Samsung Galaxy S22+ review
Hitting the sweet spot
Design: Coming of age
Display: Treat for the eyes
Performance: Smooth as silk
Cameras: Shine in daylight
In the camera department, Samsung has gone for a combination that’s the opposite of what was found on the S21+. Instead of a bigger telephoto lens, this time, there’s a 50MP primary lens, and a 10MP zoom lens. With that out of the way, let’s see how the cameras perform.
In ideal lighting conditions, the Galaxy S22+ cameras are right up there with the best. Photos shot have good exposure, high levels of detailing, wide dynamic range, and natural colours with a tinge of pop. Samsung certainly has come a long way from the days of photos that looked painted by Andy Warhol.
The 10MP zoom lens has an optical range of 3x, and the zoomed-in photos were able to maintain the exposure levels and colours of the primary camera. Even after zooming in on the photos, you notice the details.
The cameras also do a fair job once the sun has gone down. They retain a decent amount of exposure, colours and details. Using Night mode helps in brightening up the photos, but at times these photos look unnaturally bright, and one notices a fair bit of noise and oversharpening.
As far as selfies are concerned, the 10MP snapper housed in the display cutout does a fantastic job. It captures a good amount of details, and the skin tone mapping is quite accurate as well. At night, the selfies and self-portraits tend to be a bit softer, but still usable on social media.
Verdict: Should you buy it?
The Android phone to beat despite lacking the wow factor of the Galaxy S22 Ultra.