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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: Smashing, superb, splendid

It’s unconventionally terrific!

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The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the headliner in Samsung’s current lineup of the Tab S series. It boasts a whopping 14.6-inch sAMOLED screen, a monstrous 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage, and a sizable 11,200mAh battery.

The tablet is surely getting some love. It sports the new Exynos 2200 chipset, equipped with powerful rear cameras that can shoot up to 4K video, and an improved S Pen.

What’s the fuss about?

When I had a sneak peek of the Galaxy Tab S8 series, I gave a nonchalant look. Until I saw the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, standing out among its siblings enormously. I asked myself, “Who would need a tablet this big?”

Weeks later, I found the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra nestled on my desk. A month-long companionship helped me understand how to use this colossal device, and who can make the most out of it.

If you’re looking for a review based on the tablet’s specifications and technical capabilities, you’re better off reading elsewhere. In this review, we’ll explore how the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra fits into your lifestyle. Is the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra your GadgetMatch? Come, let’s find out.

Livin’ your Secretary Kim Mi-So and/or Secretary Cha Sung-Hoon dreams

My fascination with tablets stemmed from my long, incessant desire to be a hot, sexy secretary to a young, bachelor executive. I may be an artist who would greatly benefit from using tablets as drawing slates, but I take pride in my organizational skills which would make me indispensable to anyone I work with.

During my stint with the Tab S8 Ultra, I tried using this humongous device as a remote notebook to do work on the go. I know for a fact that this isn’t the size you’d normally bring and fit inside your briefcase, but I still gave it a try.

And boy, it proved to be challenging. Even though I’m used to lifting weights and carrying bulky cameras and other equipment, the Tab S8 Ultra isn’t the tablet to lug around while walking and checking your calendar.

That’s precisely the Galaxy Fold’s reason for existence, and it’s evident in Secretary Cha Sung-Hoon’s lifestyle in Business Proposal.

Work efficiently on the go

Kat Edison, Scarlet Magazine’s Social Media Director from the Hulu series The Bold Type, exhibited the best way to use a tablet at work.

In the show’s first season, Kat was seen carrying the tablet on her left arm while reporting about the analytics for their magazine’s website and social media accounts.

I’ve been doing the same manner in every tablet I’ve ever held, even something as big as the Tab S8 Ultra. I find it easy to look at the bigger picture, analyze the data, and present reports while carrying such a colossal slate.

Whenever I need to step away from my desk, I continue my work through the tablet. It performs just like my M1 Macbook Air and has a bigger display that can handle intense sunlight during the afternoon. I personally enjoy it since I tend to work outdoors or at an alfresco cafe, sipping cucumber lemonades or smoothies.

Moreover, I don’t have to worry about its battery. It’s got a humongous capacity and I can freely plug it into a power bank in case I ran out of juice. It’s still a tablet, right?

An extension of productivity

To make it the real productive device promised, Samsung offers the Book Cover Keyboard (PhP 17,599/SG$ 548) specifically for the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.

It doubles as a protective cover for its back and as a keyboard to provide a laptop-like experience. The keyboard snaps easily through a magnetic pin, while the back cover latches magnetically.

There’s a protruding curve near the camera island, and that’s where you can safe-keep your S-Pen if you don’t want it magnetically attached to the tablet.

The trackpad is nearly as smooth as my Macbook’s, although the keys are incomparable. Sure, it travels smoothly and there’s a function key to turn on the backlight. However, I’m annoyed by the sound it makes every time I type since I prefer quiet keyboards, especially when writing long-form stories.

More importantly, the only advantage this Book Cover Keyboard has is its packaged offerings. A holder for your S Pen, protection for your tablet’s back and screen, and a backlit keyboard.

Other than that, I don’t think the pricing is justified considering there are other alternatives. But of course, if you have the means to do so, go ahead and buy it. Who am I to make decisions for you? I’m just a crumpled-up piece of paper lying here; a soldier who’s returning half his weight. Kidding. I’m just a Swiftie.

Can it be a laptop alternative?

Let’s address the elephant in the room. The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra retails for US$ 1100, SG$ 2,188 in Singapore, and PhP 77,990 in the Philippines. Honestly, this costs way too much than my 13-inch M1 Macbook Air.

