Samsung Galaxy S22 defeats iPhone 14 in four major ways

Samsung Galaxy S22 defeats iPhone 14 in four major ways ...

The iPhone 14 is here, and it is already one of the finest phones available. You get the same sharp processor inside the iPhone 13 Pro last years, enhanced cameras, and a fun new Action mode for video. More safety features such as Emergency SOS via Satellite and crash detection are on the way, making this flagship even more compelling.

As you will see in our iPhone 14 review, there is certainly room for improvement. And the Samsung Galaxy S22 already addresses some of our iPhone 14 concerns, owing to a more robust display and camera. Here''s how the Galaxy S22 beats the iPhone 14 along with areas where Apple''s phone is at the top.

The Galaxy S22 has a 120Hz display (with a constant-on)

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 120Hz display, which is despite its ability to navigate the web substantially.

The Galaxy S22 also has a 120Hz display that can reach 48Hz to save time. Samsung''s phone also has a always-on mode for quick glancing at the time, battery status, and more without having to turn on the phone. This is yet another iPhone 14 Pro-only feature.

Galaxy S22 features telephoto zoom

Occasionally, I bring this up, but some people say they don''t care about zoom. But I do, as a telephoto lens gives you greater shooting freedom.

The Galaxy S22 has a three-dimensional telephoto zoom combined with a 30-second Space zoom, allowing you to get closer to your subject. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are limited to a telephoto zoom.

The regular iPhone 14''s digital zoom is quite skimpy, too, at just 5x. Don''t get me wrong the photo quality is excellent, but I like that Samsung gives you a real optical zoom in this price range.

Galaxy S22 boasts faster charging (and USB-C)

As a result, the iPhone 14 has not improved charging speed. When charging a drained iPhone 14, we received a 54% in 30 minutes and 27% in 15 minutes. The Galaxy S22 and its 25W charger both reached 30% and 60% in 15 and 30 minutes.

It''s not a huge difference, but the Galaxy S22 still has the advantage. Plus, you don''t have to worry about having a USB-to-Lighting cable around. Now, USB-C to USB-C cables are pretty much everywhere.

Galaxy S22 has a SIM card tray

While phone makers are constantly developing eSIM for making a phone, Apple''s decision to remove the SIM Card slot will not be approved by everyone. Certain, it''s easy to add a line to the iPhone 14, and it''s great that you can have multiple lines active at once (for business and personal if you want).

There are certain carriers that have not yet adopted eSIM, and some international travelers feel it''s helpful to simply popping in a new SIM card when they leave the country. The Galaxy S22 gives you that sense of belonging.

In a few ways, the iPhone 14 defeats the Galaxy S22. Here''s a quick breakdown.

iPhone 14''''s Action mode video is better

I''ve tried the Galaxy S22 Super Steady mode (bottom) instead of the Action mode on the iPhone 14 (top), and generally I found the iPhone''s footage to be somewhat smoother but also more vibrant. So while Samsung got there first, Apple does it a bit better.

The iPhone 14 has a better photo quality (in most cases)

Overall, I believe the iPhone 14 has improved image quality thanks to its less cameras, although there are exceptions.

Take this photograph of dipladenia flowers. The iPhone 14''s image isn''t just more dramatic, but it gives a surprising amount of detail in the petals, and rendering the water droplets. There''s also more contrast in the iPhone shot.

Despite the fact that the iPhone 14''s Night mode performs better outdoors, we got a weird blue cast on an image indoors in very low light. The S22'''' colors were more natural.

iPhone 14 is faster

I''ll not tell you to buy a phone based on benchmark scores, but it''s worth noting that the A15 Bionic chip inside the iPhone 14 matches the Galaxy S22 in several tests and one of our real-world performance trials.

On Geekbench, the iPhone 14 achieved 1,727 in single core and 4,553 in multicore, up from the Galaxy S22 (1,204/3,348).

The iPhone 14 has a lot of graphics success, compared to the Galaxy S22, which has achieved a score of 11,531 and 69 frames per second.

The iPhone 14 took 28 seconds to complete the task on our video editing test, which involves transcoding a 4K video clip to 1080p in the Adobe Premiere Rush app. The Galaxy S22 requires 47 seconds.

If you''re open to switching between iOS and Android, then the Galaxy S22 is worth it. Apple has a whole set of features for the popular iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max 120Hz, including a always-on display, and a telephoto zoom for a reasonable price.

If you''re an iPhone fan, how about the iPhone 14? I''m guessing the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are more worth the expense this year than they have ever attempted.