As befits one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers, whenever Samsung unveils a new flagship phone expectations are always sky high. The S22 series — consisting of the S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra — is no exception. But it’s the Ultra variant that caught our eye. As the first S-series phone to come with an embedded S-Pen, comparisons between the S22 Ultra and the much-loved Note series are inevitable, and are strengthened by the boxy design. Packing a 6.8-inch Edge QHD display with 120Hz-variable refresh rate, a camera setup that includes a 108MP lens with 100x Space Zoom and AI Super Resolution technology, Wi-Fi 6E, a 5000mAh battery, and up to 45W wired charging, it’s clear that Samsung listened to customers who clamoured for the return of a Note-like device. Expanding on those already-impressive features, the S22 Ultra also has an Armour Aluminium frame and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ on the front and the back, making it more durable than its predecessors. Available in a range of colours (have a look at the burgundy) and with storage configurations rang-ing from 128GB to 1TB, there’s an Ultra for everyone.
From R28 999, samsung.com/za
• From the March edition of Wanted, 2022.