Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Review: Very Forgettable


The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G launched in India round July this yr, however with loads of different high-profile smartphone launches main as much as the festive season, it has slipped below the radar till now. Samsung has been making a giant noise about how the Galaxy A22 5G helps a wide selection of 5G bands (11 in complete), in addition to its different options resembling a high-refresh-rate show and two years of OS updates. There’s loads of competitors at across the Rs. 20,000 worth level, some from Samsung’s personal secure, plus latest heavy-hitters such because the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion and iQoo Z3.

Is the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G definitely worth the cash? Let’s discover out.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G worth in India and variants

The Galaxy A22 5G is offered in two variants in India — one with 6GB of RAM, priced at Rs. 19,999, and the opposite with 8GB of RAM, for 21,999. Each of those have 128GB of inner storage which is expandable because of the devoted microSD card slot. The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is offered in Violet, Mint, and Grey. Samsung despatched me a Mint color unit with 6GB of RAM for this assessment.

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The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G seems good on this Mint color

 

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G design

The design of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G feels a bit dated and boring. Do not get me fallacious, the match and end of the plastic is excellent, and this Mint trim is considerably distinctive. Nonetheless, as quickly as you activate the show, you may see the place Samsung has reduce prices. First off, there’s the thick black bezel across the dewdrop notch, and an enormous chin on the backside, which makes the entrance of this telephone look very dated and low-budget. The design of the digital camera bump resembles that of Samsung’s F sequence, which is odd, since I’d have anticipated the extra fashionable design that we noticed on the Galaxy A72 and Galaxy A52.

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is not significantly slim however its curved edges assist masks this. It is a bit heavy at 203g however the weight is distributed properly. A headphone jack, USB Kind-C port, and the speaker are all lined up on the backside. There is a recessed energy button on the suitable facet which has a fingerprint sensor in-built.

On the entrance, Samsung has fitted a big 6.6-inch LCD panel which has a full-HD+ decision and a 90Hz refresh fee. The standard of the show is pretty common; viewing angles are slim and colors should not very punchy. The SIM tray is to the left of the show, and might home two Nano-SIMs plus a microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G ships with a 15W quick charger, USB cable, and a SIM eject device within the field.

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The dewdrop notch and outstanding chin on the backside make the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G look dated

 

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G specs and software program

Samsung has used a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC within the Galaxy A22 5G. It is not a very thrilling chip, and is not very aggressive at this worth both, contemplating that the Poco M3 Professional and Realme 8 5G each use it too and are priced significantly decrease. The Galaxy A22 5G has Bluetooth 5 and dual-band Wi-Fi ac, together with assist for the same old sensors and satellite tv for pc navigation techniques. Samsung Pay Mini can be supported. This telephone incorporates a 5,000mAh battery, which ought to have the ability to energy it simply for no less than a full day.

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G runs One UI Core 3.1 primarily based on Android 11. That is Samsung’s leaner model of the usual One UI pores and skin, and is used for its extra budget-centric telephones so it is slightly odd to see it on this mannequin. The newest model has just about all of the options one would possibly want for on a regular basis use, nonetheless sure issues resembling Bixby, Samsung Knox, Straightforward mode, and so on which you is perhaps acquainted with from earlier Samsung telephones, should not current. Android safety was slightly old-fashioned on my unit, which solely had the August 2021 patch. Additionally, some UI options resembling Edge Panels, that are enabled by default on most Samsung telephones, should be manually enabled if you wish to use them.

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The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G incorporates a headphone jack and a USB Kind-C port

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G efficiency and battery life

This brings us to the efficiency of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G, which is slightly underwhelming. The SoC manages respectable scores in benchmarks, nevertheless it’s with precise each day utilization that I felt there was one thing lacking. Even with this so-called stripped down model of One UI, the interface lacked a way of snappiness. In truth, if I hadn’t checked the specs of the telephone, I would not have guessed the show was working at 90Hz. When you’re in an app or sport although, issues are tremendous. The fingerprint sensor and face recognition labored decently properly however there have been instances after they struggled too, particularly when making an attempt to make use of face recognition in low gentle.

Movies look good on the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G’s show should you’re viewing it head-on, nonetheless the display screen seems darker when considered from an angle, which may very well be an issue if there are a number of folks round you attempting to observe something. Audio by the one speaker is loud, however feels one-sided. There’s Dolby Atmos software program enhancement however this solely works with headphones. Video games took barely longer than standard to load, however ran properly after that. Heavy titles resembling Asphalt 9: Legends seemed good. One of the best half is that even with lengthy gaming periods, the again of the telephone barely bought heat.

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The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G shouldn’t be very slim however the again would not get too sizzling even after loads of gaming

 

Battery life, as you’d anticipate from a telephone with a 5,000mAh battery, was fairly good. On common, I used to be simply capable of go greater than a full day on one cost. Watching loads of content material tends to empty the battery faster, as was evident from our HD video loop take a look at which ran for simply 13 hours and 22 minutes. Altering shouldn’t be very fast, and even after an hour, I seen the battery stage was lower than 50 p.c.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G cameras

Cameras should not a powerful go well with of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G however they’re serviceable should you’re capturing below good lighting. The 48-megapixel most important digital camera has a large sufficient (f/1.8) aperture for detailed close-ups and first rate panorama pictures. Low-light pictures should not nice however capturing in Night time mode helps with publicity a bit.

The ultra-wide angle digital camera has a decision of simply 5 megapixels, and the picture high quality is strictly common. Barrel distortion is corrected fairly properly, however do not anticipate good particulars particularly should you attempt to crop something from the picture. Issues worsen in low gentle, and sadly Night time mode is not supported for this digital camera. The third digital camera is a depth sensor and is used when capturing in Portrait mode. There is not any macro mode on the Galaxy A22 5G because of the lack of a devoted macro digital camera.

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Samsung Galaxy A22 5G ultra-wide digital camera pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

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Samsung Galaxy A22 5G selfie digital camera pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

 

You may shoot movies at as much as 2K decision with first rate stabilisation. Brilliant areas are overexposed at instances and particulars are nearly common. You may shoot utilizing the ultra-wide digital camera too, however solely at 1080p, and you may’t swap between the 2 cameras whereas recording.

The 8-megapixel selfie digital camera captures first rate pictures when you flip off the default magnificence filters, nevertheless it struggles to seize natural-looking pores and skin tones below synthetic lighting or in low gentle.

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G would not fairly ship the sort of expertise that most individuals would anticipate, contemplating its worth and competitors. A big selection of 5G bands can be a superb factor to brag about, offered one may really reap the benefits of them in India, however I am fairly certain that by the point we get to make use of 5G, we may have had a number of successors to this telephone.

Sadly, there’s little else to get enthusiastic about with the Galaxy A22 5G. In truth, I really feel you would be higher served by Samsung’s personal Galaxy M32 5G and even the Galaxy F62. There is not any scarcity of excellent telephones from the competitors both, and a fast look although our checklist of the perfect telephones below Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 25,000 ought to provide loads of choices.


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