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As smartphones go, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra can go toe to toe with any other smartphone and win as well as unique features that leave the competition trailing in the dust. While it has a surfeit of power and brims with cutting edge hardware, its main decisive advantage isn’t just specifications alone – it’s the whole package.

Not only is it the most powerful Galaxy S series phone for 2022 alongside its smaller siblings the Galaxy S22 and S22+, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is also the successor to the erstwhile Galaxy Note line and is the first smartphone in their line-up in recent years to feature their vaunted S Pen stylus which has been enhanced to make it even more responsive than ever before.

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This is just scratching the surface of what the Galaxy S22 Ultra can offer as it’s a literal game changer of a phone. Here’s 6 convincing reasons why you need the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is an amazing game-changing smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – Tougher and slicker than ever before

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra uses a new generation of materials for its displays and chassis that make it tougher than its predecessors. For the chassis of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung has employed Armor Aluminum, a new type of alloy that’s tougher than the conventional aluminium deployed on other smartphones and which makes the Galaxy S 22 Ultra tougher and less prone to dents and scratches. More astute readers will note that Armor Aluminum was first used in Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold3 foldable phone last year. 

That’s not all, layering the front and rear of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is Gorilla Glass Victus+, a new, more durable grade of protective glass that’s apparently tougher and more resistant to nicks and scratches than the standard issue Gorilla Glass Victus seen in other smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – IP68 dust and water resistance

Not only is the Galaxy S22 Ultra a resilient phone that’s markedly more durable, it’s also able to shrug off the usual mishaps life throws at you as it’s rated for IP68 water and dust resistance. This means that it’s able to survive unscathed for up to 30 minutes in 1.5 metres of fresh water at a time. While it’s tough and water resistant, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is also rather stylish in the bargain too with a fingerprint resistant finish and your choice of Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green and Burgundy colourways to choose from.

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in Phantom Black, Phantom White and Burgundy

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – Powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra packs the top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor which is basically one of the most powerful mobile processors that you can cram into a smartphone.

This is paired with up to 12GB RAM and your choice of up to 8GB of virtual RAM along with up to 512GB of storage depending on which variant you get. Combined, this power-packed setup can tackle everything expected of a phone including taking on the latest games like Apex Legends, Genshin Impact and more along with the obligatory serious paperwork from spreadsheets, emails and much more. When you acquire this titan, you’ll be assured that it can tackle any challenge thrown at it.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – Gorgeous Dynamic AMOLED 2X 120Hz display

If seeing is believing, the massive and gorgeous 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display on the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have you singing off the same hymn sheet. On top of a crisp 1,440 x 3,088 pixels resolution, the display has a brilliant 120Hz dynamic refresh rate that can go down as low as 1Hz to save on battery life when you’re viewing static images or content while ramping back up to 120Hz when you’re scrolling through menus and gaming. 

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Review – The phone features Vision Booster tech that offers enhanced clarity under daylight conditions.

Even better, the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s display has Samsung’s revolutionary Vision Booster tech that leverages AI to tone map content onscreen for superb clarity even under direct sunlight. It doesn’t end there as the display also boasts of a 100% mobile colour volume in the DCI-P3 colour range which means that it reproduces colours exactly as they appear.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – Huge 5,000mAh battery and fast 45W charging

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is capable of exceptional endurance in the field with its huge 5,000mAh battery and power-efficient display. In case you need a fast top-up, the phone has 45W fast charging support along with 15W wireless charging. It’s even capable of wirelessly charging other devices like the Galaxy Buds2 which makes it very versatile indeed.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – Revamped S Pen stylus

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the first of a new generation of Galaxy S series phones to feature an integrated S Pen stylus that docks neatly into the phone when not in use. Compared to its predecessors, the revamped S Pen stylus here has significantly improved latency that is as low as 2.8ms which means that drawing and doodling on the display is akin to using a real pen.

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While writing and drawing is its main forte, the S Pen is also capable of acting as a remote control of sorts via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity. By pressing down the command button located midway up the stylus and performing a series of Air action gestures in the manner of waving a wand, you’re able to control aspects of the phone such as the camera and select other apps like the browser too.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – 4 Years of OS Updates

One of the biggest worries of smartphone owners is when a manufacturer does not support their phone anymore with security or firmware updates. In the case of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung will be offering a whopping 4 years of OS updates from the present Android 12 OS installed on the phone along with 5 years of security updates. This ensures that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has exceptional longevity indeed.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – Powerful 108MP quad camera with 100X Space Zoom

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a sophisticated camera array that leverages cutting edge hardware and Samsung’s own beefed up AI to deliver superior quality shots and up to 8K resolution video. The main camera array itself is built around a 108MP camera, a secondary 12MP ultra wide angle camera and two 10MP telephoto cameras with one offering 3X optical zoom and the other 10x zoom.

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Combined, this setup is capable of offering up to a whopping 100X Space Zoom which is far beyond what the naked eye can see. A healthy helping of AI also helps the phone to capture excellent low light shots that Samsung has dubbed as Nightography. Up front, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra features a huge 40MP selfie camera for mugshots.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is now available nationwide in Malaysia in four colourways and with 12GB RAM and your choice of 521GB storage for RM5,899 or 256GB storage for RM5,499. A variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage also exists for RM5,099. For more details, check out https://www.samsung.com/my/smartphones/galaxy-s22-ultra/buy/

You can also check out our Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra review where we put it through its paces and our first-look feature where we got an initial hands-on with the phone.