Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Note 10 Plus

Here we compared two flagship smartphones: the 6.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (with Exynos 2200) that was released on February 9, 2022, against the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, which is powered by Exynos 9 Octa 9825 and came out 31 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 Ultra
  • The rear camera has a 10x optical zoom
  • Higher display refresh rate – 120 Hz
  • 72% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (944K versus 550K)
  • Comes with 700 mAh larger battery capacity: 5000 vs 4300 mAh
  • Shows 19% longer battery life (33:09 vs 27:48 hours)
  • Delivers 59% higher peak brightness (1259 against 791 nits)
  • Better camera quality (According to DxOMark rating)
  • Newer Bluetooth version (v5.2)
  • Uses a faster type of memory: LPDDR5
  • The phone is 2-years and 7-months newer
  • More recent OS version: Android 13 versus 12
  • Ready for eSIM technology
Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
  • Expandable storage via MicroSD card up to 1000GB
  • Weighs 32 grams less
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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 6.8 inches 6.8 inches
Resolution 1440 x 3088 pixels 1440 x 3040 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9 19:9
PPI 500 ppi 495 ppi
Refresh rate 120 Hz 60 Hz
Max rated brightness 830 nits 700 nits
Max rated brightness in HDR 1750 nits -
HDR support Yes, HDR10+ Yes, HDR10+
Screen protection Gorilla Glass Victus Plus Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Screen-to-body ratio 90.2% 92.39%
Display features - DCI-P3
- Always-On Display
- DCI-P3
- Always-On Display
Display tests
RGB color space 98.2% 95.4%
PWM 120 Hz 250 Hz
Response time 1 ms 3.6 ms
Contrast ∞ Infinity ∞ Infinity
Peak brightness test (auto)
1259 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [3], [4]

Design and build

Height 163.3 mm (6.43 inches) 162.3 mm (6.39 inches)
Width 77.9 mm (3.07 inches) 77.2 mm (3.04 inches)
Thickness 8.9 mm (0.35 inches) 7.9 mm (0.31 inches)
Weight 228 g (8.04 oz) 196 g (6.91 oz)
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Rear material Glass Glass
Frame material Metal Metal
Colors White, Black, Gray, Blue, Green, Red White, Black, Red
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in-display Yes, in-display
Screen-to-body ratio

Performance

Tests of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Samsung Exynos 2200 Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9825
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 2.4 GHz: Cortex-A75
- 2 cores at 2.73 GHz: M4
L3 cache - 2 MB
Lithography process 4 nanometers 7 nanometers
Graphics Samsung Xclipse 920 Mali G76 MP12
GPU clock 1300 MHz 770 MHz
FLOPS - ~652 GFLOPS

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
CPU 223163 139273
GPU 391575 177762
Memory 175188 118225
UX 154579 114971
Total score 944281 550015
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 64% 98%
Graphics test 41 FPS 20 FPS
Graphics score 6872 3367
PCMark 3.0 score 12741 9164
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Memory

RAM
RAM size 8, 12 GB 12 GB
Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory clock - 2133 MHz
Channels 4 2
Storage
Storage size 128, 256, 512, 1024 GB 256 GB
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 3.0
Memory card No MicroSD
Memory card max. size - Up to 1000 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 26.8 GB 31.6 GB

