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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G review

A considerable, everyday phone with a few drawbacks

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The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G dazzles in the midrange segment, serving as one of the headliners for the new Galaxy A series. Following its predecessors’ footsteps, the Galaxy A53 5G, which we’ll call A53 for brevity, aims to build on its legacy as the sweet spot for most consumers.

In fact, its predecessor from 2020 — the Galaxy A51 — sold the most for Android smartphones during the year’s first quarter. A testament to the Galaxy A series’ dominance in the midrange market. Can this year’s headliner dominate once again? And more importantly, can it be your GadgetMatch? It’s time to find out.

Subtle, gentle design

At a glance, it exhibits the same design language as its siblings in the new Galaxy A series. The lineup took semblance to its predecessor, albeit altering a few iterations that are quite visible if you take a closer look.

The camera island’s edges are gentler and the cameras themselves aren’t protruding nor sunken anymore. It also has a matte finish on its back, which looks quintessential when paired with pastel colors.

Our unit came in Awesome Blue, which I am indifferent about despite having a penchant for anything blue. If it came in White or Peach, I might’ve been ecstatic.

An unpublished, out-of-focus photo of the writer holding the Galaxy A53 5G in Awesome Peach, exquisitely paired with his Rose Gold Macbook Air and Mystic Bronze Galaxy Buds Live taken during the launch of the Galaxy A series in the Philippines.

Nevertheless, the A53 is still a beaut and a sight to behold even if its design is already exhausted. There’s a small change though. Its side frames are made of glossy metal that racks up smudges but offers a gentle yet inconspicuous curve.

This made way to a flat front panel, which we truly adore because we’re over curved screens. (And it doesn’t really make sense when it comes to user experience in the long run.)

As premium as it gets

Looking at its sides, you’ll realize it’s quite reminiscent of the Galaxy S22+. The resemblance is uncanny when you take them side by side. But judging by the colors, you’ll know the Galaxy S22+ is the premium one.

Of course, some would say the A53 is as premium as its gets. It probably is for the price it commands. However, the best indicator for a phone to be called premium is the experience when you hold and use it.

Which, for me, the A53 doesn’t quite to deliver. In spite of that, I like how the A53 felt secure in my hands. It’s comfortable to hold and use, it felt sturdy and it fits snugly. You can actually use it with one hand since the weight is evenly distributed.

It may not have an elegant air in the way you experience the phone, but it surely can promise a daily driver you’ll be comfortable using day in and out.

Frankly, not even my photos can do justice to the beauty that the A53 exudes. If you have a chance to check its vibe on any Samsung Experience store, only then will you understand how magnificent its look and feel are.

Got me walkin’ side-to-side

Of course, there are some questions that need to be answered. Here are some closeups of the Galaxy A53 5G, but in an Awesome Peach colorway.

On the right side of the frame, you can find the volume rocker and power button. Meanwhile, the left side is empty and the top side houses a tiny hole for the microphone.

The bottom part houses the SIM tray which allocates a dedicated slot for your primary SIM card, while the second hybrid slot gives you a choice between using a secondary SIM card or a microSD card.

You can also find the earpiece which works in tandem with the bottom-firing speaker for a stereo setup, and a USB-C port that can handle USB 2.0 data transfers. There is no 3.5mm audio jack, so it’s time to use USB-C wired earphones or just switch to the wireless side.

For privacy, the A53 uses an under-display optical fingerprint reader, which is quite swift and reliable.

Ideal for binge-watching

The Galaxy A53 5G continues the display that was passed on from the Galaxy A52s 5G and the Galaxy A52. It comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display, which we quite enjoyed using for entertainment.

As a midrange smartphone, the display surely isn’t top-of-the-line but it still gave a reasonable audio-visual experience. In fact, I was able to watch Spy x Family on Netflix while sipping my favorite Maple Vanilla Cold Brew outdoors. Even with glaring sunlight around three in the afternoon.