For its price, I highly believe this tablet isn’t made for those looking for a laptop. Or those dreaming of having both a laptop and a tablet, and happened to find one that has similar functions.

If you’re in dire need of a laptop, there are far better options in the market that specifically performs tasks meant for such gear.

Personally, tablets are meant to support your daily activities. An extension of your digital space; a tool to help you stay connected when you’re out and about in between meetings and events.

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra can help augment your everyday activities with laptop-like capabilities. Besides, there’s more to the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.

When MJ becomes Oh Mi-Joo!

If you’re fond of K-dramas filled with healthy character dynamics, add Run On to your watch list. The series explored Oh Mi-Joo’s life as a hustler translating films and being an interpreter. The woman has plenty of skills and has a familiar setup as we do. Think: Monitors, laptops, keyboards, and more.

When the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra arrived, I was in the midst of juggling multiple activities. In between work, meetings, coverages, and other personal affairs, I was also studying and completing my courses at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

The tablet felt like a divine gift, helping me multitask when I’m pressed with deadlines. At times when I’m really overwhelmed by everything that’s going on in my life, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra helped lighten my load.

A multitasker’s companion

Sometimes, I use the tablet for Zoom meetings, due to its dual front-facing cameras that are better than my Macbook’s built-in webcam.

Sometimes, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is an extra working space when my Macbook is swamped with work. When I plugged a USB-C cable connected to my Huawei MateView, the tablet instantaneously switches to Samsung DeX.

The Huawei MateView can act as an external display that mirrors the tablet’s content, but it can also act separately through Samsung DeX. Occasionally, I use the tablet for my Zoom classes, and then I use the keyboard and the trackpad to navigate Samsung DeX for my assignments and seatworks.

Using Samsung DeX separately can get sluggish when typing or even using the cursor. The same goes for the tablet where there are one-second delays when opening a new app but switching is still seamless as ever. It lives up to its ‘Ultra’ moniker.

As an entertainment device

On days when I feel liberated from my responsibilities, I use the Tab S8 Ultra to watch the latest episodes of Business Proposal and Forecasting Love and Weather. With a near-borderless sAMOLED display bigger and better than my Macbook’s, what’s a better way to use it than indulging in lighthearted K-dramas?

Coupling it with four speaker grilles on both top and bottom sides, or left and right when using the tablet horizontally, it easily becomes an entertainment device.

The colors are vibrant, there are deep blacks, and the overall experience is immersive. It’s like watching on a Samsung QLED TV albeit smaller.

Nurturing your Inner Child

A tablet has always been described as a productivity device. But for the creative community, tablets are executioners of our wills and ideas. iPads are still the gold standard when it comes to tablets, especially with a plethora of apps working seamlessly with the iPadOS. Par exemple, Procreate.

Samsung is trying to put a dent in it, building a tablet that also promotes other creative apps that most artists and designers know too. There’s AutoDesk’s Sketchbook, and this year, Samsung tightened its long-standing partnership with Clip Studio.

Samsung also improved the S-Pen, bringing its latency to 2.8ms so drawing, writing, and overall use of the stylus are seamless and smooth.

I certainly had fun doodling during meetings and sketching my favorite Pokémon, recent animé obsessions, Kemonomimi, and memories I just want to paint. I would share some of my drawings here, but they’re somewhat considered lewd and erotic.

A household gadget

Mmkay, let’s be real about this. Plenty of tablet users are considered the uncle and/or aunties in the family. Sometimes, even your abeoji and eomeoni have one. Or better yet, your halmeoni and harabeoji use it as their daily driver.

Tablets offer a bigger alternative to smartphones so that people with poor eyesight don’t have to squint their eyes to read the texts on their screen.

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra might seem too much for your grandparents, since most of them have weaker arms and fragile bodies, they’re better off with a base Tab S8 or the Tab S8+.

However, if the tablet is situated on a desk together with a book cover keyboard to act as an occasional laptop, then the Tab S8 Ultra might be worth considering, too. Nevertheless, it’s a good household device that the family can use for communication, entertainment, or productivity purposes.

Is it okay to take photos using my tablet?

Taking photos using a tablet feels hilarious to me. I suddenly remember the uncles and the aunties during holiday festivities, taking photos of the guests and the food.