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 5000 mAh 4300 mAh
Charge power 45 W 45 W
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging Yes (15 W) Yes, Qi/PMA (15 W)
Reverse charging Yes, (wireless) Yes, (wireless)
Fast charging Yes (60% in 30 min) Yes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge (65% in 30 min)
Full charging time 0:59 hr 1:05 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing 11:20 hr 07:47 hr
Watching video 14:43 hr 14:19 hr
Gaming 05:53 hr 04:55 hr
Standby 109 hr 97 hr
General battery life
33:09 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 108 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 12000 x 9000 4000 x 3000
Zoom Optical, 10x Optical, 2x
Flash LED 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 4 (108 MP + 10 MP + 10 MP + 12 MP) 4 (12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 108 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 24 mm
- Pixel size: 0.8 micron
- Sensor: 1/1.33", Samsung S5KHM3 (ISOCELL Plus CMOS)
- Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
- Optical stabilization
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.5 - 2.4
- Focal length: 27 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/4.9
- Focal length: 230 mm
- Sensor: 1/3.52", Sony IMX574 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
- Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
- Optical stabilization
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.1
- 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 IMX563 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
- Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
- 16 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Focal length: 12 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Sensor: 1/3.1", Samsung S5K3P9 (ISOCELL CMOS)
Depth lens - Yes
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
Samples Photo samples of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra from DxOMark Photo samples of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus from DxOMark
Selfie camera
Megapixels 40 megapixels 10 megapixels
Image resolution 7864 x 5200 3648 x 2736
Aperture f/2.2 f/1.6
Focal length 26 mm 26 mm
Pixel size 0.7 microns 1.22 microns
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.82" 1/2.65"
Video resolution 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS 2160p (4K) at 30 FPS

DxOMark camera tests

Photo quality
Video quality
Generic camera score

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 b/g/n/ac/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 No
LTE Cat* 20 20
5G support Yes Yes

Sound

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

Other

Category Flagship Flagship
Announced February 2022 August 2019
Release date March 2022 August 2019
SAR (head) 1.05 W/kg 0.19 W/kg
SAR (body) 1.58 W/kg 1.4 W/kg
Sensors - Hall-effect sensor
- Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- 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 Ultra is definitely a better buy.

Cast your vote

So, which phone would you choose?
283 (35%)
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Total votes: 809

