So, we finally got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Just in case you missed our full coverage, you can check out all the links below.
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Series: Everything You Need to Know
- In Focus: Samsung Galaxy S22
- In Focus: Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Debuts, Price and Pre-order Details Revealed in PH
- In Focus: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJdE1DQNg5A
- Podcast – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP3pGXXQcyg
As usual, the first thing I did right after unboxing (you can find our video on Tiktok and IG Reels), was I downloaded all the necessary benchmarking applications and games put it to my initial test. Before I present the test results, let me first give you a rundown of the specifications.
Galaxy S22 Ultra Specifications
|Display||6.8″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|3080 x 1440|
|1750 nits (Peak)|
|240Hz Touch Sampling Rate (Game Mode)|
|Screen Protection||Gorilla Glass Victus+|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|Rear Camera||12MP UltraWide|
|108MP Wide, OIS|
|10MP Tele 1, 10x Optical Zoom, OIS|
|10MP Tele 2, 3x Optical Zoom, OIS|
|OS||One UI 4|
|Fast Charging||45W (Wired)|
As previously mentioned, this is the first time in many years for Samsung to release a Snapdragon-powered S series here in the Philippines.
The chipset running on the Galaxy S22 Ultra here in the Philippines is based on Samsung 4nm EUV. The regional current lineup will be missing VRS and raytracing features on Exynos-exclusive Xclipse 920 GPU.
Artificial Benchmark Results as of February 12, 2022
I employed our usual benchmarking process on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. I used Antutu 3D Benchmark to see the aggregated score of the Galaxy S22 Ultra that ranges from CPU, GPU, Memory and UX. As you can see in the result below, the new S22 Ultra outperformed other flagship devices, including the Huawei P50 Pro.
I also used 3D Mark to check the graphics performance of the new device. In this particular benchmark, the phone is tested in a minute to measure its ability to provide high levels of performance short periods of time. It is obvious that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the currently the leading chipset among the other flagship smartphones in the market. This score can give you an idea how we it may perform when playing games and even rendering 3D environment and objects in productivity applications.
I also measured the device in terms of its single core and multi core performance using Geekbench.
Lastly, I tested the device using PC Mark to see how well it can perform to do creative and social applications.
As usual, these scores may vary depending on the condition of the device. There are various factors that affect benchmark scores like throttling, running applications and even software update.
While, benchmark results can be helpful in providing an initial picture of how a device performs, nothing beats real world performance benchmark. This is where full reviews of content creators creators and consumer experience come into play. We highly encourage you to check out your favorite reliable content creators to confirm and verify artificial and real world benchmark results.
What to expect from us?
In the next few days, I will publish my full review of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. I will also have a comparison between the camera performance of the following:
- Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra
- iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Huawei P50 Pro vs Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Bonus: Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Huawei P50 Pro
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.