Samsung Galaxy S22 vs Galaxy S10

Here we compared two flagship smartphones: the 6.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S22 (with Exynos 2200) that was released on February 9, 2022, against the Samsung Galaxy S10, which is powered by Exynos 9 Octa 9820 and came out 36 months before. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Higher display refresh rate – 120 Hz
  • 80% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (925K versus 514K)
  • The rear camera has a 3x optical zoom
  • Newer Bluetooth version (v5.2)
  • Comes with 300 mAh larger battery capacity: 3700 vs 3400 mAh
  • More energy-efficient CPU – Exynos 2200
  • Uses a faster type of memory: LPDDR5
  • The phone is 3-years newer
  • More recent OS version: Android 13 versus 12
  • Ready for eSIM technology
Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy S10
  • 30% higher pixel density (551 vs 425 PPI)
  • Expandable storage via MicroSD card up to 512GB
  • Includes a 3.5 mm headphone audio jack port
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Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests

Display

Type Dynamic AMOLED Super AMOLED
Size 6.1 inches 6.1 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1440 x 3040 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9 19:9
PPI 425 ppi 551 ppi
Refresh rate 120 Hz 60 Hz
Max rated brightness 780 nits 1215 nits
Max rated brightness in HDR 1300 nits -
HDR support Yes, HDR10+ Yes, HDR10+
Screen protection Gorilla Glass Victus Plus Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Screen-to-body ratio 87.4% 88.08%
Display features - DCI-P3
- Always-On Display
- DCI-P3
- Always-On Display
Display tests
RGB color space 99.3% 98.1%
PWM 239 Hz 240 Hz
Response time 10 ms 4.8 ms
Contrast ∞ Infinity ∞ Infinity
Peak brightness test (auto)
862 nits
823 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [3], [4]

Design and build

Height 146 mm (5.75 inches) 149.9 mm (5.9 inches)
Width 70.6 mm (2.78 inches) 70.4 mm (2.77 inches)
Thickness 7.6 mm (0.3 inches) 7.8 mm (0.31 inches)
Weight 167 g (5.89 oz) 157 g (5.54 oz)
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Rear material Glass Glass
Frame material Metal Metal
Colors White, Black, Gray, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, Yellow White, Black, Blue, Green
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in-display Yes, in-display
Screen-to-body ratio
87.4%
88.08%

Performance

Tests of Samsung Galaxy S22 and Samsung Galaxy S10 in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Samsung Exynos 2200 Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9820
Max. clock 2800 MHz 2730 MHz
CPU cores 8 (1 + 3 + 4) 8 (2 + 2 + 4)
Architecture - 4 cores at 1.82 GHz: Cortex-A510
- 3 cores at 2.52 GHz: Cortex-A710
- 1 core at 2.8 GHz: Cortex-X2
- 4 cores at 1.9 GHz: Cortex-A55
- 2 cores at 2.3 GHz: Cortex-A75
- 2 cores at 2.7 GHz: Mongoose
L3 cache - 2 MB
Lithography process 4 nanometers 8 nanometers
Graphics Samsung Xclipse 920 Mali G76 MP12
GPU clock 1300 MHz 720 MHz
FLOPS - ~652 GFLOPS

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Galaxy S22 +70%
1189
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Galaxy S22 +76%
3634
2070
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
Galaxy S22 +80%
925081
514511
CPU 227100 123447
GPU 383658 191749
Memory 149592 85737
UX 160666 108901
Total score 925081 514511
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Galaxy S22 +103%
6532
3217
Stability 59% 82%
Graphics test 39 FPS 19 FPS
Graphics score 6532 3217
PCMark 3.0 score 12442 8708
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Memory

RAM
RAM size 8 GB 8 GB
Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory clock - 2133 MHz
Channels 4 2
Storage
Storage size 128, 256 GB 128 GB
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 2.1
Memory card No MicroSD
Memory card max. size - Up to 512 GB

