Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Galaxy A22 5G is Samsung’s first 5G smartphone under 20K segment in India.
It brings the 2021 A-series aesthetic to town, with a classy looking matte plastic back. There's a 3.5mm jack and dedicated microSD card slot.
The display is 6.6 inch TFT LCD with 90Hz Refresh Rate. The colors here feel slightly washed out, but 90Hz makes animations and scrolling feel smooth.
You get either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, so app load times aren’t the best.
The Dimensity 700 is a capable performer otherwise, good for daily usage and casual gaming.
Battery life is solid with the 5000mAh cell, however 15W charging feels too slow in 2021.
One UI 3.1 core doesn’t have Knox Security, Secure Folder, Link to Windows, NFC etc. There’s quite a lot of bloatware here too.
Support for 11 5G bands is a huge plus, but how much of a benefit it will be is yet to be known. 4G performance is quite decent though.
This phone is clearly not meant for serious camera users but will get the job done for occasional clicks. The selfie camera and ultrawide camera both perform poorly.
The Samsung Galaxy A22 is solely aimed at people who are looking to buy a phone to be used for the next 3-4 years or even longer.
If you are certain about buying a 5G Samsung phone, the M42 will give you slightly better multimedia experience and much better cameras, albeit at the expense of a dedicated card slot and 90Hz smoothness.