ∼34% -52%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
87 fps ∼100% +23%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
71 fps ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61 fps ∼70% -14%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼69% -15%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps ∼64% -21%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps ∼59% -28%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
169 fps ∼100% +33%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
144 fps ∼85% +13%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
127 fps ∼75%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
111 fps ∼66% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps ∼44% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65 fps ∼38% -49%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
53.2 fps ∼100% +36%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼73%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼73% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼68% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps ∼64% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps ∼56% -23%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
92.9 fps ∼100% +37%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
71 fps ∼76% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps ∼73%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63 fps ∼68% -7%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼62% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
38 fps ∼41% -44%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
54.8 fps ∼100% +77%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼66% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps ∼62% +10%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps ∼57%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps ∼49% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
26 fps ∼47% -16%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼100% +33%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
37.9 fps ∼95% +26%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps ∼85% +13%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps ∼75%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps ∼70% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps ∼55% -27%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
59.1 fps ∼100% +41%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps ∼90% +26%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps ∼83% +17%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps ∼74% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps ∼71%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps ∼63% -12%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
108 fps ∼100% +59%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
94 fps ∼87% +38%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
92 fps ∼85% +35%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
69 fps ∼64% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps ∼40% -37%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal / Overall Score
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2927 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2703 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2293 Points ∼78% -22%
Basemark GPU 1.2 / Vulkan Medium Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
136.6 (66.45min - 241.12max) fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
84.4 (17.95min - 272.19max) fps ∼62% -38%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
fps ∼0% -100%
Basemark GPU 1.2 / Vulkan Medium Native
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78.8 (48.73min - 159.49max) fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52.1 (22.24min - 74.36max) fps ∼66% -34%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
fps ∼0% -100%
Basemark GPU 1.2 / OpenGL Medium Native
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.8 (16.66min - 145.51max) fps ∼100% +75%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34.15 (14.28min - 181.12max) fps ∼57%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
fps ∼0% -100%
Basemark GPU 1.2 / OpenGL Medium Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98.8 (21.37min - 228.87max) fps ∼100% +206%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32.27 (11.43min - 230.32max) fps ∼33%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
fps ∼0% -100%

In the browser benchmarks, the Galaxy S22 Ultra shows a good performance, constantly placing only behind the iPhone.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (Safari 15)
181.8 Points ∼100% +88%
Oppo Find X5 Pro (Chrome 99)
103 Points ∼57% +6%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (96.4 - 107.4, n=3)
100.2 Points ∼55% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Chrome 99)
96.8 Points ∼53%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
84.1 Points ∼46% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Chrome 88)
76.6 Points ∼42% -21%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182.6, n=170, last 2 years)
62.1 Points ∼34% -36%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra (Chrome 84)
56.8 Points ∼31% -41%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (Safari 15)
402.9 Points ∼100% +101%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Chrome 99)
200 Points ∼50%
Oppo Find X5 Pro (Chrome 99)
172.8 Points ∼43% -14%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (118.9 - 200, n=3)
151.5 Points ∼38% -24%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
147.5 Points ∼37% -26%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Chrome 88)
127.3 Points ∼32% -36%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=170, last 2 years)
114.4 Points ∼28% -43%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra (Chrome 84)
96.2 Points ∼24% -52%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (Safari 15)
242 runs/min ∼100% +124%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Chrome 99)
108 runs/min ∼45%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (105 - 111, n=3)
108 runs/min ∼45% 0%
Oppo Find X5 Pro (Chrome 99)
104 runs/min ∼43% -4%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Chrome 88)
84.1 runs/min ∼35% -22%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
73.5 runs/min ∼30% -32%
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=156, last 2 years)
60.8 runs/min ∼25% -44%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (Safari 15)
248 Points ∼100% +100%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (124 - 153, n=3)
142 Points ∼57% +15%
Oppo Find X5 Pro (Chrome 99)
133 Points ∼54% +7%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Chrome 88)
132 Points ∼53% +6%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Chrome 99)
124 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
119 Points ∼48% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra (Chrome 84)
102 Points ∼41% -18%
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 265, n=178, last 2 years)
91.8 Points ∼37% -26%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (Safari 15)
63831 Points ∼100% +87%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (34055 - 44398, n=3)
39148 Points ∼61% +15%
Oppo Find X5 Pro (Chrome 99)
38407 Points ∼60% +13%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Chrome 99)
34055 Points ∼53%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
29750 Points ∼47% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Chrome 88)
27275 Points ∼43% -20%
Average of class Smartphone (3526 - 65969, n=184, last 2 years)
23241 Points ∼36% -32%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra (Chrome 84)
19695 Points ∼31% -42%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 15230, n=184, last 2 years)
3183 ms * ∼100% -153%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra (Chrome 84)
2296 ms * ∼72% -82%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Chrome 88)
1786 ms * ∼56% -42%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (1259 - 1566, n=3)
1461 ms * ∼46% -16%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
1330 ms * ∼42% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Chrome 99)
1259 ms * ∼40%
Oppo Find X5 Pro (Chrome 99)
1125 ms * ∼35% +11%
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (Safari 15)
414.8 ms * ∼13% +67%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (77 - 1219, n=13, last 2 years)
413 ms * ∼100% -47%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Chrome 88)
313.2 ms * ∼76% -11%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
302.5 ms * ∼73% -7%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
282 ms * ∼68% -0%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Chrome 99)
281.5 ms * ∼68%

