Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra Side by Side

Samsung Galaxy S22: Price, Release Date and Specs

Published Apr 25, 2023 - See what the Samsung Galaxy S22 has to offer - powerful performance, stunning display, and premium features.

How much does the Galaxy S22 cost?

*Prices as of April 2023 (from samsung.com and backmarket.com)

Model

Price Of A New Product

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Price of Refurbished Starting From:

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Difference

Samsung Galaxy S22 128 GB

$699.99

$230.00

$469.99

Samsung Galaxy S22 256 GB

$759.99

$385.00

$374.99

Samsung Galaxy S22+        128 GB

$899.99

$350.00

$549.99

Samsung Galaxy S22+ 256GB

$1049.99

$425.00

$624.99

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 128 GB

$1199.99

$520.00

$679.99

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 256 GB

$1099.99

$595.00

$504.99

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 512 GB

$1399.99

$630.00

$769.99

The different Samsung S22 models prices vary as you get a few extra features and increased storage capacity on every model upgrade. If you are looking for the most economical phone, you may opt for the Galaxy S22 128 GB which retails on the Samsung website for $699.99 or starts at $230 for refurbished model on Back Market. A refurbished Galaxy S22 is a great option to help save you money since it has been professionally reconditioned to perform the same as a new phone. Depending on which S22 model you want to buy, you can save up to $769.99 on a refurbished phone compared to the price of new.

When was the Samsung S22 released?

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series was announced on February 9, 2022. Pre-orders for the devices started on the same day and general sales for the Samsung S22 series began on February 25, 2022.

The S22 series includes three models: The S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra. The S22 and S22+ are considered business as usual, while the S22 Ultra has some unique features. For example, the S22 Ultra has a built-in S Pen and advanced 'nightography', as well as expanded battery life and a 1 TB option. 

The Samsung S22 series was released during a time when the smartphone market was highly competitive. However, Samsung managed to make its mark by introducing a new line of smartphones with various features and capabilities. The release of the Samsung S22 series was highly anticipated, and its release was met with a lot of excitement from tech enthusiasts and Samsung fans. Let's take a deeper look into how the S22 models compare: S22 vs S22 Plus vs S22 Ultra.

Galaxy S22 series spec table

Performance 

Samsung S22 Models

Processor

CPU

OS Version

RAM

Unlocking Technology

Galaxy S22 5G

Exynos 2200

Octa-core

Android 12

8 GB

In-display fingerprint sensor

Galaxy S22+ 5G

Exynos 2200

Octa-core

Android 12

8 GB

In-display fingerprint sensor

Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G

Exynos 2200

Octa-core

Android 12

12 GB

In-display fingerprint sensor

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is available in three models: S22 5G, S22+ 5G, and S22 Ultra 5G. All three models are powered by the Exynos 2200 octa-core processor, run on the Android 12 operating system, and have an in-display fingerprint sensor for unlocking. The S22 5G and S22+ 5G come with 8 GB of RAM, while the S22 Ultra 5G has 12 GB of RAM. FaceID technology is not available on the Samsung S22 models, as they use an in-display fingerprint sensor for unlocking.

Battery and Autonomy

Specification

Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung Galaxy S22+

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Battery capacity (mAh)

3700

4500

5000

Autonomy (hours)

13 hours

15 hours

13.1 hours

Wireless charging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fast charging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Removable battery

No

No

No

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus has a 4,500 mAh battery which is 300 mAh less than its predecessor. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon version of the Samsung Galaxy S22 has a smaller battery than its predecessor, with a capacity of 3,700 mAh compared to the previous model's 4,000 mAh. 

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, on the other hand, has a 5,000 mAh battery, which is 500+ mAh larger than the battery of the other models. As always, real-time battery performance may vary depending on usage and network conditions.

Camera 

Camera Specification

Galaxy S22

Galaxy S22+

Galaxy S22 Ultra

Number of Rear Cameras

3

3

4

Rear Camera Pixel Count

50MP + 12MP + 12MP

50MP + 12MP + 12MP

108MP + 12MP + 12MP + 10MP

Front Camera Pixel Count

10MP

10MP

40MP

Number of Front Cameras

1

1

1

Video Recording Quality

8K

8K

8K

Optical Stabilizer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lens Aperture Rear Cameras

f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.2

f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.2

f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4 + f/