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Last update: April 26, 2022 at 20:10 UTC+02:00
The Exynos and Snapdragon Galaxy S22 Ultra variants are almost identical, but not quite. The two chipsets have similar performance levels on paper, but they don’t always exhibit the same behavior. Even in the area of mobile photography, the Exynos and Snapdragon Galaxy S22 Ultra variants differ and do not produce exactly the same results.
Image processing on the Galaxy S22 Ultra is handled differently by the Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets. Although both smartphone variants have the same camera hardware, they don’t always produce the same shots. Sometimes the Exynos 2200 variant stands out. Other times, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 takes the lead.
In some cases of zoom cropping, the Exynos Galaxy S22 Ultra performs worse than the Snapdragon variant, with more noise and loss of detail. On the other hand, the Snapdragon may also be dwarfed by the Exynos model, as cropped photos show more ringing, moire, and fine detail loss in some Galaxy S22 Ultra Snapdragon samples. (via DxOMark).
Regardless of the chipset, the Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 108 MP wide camera with laser autofocus, PDAF and OIS, a 12 MP ultra wide camera with PDAF, a 10 MP telephoto sensor with OIS, PDAF and zoom 3x optical, and a 10 MP periscope telephoto camera with PDAF capabilities, OIS, and 10x optical zoom. The rear camera can capture 8K video.
The selfie camera has PDAF and a resolution of 40MP and can record 4K videos. Mobile photography enthusiasts can take their camera to the next level with Samsung’s Expert RAW app. The latter opens up the Galaxy S22 Ultra camera setup to new professional-grade capabilities for fine-tuning.
As for which Galaxy S22 Ultra variant is better, both are fantastic. But based on these tests, the Exynos flagship is better at zooming and video recording, while the Snapdragon model is slightly superior at still image capture.
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