OUR TAKE

If you are out for a 5G enabled and yet affordable smartphone with so many features? Then the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G should be your bet.

It features up to three times (3x) android updates, portable, mediaTek MT6833 Dimensity chipset, triple camera, 5G network though it lacks IP water and dust resistance rating.


PROS

• Alluring triple camera
• Super excellent battery life
• Great value for money
• 5G network

CONS
• It lacks the IP water resistance rating
• No wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G


REVIEW

Introduction

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G was announced on June 03, 2020 and then released on June 24, 2021. It features the TFT display, 5000 mAh battery capacity, comes in variety of colors: white, mint, gray and violet; Android 11 and an Octa core processor just to mention a few.

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Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G features the MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity chipset though we aren’t so impressed because we thought it would feature the more powerful Snapdragon.

It has the 4GB, 6GB & 8GB RAM variant and internal storage variant of 64GB and 128GB which is very satisfactory for a midrange smart phone, guarantees adequate multitasking and gives zero room for hanging and runs games & apps without hitches.

Display

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G has a display size of 6.6 inches but if you are looking for a larger display from Samsung, you can go for the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2. It features the TFT display, has a display resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixel, pixel density of 339 ppi, refresh rate of 90Hz and an aspect ratio of 20:9.

Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G features the Android 11 operating system for easier navigation and smooth running. Samsung also assures up to android 12, android 13 and android 14 updates.

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Camera

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G comes with three rear cameras and one selfie camera. The wide camera has a 48 MP lens which has an aperture of f/2.2, 115° field view; 5 MP lens for the ultrawide with an aperture of f/2.2 and a depth camera with 2MP lens and aperture of f/2.4.

It can shoot a video of 1080 pixel at 30fps. I’m addition, the three rear cameras also features the impressive image processing, paranoma, HDR etc.

Body

It has a dimensions of 6.58 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches which is slightly similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 which has a dimension of 6.46 x 3.01 x 0.32. Samsung Galaxy A22 5G has a weight of 7.16 oz which means it weighs same as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

It has Glass front, Plastic back and plastic frame. You can choose between the gray, violet, white and Mint color variants.

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Battery and Charging

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G has a great battery capacity of 5000mAh which could last for so many hours depending on usage. It has the fast charging feature of 15W.

Other Features

Other fascinating features include 5G internet network, Nano-Sim, finger print scanner for more security, slick Google Assistant integration, gyro, compass and proximity. Though it lacks the IP water resistance rating.

Connectivity

It features the Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac & hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0 version, USB Type-C and GPS to make sure you are always connected.


SPECIFICATIONS AND PROPERTIES

GENERAL

ManufacturerSamsung
ModelA22 5G
Launch DateJune 03, 2021
Release DateJune 24, 2021
WarrantyOne (1) year

OPERATING SYSTEM

OS typeAndroid
Version11, One UI Core 3.1
User InterfaceYes

PERFORMANCE

ChipsetMediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
ProcessorOcta-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Architecture64 bit
Visual/Graphics processorMali-G57 MC2
RAM size4GB, 6GB, 8GB

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STORAGE

Internal64 GB, 128GB storage
ExpansibleYes

DISPLAY

Screen Size5.81 inches (14.76 cm)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
TypeOLED
Colors16M Colors
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Pixel Density444 ppi
Screen To Body Ratio82.74%
Refresh Rate60Hz
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Touch Screen Type
Capacitive touchscreen
Other features

CAMERA

Rear Camera

WideUltrawideDepth
Pixel48 MP5 MP2 MP
Aperturef/1.8f/2.2f/2.4
Sensor sixe1/5.0"
Unit cell size1.12µm

Number of camerasThree (3)
Video1152p @ 30fps
Image1080p
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR

Selfie Camera

Pixel8 MP
Aperturef/2.0
Video1080p @ 30fps

BATTERY

Battery TypeLi-Polymer
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Battery Placementnon-removable
Charging FeaturesFast charging 15W

SPECIAL FEATURES

Features and sensorsFingerprint, compass, accelerometer, gyro, proximity

SIM

TypeNano SIM
QuantityDual

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DIMENSION

Length6.58 inches (167.2mm)
Width3.01inches (76.4 mm)
Thickness0.35 inches (9 mm)
Weight203 g (7.16 oz)

DESIGN

TypeBar
ColorGray, Violet,
White, Mint
IP RatingNot water resistant
KeysRight side: Volume adjustment buttons, Lock/Unlock button

BODY MATERIAL

FrontGlass
BackPlastic
FramePlastic

NETWORK

Technology2G, 3G, 4G and 5G
Browsing SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

CONNECTIVITY

WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USBType-C
BluetoothVersion 5.0, A2DP, LE
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFCNo

MEDIA

MediaVideo Playback,
Loudspeaker,
Handsfree, Video Out,
Ring Tones

POSSIBLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: What country is the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G manufactured in?
A: It is manufactured in South Korea.

Q: How about the processors?
A: The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G features the MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity chipset though we aren’t so impressed because we thought it would feature the more powerful Snapdragon.

Q: Does it have the 5G network?
A: Yes, It is 5G enabled.

Q: How about its performance, hope it is top notch?
A: Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is a midrange smartphone so its performance is topnotch when compared to other smartphones within its class.

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Q: Does it have the IP water and dust resistance rating?
A: No, it doesn’t have the IP water and dust resistance rating.

Q: Does it feature wireless charging?
A: No, it doesn’t support wireless charging.

Q: Does it have a lasting battery life?
A: Yes. It features a battery capacity of 5000mAh

Q: How about WiFi calling, will it work?
A: If your carrier supports Wifi calling, then Samsung Galaxy A22 5G will support it too.

Q: Does it have a finger print sensor?
A: Yes, it has a finger print sensor located at the back.

Q: How about regular Android updates?
A: Yes, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G will get up to three times Android updates.

Q: Does this device support USB Type-C HDMI Alt mode?
A: No, Samsung Galaxy A22 5G doesn’t support the USB Type-C HDMI Alt mode.

Q: What type of sim does it feature?
A: It features the Nano sim

Q: What’s the warranty of this device?
A: It has a one year warranty

 

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