Software

Operating system Android 12 (Can be upgraded to Android 13) Android 9.0 (Can be upgraded to Android 12)
ROM One UI 5.0 One UI 4.0
OS size 30.2 GB 9.5 GB

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 3700 mAh 3400 mAh
Charge power 25 W 15 W
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging Yes (15 W) Yes, Qi/PMA (9 W)
Reverse charging Yes, (wireless) Yes, (wireless)
Fast charging Yes (63% in 30 min) Yes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge (50% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:03 hr 1:35 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing - 06:03 hr
Watching video - 10:32 hr
Gaming - 03:11 hr
Standby - 70 hr
General battery life
20:33 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 50 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 8700 x 5800 4000 x 3000
Zoom Optical, 3x Optical, 2x
Flash LED Dual LED
Stabilization Optical Optical
8K video recording Up to 24FPS No
4K video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 240FPS
Slow motion 960 FPS (720p) 960 FPS (720p)
Angle of widest lens 120° 123°
Lenses 3 (50 MP + 10 MP + 12 MP) 3 (12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 50 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 24 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Sensor: 1/1.56", Samsung GN5 (ISOCELL Plus CMOS)
- Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
- Optical stabilization
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.5 - 2.4
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 1.4 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.55", Samsung SAK2L4 (ISOCELL CMOS)
- Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
- Optical stabilization
Telephoto lens - 10 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Focal length: 70 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Sensor: 1/3.94", Sony IMX772 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.5
- Focal length: 52 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Sensor: 1/3.6", Samsung S5K3M3 (ISOCELL CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Ultra-wide lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Focal length: 13 mm
- Pixel size: 1.4 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.55", Sony IMX713 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- 16 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Focal length: 12 mm
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
Samples Photo samples of Samsung Galaxy S22 from DxOMark -
Selfie camera
Megapixels 10 megapixels 10 megapixels
Image resolution 3872 x 2592 4320 x 2432
Aperture f/2.2 f/1.9
Focal length 26 mm 26 mm
Pixel size 1.22 microns 1.22 microns
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/3.24" 1/2.65"
Video resolution 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS

DxOMark camera tests

Photo quality
124
Video quality
Galaxy S22 +16%
116
Generic camera score
120

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ax)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi MiMO
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth version 5.2 5
Bluetooth features LE PBAP/PAB, PAN, OPP, MAP, LE, HSP, HID, HFP, DIP, AVRCP, A2DP
USB type USB Type-C USB Type-C
USB version 3.2 3.1
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
NFC* Yes Yes
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 2 2
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby Standby
eSIM support* Yes No
Hybrid slot No Yes
LTE Cat* 20 20
5G support Yes No

Sound

Speakers Stereo Stereo
Headphone audio jack No Yes
FM radio No No
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Speakers test
Max. loudness
89.5 dB
88 dB

Other

Category Flagship Flagship
Announced February 2022 February 2019
Release date March 2022 March 2019
SAR (head) - 0.48 W/kg
SAR (body) - 1.59 W/kg
Sensors - Hall-effect sensor
- Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Hall-effect sensor
- Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

After analyzing all the data, we think that the Samsung Galaxy S22 is definitely a better buy.

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User opinions

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Cotton 22 November 2022 07:17
Night mode is better on S10 than S22? or am I missing something?
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Richard 28 July 2022 22:09
I upgraded from the s10 to the s22. It was a mistake. No improvement in reception, less space, and no headphones. I'll probably revert. The 256g is a really mean amount of storage for something not upgradeable.
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Ian Loveridge 24 July 2022 00:30
Depends on your priorities. 3x zoom and a better camera are very high on my list, but the Ultra is too big for my use case. Also, software updates.
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peaceonearth1 22 July 2022 16:12
The S22 is not worth the $1000 price for the better camera and you have to sacrifice the 3.5 mm Headphone jack, Memory Size (s10 can be had with 512GB internal), and expandability (SD Card for another 512GB of storage).
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