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Is the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra a Noteworthy Beast?

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung's most powerful device as of now, powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, a 4nm chip that promises a boost in both CPU and GPU performance while improving efficiency. While we get the Snapdragon SoC here, some markets receive another variant with the Exynos 2200 chipset.

In the Malaysian market, the S22 Ultra offers three memory and storage configurations:

  • 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage

  • 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage

  • 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage

Even equipped with the lowest combination, the S22 Ultra is still buttery smooth for day-to-day workload from launching and closing apps to scrolling and browsing websites to social media and games.

Casual games are basically a breeze for the device and unsurprisingly, the S22 Ultra can handle the most intensive mobile games well too. In games like Apex Legends Mobile, PUBG Mobile, and Call of Duty, we're able to run it at the highest graphics settings and no sign of stutters was noticed.

Even in Genshin Impact, we managed to overclock the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip with high graphics settings at 60fps and the whole gameplay was smooth without any hiccups. Of course, as all Galaxy devices, it heats up quickly and a lot so we wish the cooling solution would have been improved to go with the very powerful processor.

The S22 Ultra is backed by a 5000mAh battery with support for up to 45W wired charging and 15W wireless charging. Unfortunately, it doesn't support wireless charging. In our PCMark battery test, we got more than 12 hours of battery life. In real practice, you'll still get around 25% - 35% bar left at the end of the day. When playing Genshin Impact, we started from 100% and dropped to 12% after 3 hours of non-stop gameplay.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is quite the beast in terms of performance thanks to the new processor. This is complemented by an incredible camera performance and the iconic S Pen support. You can read our full review of the S22 Ultra here.


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