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Samsung Galaxy S22 Review: One of the best compact Android smartphones

Small flagship. The 6.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S22 is the smallest and most affordable model in the new Galaxy S22 series. Despite the smaller size, it offers the same high-end SoC performance as its more expensive cousins and is almost on par in terms of features. Furthermore, we see that it has improved a lot compared to its predecessor — the Galaxy S21.

Samsung kicked off the year with the Galaxy S22 Ultra and is now making another addition to its Galaxy S lineup, which includes the flagship smartphones Galaxy S22 and Galaxy 22+. Our candidate, the Galaxy S22, is the smallest and cheapest model of the three but shares many features with its more expensive Galaxy S22 cousins.

With the Galaxy S22, Samsung has further refined the success recipe of the renowned Galaxy S21. Instead of major hardware changes, important core features have been improved, including the processor, camera module, and the case. In addition, there are eight color variants and the promise of OS updates all the way up to Android 16. 

Samsung Galaxy S22 (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
6.10 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 422 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, FHD+, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 97.8 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, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Full, Wi-Fi Direct, Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung DeX
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1.800, 1.900 MHz), 3G (B1, B2, B4, B5, B8), 4G (B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B32, B38, B39, B41, B41, B66), 5G (N1, N2, N3, N5, N7, N8, N12, N20, N25, N28, N38, N40, N41, N66, N75, N77, N78), Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM), eSIM, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 146 x 70.6 ( = 0.3 x 5.75 x 2.78 in)
Battery
3700 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.8, OIS, FOV 85°) + 12MP Ultra Wide camera (f/2.2, FOV 120°) + 10MP Telephoto camera (3x optical zoom, OIS, f/2.4, FOV 36°); videos up to [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 10 MPix f/2.2, FOV 80°
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, USB cable, SIM tool, Quick start guide, Warranty Information, One UI 4.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless, waterproof
Weight
167 g ( = 5.89 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
849 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
89.1 %
05/2022
Samsung Galaxy S22
Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920
167 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2340x1080
88.6 %
10/2021
Apple iPhone 13
A15, A15 GPU 4-Core
173 g128 GB NVMe6.10"2532x1170
87.2 %
11/2021
Google Pixel 6
Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20
207 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.40"2400x1080
89.4 %
02/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21
Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14
169 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.20"2400x1080
86.8 %
10/2021
Sony Xperia 5 III
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
168 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.10"2520x1080
87.5 %
03/2022
Xiaomi 12
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
179 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.28"2400x1080

Case: Glass chassis and aluminum frame

At 6.1 inches, the Samsung Galaxy S22 is a compact smartphone by today's standards and is even smaller than its 6.2-inch Galaxy S21 predecessor. It has the same form factor as the Apple iPhone 13, but this is not the only thing it has in common with its Apple rival. Both smartphones are also quite similar in terms of design: rounded corners, clear edges, and a uniformly flat frontside. Like the iPhone 13, there is also IP68 certification for protection against water and dust. Side by side, the dimensions of both smartphones are almost the same. However, the 6 g weight advantage over the Apple smartphone is exactly not noticeable with the Galaxy S22.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 has Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection on both the front and the back, which is further reinforced by an Armor Aluminum frame. Overall, the Samsung smartphone seems as if it was made from a single block and exudes a high-quality feeling all around.

The most striking design element on the back is the trio of lenses. The metal frame that connects the display and the back cover also encloses the camera unit, which protrudes a few millimeters away from the case. The matte surface finish of our test device in "Phantom Black" matches well with the discreet overall appearance of the Galaxy S22 and also makes it quite fingerprint-resistant. Case colors come in the form of "Phantom White", "Green", and "Pink Gold". Other color variants include "Graphite", "Cream", "Violet", and "Sky Blue", but these are only available in the Samsung shop.

Size Comparison

158.6 mm / 6.24 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 207 g0.4564 lbs157 mm / 6.18 inch 68 mm / 2.68 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs152.7 mm / 6.01 inch 69.9 mm / 2.75 inch 8.66 mm / 0.3409 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs151.7 mm / 5.97 inch 71.2 mm / 2.8 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 169 g0.3726 lbs146.7 mm / 5.78 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs146 mm / 5.75 inch 70.6 mm / 2.78 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 167 g0.3682 lbs

Features: Android 12, up to 256 memory, and a fast USB-C port

Samsung offers the Galaxy S22 in two memory configurations. The 8/128 GB variant officially costs US$699,99, while the 256 GB version is slightly more expensive at US$ 849.99. Android 12, as well as One UI 4.1 and the preinstalled apps, take up 30.2 GB in our 128 GB test device, leaving 98 GB free. Internal memory cannot be expanded due to the lack of a microSD slot.

