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The Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ fall short of the Apple iPhone 13 and Google Pixel 6 in DxOMark camera tests

The cheaper entries in the Galaxy S22 series cannot keep up with their peers. (Image source: Samsung)
The cheaper entries in the Galaxy S22 series cannot keep up with their peers. (Image source: Samsung)
DxOMark tested the three cameras in both of Samsung's cheaper flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+. While the pair offer superior image quality than their predecessors, neither can surpass the Apple iPhone 13 or the Google Pixel 6, among others.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+ have the same camera hardware, unlike the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Specifically, the pair feature a 50 MP primary camera with a 1/1.56-inch optical format, OIS, and an f/1.8 aperture. Additionally, Samsung equips the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ with a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera (1/2.55-inch/f/2.2) and a 10 MP telephoto camera (1/3.94-inch/f/2.4) that delivers 3x optical zoom. 

On paper, the pair have decent cameras and offer several improvements compared to the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+. Predictably, DxOMark rates the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ more highly than their predecessors. Currently, the website has only reviewed Exynos-powered models; reviews of their Snapdragon siblings are pending at the time of writing.

(Image source: DxOMark)

The gap between the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 series is significant, but not enough for the Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22+ to crack the top 20 in DxOMark's Global Ranking. Instead, the pair sit joint 24th with the Galaxy S20 Ultra (Exynos) and the Oppo Find X2 Pro. Moreover, the iPhone 13 scored 130 points, a few points and places behind the Pixel 6 on 132 points. In DxOMark's eyes, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ are a way off the Huawei P50 Pro too, which leads the way with 144 points. 

Still, DxOMark has a lot of praise for the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+. For example, the website thinks they provide excellent exposure levels and colour accuracy. Likewise, they deliver natural bokeh effects and keep image noise to a minimum in low light conditions. Unfortunately, slow autofocus remains an issue of flagship Samsung smartphones, as does image artefacts. You can read more about DxOMark's views on the camera capabilities of the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ via the links below. 

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Alex Alderson, 2022-03-14 (Update: 2022-03-14)