The last time we saw Samsung launch Galaxy Note devices was in August 2020, and since then, the company has been ignoring this family to focus efforts on foldable smartphones. The Galaxy S22 Ultra categorically adds value to something that already existed by adopting all the features of the Note ecosystem. But not only that. It represents the biggest new addition to the Galaxy S line of 2022, as it is the only one to bring real upgrades. First impressions were positive, but did the South Koreans make the best decision?
The S22 has everything to please the Galaxy S user and Note orphan fans, delivering a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen, four rear cameras with news for night photos, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, glass finish and slot for store the S Pen, which is most needed. We spent a few days with the new Korean device and you can check our review from now on.
Since the Galaxy Note 20, it is the first time that Samsung has put a slot in a cell phone for you to store the S Pen. Looking at some more recent models, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the S21 Ultra are devices that support the sharpie, but none of them even have space to store it. You need to purchase a separate case to attach the accessory.
While still reminiscent of its predecessor, the S22 Ultra looks very different. The glass back with a matte finish features Gorilla Glass Victus+ and the camera module, which used to be enveloping, is now extinct.
Regarding the dimensions, the manufacturer has moved little around here and that means that the device remains bulky. We are talking about a product with a screen of almost 7 inches and a weight of 229 grams. Galaxy Note fans shouldn’t feel any differences, but if you’re on the S21 or S21+, and are thinking about migrating, get ready for the adaptation phase.
Despite this possible cons for some, the S22 Ultra manages to convey a sense of security, and the S Pen improves usability and comfort on such a large screen. Other strong points, in addition to the Gorilla Glass Victus+, are the aluminum structure (on the sides of the device), and the IP68 protection, guaranteeing resistance against water and dust.