The Galaxy S22 lacks a 3.5 mm jack connection and an FM radio as well as a UWB chip, which the Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra have. On the other hand, its USB-C port runs at USB 3.2 Gen.1 speed, meaning it transfers data at a nominal rate of 5 GBit/s. In practice, data rates of around 300 MB/s are possible. Two nano SIM cards can be installed into the Galaxy S22, while the second SIM slot can be replaced with an eSIM.

Left: no ports
Left: no ports
Right: control key, volume rocker
Right: control key, volume rocker
Top: microphone, loudspeaker (located on the edge of the display)
Top: microphone, loudspeaker (located on the edge of the display)
Bottom: dual SIM, microphone, USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, speakers
Bottom: dual SIM, microphone, USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, speakers

Software: Android 12 and One UI 4.1 for the Galaxy S22

The Samsung Galaxy S22 runs Android 12 and the manufacturer's own One UI 4.1 interface. At the time of testing (mid-April), the Android security patches were from April 1, 2022 — it can't get any more up to date than this.

Buyers can also expect operating system updates in the long term. Samsung promises that the Galaxy S22 will receive up to four Android OS upgrades and five years of security patches, so users will probably be able to enjoy using the smartphone up to and including Android 16. Under the S21 series, users received updates for a year less (with the exception of the Enterprise edition). 

Communication & GNSS: Wi-Fi 6 and accurate GPS

In addition to 22 LTE bands, the Samsung Galaxy S22 also supports 17 5G bands, so there should be no issue with cell phone reception at almost any location.

In terms of WLAN, the Galaxy S22 communicates via Wi-Fi 6, meaning it lags somewhat behind the Galaxy S22+ that offers Wi-Fi 6E. In the practical Wi-Fi test with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the Galaxy S22 still achieved brisk and stable transmission rates in the 5 GHz network, which were around 800 Mbps in both the send and receive directions.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
854 (763min - 898max) MBit/s ∼100% +12%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
763 (386min - 780max) MBit/s ∼89%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72.5 - 1736, n=49, last 2 years)
636 MBit/s ∼74% -17%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
823 (418min - 852max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
757 (380min - 826max) MBit/s ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78.3 - 1710, n=49, last 2 years)
657 MBit/s ∼80% -20%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
833 (794min - 859max) MBit/s ∼100%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
802 (421min - 857max) MBit/s ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
789 (613min - 870max) MBit/s ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
500 (390min - 572max) MBit/s ∼60%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
680 (620min - 701max) MBit/s ∼82%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=208, last 2 years)
487 MBit/s ∼58%
iperf3 receive AX12
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
895 (870min - 907max) MBit/s ∼100%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
839 (805min - 859max) MBit/s ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
778 (678min - 837max) MBit/s ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
650 (249min - 792max) MBit/s ∼73%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
715 (672min - 723max) MBit/s ∼80%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=208, last 2 years)
474 MBit/s ∼53%
04590135180225270315360405450495540585630675720765810Tooltip
; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø750 (386-780)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø809 (418-852)
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal outdoors
GPS signal outdoors

The Galaxy S22 uses data derived from GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, and QZSS with one band each to determine its location. Accuracy was up to 4 m indoors and up to 2 m outdoors

The phone passed the outdoor practice test with flying colors: On a 10 km bike ride, the Galaxy S22 displayed the actual position nearly as precisely as the Garmin Venu 2 (navigation device used for comparison). Smaller deviations were observed only in densely built-up areas, but this is unlikely to make a difference in everyday life.

GPS test: summary
GPS test: summary
GPS test: around the lake
GPS test: around the lake
GPS test: turning point
GPS test: turning point

Phone Functions & Voice Quality

The Samsung Galaxy S22 delivers very good voice quality. During phone calls, the voices of our conversation partners sounded natural and were easy to understand even with loud background noise. Upon activation of the loudspeaker, sound quality remained good although there were some slight voice reverberations from time to time. Intelligibility, nevertheless, remained high.

In addition to VoLTE, the Galaxy S22 also supports WLAN calls. The first option can be found in the connection settings while Wi-Fi calling can be activated in the phone app.

Cameras: Good photos, optional HDR10+ videos

Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera

The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ share the same triple camera setup, which consists of a 50 MP wide-angle camera with an optical image stabilizer (OIS), a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 10 MP telephoto camera with OIS and 3x optical zoom. The 10 MP front camera is integrated into the display via a small round opening and takes well-balanced selfies.

The main camera combines 4 adjacent pixels into one using pixel binning and thus takes 12 MP photos. In good lighting conditions, photos are impressively detailed and give very good contrasts. As is typical for Samsung, there is also a strong color scheme that is certainly not for everyone. Depending on the subject, the smartphone can dig a little too deep into the color pot and make the photos look too saturated. Thanks to updated camera software, the Galaxy S22 succeeds in taking much better and brighter night photos than the Galaxy S21 even if the level of detail is not particularly high.

