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The Samsung Galaxy F22 is a new mid-range phone from Samsung, and it’s the third model in the F series. Samsung’s plan in Nigeria is to catch up to businesses like Realme and Xiaomi, which have been releasing a variety of mid-range phones in Nigeria for a long time, this is a smart move. Now with the F series, Samsung has been adding new phones to the series gradually.
As a mid-range phone, the South Korean manufacturer plays to its strengths by focusing on three areas: screen, camera, and battery life. When it comes to streaming or playing games, the 6.4-inch super AMOLED display is unbeatable. Despite the fact that it is not a Full HD screen, there is clarity from every aspect, and the panel quality is great for such an affordable price, with decent brightness. It also boasts a 90Hz refresh rate, which makes scrolling much easier on the eyes.
Almost all of the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy F22 are shared with the Galaxy A22, which is based on the Galaxy M32. Because all three feature the same Processor, I’d say the Galaxy F22 is a really powerful smartphone, especially considering its pricing, which is far lower than the A22, let alone the more expensive Galaxy M32.
To me, it’s ridiculous to spend flagship money on a phone that you can get at less price and still meet your needs. Samsung is maintaining possibly the best markets across the price range, while some businesses strive to enhance profit margins by focusing more on mid-segment and flagship-grade phones. While the Galaxy S21 Ultra remains the greatest Android flagship phone of the year, Samsung has offered a budget-friendly choice in the form of the Galaxy F22, which, despite its low price, lives up to its name.
The Samsung Galaxy F22 is equipped with a 6.40-inch HD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. For those who aren’t aware, not many brands offer a 90Hz Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate for less than N100k, and even fewer offer HD+ displays at the same price.
When it comes to displaying quality, Samsung has used a high-quality display, so there won’t be any issues, but FHD+ content won’t be available on OTT or any other platform.
If you want an HD+ display, the Galaxy F22 is a wonderful choice, but if you don’t, then go check out other alternatives like Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Because it’s a Super AMOLED display, you’ll have the most advanced display technology on board. The colors are vibrant, and they truly stand out. Also, viewing angles are excellent, so you won’t have any trouble seeing the display from any angle.
The F22 has Widevine L1 certification, allowing you to watch HD content on Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and others. In terms of design, the display has adequately large bezels around its periphery, as well as a thick chin, however, when considering the price it would be unfair to judge. I would have preferred a punch-hole instead of the dewdrop notch because it is now obsolete, but it isn’t something I am criticizing about.
Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy M32 just a month ago and when you look at the design, you won’t be able to identify the difference between the M32 and the Galaxy F22. The rear panels of both phones are glossy but gradient, with parallel lines running across the top and bottom of the panels. Although the Galaxy F22 shares many of the same specs as the Galaxy A22, the Galaxy F22’s appearance is attributable to the Galaxy M32.
The device has a plastic back panel and frame. The Galaxy A22 weighs 203 grams, owing to the 6,000 mAh battery. To be clear, the phone is big, and despite its 9.3mm thickness, it is nevertheless usable and thanks to the curved edges on both the front and back panels.
The Galaxy F22 doesn’t come with a lot of attractive or additional features. Its square-camera arrangement lies in the top-left corner and, as is customary, it protrudes a little.
There’s a power button on the right, as well as a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a volume rocker on top of it. On the top-left corner, there’s a SIM card slot. The device’s bottom features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a loudspeaker, a mic, and a USB-C 2.0 port.
The camera of Samsung Galaxy F22
The phone has four cameras on the back which consist s of a 48MP (f/1.8) primary lens, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens with a 123-degree field of view, a 2MP (f/2.4) macro lens, and a 2MP (f/2.2) depth sensor. The 13MP (f/2.0) front-facing camera on Samsung’s mid-range smartphone lineup is becoming popular. The configuration of the camera isn’t distinct from what we’ve seen on the Galaxy A22, so the quality of the image is very identical.
The main 48MP camera is particularly capable of handling clean outdoor shots. The depth is clearly noticeable in pictures, especially when taking a picture of a sunset. When shooting landscapes, the ultrawide camera also comes in very handy. Also, the shots of the portrait mode also turned out well.
Samsung has also introduced many flagship camera features, such as Single Take, which uses the AI of the camera to capture multiple stills from different lenses and apply filters automatically by pressing the shutter once.