I wasn’t afraid to drink my cold beverage, which quickly condenses due to the scorching heat from dining outdoors leaving water drops and getting the table wet. I worry a lot because I tend to forget that some phones don’t have IP67 certification that can handle water and dust resistance. Luckily, the A53 has one.

Furthermore, its screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, so rest assured that your screen can get away unscathed on sudden falls (as long as you don’t drop it high and with impact). It’s not scratchproof, though.

Nearly smooth performance

If you play games casually or competitively, the A53 allows you to choose between a 60Hz (Normal) or 120Hz (High) refresh rate. My unit runs on an Exynos 1280 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage, yet I was still able to play Call of Duty Mobile smoothly.

There weren’t any sudden lags and/or delays during the gameplay, although the phone heats up gradually when you keep playing even if you are indoors chilling in a frosty, airconditioned room.

The only time I experienced delays was when I connected the A53 to the Samsung The Premiere, a premium ultra-short-throw projector (it costs a fortune) that can be controlled using Samsung’s SmartThings along with many Samsung devices.

I was able to tap in and mirror my phone wirelessly to watch the different kinds of content I enjoy consuming. Should I insert a winky face here? Regardless, the experience with Samsung’s ecosystem drew the line between a midrange and a flagship smartphone.

I don’t think taking an A53 with the highest configuration can improve the wireless mirroring mishap. However, I do believe that it’s enough to revel in the seamless connectivity that Samsung offers through its products. After all, the A53 responded well to my Galaxy Watch4 Classic, my Galaxy Buds2, and even as a remote control for Samsung TV.

One UI goodness

The Galaxy A53 5G runs on One UI 4.1. Apologies for the previous infographics we shared during the launch. Initial information showed Samsung slapped a One UI Core for its midrange headliners.

I was afraid to use a One UI Core phone for security purposes. With One UI 4.1, I get to enjoy the same user experience I had with Samsung along with the features and security I enjoyed previously.

There’s the Secure Folder where I keep all my intimate photographs and important notes, and the updated Knox security gives me peace of mind, too. If you’re unsure how it works, here are two stories for you to munch on: “Why the White House prefers Samsung” and “How Samsung Knox protects your smartphone.”

Further, the One UI 4.1 is based on Android 12 and it’s the same skin as the ones used in the Galaxy S22 series. There’s also an additional feature called RAM Plus that lets you virtually expand the RAM you want.

Documenting your trips and everyday life

Onto cameras, the A53 is equipped with a quad-camera system on its rear: a 64-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, and an additional 5-megapixel shooter. Upfront, it comes with a 32-megapixel selfie shooter housed in a punch-hole.

It’s time to peruse these photos!

Wider and closer

Due to the focal length, the A53 takes sharp, dim photos indoors when you use the ultrawide angle mode. It gets brighter when you use the 1X and the 2X optical zoom.

The same scenario is evident when capturing the hallways of this church. Although, the regular shot has a hazy appeal which I often encounter when Samsung’s cameras are struggling between brightening a dim space on a scorching hot day.

Outdoors, the Namacpacan church looks vibrant when taken with the ultrawide angle mode. It still has that softened, hazy effect when using the 1x and 5x optical zoom.

Summer ready

On another note, the A53 takes vibrant yet nearly-natural photos during the daytime. The post-processing isn’t as aggressive as we’d think, so padding a built-in filter would give you social media-ready photos.

Instagrammable shots

Okay, we’re guilty: We’re fond of using the optical zoom to achieve that perfectly cropped ‘Instagrammable’ magazine-aesthetic shot. It’s nice to know that the A53’s optical zoom retains details and still produces an output with balanced colors.

Softer cutouts

What I would probably love about the A53 is its ability to take focused shots even when you use the regular Photo mode. It’s reminiscent of captures from flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy S, Fold, Flip, and even the older Note series. Just look at those creamy blurs, it’s not even from Portrait Mode! That feature really sucks.

