The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra supposedly fails to match the iPhone 13 Pro Max in camera tests
Samsung's new Galaxy S22 lineup is led by the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The entire lineup is heavily focused on camera performance, with the S22 and S22+ sporting 50 MP main cameras while the Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 108 MP shooter. The S22 Ultra has now made the trip to DxOMark for an evaluation of its cameras—and failed to topple the reigning top dogs.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra, in Exynos form, debuted on DxOMark's camera leaderboard with a score of 131. That's an upgrade over last year's Galaxy S21 Ultra (121), but still falls short of phones like the Mi 11 Ultra (143), Google Pixel 6 Pro (135), and of course, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max (137). The Exynos 2200-powered Galaxy S22 Ultra fails to break into DxOMark's top ten at all, and currently sits 13th.
Of course, most would consider this evaluation to be mostly without substance. From other reviews, the Galaxy S22 Ultra holds its own against the iPhone 13 Pro models, and is flat-out superior in certain shooting scenarios. The validity of DxOMark's methodology is a different argument, though, and one that should be evaluated as such.