The ultra-wide-angle camera takes decent photos, but the quality does not come close to that of the main camera. Photos are quite blurry at the edges of the image and are also accompanied by image noise. The telephoto camera brings subjects closer with 3x optical zoom, which results in good pictures in combination with optical image stabilization. The digital zoom offers up to 30x magnification.

The Galaxy S22 can record videos at up to 8K at 24 frames per second. Those who want to use the full array of cameras, however, have to settle for 4K and 30 FPS because only these modes allow for switching between lenses during recording. Nonetheless, they compensate with good image quality. The camera can also record videos in HDR10+, but this only works up to a maximum of Full HD and 30 FPS.

Photo with the selfie camera
Photo with the selfie camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the wide-angle camera
Photo with the wide-angle camera

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.

Tageslicht-Aufnahme 1Tageslicht-Aufnahme 2Ultraweitwinkel5-facher ZoomLowlight-Aufnahme
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In the photo lab, we took another closer look at the camera. Under optimal lighting conditions, the Galaxy S22 reproduces colors and grayscales fairly accurately overall, but some green and blue tones were somewhat lacking. On the other hand, it was able to reproduce the test chart very well even with little residual light, but neglected image sharpness.

ColorChecker
6.7 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
6 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
7 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
3 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy S22: 5.37 ∆E min: 1.45 - max: 11.18 ∆E
ColorChecker
27.9 ∆E
48.6 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
33.6 ∆E
42.2 ∆E
59.4 ∆E
47.4 ∆E
30.6 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
59.8 ∆E
60.4 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
30.7 ∆E
69.5 ∆E
38.9 ∆E
40.2 ∆E
73.5 ∆E
67.1 ∆E
50.1 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy S22: 42.76 ∆E min: 13.42 - max: 73.54 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty: No power supply unit included

Samsung is quite sparing in terms of accessories. The packaging contains nothing more than a USB cable (Type C to A), a SIM tool, a quick guide, and leaflets with warranty information. If you don't have a power adapter to spare, you can stock up on the optional 25 W fast charging adapter. In its online shop, Samsung also offers wireless charging pads, protective cases and headphones, among other things.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with a 24-month warranty, which can be extended via the Samsung Care+ insurance package.

Input Devices & Operation: Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor in display

The precise touchscreen of the Galaxy S22 ensures very smooth handling and never gave the impression of being overwhelmed by any task in the test. Finger inputs on Samsung's smallest Galaxy S22 model are handled without any delay, apps start quickly and switching between open applications takes place without jerks. Pen input is not supported — this is only available on the Galaxy S22 Ultra in the current Galaxy S line-up.

You can unlock the Galaxy S22 via the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, which is located under the display. The fingerprint sensor reacts very quickly and has a high recognition rate. The second biometric authentication method is the less secure 2D face scan via the front camera.

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

Display: Up to 1,300 cd/m² bright AMOLED panel

Subpixel
Subpixel

The 2,340 x 1,080 pixel AMOLED display of the Galaxy S22 works with an adaptive refresh rate of 10 to 120 Hz but can also be set at 60 Hz. According to Samsung, the display reaches a peak brightness of 1,300 nits, which was confirmed in the test, making it one of the brightest smartphone displays. The Galaxy S22 also has an Always On Display for showing the time and notifications. An eye comfort mode that reduces the blue color component can also be activated.

With evenly distributed bright and dark image areas, the display achieves a luminance of 1,296 cd/m² (APL18) or 1,221 cd/m² under the additional brightness option (APL50). When the brightness sensor is deactivated, the luminance drops to a maximum of 745 cd/m² under standard settings, and to 430 cd/m² with the extra dimming option. Under the lowest brightness setting, the luminance can fall as low as 0.35 cd/m². 

The PWM flickering that is typical of OLED panels when adjusting the brightness also occurs on the Galaxy S22. However, depending on the brightness level, this operates at a constant 120 or 240 Hz and should thus cause few or, ideally, no complaints (even for sensitive users).

848
cd/m²
846
cd/m²
873
cd/m²
850
cd/m²
853
cd/m²
877
cd/m²
850
cd/m²
854
cd/m²
874
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 877 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 858.3 cd/m² Minimum: 0.35 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 853 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.9 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 1.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
99.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.07
Samsung Galaxy S22
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.10
Apple iPhone 13
OLED, 2532x1170, 6.10
Google Pixel 6
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Samsung Galaxy S21
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 2400x1080, 6.20
Sony Xperia 5 III
OLED, 2520x1080, 6.10
Xiaomi 12
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.28
Screen
24%
1%
-8%
-44%
-3%
Brightness middle
853
831
-3%
805
-6%
790
-7%
554
-35%
867
2%
Brightness
858
830
-3%
805
-6%
793
-8%
559
-35%
867
1%
Brightness Distribution
96
98
2%
98
2%
97
1%
95
-1%
98
2%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.9
0.77
59%
1.4
26%
2.2
-16%
2.22
-17%
1.7
11%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.2
1.52
52%
3.7
-16%
4.2
-31%
5.94
-86%
4.4
-38%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.9
1.2
37%
1.8
5%
1.6
16%
3.6
-89%
1.8
5%
Gamma
2.07 106%
2.209 100%
2.29 96%
2.13 103%
2.193 100%
2.2 100%
CCT
6460 101%
6501 100%
6507 100%
6497 100%
7000 93%
6762 96%

