Samsung Galaxy S22 vs iPhone 13: Specs Comparison

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The Samsung Unpacked event unveiled a number of new devices, namely a new version of its flagship Galaxy series of phones, the Galaxy S22. These new phones will be released on February 25 and will be the latest in Samsung’s smartphone lineup. Of course, we’re curious how they compare to Apple’s iPhones, so we’ve rounded up some of the most relevant features to show you how they compare to the iPhone 13 series on paper.

The standard iPhone 13 and its variants came out last September and started at $699.99 for the 13 Mini, all the way up to $1,099.99 for the 13 Pro Max. The Galaxy S22 and its other variants will be released later this month and will start at $799.99 for the standard S22 and $1,199 for the S22 Ultra, with its larger screen and more powerful camera. It should be noted that all prices listed here are for the unlocked model.

The phones compared

Compared to last year’s model, the S22 seems to compromise some of the features in an effort to maintain a competitive price. The S22 has a slightly smaller screen, a lower capacity battery and a 10MP telephoto lens compared to the 64MP of the S21. However, there are also some improvements. The rear camera is enhanced with a 50MP wide-angle lens, which can also capture 8K images at 24 FPS. The S22 also offers Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, allowing for more stable multipoint connections to supported devices.

All the phones in Samsung’s new lineup are more distinct from each other than the S21 lineup, but still share some common elements. They all use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, can record 8K video at 24FPS and have a display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz.

The Samsung S22 Plus is a more robust device compared to the standard S22. The S22 Plus has a larger 6.6-inch screen, a larger battery and features Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. The larger screen certainly lends itself to specific uses, but it’s worth noting that while the screen is larger, it still has the same 2340 x 1080 resolution as the S22. It also uses the same camera array as the standard S22.

The S22 Ultra is probably the most notable of this lineup, and not just because of its size. The 6.8-inch screen has a resolution of 3088 x 1440, a higher fidelity than the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Ultra also has a larger battery, replacing the 50MP wide-angle lens of its smaller models with a 108MP camera. The 128GB model of the S22 Ultra has the same 8GB of RAM as the S22 and S22 Plus, but the higher-capacity models include 12GB of RAM.

according to the numbers

On the basis of specifications alone, Samsung’s new lineup gives Apple some serious competition. While Apple phones still outperform the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with their A15 CPUs and offer higher resolution screens in some cases, Samsung has delivered a more impressive number of cameras, bigger batteries and more powerful hardware. However, we can’t make an informed recommendation until we bench-test these phones against each other.

For a more in-depth look, we’ve gathered all the pertinent specs from Samsung’s new phones and compared them to their closest analog in the iPhone 13 lineup in the table below.

The S22 Series vs. iPhone 13

Specification Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S22 iPhone 13 Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus iPhone 13 Pro Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra iPhone 13 Pro Max
Specification Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S22 iPhone 13 Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus iPhone 13 Pro Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra iPhone 13 Pro Max
operating system Android 11 (one user interface) Android 12 iOS 15 Android 12 iOS 15 Android 12 iOS 15
Display 6.2-inch OLED 6.1-inch AMOLED 6.1-inch OLED 6.6″ AMOLED 6.1-inch OLED 6.8″ AMOLED 6.7-inch OLED
Solution 2400×1080 2340×1080 2532×1170 2340×1080 2532×1170 3088 x 1440 2778 x 1284
Maximum refresh rate up to 120Hz up to 120Hz up to 120Hz up to 120Hz up to 120Hz up to 120Hz up to 120Hz
Dimensions (mm) 71.2 x 151.7 x 7.9″ 70.6 x 146 x 7.6 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.65 75.8 x 157.4 x 7.6″ 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.65 77.9 x 163.3 x 8.9″ 78.1 x 160.8 x 7.65
Weight 171 g (6.03 ounces) 168 g (5.92 ounces) 174 g (6.14 ounces) 196 g (6.91 ounces) 204 g (7.19 ounces) 229 g (8.07 ounces) 240 g (8.46 ounces)
Battery capacity 4,000 mAh 3,700 mah 3.227mah 4,500 mah 3,095 mah 5,000 mah 4,352 mah
Processor Snapdragon 888 (in the US) 4nm CPU A15 4nm CPU A15 4nm CPU A15
RAM 8GB 8GB 4GB 8GB 6GB 8GB, 12GB 6GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Ports USB-C charging port USB-C lightning gate USB-C lightning gate USB-C lightning gate
reversing camera 12 MP (f/1.8) wide, 12 MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide, 64 MP (f/2.0) telephoto 50 MP (f/1.8) wide, 12 MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide, 10 MP (f/2.4) telephoto 12 MP (f/1.6) wide, 12 MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide 50 MP (f/1.8) wide, 12 MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide, 10 MP (f/2.4) telephoto 12 MP (f/1.5) wide, 12 MP (f/1.8) ultra-wide, 12 MP (f/2.8) telephoto 108 MP (f/2.2) wide, 12 MP (f/2.2) ultra wide, 10 MP (f2.4 / f4.9) telephoto 12 MP (f/1.5) wide, 12 MP (f/1.8) ultra-wide, 12 MP (f/2.8) telephoto
Front camera 10MP (f/2.2) 10MP (f/2.2) 12MP (f/2.2) 10MP (f/2.2) 12MP (f/2.2) 40MP (f2.2) 12MP (f/2.2)
Front video 4K @ 60FPS 4K @ 60FPS 4K @ 60FPS 4K @ 60FPS 4K @ 60FPS 4K @ 60FPS 4K @ 60FPS
Back video 4K @ 60FPS [email protected], [email protected] 4K @ 60FPS [email protected], [email protected] 4K @ 60FPS [email protected], [email protected] 4K @ 60FPS
biometrics Fingerprint, Face Recognition Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Face Recognition Face ID Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Face Recognition Face ID Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Face Recognition Face ID
Water and dust protection IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68
Wireless 5G mmWave / sub-6GHz, LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 5G mmWave / sub-6GHz, LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 5G mmWave / sub-6GHz, LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 5G mmWave / sub-6GHz, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E (6Ghz), Bluetooth 5.2 5G mmWave / sub-6GHz, LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 5G mmWave / sub-6GHz, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E (6Ghz), Bluetooth 5.2 5G mmWave / sub-6GHz, LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
Starting price $799 $799 $799 $999 $999 $1,199.00 $1,099
Wireless charging? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

The S22 Series vs. iPhone 13

If you’re curious about what else Samsung has in store, be sure to check out everything announced on Samsung Unpacked.

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