There was always clamor about tablets having cameras. Should manufacturers stop doing it? Are they really that annoying? (Well, yes, during concerts.)

Tittle-tattles I hear are mostly about how no one really needs it or uses it — which I beg to differ. Just because we don’t need it, doesn’t mean other people won’t.

People with vision impairment use tablets as their daily drivers to make it easy to communicate and do their everyday activities.

It’s actually easier to check the photo (or capture the subject) if the display is big, although the output might lose its actual resolution to fit the expanded screen.

Using it that way looks absurd to the eyes of many, especially when you do it in restaurants or other public places. But the plight of impaired vision is real, and to them, a tablet as colossal as the Tab S8 Ultra can be quite a blessing.

Moreover, Samsung slapped its cameras with the ability to record 4K videos and I’m still baffled by how you can produce a 4K film with this tablet, let alone capture 4K clips that you probably won’t be able to watch properly.

Finding the answers is beyond me, I won’t even. I’m certain Samsung has reasons, but I dare not to tread that path.

Is this your GadgetMatch?

Some people believe they deserve the best and finest things in life. If you’re that type of person, you can skip this review and proceed to the nearest Samsung Experience store.

In a nutshell, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the best Android tablet on the market right now. Especially if you can afford it. But if you’re still wary about the purchases you make, then continue reading.

Samsung slaps the word ‘Ultra’ like a hotcake. But they’re right in doing so. The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra houses the best of what Samsung can offer. The experience — whether as a tablet or a productivity device — is as seamless as the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Everything you’d expect from Samsung’s high-end devices, the Tab S8 Ultra delivers.

The drawbacks are something you can ask yourself if you can live with it. For example, a 45W wired charging speed that you’ll rarely get, apps that aren’t optimized for tablet use, and the strain that its weight can put on your arms when lugging it around.

What are my alternatives?

If you still believe that you deserve the best of the best, then most likely, it is your GadgetMatch. If you’re still on the fence about the Tab S8 Ultra, consider the Tab S8 or the Tab S8+ instead. The experience is pretty much the same, and the compromises are inconspicuous. You’ll barely notice and the size is apt for your everyday use, as well.

The Galaxy Tab S8 WiFi (8GB/256GB) retails for PhP 41,990 and is available in Silver and Pink Gold. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Tab S8 5G (8GB/256GB) retails for PhP 49,990, available in Silver.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G (8GB/256GB) costs PhP 63,990. It comes in Graphite. There’s a stark difference in its price points, but it’s still the Galaxy Tab S series you’ve known.

Whatever you decide to get, just know that they’re still the best Android tablet you can purchase at the moment. And if you’re getting the Tab S8 Ultra, just remember that you can use it as protection against the sun if you forgot to apply your sunscreen during the day. Kidding. I’m just having fun with a device that’s not going to be my GadgetMatch.

Have fun looking at these colossal slates on Samsung’s Experience store, Samsung’s Online Store, and authorized retailers.

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ROG Zephyrus G15: Lean, mean, gaming machine

And it’s a looker too

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One of my favorite things about getting to try many new gadgets is that I learn more about myself and my preferences. The ROG Zephyrus G15 (2022) GA503 – which henceforth will just be referred to as just Zephyrus G15 – did just that for me and what I want in gaming laptops. 

For context, I have been sparingly using my ROG Flow X13 for most of my general Windows and PC gaming needs. It’s a great device, don’t get me wrong. But having to prop up the laptop itself along with the XG Mobile to reach its full potential can be quite cumbersome.

It’s a huge contrast to the Zephyrus G15 where I simply fire it up and it just works in a jiffy. And all the ports I normally use are right there, ready to use. I’m a big fan of convenience so I absolutely love it when gadgets just work without much friction. 

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Based on this introduction, I’m sure you already have some idea on what I generally think about the Zephyrus G15. But allow me to discuss it further. 

Tale of the tape

Zephyrus G15

Specs and benchmarks never tell the whole story. But specs are a good place to start. Here’s what our review unit is packing: 

  • AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
  • 15″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) 16:9 240hz Pantone Validated 100% DCI-P
  • RTX 3070 TI 8GB GDDR6
  • 16GB DDR5 on board  + 16GB DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM
  • 1TB M.2 NVM PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • Moonlight White

Some standout stuff from the information provided above are the new processor, the Pantone Validated display as well as the RAM available. This isn’t even its highest configuration. There’s a variant that runs RTX 3080. You can upgrade your RAM up to 48GB and there’s another SSD slot so you can expand your storage. 

