On late June, Samsung officially released The newest Galaxy A series Smartphone, that is Galaxy A22 5G.
Samsung priced the Galaxy A22 5G for IDR 3,299,000. With this price tag, the Galaxy A22 5G is the cheapest 5G phone from Samsung.
This phone is also the successor of the Galaxy A21 which was released in April 2020. As a successor, the Galaxy A22 5G brings a number of improvements compared to its predecessor.
We had the opportunity to use this Galaxy A22 5G phone for about a month. So, how is the performance of the Galaxy A22 5G after one month of use?
It’s light and thin
When holding the Galaxy A22 5G, the impression we feel on this phone is that it is light and easy to hold.
It only weighs 203 grams. This makes us feel comfortable and not sore when using the phone for a long time.
Moreover, when this phone is used to take pictures or videos by relying on one hand.
The Galaxy A22 5G also has a fairly slim body with dimensions of 167.2 x 76.4 x 9 mm. Because of its fairly thin size, this phone looks compact when put in a jacket or pants pocket.
On the front, this latest Galaxy A series phone relies on an LCD screen panel with a diagonal of 6.6 inches (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) and supports refresh rate 90Hz.
The Galaxy A22 5G adopts the Infinity-V design or a screen with a “V” shaped notch, as the front camera housing with an 8 MP (f/2.0) resolution.
When viewed as a whole, the screen frame on the left, right, and top is quite thin. While the bottom is still a little thicker.
Although not equipped with AMOLED panels and refresh rate 120Hz, however, the Galaxy A22 5G’s screen is still pleasing to the eye.
Under the hot sun, the content displayed on the phone screen can still be seen clearly.
When used, this phone screen is quite comfortable to use for various activities, such as watching movies or opening social media.
However, the level of screen sensitivity when scrolling through social media or articles via mobile is still not very smooth.
Comfortable to grip
Turning to the back, the back of the Galaxy A22 5G has a slightly rough texture so it doesn’t feel slippery when gripped.
The back of the phone looks like glass because it can reflect light. However, the shell of this phone is actually made of polycarbonate plastic, not glass.
When held, fingerprints can still be left on the back of the Galaxy A22 5G, especially if your hands are sweaty.
To work around this, you can use casing phone so that fingerprints don’t leave marks on the back of the body.
Although it does not prioritize photographic performance, the Galaxy A22 5G camera is quite reliable for capturing everyday objects with various lighting conditions, both in indoor nor outdoor.
The Galaxy A22 5G itself is equipped with three rear cameras, each with a resolution of 48 MP (wide), 5 MP (ultrawide) and 2MP (depth). The 48 MP main camera is capable of capturing quite detailed objects, both in the afternoon and at night.
We tried to take three photos with the 48 MP main camera. The first photo we took was the natural atmosphere in the afternoon. The colors produced are in accordance with real conditions and the quality is also clear.
Next, we captured the fried rice object with the “Food” shooting mode. This mode is devoted to capturing photos of food to make it look more detailed.
The result is also quite sharp. However, the photo slightly changed the original color of the object and the fried rice appeared to be darker brown.
Then the last is a photo of the conditions in the room at night. We took this photo while visiting a outlet food located indoors. Even in low light conditions, the colors around the object still look clear and real.
Turning to the performance aspect, the Galaxy A22 5G is powered by chip MediaTek Dimensity 700 (7nm) integrated 5G modem.
The chip is combined with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 1 TB via the microSD slot.
The operating system is Android 11 which is polished with the typical Samsung OneUI Core 3.1 interface.
With a combination of offal and software With this, this phone is not too hot even though it is actively used for approximately 3 hours.
For performance multitasking, the use of social media and non-gaming applications, the Galaxy A22 5G is arguably able to run all tasks smoothly.
However, when used to edit photos through the application, the process becomes a bit slow. For example, when applying filters or composing an image, switching between components editing this is arguably not agile.
Jumbo battery and durable
In terms of power, this phone with a 5,000 mAh battery can be used to play social media for about 5 hours a day.
Meanwhile, for playing light games such as Temple Run or Fruit Ninja, the battery is also only slightly reduced, which is about 30 percent for 2 hours of use (from 100 percent).
If the phone battery is full, the Galaxy A22 5G can last for 18 hours. However, it depends on the application that is running on the phone. The more applications running, the more wasteful the battery is used.
The charging process is also fairly fast. If the battery condition is less than 10 percent, fully charging (100 percent) only takes about 1 hour. This is possible thanks to the 15 Watt Fast Charging feature.
Overall, the Galaxy A22 5G is arguably suitable for those who need a cellphone for Rp. 3 million with a capable camera, battery life that supports all day activities, and who doesn’t mind the absence of the NFC feature.