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The Samsung Galaxy S22 goes up against the S22 Ultra in a new online drop-test video

Galaxy S22, meet concrete. (Source: PBKreviews via YouTube)
Galaxy S22, meet concrete. (Source: PBKreviews via YouTube)
Recently, the top-end Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra proved a "disappointment" on appearing in a YouTube drop test. Now, its smallest S22 sibling has joined it on the same vlogger's channel. Can a newly-bought unit of this compact flagship hold up any better to the same destructive treatment?

Samsung came up with an updated design for its latest Galaxy S22 flagship series - although it only applied it to this line's most premium Ultra variant. However, the new construction seemed to do it no favors during a drop test on the PBKReviews YouTube channel.

The flagship ended up with a broken screen, and, possibly most alarmingly, the complete destruction of one of its new individualized rear camera rings, even with the updated and supposedly improved Gorilla Glass Victus+ in its build.

The vanilla S22 also has the same kind of protection - as well as a flat display rather than curved as in the Ultra. PBKReviews' host thus hypothesized that this might give the base model the edge as it underwent the same approximate round of drop tests as its top-end counterpart.

The vlogger made an effort to get the compact flagship variant to land on both sides and one as much of its frame as possible during the test. The S22 emerged relatively unscathed and with its display still in full working order by the end - except for the fairly prominent cracks in the front glass panel that appeared from the very first drop.

Then again, its rear cameras emerged relatively intact. Therefore, while the S22 just might have proven more durable than its Ultra sibling (albeit in this test alone so far), it cannot be said to be completely resistant to screen damage should it take a nasty tumble.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-03-12 (Update: 2022-03-12)