Zephyrus G15

That means there’s plenty of room to up the ante down the line should you choose to do so. That’s not something that you can say for every gaming laptop. 

Immaculate look and design

I love that ROG sent over the Moonlight White version for us to try. Black is great, don’t get me wrong. But it’s refreshing to see gaming laptops brimming with power come in other colorways that could appeal to people that are kind of just over with black. 

The magnesium-aluminum lid and chassis also maintain the Zephyrus look giving it a sleek and tough exterior, while keeping the ROG Zephyrus identity. And you don’t have to worry too much about it picking up dust and dirt. In the few weeks I spent with it, it stayed pristine looking despite little to no wiping maintenance. That’s thanks largely to the wear-resistant coating which works exactly as advertised. 

Zephyrus G15

Adding to the overall functional design is the ErgoLift Hinge. This is one of my favorite things about ASUS laptops. The ergolift hinge not only allows a 180° for more flexibility, it’s also just ultra satisfying to move and look at. 

It looks fresh, feels tough, and is relatively compact making it easy to carry around. It’s a looker with some bells and whistles in the right places.

Ports, keyboard, and trackpad

Zephyrus G15

Speaking of those bells and whistles, the Zephyrus G15 is packed with possibly all the ports you’ll need. Whether that’s for a remote setup or one that’s neatly tucked into a home office desk. 

Zephyrus G15

Here’s everything it has to offer: 

  • USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A (2x)
  • USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C(supports DP 1.4 & 100W PD Charger), (2x)
  • LAN RJ-45 jack (1x)
  • HDMI 2.0b (1x)
  • Micro SD Card Reader (UHS-II), (1x)
  • 3.5mm Audio combo jack (1x)
  • Kensington Lock (1x)

 

Zephyrus G15

The Stealth Type keyboard was a curious choice but one that I welcome. I was of the impression that the gaming demographic skews more towards the clickity clack of mechanical keyboards. But the one equipped on the Zephyrus G15 is about as quiet as they come. No complaints here though, as it didn’t distract my at-the-moment entanglement in slumber as I toiled away over late night labor. 

Zephyrus G15

One of the best trackpad experiences on a Windows Gaming laptop.

The trackpad, too, was such a pleasant surprise. Perhaps it’s also in conjunction with Windows 11 but using a trackpad on Windows now doesn’t feel as laggy as it used to. On days that I only worked using the Zephyrus G15, I never felt the need to connect a mouse. That feels like a breakthrough as I have never been able to say that for any of the Windows laptops I’ve reviewed in the past. 

Plays like a console

Yes, I paired a DualSense controller with the Zephyrus G15

Alright, before any PC gaming enthusiasts come at my throat, what I mean here is mostly the quality of life things. When I got the Zephyrus G15, I didn’t tweak it very much. Heck, I even opened Armoury Crate less than five times during my time with it. Despite this, it had no trouble running the games I attempted to play. Some of which are even very demanding AAA titles. 

Zephyrus G15

I’m a big fan of tech that just works. Especially with my current workload, the less time I have to figure something out, the better. And that’s the case with this gaming laptop. I simply fired up Steam, downloaded the games, and played to my heart’s content. 

Zephyrus G15

Teen Gohan vs Cell is a classic.

Naturally, I checked the settings on some of the first few games I tried like Control, Genshin Impact, and Dragon Ball FighterZ. Everything was consistently on the highest settings right off the bat. Lags and stutters? I don’t know them. Not with the Zephyrus G15 in tow. 

To better understand where I’m coming from, I own an ROG Flow X13. The one that comes with the ROG XG Mobile. It’s a great machine, no doubt. But to get the most out of it, I still have to hook up the XG Mobile to the Flow X13. Whereas with the Zephyrus G15, I simply have to turn the laptop on. That’s an underrated level of convenience that may or may not mean much for some of you. 

You still have Armoury Crate but I didn’t feel the need to touch it as much.

It’s seriously making me consider trading up for the Zephyrus G15. And that’s just with the raw performance of games. I haven’t even talked about how good the display and speakers are. 