* ... 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 239.8 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 239.8 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 239.8 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21792 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimal brightness
min.
25% brightness
25%
50% brightness
50%
75% brightness
75%
maximum manual brightness, including boost
100 %

Measurement at fixed zoom and different brightness settings

You can choose between "Vivid" and "Natural" for the screen mode, wherein the white balance can also be adjusted in the former. However, we get the best image quality in "Natural" image mode, which almost completely covers the sRGB color space. Color representation and RGB color balance then fall within the ideal range.

Color accuracy (color mode: natural; color space: sRGB)
Color accuracy (color mode: natural; color space: sRGB)
Color space (color mode: natural; color space: sRGB)
Color space (color mode: natural; color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (color mode: natural; color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (color mode: natural; color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color mode: natural; color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color mode: natural; color 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
1.275 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.644 ms rise
↘ 0.631 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. » 0 % 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
8.486 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4.243 ms rise
↘ 4.243 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.8 ms).

In outdoor use, the Galaxy S22 can fully exploit the potential of its bright display. Even in direct sunlight, screen content can still be read very well.

Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (in shade)
Outdoor use (in shade)

The viewing angle stability of the display is very good, as is typical for AMOLEDs. At flat viewing angles, slight color haze may appear and/or the brightness may drop slightly but this does not affect readability.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance: Exynos 2200 with a respectable distance to the competition

The Samsung Galaxy S22 uses the same high-end SoC, the Exynos 2200, as the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The octa-core processor is one of the fastest smartphone CPUs currently available, but it does not come close to competitors such as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or the Apple A15 Bionic in terms of computing power. This is evident in the synthetic benchmarks, particularly in AnTuTu v9 and even more so in AImark. But compared to the Galaxy S21 and its Exynos 2100, the lead is only slight.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPhone 13
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096
1755 Points ∼100% +53%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1237 Points ∼70% +8%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1145 Points ∼65%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (1133 - 1154, n=3)
1144 Points ∼65% 0%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1137 Points ∼65% -1%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
1041 Points ∼59% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 8192
1003 Points ∼57% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=254, last 2 years)
672 Points ∼38% -41%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple iPhone 13
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096
4820 Points ∼100% +39%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
3581 Points ∼74% +3%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3572 Points ∼74% +3%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (3474 - 3599, n=3)
3544 Points ∼74% +2%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
3474 Points ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 8192
3228 Points ∼67% -7%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
2805 Points ∼58% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=254, last 2 years)
2198 Points ∼46% -37%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
982789 Points ∼100% +21%
Apple iPhone 13
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096
813876 Points ∼83% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
813746 Points ∼83%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (704479 - 850401, n=3)
789542 Points ∼80% -3%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
714551 Points ∼73% -12%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
702981 Points ∼72% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1041980, n=111, last 2 years)
555932 Points ∼57% -32%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Sony Xperia 5 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
14729 Points ∼100% +5%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
14508 Points ∼98% +3%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
14068 Points ∼96%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (12579 - 14998, n=3)
13882 Points ∼94% -1%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
10409 Points ∼71% -26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=147, last 2 years)
10202 Points ∼69% -27%
CrossMark - Overall
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1109 Points ∼100% +16%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (942 - 1129, n=3)
1009 Points ∼91% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
957 Points ∼86%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
849 Points ∼77% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1169, n=51, last 2 years)
743 Points ∼67% -22%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6991 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6860 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (6319 - 7186, n=3)
6832 Points ∼98% -2%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
6362 Points ∼91% -9%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
6287 Points ∼90% -10%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 8192
6030 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (895 - 8124, n=169, last 2 years)
4255 Points ∼61% -39%
System
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
11210 Points ∼100%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (10464 - 11373, n=3)
11016 Points ∼98% -2%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
10927 Points ∼97% -3%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 8192
10530 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
10334 Points ∼92% -8%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
9085 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1542 - 19657, n=169, last 2 years)
7549 Points ∼67% -33%
Memory
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6535 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (6212 - 6844, n=3)
6490 Points ∼99% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6413 Points ∼98%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
6071 Points ∼93% -5%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 8192
5924 Points ∼91% -8%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
5573 Points ∼85% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1012 - 9044, n=169, last 2 years)
4874 Points ∼75% -24%
Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
18370 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (17104 - 17475, n=3)
17283 Points ∼94% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
17269 Points ∼94%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
15739 Points ∼86% -9%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
15303 Points ∼83% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 8192
14636 Points ∼80% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (478 - 25642, n=169, last 2 years)
7397 Points ∼40% -57%
Web
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1924 Points ∼100%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
1851 Points ∼96% -4%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1827 Points ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1785 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (1434 - 1960, n=3)
1773 Points ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 8192
1448 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=169, last 2 years)
1387 Points ∼72% -28%
AImark - Score v2.x
Sony Xperia 5 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
261820 Points ∼100% +3936%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 8192
228879 Points ∼87% +3428%
Apple iPhone 13
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096
105623 Points ∼40% +1528%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=131, last 2 years)
59805 Points ∼23% +822%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6766 Points ∼3% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6487 Points ∼2%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
  (6217 - 6487, n=3)
6342 Points ∼2% -2%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
5723 Points ∼2% -12%

