The Samsung S22 was launched in Singapore last month and it’s now available to buy online and in stores all over the island. The phone is aimed at people who want an affordable phone with good performance, but don’t need all the bells and whistles of more expensive models like the S24 or S33. Read on to find out more about the Samsung S22 Singapore.
1. Design and Build
The S22 is a flip phone, with a clamshell design that opens up to reveal the keypad. It’s quite unlike other mobile phones on the market today, but in reality, it’s not too different from older models. Once you have the hang of it, however, you might agree that it’s really convenient: simply flip open the phone when you want to use it and then close it when you don’t need to do anything else. You can even use your phone without having to push any buttons – just open and close it as usual! The Samsung S22 weighs around 100 g, which makes it slightly heavier than most smartphone models on the market today. It’s easy to carry around, however, and you’ll hardly even notice the extra weight.
The S22 comes in black and white, although if you want to spruce up your phone a little bit, there are a few accessories that you can purchase separately.
2. Features and Performance
The Samsung S22 may look like it’s from a bygone era but it actually packs in some pretty impressive specs. It has a 1.0GHz processor and an S5P4450 chipset, which means that it can run pretty much any app or game that you throw at it. In particular, we were very impressed by how fast and responsive the phone was when playing graphic-intensive games like Asphalt 8: Airborne. There’s only 512MB of RAM on board but you won’t really notice the slight lag here or there – in our experience, everything just worked as it should when using the phone to browse the Web or send messages over Wi-Fi.
The Samsung S22 comes with a 4-inch 480 x 800 display, which is a standard resolution, so you won’t have to worry about your apps scaling up or down. Movie watchers will be happy to know that the phone can play 720p HD videos without any frame drops – and if you’re more of an audiophile, the phone has a 3.5 mm jack so you can listen to music in style. If pictures are more your thing, there’s also a 2 MP camera on board that lets you take snapshots of the world around you. It’s not the highest resolution camera on the market, but it does its job well enough, and you should be able to take pretty decent shots.
3. Battery Life
The Samsung S22 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery that can give you up to five hours of talk time and up to 500 hours of standby. In our experience, we managed to get around 4 hours of talk time from the phone before it needed a recharge. Like most mobile phones, the Samsung S22 also has multiple power-saving modes that you can switch between to get the most out of the battery life – we found that the performance of the phone noticeably improved when using MODE 1.
4. The Apps
The Samsung S22 comes with a few pre-installed apps that you’ll probably find handy at some point. These include a music player, FM radio (with an RDS station filter), an alarm clock, an e-mail client, a calculator and even a recorder! You have to give credit where it’s due: Samsung has clearly worked hard to integrate all these features into one app and it makes things very easy to use overall.
The Samsung S22 is a great buy for anyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of having a smartphone without necessarily spending a lot of money. It’s not as flashy as the Samsung S24 or the S33, for example, but it does offer enough features to make it a worthy replacement for any feature phone that you might be using today.