Eyes and ears candy 

Zephyrus G15

Its high-level performance is of course complemented by a stellar audio-visual experience. As indicated in the specs section earlier, this laptop sports a 15” WQHD 16:9 display with a 240Hz refresh rate. It’s also Pantone Validated which is great for color accuracy if you’re working on anything that involves visual media.

But all you really need to know is that it’s an absolute treat to the eyes. The 240Hz refresh rate on the panel is great for first-person shooters. Unfortunately, I am not great at first person shooters. I’d like to take this opportunity to whoever I played Valorant with because I totally dragged the team down. 

Zephyrus G15

This is a “Tomboy” fancam but listen to her album “MY” too!

 

It is a visual treat, no doubt. But like (G)-IDLE’s Miyeon, the Zephyrus G15 isn’t just a treat for the eyes. It also sounds hella good. I spent a good chunk of time watching Miyeon’s fancams on this thing and it’s just a fantastic overall experience. 

I also watched a few episodes of Netflix’s Business Proposal at the time of writing. Really, whatever type of content you consume, it’s bound to look and sound great on this thing. 

Zephyrus G15

Kim SeJeong is just adorable

One thing we did learn is that the display struggles a bit under really bright environments. When taking photos of the device, we opted to step out for natural light. But if you’re using this to work or play remotely, I recommend you find some place that isn’t too bright. 

Is this your GadgetMatch?

Zephyrus G15

The ROG Zephyrus G15 (2022) GA503 is easily one of my personal favorite devices that I’ve reviewed so far in 2022. It’s about as close as it can get to a plug and play PC gaming experience. And that’s not something you can say for many laptops and/or PCs. 

The Zephyrus G15 (2022) brings with it a distinct look, top-notch gaming performance, and a really solid audio-visual experience. As a gaming laptop, this is about as perfect as it gets and is something I can easily recommend especially if you’re willing to splurge for it.

Official pricing will be announced soon. We’ll update this space when it’s out.

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vivo X80 Pro Unboxing and Review

vivo’s best smartphone just got even better!

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The vivo X70 Pro+ was launched just several months ago. However, we’re already having a follow-up!

Unlike the X50, X60, and X70 series, the X80 series only consists of two models this time around.

Namely the X80 and X80 Pro — with the latter being vivo’s latest flagship smartphone.

But what makes it different from its predecessor? And what makes the successor a lot more exciting?

Watch our vivo X80 Pro Unboxing and Review now to find out more!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S22+ review: Love at first touch

Can’t help but fall deeper

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A cosmic pull. A supernatural attraction. These aren’t phrases one normally says on a smartphone review. And yet, here I am. Falling madly for the Samsung Galaxy S22+. 

However, this wasn’t the case from the get go. First, I saw it in photos and it was alright. Then, I saw the specs on paper. Yeah, that’s pretty good. It was just another flagship, I thought. 

But everything changed when it came to my doorstep and held it in my hands. 

(P.S. All of my subheadings below are taken from the song “One Touch” by Gabe Bondoc. You can play it while you read 🙂). 

One touch and I’m hooked and I am drowning

Galaxy S22+

I am completely aware how overly infatuated I’m coming off and will come off for the rest of this article. But, having been in this smartphone reviewing gig for close to seven (7) years now, I’ve become almost numb to the usual releases. 

Yes, every now and then I take a liking to a smartphone or two. But it has been a while since I really, really wanted to keep and/or buy a phone I’m reviewing. 

The Samsung Galaxy S22+ just felt perfect on my hands. The right width, the right length, and the right thickness. The heft of the device, its shiny metallic edges, and the clean premium finish of the back all scream premium. The material on its back has a smooth, matte feel and finish. It’s both smudge and scratch resistant.


I’m a fan of its button placements too. With both the power button and volume rockers flushed on the right-hand side. It’s easy to slide up and down to press what you need to press.

And the metal lining on the edges feels smooth but grippable and perfectly complements the flat display. 

Excuse me, I don’t mean to be staring

It’s no secret that Samsung consistently offers one of the best displays, especially in their flagship line. This remains true for the 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel equipped on this beaut. The colors are rich and crisp under favorable lighting conditions. But even in broad daylight, the display is bright enough (1750 nits peak) to be comfortably operated without having to squint. 

