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Samsung Galaxy S22 - Battery Performance Score


Small, Well Designed and Affordable!



SAMSUNG GALAXY S22


SMARTPHONE TIER: FLAGSHIP

Battery Capacity mAh: 3700



Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score: 36/100


Overall Battery Performance Score: Ranking #82


Flagship/Pro Tier Ranking:

Ranking #8


 

We have listed what you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S22


Overview


The Samsung Galaxy S22 is small yet doesn’t lack any of the features that you expect from the smartphones classified with the Flagship/Pro Tier. Being a high-quality and well-designed smartphone, it can fit comfortably in your hand.


Despite having a smaller battery capacity compared to that of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Samsung Galaxy S22 offers you value for money, being around £769 UK price.


From the new S22 series, the Samsung Galaxy S22 offers excellent performance at an affordable price and if bought directly from Samsung.com it is available in four

Samsung-exclusive colours!


Here’s a quick summary of the Samsung Galaxy S22 for you:


Product - Good Points

· Compacted and good design

· High-quality with high-end features

· 3 x optical zoom

· IP68-rated water and dust resistance

· Gorilla Glass Victus

· 5G Connectivity

Product - Be Aware of Points

· Lacking camera quality, compared to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and Ultra

· No charging adapter – just the USB -C cable

· Charges at 25W rather than 45W of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and Ultra

· Chipset varies by region

· Power users should consider the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus with a 4,500mAh battery

· No Micro SD slot

· No Wi-Fi 6E and UWB

 

Smartphone Battery Performance Score

and Battery Results


We have designed and developed the ViserMark Battery Performance Labels

to help Smartphone users.


Our battery test results for the Samsung Galaxy S22 have been translated

into the ViserMark Labels displayed below.

 

Let’s have a look at the review by ViserMark based on the results during testing.

You can find the full results of our battery performance testing below:


Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score:



The Battery Performance Label shows a score between 0 and 100. It reflects the performance based on independent, repeatable, and rigorous testing.



Using various testing criteria, measured using real-life scenarios and live networks, results are collated with calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging results that amount to the total score.


Within the new Samsung S22 series, the latest mobile chipsets have been used. There is a regional variation with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 being used in the US and other areas using Samsung’s own Exynos 2200 as an alternative processor.


During the testing in our labs, we were interested to discover how the battery performance compared with the other smartphones within the Flagship/Pro Tier (€700+). The results were good, but unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S21 still maintained a better battery performance score than the Samsung Galaxy S22.


The Battery Performance score for the Samsung Galaxy S22 was a respectable 36/100. This is not within touching distance of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (72/100) nor is it close to its processor the Samsung Galaxy S21 (45/100). With only a small margin, the Google Pixel 6 (42/100) remains ahead.

More Battery Performance Scores can be viewed in the Flagship/Pro Tier Ranking table.

 

Battery Life


Battery Life - How long will this Smartphone battery last?


This is expressed in “Days-of-Use” and reflects the time in days that a smartphone can be used from a full charge.


Being a small smartphone, the battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S22 has reduced from 4,000mAh on the Samsung S21 to 3,700 mAh. We are pleased to report that during our testing there seemed no impact and both smartphones successfully achieved 1.5 Days of Usage, as the chart below demonstrates.


The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max remains in Number One place with an impressive 3.5 Days of Usage, with the Google Pixel 6 attaining the average Flagship/Pro Battery score of 1.5 Days of Usage.


With a stylish design, the Samsung Galaxy S22 is the smallest of the Samsung series S22 with a 3700mAh battery capacity. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus has a 4,500mAh battery capacity and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 5,000mAh battery capacity. Although these smartphones have bigger screens, there is no evidence to suggest they use any more energy. We look forward to testing these smartphones in our testing labs shortly.


More Days of Usage Scores can be viewed in the Days of Usage table

 

Charging Times


Battery Charging Time - How long will this Smartphone take to charge?


Time varies to charge different types and sizes of Smartphone batteries. This is expressed in Hours and Minutes.