In terms of graphics performance, the Xclipse 920 GPU integrated in the Samsung Exynos 2200 shows a similar story as the CPU benchmarks. The Exynos 2200 is no match for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the Apple A15 Bionic. It outdoes the Tensor SoC of the Google Pixel 6 and the Sony Xperia 5 III with a Snapdragon 888 in the GPU benchmarks but does not manage to gain anything more than a relatively small lead.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2418 Points ∼100% +30%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
2313 Points ∼96% +25%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1855 Points ∼77%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1823 Points ∼75% -2%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1256 Points ∼52% -32%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2586 Points ∼100% +33%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
2470 Points ∼96% +27%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2067 Points ∼80% +6%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1946 Points ∼75%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1456 Points ∼56% -25%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
9979 Points ∼100% +34%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9782 Points ∼98% +31%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7458 Points ∼75%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7064 Points ∼71% -5%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5966 Points ∼60% -20%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
5064 Points ∼51% -32%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9713 Points ∼100% +38%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
8788 Points ∼90% +24%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7064 Points ∼73%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6954 Points ∼72% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5815 Points ∼60% -18%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
5787 Points ∼60% -18%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4668 Points ∼100% +17%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4303 Points ∼92% +8%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4000 Points ∼86%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3643 Points ∼78% -9%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
2307 Points ∼49% -42%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18286 Points ∼100% +54%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11893 Points ∼65%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
9878 Points ∼54% -17%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8605 Points ∼47% -28%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7680 Points ∼42% -35%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10618 Points ∼100% +28%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8268 Points ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6717 Points ∼63% -19%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6606 Points ∼62% -20%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
5713 Points ∼54% -31%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10206 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9693 Points ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7933 Points ∼78% -22%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7344 Points ∼72% -28%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
24177 Points ∼100% +36%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
17842 Points ∼74%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11005 Points ∼46% -38%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9889 Points ∼41% -45%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4688 Points ∼100% +15%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4086 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3754 Points ∼80% -8%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3393 Points ∼72% -17%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% +2%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼98%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
117 fps ∼97% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
110 fps ∼91% -8%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps ∼74% -24%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
60.1 fps ∼50% -49%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
428 fps ∼100% +42%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
416.3 fps ∼97% +38%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
302 fps ∼71%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
202 fps ∼47% -33%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps ∼34% -52%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
137 fps ∼32% -55%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% +2%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼98% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼98%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
113 fps ∼93% -5%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
79 fps ∼65% -34%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
60.2 fps ∼50% -49%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
217.4 fps ∼100% +13%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
213 fps ∼98% +10%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
193 fps ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
143 fps ∼66% -26%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
129 fps ∼59% -33%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps ∼41% -53%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% +7%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
113 fps ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
106 fps ∼88% -6%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
60.1 fps ∼50% -47%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
58 fps ∼48% -49%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps ∼47% -50%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
164 fps ∼100% +33%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
138.6 fps ∼85% +13%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
123 fps ∼75%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
83 fps ∼51% -33%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
71 fps ∼43% -42%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼37% -51%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps ∼100% +35%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼74%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
58.5 fps ∼72% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼72% -3%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
39 fps ∼48% -35%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼44% -40%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
96.6 fps ∼100% +44%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps ∼81% +16%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps ∼69%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
48 fps ∼50% -28%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps ∼43% -37%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼41% -40%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
69 fps ∼100% +35%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
54.9 fps ∼80% +8%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps ∼74%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
45 fps ∼65% -12%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼58% -22%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
37 fps ∼54% -27%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼100% +34%
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
37.2 fps ∼95% +28%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
29 fps ∼74%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
25 fps ∼64% -14%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
23 fps ∼59% -21%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
23 fps ∼59% -21%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
93 fps ∼100% +41%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
66 fps ∼71%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47 fps ∼51% -29%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46 fps ∼49% -30%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
45 fps ∼48% -32%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
112.9 fps ∼100% +69%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 fps ∼88% +48%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps ∼59%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
57 fps ∼50% -15%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps ∼43% -27%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps ∼43% -27%

