Samsung Galaxy S22 Review: So Close to Perfection – Review Geek

Samsung Galaxy S22 Review: So Close to Perfection – Review Geek


  • 1 – Absolute Hot Garbage
  • 2 – Sorta Lukewarm Garbage
  • 3 – Strongly Flawed Design
  • 4 – Some Pros, Lots Of Cons
  • 5 – Acceptably Imperfect
  • 6 – Good Enough to Buy On Sale
  • 7 – Great, But Not Best-In-Class
  • 8 – Fantastic, with Some Footnotes
  • 9 – Shut Up And Take My Money
  • 10 – Absolute Design Nirvana

Price: $799.99

Justin Duino

At a time when Google is battling non-stop bugs plaguing the Pixel 6 series, the Galaxy S22 shines. Samsung took a tried and true design, packed in the latest flagship processor, and made an Android smartphone that I could recommend to almost anyone. But, unfortunately, it’s not perfect.

Here’s What We Like

  • Best-in-class performance
  • Premium hardware
  • Fantastic cameras

And What We Don’t

  • Battery life could be better
  • Slower wired charging
  • No Wi-Fi 6E or UWB

Before we jump into this review, if you’re looking for the best of the best, look no further than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. You’ll pay a hefty premium for it, but the South Korean company ensured the handset had every bell and whistle, including a built-in S Pen.

Now, if you’re looking for something more pocketable and less over-the-top, let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy S22.

Hardware and Design

Justin Duino

  • 70.6 x 146.0 x 7.6mm, 168g
  • USB-C Port, No Headphone Jack
  • Aluminum Frame

Look no further than the Galaxy S series when it comes to premium hardware. Gone is the plastic back of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 FE, and the Galaxy A series. This year, you’re met with a frosted glass back, an aluminum frame, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus covering the screen.

Taking a look around the phone, you’ll find a USB-C port, speaker, microphone, and SIM card slot on the bottom of the Galaxy S22. Move to the right side, and you’ll be greeted by the power and volume buttons and a 5G antenna window. You can find one last microphone at the top, and that’s it.

Justin Duino

I’d typically say a phone like this would be too slippery to hold for an extended period, but the Galaxy S22’s small and compact size makes it extremely easy to keep ahold of. Of course, if you’re worried about breaking the glass on either side of the device, throwing on a case wouldn’t make it unwieldy.

My only real complaint is that I wish the frame …….