The Samsung and iPhone battle is never-ending and with their newest smartphones – iPhone 13 and Galaxy 22 this battle is getting more and more interesting. iPhone 13 was unveiled on September 14, 2021, while Samsung Galaxy was shown on February 9, 2022. Both of the phones are considered to be the best phones for their platforms and they also share plenty of advanced features. Let’s talk about both phones and go through their pros and cons.
iPhone 13 and Samsung Galaxy S22 Specs
|Samsung Galaxy S22
|6.1 inches, 90.2 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
|6.1 inches, 90.1 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
|6.1 inches (2532 x 1170)
|6.1 inches (2340 x 1080)
|1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
|1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
|Apple A15 Bionic
|Hexa-core (2×3.23 GHz Avalanche + 4×1.82 GHz Blizzard)
|Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A510)
|6.1″ Super Retina XDR OLED 60HZ
|6.1″ Dynamic amOLED 2X 120HZ display
|Dual 12MP 4K60P cinematic camera
|Triple 8K24 camera with portrait video
|12MP 4K60 selfie camera
|10MP 4K60 selfie camera
What are the key differences between the Galaxy S22 and the iPhone 13?
Let’s start with the key differences between this iPhone 13 vs Samsung S22. The first is battery life. iPhone 13 offers advanced battery longevity up to a full 10+ hours versus Samsung’s performance staying around 7 hours. Also, iPhone 13 runs on a faster chipset so its performances are slightly better.
Samsung Galaxy S22 on the other hand has a great display with features like maximum brightness of 1,300 nits, versus 795 nits on iPhone 13, and a superb refresh rate that scales up to 120Hz; stare at a static photo. and the refresh rate drops to 48Hz. The iPhone 13 refresh rate is 60Hz at peak. When it comes to cameras The Galaxy S22 certainly has better hardware, but the iPhone camera software is a game-changer. Also, regarding memory, the iPhone 13 offers up to 512GB of storage, while the S22 only has 128GB and 256GB configurations available. It is important to note that devices with higher memory sizes typically have higher prices. Regarding the external memory options (microSD, etc) none of these two devices offer this possibility.
Price-wise the iPhone 13 starts at €949 for a base storage of 128GB. There is of course the 256GB option. The Galaxy S22 with 128GB storage starts at €879. Both available with small monthly instalments with 0% interest, customers of Melita’s Endless Mobile Plans by adding €35 per month can take these handsets immediately: the iPhone 13 costs only €109, whilst the Samsung Galaxy S22 costs only €39!
Battery Life Comparison
When it comes to battery life there are some major differences between these two series. iPhone 13 series has been praised for its battery life which goes up to a full day without charging. On the other hand, Samsung has lowered its battery capacity, when compared to the previous model S21. The battery operates with 3700 mAh, which is still one of the best batteries out there. What is a big advantage is the S22 supports the new super fast 45W charging that can recharge the battery in a short time and is a bit faster than that of the iPhone13.
As neither of these phones come with a charger in the box it’s best to get a charger that supports fast charging as that will significantly lower the time needed to get your new phone fully charged. If you don’t want to spend much yet on a charger than surely there are chargers at home that can be used, although the charging speed will significantly increase by using a standard 5W brick and it is likely that you need to find a different, older charging cable instead of the one provided in the box.
Like all iPhone cameras, The iPhone 13 camera is consistently sharp and good. It comes with two cameras, a wide and an ultra-wide. It’s the same combination that has been used by Apple since the launch of the iPhone 11. Samsung camera offers three cameras, a 50-megapixel main camera, a 10MP camera for telephoto scenarios, and a 12MP main shooter for ultra-wide scenarios. The camera experience as a whole feels a lot more refined, fun, and versatile in Samsung smartphones.
Quality of the videos on both phones is great. The video resolution on Samsung Galaxy S22 goes to 8K which can be significant for videographers. The iPhone 13 can offer ‘’only’’ 4K video resolution. On the other hand, iPhone13 has a really great optical stabilization feature – sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS) offering improvements in low-light photos and videos. Samsung Galaxy S22 is equipped with Samsung’s Super steady stabilizer which when serving as a video stabilizer, can record the moment with less blur and shake.
Processor and Performance Comparison
Samsung Galaxy is powered by Samsung Exynos 2200 processor. Apple uses an A15 Bionic chip with 4GB of RAM, in comparison to Samsungs 8GB, which with Apple’s RAM management doesn’t cause any issues for swift and quality performances. Both phones feature extensive 5G support, the Galaxy S22 features a more recent modem. Both of these phones are pretty fast, offering smooth running of applications in the background. You can do pretty much anything you want with both of them without any trouble – video and photo editing, gaming, frequent switching between apps, and multitasking.
iOS vs Android
When it comes to comparison – Samsung S22 vs iPhone 13 – we cannot but mention their operating systems. Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with Android 12 alongside One UI 4.1 software. The iPhone 13 comes with iOS 15. Both systems give a list of improvements and they are the latest versions of their respective operating systems. Although they were always proclaimed to be very different, today their differences are significantly lesser. Switching between iOS to Android isn’t as difficult as you might expect and it can be done in a few easy steps.
iPhone 13 Pros & Cons
- Sharper screen – higher screen resolution – 2532 by 1170 pixels, as opposed to 2340 by 1080 on the S22. In addition, higher pixels-per-inch (457 PPI) against the Galaxy S22 (422 PPI)
- Better battery life management – considering the battery is smaller it will last longer
- Camera quality
- Software support longevity – iPhone users can expect five years of software support
- Refresh rate – refresh rate refers to features like smoother scrolling, more responsive games, and are now a staple on most flagship Android devices. On iPhone13 is still 60Hz as opposed to S22 120Hz.
- Uncomfortable grip design (19.5:9 ratio)
- The design looks the same as the previous model, but still it is of a very high standard or quality
Samsung Galaxy S22 Pros & Cons
- Great display – the Galaxy S22’s display can feel twice as smooth, thanks to its variable 120Hz refresh rate
- Compact and sleek design
- Affordable price for more storage
- More special features like Dolby Atmos, which gives your phone high-quality surround sound, option to view and remove/add hidden widgets on lock screen, Samsung’s Smart Widget, DeX feature included that enables users to extend their device into a desktop-like experience, biometric protection (fingerprint ID), Microsoft Office compatibility, etc
- Not a huge improvement compared to the S21 model
- Slightly shorter battery life which can be overcome with rapid charging