In terms of browser performance, the Galaxy S22 performs very well, but it falls behind the Apple iPhone 13 like all other Android comparison devices.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 13 (Safari 15)
180 Points ∼100% +87%
Sony Xperia 5 III (Chrome93)
119.3 Points ∼66% +24%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
113.8 Points ∼63% +18%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (96.4 - 107.4, n=3)
100.2 Points ∼56% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Chrome 100.0.4896.79)
96.4 Points ∼54%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
90.1 Points ∼50% -7%
Samsung Galaxy S21 (Chrome 88.0.4324.152)
65.1 Points ∼36% -32%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182.6, n=169, last 2 years)
62.4 Points ∼35% -35%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 13 (Safari 15)
399.8 Points ∼100% +236%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
209.7 Points ∼52% +76%
Sony Xperia 5 III (Chrome93)
209.3 Points ∼52% +76%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
180.4 Points ∼45% +52%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (118.9 - 200, n=3)
151.5 Points ∼38% +27%
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Chrome 100.0.4896.79)
118.9 Points ∼30%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=168, last 2 years)
115.1 Points ∼29% -3%
Samsung Galaxy S21 (Chrome 88.0.4324.152)
98.8 Points ∼25% -17%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 13 (Safari 15)
244 runs/min ∼100% +120%
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Chrome 100.0.4896.79)
111 runs/min ∼45%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (105 - 111, n=3)
108 runs/min ∼44% -3%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
107 runs/min ∼44% -4%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
104 runs/min ∼43% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S21 (Chrome 88.0.4324.152)
74.1 runs/min ∼30% -33%
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=155, last 2 years)
61.1 runs/min ∼25% -45%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone 13 (Safari 15)
219 Points ∼100% +47%
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Chrome 100.0.4896.79)
149 Points ∼68%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
148 Points ∼68% -1%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (124 - 153, n=3)
142 Points ∼65% -5%
Samsung Galaxy S21 (Chrome 88.0.4324.152)
114 Points ∼52% -23%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
110 Points ∼50% -26%
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 265, n=178, last 2 years)
92.3 Points ∼42% -38%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 13 (Safari 15)
62664 Points ∼100% +61%
Sony Xperia 5 III (Chrome93)
45930 Points ∼73% +18%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
43376 Points ∼69% +11%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (34055 - 44398, n=3)
39148 Points ∼62% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Chrome 100.0.4896.79)
38992 Points ∼62%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
37279 Points ∼59% -4%
Samsung Galaxy S21 (Chrome 88.0.4324.152)
25656 Points ∼41% -34%
Average of class Smartphone (3526 - 65969, n=183, last 2 years)
23378 Points ∼37% -40%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 15230, n=183, last 2 years)
3165 ms * ∼100% -102%
Samsung Galaxy S21 (Chrome 88.0.4324.152)
1810 ms * ∼57% -16%
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Chrome 100.0.4896.79)
1566 ms * ∼49%
Average Samsung Exynos 2200 (1259 - 1566, n=3)
1461 ms * ∼46% +7%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
1034 ms * ∼33% +34%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
930 ms * ∼29% +41%
Sony Xperia 5 III (Chrome93)
919 ms * ∼29% +41%
Apple iPhone 13 (Safari 15)
413.6 ms * ∼13% +74%

* ... smaller is better

The transfer rates of UFS 3.1 are at a good level, but the smartphone falls in the midfield among comparison devices in terms of potential performance. In practice, however, these differences are not noticeable.

Samsung Galaxy S22Google Pixel 6Samsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 5 IIIXiaomi 12Average 128 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-38%
11%
-5%
39%
-10%
-42%
Sequential Read 256KB
1486
1546
4%
1648
11%
1593
7%
1851
25%
1572 ?(1030 - 1898, n=35)
6%
932 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=247, last 2 years)
-37%
Sequential Write 256KB
993
233.4
-76%
1095
10%
740
-25%
1417
43%
759 ?(233 - 1095, n=35)
-24%
473 ?(11.9 - 1485, n=247, last 2 years)
-52%
Random Read 4KB
273
126.2
-54%
309.7
13%
253.4
-7%
325.2
19%
234 ?(126.2 - 322, n=35)
-14%
166.9 ?(13.5 - 345, n=247, last 2 years)
-39%
Random Write 4KB
257.6
190.3
-26%
282.6
10%
271.3
5%
437.5
70%
235 ?(121.4 - 323, n=35)
-9%
160 ?(56.5 - 458, n=248, last 2 years)
-38%

Gaming: With FPS limits

The combination of the Exynos 2200 and the Xclipse 920 GPU provides a decent boost in games. Despite the 120 Hz display and plenty of power, more than 30 FPS was not possible in the test games Armajet and PUBG Mobile, regardless of which graphics settings we chose. 

