Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra versus Galaxy S22+ camera comparison: not worth the upgrade


If you’re interested in the new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra or the Galaxy S22+, you might be wondering which of the two takes better pictures and videos. While the specs may imply that the S22 Ultra is the better of the two, that doesn’t mean that it actually performs better in the real world. As we all know, more megapixels doesn’t always translate into better photos or videos.

The only real advantage that the Galaxy S22 Ultra seems to have over the S22+ is the inclusion of the 10x periscope camera, a feature that few other devices have these days. Being able to zoom in so much closer to your subject is crucial for many, but not necessarily a requirement for those who don’t rely on zoom on a regular basis.

Check out the video and image gallery below to see how the cameras on the Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra compare in the real world.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra versus Galaxy S22+ camera specs

Galaxy S22 Ultra

  • 108 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (main), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm,
  • 10 MP, f/4.9, 230mm (periscope telephoto), OIS, 10x optical zoom
  • 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), OIS, 3x optical zoom
  • 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), Super Steady video
  • 40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm Selfie
  • Video: 8K@24fps (main) 4K@30/60fps (all)

Galaxy S22+

  • 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (main), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm
  • 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
  • 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video
  • 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm selfie), 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Video: 8K@24fps (main) 4K@30/60fps (all)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra versus Galaxy S22+ photo samples


Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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