Samsung Galaxy S22 disappoints in early battery life tests as it barely hits 5 hours of screen-on time ↺
Even though there appears to be a faithful following of people who prefer adequately-sized and easy-to-hold smartphones, the market revolving around compact devices is unfortunately struggling. After Apple has not exactly landed a hit with its ultra-small iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini, the first impressions of Samsung's smallest and most affordable Galaxy S22 Android flagship bear even more bad news for compact smartphone enthusiasts.
According to the non-scientific battery life test conducted by the well-known YouTuber Shane Simmons, he only managed to get nine hours of standby and five hours of screen-on time out of his 6.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S22. For heavy users, these numbers may present an absolute deal breaker, but even the much larger Galaxy S22 Ultra only performed a bit better in this test and still gets profoundly beaten in a direct comparison to the competing iPhone 13 Pro Max.
These battery life test results of Samsung's small flagship smartphone correspond to the impressions published by Daniel Bader, who noted that his Galaxy S22 also only managed 4.5 and 5 hours of screen-on time over the last couple of days. The editor-in-chief at Android Police admitted that while the battery life is not as bad as on the Google Pixel 4, these results are not very encouraging.
In our upcoming comprehensive review of the Galaxy S22 series of smartphones, all three of Samsung's Android flagships will be put through our standardized testing procedure in order to confirm if Samsung's decision to equip the base Galaxy S22 with a small 3,700 mAh battery truly results in sub-par battery life in comparison to competitors like the Apple iPhone 13.