Frame rates were determined with our Gamebench test tool.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø29.5 (28-31)
; PUBG Mobile; 1.9.0: Ø29.2 (20-31)

Emissions: Rapid throttling under load

Temperature

The Samsung Galaxy S22 feels lukewarm at best under load. Surface temperatures fall well below the 30 °C mark when idling.

The Exynos 2200 only reaches maximum performance when the operating temperature is low enough. However, this does not last long. As soon as the SoC faces demanding tasks, its performance throttles significantly after a short time, which is well illustrated by the graphs of the 3DMark Wild Life stress test. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has even more temperature problems than the Exynos 2200, but the Apple A15 Bionic is comparatively stable under load.

Max. Load
 33.4 °C
92 F
33.2 °C
92 F
31.7 °C
89 F
 
 33.7 °C
93 F
32.2 °C
90 F
30.9 °C
88 F
 
 32 °C
90 F
33.2 °C
92 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 33.7 °C = 93 F
Average: 32.4 °C = 90 F
31.1 °C
88 F
34.1 °C
93 F
34.2 °C
94 F
30.5 °C
87 F
33.3 °C
92 F
35 °C
95 F
29.2 °C
85 F
32.5 °C
91 F
33.2 °C
92 F
Maximum: 35 °C = 95 F
Average: 32.6 °C = 91 F
Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.4 °C / 90 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 33.7 °C / 93 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 35 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.4 °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
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
80.1 (44.5min) % ∼100% +42%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
63.2 (19.4min) % ∼79% +12%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56.5 (3290min) % ∼71% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56.4 (23.6min) % ∼70%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53.1 (22.2min) % ∼66% -6%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46.3 (27.5min) % ∼58% -18%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Apple iPhone 13
A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
77 (12.3min) % ∼100% +38%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 (6.63min) % ∼73%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
55.2 (5.08min) % ∼72% -1%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54.9 (7.06min) % ∼71% -2%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
% ∼0% -100%
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø7.78 (6.63-11.8)
Apple iPhone 13 A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.1 (12.3-16)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø27.2 (23.6-41.9)
Apple iPhone 13 A15 GPU 4-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø47 (44.5-55.5)
Xiaomi 12 Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø35.6 (27.5-59.4)

Speakers

The speakers of the Galaxy S22, located on both ends of the smartphone, play quite loudly and deliver a fairly balanced sound overall even if bass tones are almost impossible to hear in the sound mix.

Those wanting sound via Bluetooth have to be content with the SBC, AAC, aptX, and LDAC codecs. Wired headphones can also be connected to the USB-C port of the Galaxy S22 with an adapter.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.439.5252830.93132.628.14027.730503435.8632730.18023.630.310022.328.312517.733.916016.148.720012.846.825013.152.73151258.2400959.95001165.363010.768.380010.373.5100010.976.3125012.178.1160011.878.620001278.8250011.880.5315011.980.7400012.979.1500013.377630013.471800013.575.91000013.669.81250014.869.61600014.166.3SPL24.689.5N0.677median 12.8median 69.8Delta1.1113536.23030.221.934.122.833.734.839.824.337.423.234.727.840.914.744.120.95521.253.617.559.813.460.814.160.413.169.111.571.513.171.711.777.811.878.91377.112.178.612.180.812.382.412.578.91379.113.280.91379.413.770.813.564.414.267.425.190.70.786.3median 13.1median 71.51.19.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy S22Xiaomi 12
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy S22 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 44% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 48% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi 12 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 94% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 25% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life: Solid average despite reduced battery size

Power consumption

With an average power consumption of 1.2 W, the Galaxy S22 is quite economical in idle mode. Under load, however, power consumption increases significantly and is also on average higher than comparison devices.

