The new Samsung Galaxy A22 smartphone is now equipped with a lot of technologies that were earlier only applicable to high-end models. In the price range of around $280, we can now get the Samsung A22 5G with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a high-end smartphone like a 90Hz refresh rate, Quad camera module, and OIS optical stabilization technology. Apart from this, the device also has a long-lasting 5000 mAh battery and the option of a 5G variant.
The Galaxy A22 and A22 5G both have a similar plastic back and soft edges, a common feature of the popular models. However, it still comes equipped with a good-looking appearance and diverse youthful shades to score points for looks.
The back of the Samsung A22 4G standard version is designed to be more compact, thanks to its smaller size, which brings a neat feeling when holding.
The design of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is a bit more square with a larger size, but the curves all around help it hold up without need. I think the design of the 5G version is more suitable for men’s hands, or women would also like it because of the youthful complexion.
Both the Galaxy A22 4G and 5G versions have the same layout of physical buttons, SIM tray, and connection port. Both have a 1-touch fingerprint sensor, which is integrated with the power button. The position of this sensor on a fingertip is wide enough for any hand to put in and touch, no need to reach out.
The camera parts are both housed in a square module, but there is a difference in the number of lenses and the layout accordingly. In the Samsung A22 5G, all the three camera lenses and flash are housed in a square cluster. For the Galaxy A22, the square module is where the quad-camera lenses are located, the flash part will be moved down, located in an independent position.
The Galaxy A22 flaunts a Super AMOLED screen, with a 6.4-inch HD+ resolution. Meanwhile, the A22 5G flaunts a bigger screen with a size of 6.6 inches and a TFT LCD panel with FullHD+ resolution.
At a glance, it seems that both of them have the same front camera design with a waterdrop notch display, but taking a closer look side-by-side, we see that both have different screen defects. The Galaxy A22 sports an Infinity U design, while the 5G version sports an Infinity V design.
However, both have one thing in common that they both come equipped with a 90Hz refresh rate and offer smooth swiping or entertainment experiences. In actual use, we can switch back and forth between 60Hz and 90Hz frequencies in the settings. For us, we will always set 90Hz to use, why don’t we choose the best experience that the manufacturer equips?
Large screen, huge size is the trend of users when choosing a smartphone as entertainment content, watching on the phone is increasingly popular and almost becoming a demand. The A22 and A22 5G both meet this need well, although the screen border at the bottom is still not very thin. However, according to a study conducted by American scientists, the thick bezel at the bottom can help reduce the rate of the wrong touch with one hand by about 40%.
Firstly, it is a camera that is good enough to use for the needs of taking photos, recording videos, creating daily visual content, especially for those who need to shoot vlogs to share life during the pandemic.
With the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G, 4 lenses can cater to a variety of shooting angles, recording with rear 48MP main camera, 5MP super wide-angle camera, 2MP font removal camera and capture best selfies using 8MP front camera.
With the Samsung A22 4G, we have total of 5 lenses which include a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, a 2MP bookeh camera, and a 13MP selfie camera. Most prominent is the main camera with integrated OIS technology, which supports anti-shake, keeps the frame stable while recording.
The big 5000mAh battery capacity on both versions is the next highlight, a long-lasting battery life, enough to meet the needs of even daily use. Generally, with our usage habits and frequency including web surfing, Netflix, chatting, taking photos, watching youtube, the battery won’t last all day.
The most outstanding thing about the Galaxy A22 5G, needless to say, is the 5G connectivity. Another option to experience high-speed 5G at an affordable price, not necessarily an expensive flagship for you. In terms of hardware, the Galaxy A22 owns a MediaTek Helio G80 chip, while the Galaxy A22 5G owns a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip.
In terms of software, both are based on Android 11 platform with One UI 3.1 operating system pre-installed.
It seems we see the 5G version of the Galaxy A22 sacrificing a few things to get a decent price for users who can experience 5G, and create competition with the competitors in this segment. However, overall, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is still a smartphone that is fully equipped to meet the basic entertainment and usage needs of users in the modern era, watching movies on a bigger screen, watching movies, etc. 90Hz refresh rate screen delivers smooth experience; cameras for creativity, and long-lasting battery life.
As far as the Galaxy A22 4G is concerned, we get more than the technologies such as a smooth Super AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate, a total of 5 cameras for shooting needs, and, above all, OIS optical image stabilization technology which is not considered equipped in this price range.
Price and availability
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DS) Factory Unlocked, International Model has been listed on the Newegg.com online e-shop for $279.99 or £186.99 on Amazon.co.uk. The device is available in Grey, Violet, and Mint color options.
If your budget is a bit big or wants another high mid-range device from Samsung, then we have the Samsung Galaxy A72 5G (REVIEW) that costs $429.99 (check out the price on B&H). Design is one of the first highlights of the Galaxy A72, all are made of plastic, metal frames, rear camera lens arrangements, and has sand back that is very clean, looks beautiful, and modern.