User opinions

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blackhawk 27 December 2022 01:40
The S22U is a downgrade from the N10+. Horrible SOT and limited storage. Even today the N10+ is a running machine that is only slightly slower than the S22U with its spen on the wrong side, it's way too heavy and thicker. Nor much bang for the buck. The S22U is another dropped ball from Samsung. I'll take an N10+ running on either 9 or 10 any day over an S22U...
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Reza 07 December 2022 10:43
Note 10 Plus is almost the answer to my daily tasks. I wanted to replace the Note 10 Plus with the S22, but I preferred my second phone to be the iPhone 13, both Android and iOS, and instead of spending money to replace the phone, I now have two phones.
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Tech rax fan 06 November 2022 16:30
The note 10 looks good and it looks like the s22 ultra and they are nearly the same thing.
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Samsung fan 18 September 2022 11:20
The note 10 plus is a lighter and a nice looking phone I still have the note 10 plus and it still works really good the front screen is like The s22 ultra cost about £2,199 and the note 10 plus is £1,199 and the note 10 like the same as the s22 ultra it looks different and the same body frame.
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Katherine 23 August 2022 02:09
Thank you for all the comments. I love my Note 10+, played with the S22 Ultra, and after 30 minutes put it down and went back to my great N10+... Not worth the change... Will buy a new battery though... I live abroad (Perú)... for all who cracked their screen, they change it here for $30... I am sure someone can do it in the US as well...
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Dirtyredd54 29 July 2022 04:15
I have the Note10+. Love it. Also, use it to store my music and pictures on an SD card. I will wait to see if Samsung will add the SD feature before I purchase.
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Abu 20 July 2022 22:06
I've had Note 10 plus for some time now. Although it is almost 3 y/o it still works as it should be. Its memory of it is 12. when comparing it to the Note 20, S21 ultra n S22 ultra, the difference is not worth the upgrade. Maybe for the camera people, it is. Not here 😃
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blackhawk 05 May 2022 02:45
Both Google Android and Samsung have been dropping balls since Pie and the N10+. When it comes to combined form factor, usability, functionality, color rendering index/white point, and power efficiency, the up to 1.5TB dual-drive Beast still rules the nest. No need to downgrade from an N10+ running on Android 9 or 10. No scoped storage needed... or wanted.
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BlueCat57 06 April 2022 04:23
I had an S22 Ultra in Sky Blue in my hand. It went straight back into to box it came in and is on its way back to Samsung. Worst industrial design since chastity belts. Ugly, dull color. S Pen is hidden under the heel of my hand and blocked by anything plugged into the USB port. The bottom rear camera is covered by my hand when being naturally held. And the only thing accomplished when trying to turn it off by holding TWO buttons down is to turn the volume down. I've never been so disappointed by anything in my life and I voted for Jimmy Carter.
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Rosemary 17 March 2022 03:58
People are delusional to presume that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus reigns superiority over the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (with the exception of the micro-SD slot), (current) value, and base storage models. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra reigns supreme in all categories (except the micro-SD card slot) as long as a purchaser picks the 256 GB version.
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ricw 24 March 2022 16:01
The S22 Ultra uses interpolation for its 960fps, whereas Note 10+ does not.
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blackhawk 27 December 2022 01:45
Including being the biggest battery-hogging hand warmer on the planet🤣
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Blake 08 March 2022 06:28
The refresh rate is an insane difference for me, but honestly, if my phone wasn't cracked, I probably wouldn't have just ordered my 22.
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Jason 04 March 2022 17:38
I agree with Roberto... I've been a Note user since the Note 8. I had the Note 10+ but upgraded to the S22 Ultra. The reason for my upgrade? My Note 10+ had a cracked screen which concerned me for the longevity of the phone. All things considered (i.e. 5G, cost of screen repair, the value of the trade-in, pre-order discounts, and credits) I decided to upgrade and try it out. The phone is nice. I'm satisfied. I can feel the weight difference but it does feel more solid. However, if my Note 10+ was in perfect condition (this was my first time cracking a phone screen) I would have waited for more improvements in a better-featured future model. In other words... the differences for me -definitely- wouldn't justify the upgrade costs. That being said, I think Samsung did the best they could to keep these phones affordable given inflation, increased cost of processors, and logistics. I love the new camera capabilities (the zoom is nice!), increased performance, and the ability to use DeX wirelessly (although playing videos is choppy) but I do miss the SD Card expansion for easy data transfer (I had about a terabyte of space which is great for movies and music) and personally (at present... not having done a proper comparison) I think my photos on the Note 10 look better. Hopefully, the 5G service connecting to my nas over VPN will allow me access to my movies and music without filling up my storage. I'm not a gamer... and if I was I don't think I would use my phone for play... so maybe that's a benefit to upgrade for some. So yeah Roberto... if someone is squeezing 100% out of their Note 10+ and requires (i.e. not wants) more ability... I say go for it! Otherwise, Save Your $$$. The Note 10+ will age well.
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Universe 24 February 2022 10:22
Worth it. The S22 Ultra is an amazing device.
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Roberto 19 February 2022 22:56
It's not worth it, despite the differences for a basic user who doesn't squeeze it 100 percent, the differences aren't that big, and the note 10 plus is already more than 2 years old.
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Don juan 21 February 2022 18:03
Differences aren't that big???...... you must not know how to read benchmark results. S22 is nearly superior across the board in processing speed and core handling. The camera improvements are not my cup of tea, although that seems to be a deal-breaker for most. I'm more into the accuracy and speed of the actual unit... 80% of the time the phone is used for informational access rather than pic taking, voice recording, calculator usage, and even call making. So yeah processing speed matters.
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BlueCat57 06 April 2022 04:16
Don juan, Is the S22 Ultra 100% superior in all categories? NO. But it costs 100% more than a refurbished or even new Note 10. No value or performance for your money with an S22 Ultra.
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blackhawk 27 December 2022 01:43
Don juan, In day-to-day use, that difference is very small. The N10+ will get 12+ hours of SOT. The S22U is lucky to get 8 hr.
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