The Galaxy S22's 3,700 mAh battery can be charged with up to a 25 W charger. However, as with other Galaxy S models, Samsung charges extra for the matching power supply unit. In turn, the other Galaxy S22 models offer larger batteries and more charging power. The Galaxy S22+ (4,500 mAh) and the Galaxy S22 Ultra (5,000 mAh) can be charged with a 45 W charger. Up to 15 W wireless charging is supported on the Galaxy S22. With the Wireless PowerShare function, the Galaxy S22 can also charge other compatible Galaxy devices wirelessly.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.24 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.69 / 1.19 / 1.26 Watt
Load midlight 6.97 / 8.85 Watt
 color bar
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.
Samsung Galaxy S22
3700 mAh
Apple iPhone 13
3240 mAh
Google Pixel 6
4614 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S21
4000 mAh
Sony Xperia 5 III
4500 mAh
Xiaomi 12
4500 mAh
Average Samsung Exynos 2200
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
15%
11%
-28%
-86%
-13%
2%
-14%
Idle Minimum *
0.69
0.6
13%
0.68
1%
1.1
-59%
1.8
-161%
0.87
-26%
0.66 ?(0.58 - 0.71, n=3)
4%
0.907 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=192, last 2 years)
-31%
Idle Average *
1.19
1
16%
1
16%
1.61
-35%
2.6
-118%
1.7
-43%
1 ?(0.71 - 1.19, n=3)
16%
1.666 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=192, last 2 years)
-40%
Idle Maximum *
1.26
1.3
-3%
1.02
19%
1.78
-41%
3.1
-146%
1.82
-44%
1.203 ?(1.16 - 1.26, n=3)
5%
1.891 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=192, last 2 years)
-50%
Load Average *
6.97
4.5
35%
5.39
23%
6.47
7%
5.3
24%
4.68
33%
7.26 ?(6.97 - 7.74, n=3)
-4%
4.48 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=192, last 2 years)
36%
Load Maximum *
8.85
7.8
12%
9
-2%
10.12
-14%
11.5
-30%
7.41
16%
9.94 ?(8.85 - 11.3, n=3)
-12%
7.33 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=192, last 2 years)
17%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

0123456789101112131415Tooltip
Samsung Galaxy S22 Samsung Exynos 2200: Ø6.67 (0.973-15.2)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Ø7.17 (1.141-13.1)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

012345678910111213141516Tooltip
Samsung Galaxy S22 Samsung Exynos 2200; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.32 (5-16.8)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.02 (8.51-9.65)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Samsung Exynos 2200; Idle 1min: Ø0.845 (0.79-1.42)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1; Idle 1min: Ø1.18 (1.054-1.884)

Battery life

The battery life of the Galaxy S22 is solidly average. During simulated web surfing, the smartphone lasts a little more than 11 hours and almost 15 hours during video playback. This is an improvement over its predecessor, the Galaxy S21, which is 13% worse overall despite sporting a larger battery.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
36h 22min
WiFi Websurfing
11h 15min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
14h 47min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 24min
Samsung Galaxy S22
3700 mAh
Apple iPhone 13
3240 mAh
Google Pixel 6
4614 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S21
4000 mAh
Sony Xperia 5 III
4500 mAh
Xiaomi 12
4500 mAh
Battery Runtime
27%
3%
-13%
8%
12%
Reader / Idle
2182
2734
25%
2020
-7%
1713
-21%
2558
17%
H.264
887
1224
38%
1219
37%
941
6%
890
0%
WiFi v1.3
675
1019
51%
627
-7%
544
-19%
727
8%
760
13%
Load
324
299
-8%
291
-10%
267
-18%
385
19%

Pros

+ high quality workmanship
+ compact size
+ accurate GPS
+ long timeframe for updates
+ good camera
+ very bright AMOLED display
+ high system performance

Cons

- throttling under load
- no power supply included
- charging with a maximum of 25 watts

Verdict of the Samsung Galaxy S22

In review: Samsung Galaxy S22. Test device provided by Samsung Germany.
In review: Samsung Galaxy S22. Test device provided by Samsung Germany.

Samsung has created a very good package overall with the Galaxy S22, which, like the Galaxy S21, impresses with excellent workmanship, solid aesthetics, and strong performance.

There are some improvements over its predecessor. For example, the camera now takes significantly better night shots and there are now glass surfaces all over instead of a plastic back. The battery life has also improved (despite a smaller battery) as has the 120 Hz display, which achieves an image display just as good as that of the Galaxy S21, but dynamically adjusts its frame rate over a wider range and, above all, shines much more brightly.

The 6.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S22 impresses with its high-quality workmanship and powerful features.

Another strong selling point is Samsung's update policy for the Galaxy S22, which promises that the smartphone will be able to run successive operating systems up to Android 16. You can thus spare yourself from having to make a new smartphone upgrade for a long time.

The latest version of the cheapest Galaxy S model also does without a microSD slot, a jack socket, and a power supply unit. Charging power capacity also remains limited to 25 W, which no longer seems to be keeping up with the times.

Alternatives to the Galaxy S22 include the 6.1-inch Apple iPhone 13, which is also very similar to the Samsung in terms of size and design. The Sony Xperia 5 III and the Xiaomi 12, which are also compact, are currently much cheaper and also somewhat faster than the Galaxy S22.

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Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S22 can be purchased at various prices via Amazon US. The variant with 128 GB memory is available at US$699.99 and the other with 256 GB at US$849.99.

Samsung Galaxy S22 - 05/02/2022 v7
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Chassis
92%
Keyboard
69 / 75 → 92%
Pointing Device
93%
Connectivity
66 / 70 → 94%
Weight
91%
Battery
89%