Samsung is trying its best to re-capture the market share in Nepal, with its all-new mid-range devices. Among them, Samsung Galaxy F22 is the one creating the most buzz. Is it really the best budget device currently in the Nepali market? I have been using the Galaxy F22 for a wealthy amount of time now, and this is the full review of the Samsung Galaxy F22 from my side.
Samsung Galaxy F22 Full Review
Build & Design: Bulky Plastic
Samsung Galaxy F22 is a chunky device. Though the device has a 6.4-inch display, due to its large 6000mAh battery the device results in 9.4mm of thickness with a weight reaching 203gm. You will be used to the thickness and the weight of the device after some time as you start to use the device. The device has plastic frames with a plastic back. I liked that the back has a textured finish resulting in better grip but it doesn’t feel any premium. At the back, the device packs a quad-camera setup and a dewdrop notch at the front. We get volume rockers at the right, also the power button on the right which acts as a fingerprint scanner too. We get a single bottom-firing speaker at the bottom along with a Type-C port, which is decently loud and nothing special.
Display: Love and Hate
The Galaxy F22 features a 720P 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. I had a love and hate relationship with this display. This display has all the goodness of AMOLED tech with inky blacks and contrasts and bright colors. The device is also HDR certified with a brightness of upto 600 nits. Also due to the fact that the display has a 90Hz refresh rate, it’s quite smooth while strolling through the UI, scrolling social media, and web surfing. Though I didn’t see any major help in the game due to the display. Also, the fact it’s a 720P panel, the display is not that sharp. If you are habituated to a Full HD display then you won’t enjoy the experience of using this device.
Camera: Best in the Segment
Firstly talking about the specs, Samsung Galaxy F22 packs a quad-camera setup at the back with a 48MP f/1.8 primary lens along with 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide and 2MP f/2.4 each macro and depth sensor. While at the front we get a 13MP f/2.2 shooter. At this price point, the Camera is one of the major highlights and strong points of the Samsung Galaxy F22. The primary camera is able to produce decently sharpened images with good dynamic range and contrast.
Samsung Galaxy F22 definitely produces one of the best images at its price point. Talking about the ultra-wide, images here are quite soft compared to the primary camera with a bit of different color profile but are reasonably usable and you can complain much at the price this device is available. While for the portrait shots, I was satisfied with the results. It has good background separation with a decent amount of blur effect, which you can even adjust after taking a shot. Also, the edge detection was quite good. For videos, the device can record 1080P videos at 30fps which lacks sharpness and stabilization.
For selfies, the Samsung Galaxy F22 provides an average performance here. The 13MP sensor is good enough for video calls and online classes and if talking about selfies, the images produced are not so sharp and lack dynamic range.
Performance: Justified the Price
On the performance side, just like any other mid-ranger on the budget from Samsung this year, Samsung Galaxy F22 also packs MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. It is a year-old SoC but at this price, you can’t complain much. The Helio G80 SoC with a smooth 90Hz display and 4/6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, Samsung Galaxy F22 provides a decent performance when it comes to handling daily tasks, and even while gaming, you can enjoy PUBG on ultra frame rate with smooth graphics settings. While the other less demanding games are also easily handled by the Samsung Galaxy F22.
Battery life and Software: Best in the Business
Samsung Galaxy F22 packs a mammoth 6000mAh battery with support for 15W charging. During my usage of the device, I thoroughly enjoyed the battery performance of the Galaxy F22. Due to the fact, it has a 720P panel to an AMOLED display with a not-so-power-hungry SoC, the Samsung Galaxy F22 was easily provided with one and a half-day of usage which some charge cycle lasting till two full days under not so heavy load. So, the battery is definitely not a problem with the Samsung Galaxy F22. When it comes to charging, this could have been at least 25W, cause it takes more than two hours to charge the 6000mAh battery at 15W.
For the software, we have Android 11 with One Ui Core 3.1 on top. I generally like the One UI on the Samsung devices as it looks much cleaner than the other custom UI from OEMs like Xiaomi and Realme.
Samsung Galaxy F22 Specification
|Display||6.4 inches, Super AMOLED, 90Hz|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels|
|Rear Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Front Camera||13 MP, f/2.2, (wide)|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G80 CPU and Mali-G52 MC2 GPU|
|Operating System||Android 11, One UI Core 3.1|
|Battery||6000mAh, 15W Charging|
|Price in Nepal||Rs.20,499 (4/64GB)
Finally, I would like to conclude this review, saying that Samsung Galaxy F22 is definitely one of the best devices you can currently get in the Nepali market under the price tag of Rs.25,000. At this price bracket, POCO M3 Pro 5G is the best competition of the F22, but both have their own pros and cons and are targeted to two different sets of audiences. So, if you are in search of a device under 25,000 with great battery life, decent cameras, good performance, and software experience with not-so-high standards when it comes to design, the Samsung Galaxy F22 is definitely what you should go for.