Samsung’s Galaxy F22 is big and has a large display. But, is it enough?
It’s amazing how many manufacturers managed to squeeze budget smartphones below Rs. 15,000.
Redmi Note 10 from Xiaomi has a full-HD+ SuperAMOLED display, dual speakers, and four rear cameras. It also comes with a 5000mAh battery that can be fast-charged (including the 33W charger) at 33W. Realme’s Narzo 30 offers a 90Hz refresh-rate display, MediaTek Helio SoC, a sleek design, and 30W charging.
Samsung’s Galaxy F22 appears to have discovered some unique ways to stand out. The Galaxy F22 starts at Rs. The Galaxy F22 starts at Rs. 12,499 and features a Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 6000mAh battery, 25W charging support, and a super-fast processor. Is this enough to compete with the price of other devices in the same price range? Here are my initial impressions of the Samsung Galaxy F22.
There are two options for the Samsung Galaxy F22. The base model comes in a 4GB RAM variant and 64GB storage. This is the one that we reviewed. The price is Rs. It is priced at Rs. 12,499 in India. There’s also the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variants, which are both competitively priced at Rs. 14,499.
Both are available in Denim Black or Denim Blue. For review, we received a Samsung Galaxy F22 in Denim Black. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on the body.
The plastic panel on the rear has a fine, ridge-like design that provides a good grip and repels fingerprints. With a thickness of 9.3mm, the Samsung Galaxy F22 doesn’t look very slim. It is a little chunky at 203g.
It seems to feel good in the hand and is easy to use one-handed. The fingerprint reader is located on the power button to the right, with the volume knob above. The card tray is located on the left. The 3.5mm headphone Jack, USB Type C port, and speaker are at the bottom.
The Samsung Galaxy F22 features a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. This display has an HD+ resolution and vivid colors.
The Gorilla Glass 5 screen doesn’t pick up fingerprints easily. The waterdrop-style notch on the top of this display was a little odd. Most smartphones in this price range have hole-punch displays, which look cleaner. The thick bezel at its bottom takes up space on the display’s front.
The Galaxy F22 features a triple-slot tray that accepts two Nano SIMs and a dedicated slot to store a microSD card. The smartphone can expand storage up to 1TB.
The back of the phone has a square-shaped module for the camera. The phone has a quad-camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, and 2-megapixel macro camera. There is also a depth camera. A 13-megapixel front camera handles selfie duties.
The Samsung Galaxy F22 comes with a 6,000mAh battery, supports 25W fast charging, and a 15W charger. Although this is disappointing compared to the competition offerings, I expect the 6,000mAh battery to last much longer than usual.
The show runs on Samsung’s One UI 3.1, which is based on Android 11. It performed well during my initial use. The software experience is fluid thanks to the 90Hz refresh rate display.
I also had to remind myself that this smartphone has only 4GB of RAM. Many apps and games are preinstalled on the phone, many of which are Samsung-branded. You can also find third-party apps like Moj and MX TakaTak along with the usual supply of Microsoft apps such as Outlook, OneDrive, LinkedIn, and LinkedIn.
MediaTek Helio G80 SoC is a good choice for a budget smartphone, but Realme’s Narzo 30, (Review), offers the Helio G95 processor at a higher price for Rs. 500 Redmi Note 10 from Xiaomi has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC and offers a full HD+ SuperAMOLED display, stereo speakers, and 33W fast charge at Rs. 12,999 Poco’s M3 (Review), uses the more basic Snapdragon 662 SoC but has 6GB RAM in its base version. It is priced at Rs. 10,999.
It’s clear from hardware specifications that Samsung’s F-series smartphone has very little going for it. It’s not just about the hardware. Our review will be looking at the overall user experience, battery life, and software performance.
Processor: MediaTek Helio G80
Front Camera: 13-megapixel
Rear Camera: 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Battery Capacity : 6000mAh
OS : Android 11
Resolution : 720×1600 pixels