Phones in a flagship lineup have come to feel like variations on a theme. There’s the base model, the bigger base model, and then the biggest model with an extra camera and some other minor hardware upgrades. Features, screen size and cost all increase in increments as you go up the chain, but you’re more or less getting the same phone in three different flavors.
It still offers a very good 10x optical zoom, as well as some appealing updates to its photography features. It happens to be a great phone but despite its place in Samsung’s mainstream S series, it still feels like the enthusiast device that the Note series represented.Samsung’s has, at least, made the job of deciding which of this trio of phones is for you very easy. If you miss the Note and you love the stylus life, get the S22 Ultra.