As per the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G review, it is the first 5G phone in the Galaxy A series. It has a 15W charger, a USB Type C Cable, a SIM Card Tool, and some documentation. But there is no case. It does not have a glass back, but anyone would say it looks like frosted glass. It feels a little heavy and weighs around 200g. It looks nice and premium. It is a midrange phone and costs around 20k. It comes in 3 colour variants- mint, grey, and violet. Samsung however, maintains a premium for its Samsung experience, and on the Galaxy A22 5G you get a lot of good features in this phone. It looks extremely pretty, especially in the Mint colour variant. This model is aimed at existing Samsung users as well as young buyers wanting a taste of the 5G experience.
Features Review of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
While at first glance, the Galaxy A22 5G smartphone may not look special, a closer look at the device makes you see the small designs and make it one of the best-looking A series phones of the company. You get a very solid build in a unibody design form factor with the Galaxy A22 5G. The smartphone feels premium and has a matte plain finish back panel, which is preferable over the glossy one as they are less likely to fingerprint smudges. While the back is frosty and in a matte finish, the frame of the device is shinier. Overall, we are satisfied with the look of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G, although we found it to be a little heavy.
Ports and buttons– Below, there is a speaker grille, a USB Type C port, a microphone, and a 3.5 mm jack. On the left, there is a SIM card tray. On the top, there is a noise-canceling microphone, and on the right, there is a volume rocker (up and down) and a power button (on / off) which doubles up as a fingerprint sensor.
It has a big screen with a 6.6” FHD+ screen with a 90Hz fast refresh rate. We expect AMOLED displays with Samsung phones but this has a TFT display which is quite disappointing. It has an infinity V notch with average bezels on the top and sides.
The chin is slightly bigger than the average. You get a waterdrop notch on the phone that seems a little old now as punch hole camera seems to have become an acceptable design for phones of this price level.
|Processor||Media Tek Dimensity 700 5G processor – 2.2GHz, 2GHz Octa core|
|RAM||6GB or 8 GB / 128GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|Product Dimensions||0.9 x 7.6 x 16.7 cm; 203 Grams|
|Camera|| 48.0 MP + 5.0 MP + 2.0 MP ( QWXGA 2K (2048 x 1152)@30fps & 120fps @HD)|
|Item model number||A22_5G_Violet6GB (11 Bands support)|
|Connectivity technologies||WiFi 5g|
|USB Interface||USB Type C|
|Display technology||TFT 1080 x 2408 (FHD+)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor|
|Battery Power Rating||5000|
|Whats in the box||Handset, 15W Fast Charging Adapter,Ejector,USB Cable, User Manual|
|Manufacturer||Samsung India pvt Ltd|
|Country of Origin||Vietnam|
|Item Weight||203 g|
It has a 5000mAh battery with 15W charging, which will last for the whole day easily. It will last you for the whole day even with moderate usage and with normal/ light usage it will go up to 1-1.5 days. The Dimensity 700 delivers solid battery life from the 5000 mAh pack, as well as modern features and connectivity and plenty of performance for most tasks.
The dimensity processors are quite impressive. The Dimensity 700 gives you a sustained gaming performance, you won’t have a problem under low-medium settings. It comes with OneUI 3.1 based on Android 11. There are 2 variants of the device that pack 128GB internal storage. There is even support for a micro SD card in the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G so there is no issue of storage. You get an option to choose between 6 GB and 8 GB RAM.
Sensors– All sensors are available, there’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock which works well.
Connectivity– It has 5G (11bands), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling support, Bluetooth 5.0, and Dual-band Wi-Fi.
On the rear, it has a 48MP+5MP+2MP triple camera setup and on the front, there’s an 8MP selfie sensor. The pictures look soft with the ultra-wide and the colours are good. But the selfie sensor should have been better. The 2MP Depth camera lets you adjust the depth of field in your photos. With a simple touch, you can easily fine-tune the background blur behind your subject for high-quality portrait shots that truly stand out.
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G has a big screen with a TFT display, so the colours might seem a bit faded. But the overall video viewing experience is good and the mono speaker is loud. The multimedia experience of this phone is average. Also, there won’t be any problem using the phone under sunlight.
You get Widevine L1 support for HD streaming and Camera2api support for GCam port. There’s an OneUI dialer, where generally you get the Google dialer, so that’s good. It has FM Radio but no notification light. There are some preinstalled apps that you can easily uninstall. Samsung claims that all A-series phones will get 2 years of major OS updates and 3 years of security patches, which is good. While very simple, Samsung’s software setup and handling for the high refresh rate mode is perfectly functional, which is not always a given with the competition. Being a custom UI, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G comes with additional features such as theme support, the dual messenger that lets you run two versions of supported apps, device care that optimizes the smartphone in terms of battery, storage, memory, and many other things.
The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G comes with 11 bands which is the most in any smartphone while it has MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC which is a decent processor at this price level. Most aspects of the OneUI 3.1 / Android 11 combo on the Galaxy A22, 5G is well crafted, polished, and surprisingly feature-rich. The MediaTek 700 is a modern, efficient, and well-equipped chipset, with decent performance at this price level. Also, the battery life of the phone is very solid.
As we know, Samsung is known for AMOLED display but they didn’t use AMOLED display on Galaxy A22 5G. It has a 6.60- inches 90Hz display. There is nothing wrong with the TFT display but at this price level (around 20 k), it’s not acceptable. Samsung didn’t even mention the glass they used to protect the front side while there is a plastic back and plastic frame. The Galaxy A22 5G doesn’t have EIS or OIS, so the videos are not so stable. It has a single loudspeaker with an overwhelming performance. The all-around ultra-wide performance is quite poor. No 4K video capture and 2K capture is a mixed bag. The body of the phone also feels a bit hollow and there is no ingress protection, no pre-applied screen protector, and no official info on display glass protection. You can even save money and go for something like the Redmi Note 10, which tones down many of the specs of the Redmi Note 10 Pro, but still manages to preserve the core experience. It outshines the Galaxy A22 5G in pretty much every hardware aspect. Phones like the Realme 8 5G and Redmi Note 10 5G all rock 90 Hz LCD panels, just like the Galaxy A22 5G and even use the same Dimensity 700 chipset- the entry-level chip in MediaTek’s Dimensity line. They also have triple camera setups with a 48MP main snapper.
Conclusion – Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Review
It would have been better if the TFT display and the selfie sensor were improved. Considering the price of the phone, Samsung Galaxy A22 5G doesn’t have a good display quality. It should have used an AMOLED display but still, if you want to buy a Samsung phone then this is the best option. Also starting at a price of 19,999, the handset faces tough competition from many lower-priced phones.
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