samsung galaxy f22 review

Samsung recently launched a new device of the Galaxy F series, the Galaxy F22. This budget smartphone of the company was launched in two variants – 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. With this smartphone, the company is looking to strengthen its hold in the budget segment as it is getting tough competition from companies like Realme and Xiaomi. The company gave us a chance to review this latest handset. We got its base variant i.e. 4GB RAM model. So let’s know how much power is there in the features and specification of Samsung Galaxy F22 and will it be able to compete with other devices in the segment of less than 15 thousand rupees?

Simple but appealing design
The look of Samsung Galaxy F22 is simple as well as very attractive. The display of the phone is notch design and in this you will get to see thick bezels at the bottom. The display of the phone comes with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Talking about the back panel, here you will get a textured design with a matte finish. The body of the phone is made of plastic, but the phone looks quite premium. The specialty of the material used on the back panel is that there are no fingerprints on it.

There are four cameras in the square unit on the top side of the back panel of the phone. This camera unit comes with a slight bump. Samsung has given a round LED flash on the bottom side outside the camera unit. The design of the phone is quite sleek and it can be easily operated with one hand. At the bottom of the phone, there is a USB Type-C port, microphone and 3.5mm headphone jack along with speaker grille.

Best-in-Class Competing Display
This Samsung smartphone can disappoint users a bit for heavy gaming and watching 4K or other high-resolution videos. In this phone, the company is offering a 6.4-inch HD + Super AMOLED display with 700×1600 pixel resolution. The display comes with a refresh rate of 90Hz, which is a good thing.

If the company had offered full HD + resolution in the display, then the matter would have been different. Although the current display may seem low on paper in terms of performance, but when used, this display does not let the user miss the full HD + resolution at all. The refresh rate of the phone is 90Hz and makes gaming smooth too. The color output of the display is quite sharp and vibrant, which we really liked.

Excellent in terms of performance too
For heavy gaming, this phone may seem low in terms of specifications, but it leaves no stone unturned to give the best experience in this segment. With up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage, this phone is powered by MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. We had a variant of the phone with 4GB RAM and we also did heavy gaming with multi-tasking in it, but it did not get stuck even once. You can also play games like Battlegrounds India Mobile and COD in this game, but sometimes you will feel the frame drop. Some users may complain of the phone getting hot during heavy gaming.

best camera setup for photography
You will get four rear cameras in the phone for photography. It has an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens with a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro-camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Photo dynamic range and good detailing taken with the 48-megapixel primary camera is seen. The photo output of the camera looks quite natural. You may find the colors a little saturated in some photos, but it’s not too much.

The ultra-wide angle camera does its job well, but it lags behind the primary camera in terms of clarity. At the same time, the phone’s macro camera and depth sensor are fine for close and blur photography. The phone’s camera clicks good pictures during the day, but its performance drops slightly in low light. Sometimes we also encountered the problem of late locking of focus in the camera of this phone, but it was also fixed immediately.

For selfies, this phone has a 13-megapixel camera, which is present inside the Infinity-U punch-hole. The selfie camera cannot be called the best, but it is not a deal breaker either. Portrait photos taken with the selfie camera come out fine, but sometimes it can lack clarity.

If we talk about video shoot, then the rear and front cameras of the phone can shoot videos with 1080 pixels resolution at 30fps. The phone’s cameras shoot good videos. However, the background may look a bit overexposed in the videos taken with the front camera. The special thing about the rear camera setup is that even with the ultra-wide angle camera given here, you can shoot videos with 1080 pixels resolution.

The battery is strong, but the charger is weak
Samsung Galaxy F22 is backed by a 6000mAh battery. In normal usage, this phone runs comfortably for two days on a single charge. On the other hand, if you watch gaming and online videos more, then this phone takes a full day on full charge. A 15 W charger is available in the retail box of the phone, but the phone supports charging up to 25 W. Here the company should have offered a 25W charger in the retail box of the phone, as it takes around 3 hours for a 6000mAh battery to charge from 0 to 100 percent with a 15W charger.

Buy or not?
If you are looking for a reliable handset in the budget and mid-range segment, then this is one of the best options in the market for you. The phone has a 48-megapixel quad rear camera setup with a 6000mAh battery. At the same time, you are also being offered a Super AMOLED display, which makes the gaming and video viewing experience quite spectacular. Overall, it is a value for money package.

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