We test the charging times of every device as part of our testing protocol. The charging time for the Samsung Galaxy S22 was not impressive, exceeding over the 2-hour mark.


When comparing our previous testing results for the Samsung Galaxy S21, they showed a significantly quicker time of 1 hour 13 minutes. This beats even the charging time for the Apple iPhone 13 Pro (1h:50min) and even the faster Google Pixel 6 (1h:47mins)


The Samsung Galaxy S22 can support 25W charging, while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and Ultra enjoy 45W charging. Samsung says that the Samsung Galaxy S22 can get to 60% after 30 minutes, while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus is already 70% charged even with a larger battery capacity. The Apple iPhone 13 remains even quicker reaching a 51% charge during the same 30-minute duration.


Samsung says that the Samsung Galaxy S22 should keep its charge all day, due to the more efficient 4nm chipset being used, which allows the display to drop as low as 10Hz.


Also, the Samsung Galaxy S22 misses out on a charging adapter and is shipped with only the USB-C cable, although other compatible 25W adapters can be used or a Qi adapter as well.


More Charging Times can be viewed in the Charging Times table

 

Power Efficiency


Power Efficiency - How power-efficient is this Smartphone?

Maximising the smartphone performance while reducing the amount of energy it consumes, minimal impact on battery life.


It is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves" and reflects a rating between 1 being the least and 5 being the most power-efficient.


It is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves" and reflects a rating between 1 being the least and 5 being the most power-efficient.


With the reduction in the Samsung Galaxy S22 battery capacity, Samsung is looking to make this device more power efficient than the Samsung Galaxy S21. This could reduce the carbon footprint by 5% without any impact on battery performance. The results from our recent testing of Power Efficiency showed a rating of 1 out of 5.


As part of our comparative testing, we once again referred back to our previous Samsung Galaxy S21 battery testing results. The Power Efficiency Score obtained was 1.5 out of 5, and the results for the latest Samsung Galaxy S22 were disappointing, as further efficiencies of energy usage have been missed.


The Samsung S22 offers extra protection against drops with its Gorilla Glass Victus Plus back, which was previously plastic and is now considered as being 12.5% stronger than Gorilla Victus Glass. Also, any for incidents involving dust and water, this device has gained the IP68 rating, an added bonus for some.


Being even smaller than the iPhone 13 Mini, Samsung says the Samsung S22 series is much more eco-conscious – it has even reduced the size of the shipping boxes and removed all plastic. Even certain parts of the device can be replaced by using recycled fishing nets.


More Power Efficiency Scores can be viewed in the Power Efficiency table



 

Should I buy it?


The Samsung Galaxy S22 remains extremely competitive within the Flagship/Pro Tier, with the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max at €1639 and the Google Pixel 6. Therefore, it is an affordable smartphone, especially for long-term Samsung users, who enjoy the well-known features or people looking to keep within a budget.

 

Extra Insights

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S22 support 5G?

A: Yes it does

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S22 have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S22 support wireless charging?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S22 have dual-SIM capabilities?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S22 have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S22 have a microSD card slot?

Q: Is the Samsung Galaxy S22 VoLTE enabled?

 

Product Features and Specification

Release Date Match 2022


Display

6.1inch AMOLED 1080 x 2340

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (US) Samsung Exynos 2200 (UK)

Memory & Storage

8GB 128GB and 256GB

Protection

Gorilla Glass 5 and IP54 water and dust resistant

Main Camera

​50MP & 10MP &12MP

Front Camera

10MP

Battery

3700mAh

Charging 20W wired, 15W wirless

Audio

Loud Speaker No headphone jack

Dimensions and Weight

146 x 70 x 7.6mm and 168g

Colours Available

Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, Pink Gold, Bora Purple

 

ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser’s test automation solution viSer. The automation test includes a variety of user actions from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

 

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Background


The Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 74 countries and employs around 290,000 people. Samsung is a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, image sensors, camera modules and displays for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia.

 

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