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New Samsung Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra Review

New Samsung Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra Review

Oh boy, what’s up guys? I am so excited, because the Samsung event just ended. Well today, depending upon when you’re watching this, which means, my friends, we have new devices in hand. I would say in studio, but I’m actually in my sister’s basement because I’m on the East Coast right now. I am so excited about this because I obviously love testing out new phones and today we have got the Samsung Galaxy S22+ and the brand new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Unboxing

So the first thing that we’re gonna unbox, is the Samsung Galaxy S22+, there are two versions of this. There’s the S22+, which is the larger display and the S22, which is a little bit smaller of a display. So this one we’re gonna open it first because this is the gold pink color. And when I saw this during the announcement I was like, oh, beautiful! So let’s see what it looks like in person. So here’s the unboxing, it’s very simple. Now that nothing really comes in the boxes anymore. It’s like, basically like, here’s the phone, good luck have fun. Oh, we do have SIM card ejector, just quite a treat. Wow, this color is really, really pretty.

S22 and the S22+ Features

So like I said, there are two version of the S22, the S22 and the S22+. They both have an internal storage option of 128 and 256 gigs, both running Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, both with eight gigs of RAM. They each have three rear cameras, a 50 megapixel wide, a 12 megapixel ultra wide, a 10 megapixel telephoto with 3X optical zoom and the front facing camera is 10 megapixels. The smaller S22 has a 3,700 milliamp hour battery with a 6.1 inch display. Whereas the S22+ has a 4,500 milliamp hour battery and a 6.6 inch display. These come in the phantom black, phantom white, green, pink gold and there are some Samsung exclusive colors, graphite, cream, sky blue and violet.

Deferent about S22+ and S22 Ultra

And I think this pink gold might be my favorite. Are we surprised? No, we’re not. Since we’re doing an unboxing, we might as well see what we’ve gotten here. We’ve got USB-C to USB-C cable and a lovely little piece of paper. Where’s my Ultra? Where’s the Ultra? How is this an unboxing with no lid? What have I done? Oh gosh. Okay, well the lid has fallen off, so no, it’s not the lid, this is the bottom of the box. (laughing) So I don’t know which color this one is. We’re gonna find out. Oh, it’s look, it’s a fantom black, look at that. Okay, we gotta take the sticker off. Okay, we got a front sticker too.

Ready? Front sticker, front sticker, get into it. So satisfying. It’s actually so strange going from the S21 Ultra because the S21 had such a huge camera bump. Whereas this, it’s just like the lenses are kinda popping up. So there’s no actual bump on the S22. So you guys can see like, it’s crazy cause it’s like, it’s not there. I think I like it. I’m not really sure. I’m kind of, I’m a little indifferent about it. Did like the camera bump, cause it really did sort of set it apart and it kinda separated from the phone. Maybe I do like this more. I’m not sure. I’ll get back to you in the full review. I do like that, it’s all very seamless. So it feels very, very clean.

S22 Ultra Features

So the S22 Ultra has a, 6.8 inch Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, with a refresh rate between 1 and 120 Hertz. It has four rear cameras. There’s an ultra wide, a wide, two telephoto lenses and a front facing 40 megapixel camera. It has a 5,000 milliamp battery life and there’s four colors that you can choose from. There’s fantom black, white, green and burgundy. They do have some online, exclusive colors. There’s a graphite, a red and the sky blue that one’s actually, it’s pretty nice. One thing that I’m most excited to test out on this is the Nightography.

So this is a new feature where of course it’s using AI. I feel like the AI buzzwords, is this two words, artificial intelligence. You know what I mean. It has been tossed around so much over the past couple of years. Like what does that actually mean? Well, in this case, in the presentation they were showing how it takes a bunch of photos and then it goes in and determines which photos look the best. If there’s some blurry or shaky ones those are then removed and then all of those photos are kinda merged together to make one solid still and crisp image.

S22 Ultra Photo and Video Review

That’s gonna be something, that is definitely high on the list to test off, test out. Who is reading this? (giggling) Which is how to power off your phone. I can’t do two things at once. I don’t, I just, it’s impossible. Another thing that I’m excited to test out is in their portrait videography, portrait photo for video, you can now kinda shift the focus and that’s gonna be kinda interesting and I feel like that’s kinda rivaling the iPhone 13’s Cinematic Mode. Which I’m not gonna lie to you. I don’t think I’ve ever used since I did my review of the iPhone. Now that I’m thinking about it. They’ve also improved the portrait mode. They also showed this really cool demo of, I know for a fact that if any of you have ever used portrait mode. If you’re holding something or it’s like the example that they showed was, this girl had a straw on her drink. Then the straw goes out of focus or whatever your holding kinda goes outta focus.

So with this, it’s being able to detect, what should actually be in focus. Like, if you’re holding something, that is a part of the image, that is a part of your body right now, that should say in focus. So I’m very excited to also test that out. I feel like there’s so many small little updates that may seem kind of insignificant, but in the grand scheme of things, like these small little updates to video and photo are actually a pretty big deal. Another thing is the new S Pen. So this new S Pen is supposed to have 70% improved accuracy over the S21, which is kind of exciting because it really is so interesting, like, trying to use these pens and then having them not be as responsive as possible and I think Samsung is actually done a pretty good job with that. So I’m added to the list. Another thing that Justine is excited to try out on the new devices.

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