Galaxy S22+

I had a grand time watching my favorite shows on the Samsung Galaxy S22+. I’ve had it for a while so I saw a few episodes of the Netflix K-Drama Business Proposal on it. I have also been catching up weekly on the HBO series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. For content that supports it, HDR10+ kicks in to elevate the visual experience. 

Galaxy S22+

The display looks so majestic that it prompted me to put the love of my life Momo Hirai of TWICE as my wallpaper. And then of course, there’s the dynamic refresh rate that goes up as high as 120Hz. This means the screen changes its refresh rate depending on what you’re doing. If you’re scrolling through socials and what not, it kicks into high gear to give you a smooth experience. When idle, the refresh rate lowers down to save battery. 

My heart won’t slow ’cause of you

The Galaxy S22+’s overall performance will really keep your heart racing. Normal, day-to-day interactions with your phone just feel extra sharp. The many features mentioned above coupled with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powering this phone keeps it humming no matter what you do. 

Keeping up with the news in the morning, checking socials to see what you missed, using messaging apps to keep in touch whether for work or personal matters – all of these just feel like a breeze. And the ONE UI 4.1 skin on top of this Android 12 flavor definitely contributes to just how things flow when you use this smartphone. 

Galaxy S22+

I didn’t do a lot of gaming, though. To test it, I defaulted to my go-to which is a few hours of Call of Duty Mobile. As expected it runs without hiccups on high graphics settings. There’s a game manager of sorts here that I didn’t tinker with much. It’s not too different from the ones implemented in previous Samsung phones. Some key features include focusing the phone’s resources to gaming and limiting or completely blocking notifications. 

Battery life is also admirable. One afternoon, I used it to tune into a friend’s wedding via Zoom. The entire ceremony lasted roughly around two (2) hours. In that period, the Galaxy S22+’s battery went from 82% to 76%. 

Naturally, that isn’t the single indication of its battery performance. I generally start my days at around 9AM and end at around 8PM. On days that I’m glued to my laptop, with only occasional glimpses on the phone, I would end the day between 60% to 70%. On days that I’m out and about and rely on it a lot to get work done, my day ends with around 25% to 35% of battery left. 

You’re looking fine today, not that I only noticed now

Galaxy S22+

I have already done an entire separate article about the cameras on the Galaxy S22+. It’s one of the things that I enjoyed the most about the phone. It’s almost as if it’s impossible to take a bad photo with this on hand. 

Easily switching between lenses is great. But what’s even better is how the quality and color reproduction doesn’t vary much from lens to lens. Check these samples out.

Samsung Galaxy S22+

And you can even use 10X Zoom with barely any detail loss, especially if it’s a photo that you’re just uploading on social media. 

Samsung Galaxy S22+

That versatility is unmatched and is fantastic for quick, run and gun shoots like the one I did during the opening of the XM Studio in Singapore. 

I am thoroughly impressed and extremely satisfied with the quality of images it produces. And that’s saying a lot seeing as my regular daily phones include an iPhone 11 Pro and an OPPO Find X3 Pro. Both of which are excellent shooters in their own right.

Oh and yeah, “Nightography”. 

Samsung Galaxy S22+

You think there is a way that I can get you to stay?

You see, the thing about the Galaxy S22+ is that with just the first touch, you already know you’re in contact with something that you should hold onto for dear life. I can’t tell you how many oohs and aahs I got after letting other people hold it in their hands. It just has that effect.

Additionally, the phone is a smooth amalgamation of many other standout phones. It has the breathtaking display of Samsung phones, an overall footprint that feels like an iPhone 12/13 Pro Max, cameras that rival those that partner with notable camera brands, and much, much more. All of that comes in this package that looks and feels well-built on a phone that is easily an all-rounder performer. 

Truly, I never want to let it go. And that’s not something I always say about smartphones. So here’s to hoping that this high praise leads to the Galaxy S22+ staying with me more than a little while longer. 

The Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G is still available today in Samsung stores near you, via online at Samsung.com, or at your preferred telecommunication service provider. Pricing information on our key markets are linked in the following: USA | Singapore | Philippines

I know it’s been a while since its release. Despite all the hype long gone, it’s still a phone you won’t regret buying.

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