Performance & Software
Mediatek’s Helio G80 processor, manufactured in 12nm FinFET process and integrates 8 CPU cores, powers the Galaxy F22. The business employed the same processor in the Galaxy A11 and Galaxy M32 devices. The smartphone is available in two RAM configurations: 4GB and 6GB. It comes with 64/128GB of internal storage that can be expanded with the addition of a microSD card.
The performance of this Samsung smartphone with a large battery was first seamless and responsive. Multitasking is simple and there is no noticeable lag. The smartphone will run smoothly even if you have numerous tabs open in the browser. The smartphone can also handle gaming, although you won’t enjoy the high-quality graphics of some games like PUBG that demand more of the GPU Apart from that, it is capable of handling most graphically demanding games.
In terms of the Android version, Samsung has done a decent job here. Based on OneUI 3.1, the Galaxy F22 runs on the latest Android 11. Features such as Google Discover feed integration, Google Home smart controls under ‘Devices’ in fast settings, privacy features such as removing location data before uploading an image, and a bunch of camera improvements is included in the latest version of OneUI skin.
Samsung has been one of the few OEMs to be proactive in terms of Android updates in the past year or so. The device feels better and quicker with the new OneUI 3.1. A few applications that can be uninstalled are pre-installed. Onboard, there is also Samsung Pay that uses NFC for payments.
One of Samsung Galaxy F22’s major selling points happens to be its huge 6000mAh battery. As far as I know, there is really no other device with a battery of this size and a quality display in the mid-range segment, and Samsung is aiming to really profit from that.
You can watch Netflix on this phone for 2 hours or more and you’ll just lose 15-20 percent of your battery. The phone will last you for two days of continuous use, which is very amazing. Even though the phone will last for a very long time, charging time is where there is a little problem. The massive 6000mAh battery supports fast charging of up to 15W, which means it takes almost three hours to completely charge the device.
|Announced Date||6th July 2021|
|Release Date||13th July 2021|
|Dimensions||160 x 74 x 9.4 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.4 inches Super AMOLED|
90Hz refresh rate
Typical Brightness: 600nit
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels|
|Pixel Density||274 PPI|
|Software||Android 11; OneUI 3.1|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)|
|48 MP (f/1.8) Wide lens|
8 MP (f/2.2) Ultrawide
2 MP (f/2.4) Macro lens
2 MP (f/2.4) Depth sensor
Supports [email protected] video recording
|13 MP (f/2.2)|
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
Supports nano SIM + nano SIM
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi-Direct, BT 5.0|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 6,000 mAh|
-USB: Type-C 2.0, USB OTG
-Fast battery charging: Yes (15 W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Reverse charging: No
|Colors||Denim Black, Denim Blue|
|Price||Starts from ~N80,000|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Samsung Galaxy F22 price in Nigeria & availability
In India, the latest Samsung galaxy F22 was released at a price of ₹12499.00. Denim Black and Denim Blue are the color options available for the phone. There are no details at the time of writing this post as to whether or not this phone will be released in Nigeria. However, we expect it to be available by next month with a price range of N80,000 – N90,000.
Almost all of the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy F22 are shared with the Galaxy A22, which is based on the M32. Because all three feature the same CPU, I’d say the Galaxy F22 is a really powerful smartphone, especially considering its pricing, which is far lower than the A22, let alone the more expensive Galaxy M32. It does have an HD+ Super AMOLED display, which is a huge drawback in the A22, but at a price less than N100k, I think HD+ is extremely good, even if some of its competitors may still have FHD+. At this pricing point, there is no OIS, which is understandable.
Overall, the F22 delivers the same performance as the A22 while also providing a significantly lower price tag and a larger battery size. If you’re looking for a low-cost Samsung phone, I’d recommend the F22 if you don’t mind foregoing OIS and 15W charging speed. You can still hunt for rivals in the N100k range pricing range to get your hands on.
Should you buy it?
Galaxy has a wide range of appealing phones in several categories. The Samsung Galaxy F22 phone has a lot of great features that will appeal to a wide range of people. The mid-range phone is also affordable, and it exceeds all other smartphones in its category. Before purchasing a phone, consider the camera, display, chipset, and battery are crucial for so many reasons. The Samsung Galaxy F22 phone has all of these features that will appeal to most users. Its overall design will also appeal to you.
If you’re looking for alternatives, it’ll be difficult, but the Samsung Galaxy M32 is a good option but FYI it is more expensive as it packs more camera & display features. The F22 is a powerhouse with the latest features in 2021 and according to many reviews I read from many sources.