The inconsistencies

Samsung has been consistent in producing inconsistent shots when it comes to color balance and temperature. Look at the burger and the sunflower, colors are either washed out or have a warmer and greener undertone. The color accuracy is just inconsistent.

Adequate selfies

I didn’t take plenty of selfies this time around, most likely because it never changes. I could probably insert a selfie from the Galaxy A51 or A52, and you’ll barely notice the difference except for the lighting on the face’s contour.

There are visible grains whether you take your selfies indoors or outdoors, but unnoticeable when you upload them on social media because of the compression.

Sunset vibes

I like how the A53 has a good grasp of backlit and sunset shots. The brighter, backlit shot was taken at 5 in the afternoon while the sunset shot was taken around six o’clock when the sun was setting. The color is accurate, and I’m happy that it didn’t pad any additional processing so I can have the freedom to apply a preset that aligns with my aesthetic.

Lowlight

The A53 struggles in taking photos in lowlight or dim spaces.

Night

It’s worse when taking photos at night, even if you use night mode. In a nutshell, the A53 is a good companion for your everyday life during the day but at night, you’re better off putting it down or keeping it inside your purse. It’s disappointing, but in reality, it’s one of the compromises and challenges that midrange smartphones offer.

Battery

I have used the Galaxy A53 5G as a daily driver, as a mobile hotspot, and as a binge-watching companion. Safe to say, that sizable 5,000mAh battery can last you through your full, eight-hour shift at work.

It’s better at being on standby, but not as good when compared to other midrange smartphones at the same price point.

The A53 handles 25W fast charging, although, it’s far from being fast. Using the old 25W Samsung Charger I have, I started charging at 1 percent. An hour later, the A53 had a 59% battery.

It reached a hundred percent later on after an additional 41 minutes. It really takes a while before you fully charge it. I hope Samsung can move past this slow ‘fast’ charging, I actually need my phone back asap when I charge it.

Price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G comes in different price points depending on the configurations: PhP 22,990 for 6GB/128GB; PhP 23,490 for 8GB/128GB, and PhP 25,490 for 8GB/256GB. It comes in Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Peach.

The price it commands is quite steep, especially when you compare it to its predecessors. The range is competitive since most players in the market release their worthy midrange headliners with similar price tags.

Is this your GadgetMatch?

I could get away with using the Galaxy A53 5G as a daily driver if I’m out and about. Somewhat a secondary phone that can act as a mobile hotspot, especially in a city where crime is still prevalent. But for most people, that isn’t a privilege they can have.

So, let’s ask you these questions instead: Do you like binge-watching shows and streaming music on a daily basis? And do you like capturing your memories for the sake of preserving them?

Perhaps, sharing them on your social media accounts? If you answered yes to these two questions, then you found your GadgetMatch.

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is quite a sturdy, reliable everyday phone that supports you in your daily activities. It’s got a battery that will go on with you as you get through your day; cameras that are clear and detailed to capture every moment passing by during the day; and an audio-visual treat that entertains you whether indoors or outdoors.

While there are still dealbreakers that should be considered depending on your preference, the Galaxy A53 5G truly dazzles in the midrange segment.

What could be your alternatives?

If you’re in need of a performance-oriented smartphone or a device that focuses on certain features, ’tis isn’t going to be the one. Maybe the Galaxy A73 5G can satisfy your camera needs.

Perhaps the Xiaomi 11T Pro, if you want better performance in all aspects? Or maybe, get the Xiaomi 11T if you want another all-arounder that leans towards a near-flagship experience.

Nevertheless, the midrange segment is crowded with well-rounded devices perfectly suited as everyday phones. It’s going to boil down to what brand you like to be associated with, and the ecosystem of the devices you use. In my case, I’ll probably go with Samsung or Xiaomi — you can never go wrong with these two.

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ROG Zephyrus G15: Lean, mean, gaming machine

And it’s a looker too

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Zephyrus G15

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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Galaxy S22+

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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