Samsung has launched its budget-friendly smartphone Galaxy A22 in Nepal. The device is a direct successor to its last year’s sibling Galaxy A21 and comes with some tweaks and tweaks. The phone’s 5g version is already on sale in India but Samsung has brought a more affordable 4G variant to draw more consumers.
Galaxy A22 is a good-value-for-money device that comes with a massive bump in key specs over its last year’s iteration. With a 90 Hz screen refresh rate, 48MP Quad camera setup, and 128GB storage, the phone combines both productivity and panache. Let’s take a closer look at the device below and see whether this phone will be ideal for your pocket.
6.4-inch Super AMOLED Display
Galaxy A22 sports a standard 6.4-inch with Super AMOLED infinity-U display with a waterdrop notch. For smooth display, Samsung has given it a 90 Hz treatment. Additionally, there is a glass layer to protect the screen from minor scratches and dents. However, the resolution is limited to a disappointing HD+. But this is a part of Samsung’s price-cutting measure so that is understandable.
At users’ end, anything below FHD these days could worry them but Samsung uses its AMOLED and has a decent refresh rate of 90 Hz which can compensate for the lack of higher resolution. Meanwhile, the brightness peaks at 600 nits. This results in a comfortable viewing under direct sunlight outdoors. The device flaunts a slim profile with 8.4mm thickness and weighs just over 186 grams. The round edges also contribute to a better grip while carrying it.
Galaxy A22 places a side-mounted fingerprint sensor at the right edge next to volume rockers. Meanwhile, there is a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C 2.0 at the bottom and a SIM tray rests at the left edge. From its design point of view, Galaxy A22 doesn’t offer anything fancy. It carries a normal yet eye-pleasing design language that won’t disappoint any phone user.
48Mp Camera For Photoholics
Galaxy A22 gets a big boost in its camera depart from its last year’s kin. In its rear, the device gets a 48MP main sensor, an 8 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Sensor, a 2MP Macro Sensor, and a 2MP Depth Field Sensor. While not an elite photography gear, it still produces detailed images with its large megapixel counts.
The photography photos are complemented by Optical Image Stabilization and come with AI features. On the front, there is a single 8MP sensor that rests inside the waterdrop notch. The selfie-shooter can record videos at 1080p at 30fps. The rear 48MP camera can record 1080p videos at both 30/60fps.
Performance, Storage, And OS
Galaxy A22 gets a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC mated to an Arm Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. The chipset is a solid performer for everyday tasks but it also offers punch for gamers. The Dual 2Hz Octa-core CPU and the Mali-G52 GPU handle graphically intensive PUBG, Free Fire, and CoD games at mid settings smoothly. The performance is backed by 4GB/6GB LPDDR4x RAM which renders Multitasking, browsing the internet smoothly. The SoC is equipped with MediaTek Hyper Engine which improves gaming with better management between its hardware.
Galaxy A22 runs on One UI 3.1 which is based on Android 11 OS. This means buyers will have the privilege of regular OS and security updates from both Google and Samsung. For storage, the device is available in two options. The users can choose between the base version 64GB and 128GB. Depending on your needs you can choose one that could also save you some money.
5,000mAh Battery For A Whole Day
The phone comes with a 5,000mAh battery which should see you through a day comfortably. Additionally, it supports an adoptive 15W fast-charging so you can juice it up faster than normal phones. You can play games, play videos and multitask and still, the battery will last a day. An efficient battery is a major pull of smartphones and Galaxy A22 doesn’t miss the key.
- Status : Availalable
- Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Body: 73.6 x 159.3 x 8.4mm, 186 gm
- Display: 6.4-inches “Infinity-U” Super AMOLED, 90Hz Refresh Rate, 600 nits peak brightness (HDR)
- Resolution: HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio, 274 PPI
- SoC: MediaTek Helio G80 4G, 12nm
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Arm Mali-G52 MC2
- Memory: 4/6GB LPDDR4X RAM,
- Storage: 64/128GB eMMC 5.1 storage (expandable)
- Rear Camera: Quad-camera
- 48MP, f/1.8 primary sensor, PDAF, OIS 8MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, 123º FOV
- 2MP, f/2.4 portrait lens
- 2MP, f/2.4 macro lens
- Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 13MP f/2.2 sensor (notch)
- Loudspeaker: 3.5mm headphone jack
- Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
- Virtual Light
- Virtual Proximity
- Dual-SIM (Nano)
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual-band)
- Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou
- USB Type-C
- 4G LTE
- Battery: 5000mAh with 15W fast charge (15W adapter inside the box)
- Software: Android 11 with Samsung’s One UI Core 3.1 on top
- Weight: 186 g
- Color options: Black, and Violet
Galaxy A22 Price In Nepal
Galaxy A22 is available for Rs. 27,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant. Unlike in India, Samsung has only made two color options available in Nepal: Black, and Violet. The device is available in authorized stores and retail shops. Meanwhile, you can also book the phone online from Sastodeal and other e-commerce platforms. Sastodeal is also giving a chance to win a Samsung earphone worth Rs. 2,399 on pre-booking.
Samsung Galaxy A22 is a standard budget-friendly phone with lots of goodies in its package. You are getting a 48MP camera setup that offers decent photography, a large 5,000mAh to keep you going for at least a full day, and a decent MediaTek Helio G80 SoC for gaming and multitasking.
The only downside could be the lack of a Full HD resolution but Samsung’s best-in-class Super AMOLED screen makes up with lively images on the screen. If you are a loyal Samsung phone and want OneUI treatment, other specs won’t let you down at this price range.