* ... smaller is better

While the speed of the UFS 3.1 storage is very high as expected, Samsung doesn't achieve a top position in this area. However, these differences aren't noticeable anymore in everyday operation.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5GSamsung Galaxy Note20 UltraSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraXiaomi 12 ProOppo Find X5 ProAverage 128 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-20%
1%
25%
-25%
-19%
-48%
Sequential Read 256KB
1653
1782
8%
1710
3%
1620
-2%
1410
-15%
1573 ?(1030 - 1898, n=34)
-5%
929 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=248, last 2 years)
-44%
Sequential Write 256KB
1074
802
-25%
1077
0%
1465
36%
894
-17%
753 ?(233 - 1095, n=34)
-30%
471 ?(11.9 - 1485, n=248, last 2 years)
-56%
Random Read 4KB
322.3
186.7
-42%
316.7
-2%
324.9
1%
183.7
-43%
233 ?(126.2 - 322, n=34)
-28%
165.9 ?(13.5 - 345, n=248, last 2 years)
-49%
Random Write 4KB
273.1
217.7
-20%
279.5
2%
448.9
64%
210.4
-23%
234 ?(121.4 - 323, n=34)
-14%
159.3 ?(56.5 - 458, n=249, last 2 years)
-42%

Games - A lot of wasted potential

Theoretically, the Xclipse 920 of the Galaxy S22 Ultra offers more than sufficient performance to display all the current games smoothly in high-quality settings, but at this point, the reality looks different.

It is not that it really has any problems in keeping the display from stuttering since our measurements with GameBench show that there are no significant frame drops in the tested games. Instead, the problem is that High-Res or high frame rate settings aren't available at all. For example, "PUBG Mobile," which is even praised as a partner game, can only be played in the HD setting at 30 FPS. We would have expected twice the frame rate here and also higher detail levels. Similar behavior can be seen in "Call of Duty," which we could only play at low detail levels, and "Wild Rift" was lacking the HFR settings for 90 or 120 FPS that are even available in the Galaxy S21 FE. Apparently, there is still some work to be done in terms of optimizing the new GPU, so that it is able to do justice to its high-end ambitions.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Call of Duty Mobile
Call of Duty Mobile
League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift
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; Call of Duty Mobile; 1.0.30: Ø59.9 (56-60)
; League of Legends: Wild Rift; 3.0.0.5295: Ø59.5 (55-61)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.9.0: Ø29.8 (26-31)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 1.9.0: Ø29.9 (28-31)

Emissions - The cooling throttles the Galaxy S22 Ultra

Temperatures

Although the surface temperatures of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra increase noticeably under constant load, the smartphone only becomes hand warm in some places. 

In order to better evaluate the performance of the SoC in this situation, we run the GFXBench battery test as well as the stress tests of 3DMark. Even though the first test completes its run, the app crashes when calling up the results. On the other hand, 3DMark shows a significant performance drop of more than 42%. While this is quite a lot, the S22 Ultra still performs at a similar level as the Xiaomi 12 Pro with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Max. Load
 34.7 °C
94 F
34.3 °C
94 F
36.1 °C
97 F
 
 35.3 °C
96 F
34.8 °C
95 F
34.9 °C
95 F
 
 35.7 °C
96 F
34.7 °C
94 F
33.7 °C
93 F
 
Maximum: 36.1 °C = 97 F
Average: 34.9 °C = 95 F
32.3 °C
90 F
34.8 °C
95 F
34.3 °C
94 F
31.7 °C
89 F
33.4 °C
92 F
34.5 °C
94 F
31.5 °C
89 F
32.5 °C
91 F
33.6 °C
92 F
Maximum: 34.8 °C = 95 F
Average: 33.2 °C = 92 F
Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.9 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36.1 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.1 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
80.1 (44.5min) % ∼100% +37%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64.7 (22.3min) % ∼81% +11%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64.4 (3633min) % ∼80% +10%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
62.7 (37.2min) % ∼78% +7%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58.5 (25.9min) % ∼73%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47.2 (27.4min) % ∼59% -19%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
26.6 % ∼33% -55%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
77 (12.3min) % ∼100% +25%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
62.7 (9.64min) % ∼81% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61.8 (7.76min) % ∼80%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61.3 (1197min) % ∼80% -1%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.8 (7.01min) % ∼78% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
38.6 (546min) % ∼50% -38%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
% ∼0% -100%
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø9.2 (7.76-12.6)
Oppo Find X5 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø10.9 (9.64-15.4)
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.1 (12.3-16)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø32.2 (25.9-44.2)
Oppo Find X5 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø41.7 (37.2-59.4)
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø47 (44.5-55.5)
Xiaomi 12 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø37.8 (27.4-58)

Speakers

The two speakers of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra produce a good sound output and can become very loud. Even though the lower frequency range is lacking, the sound of the Samsung smartphone is still rel