Samsung Galaxy M22

Samsung Galaxy M22

Samsung Electronics Singapore announced that the Galaxy M22 LTE is now available for pre-order, exclusively via the Samsung Official Store on Shopee. It will launch officially on 29 September at a recommended retail price of $275.

Available in Black, White and Light Blue, the Galaxy M22 boasts a 6.4-inch Infinity-U Display with HD+ Super AMOLED technology for everyday content to look its best – sharp, crisp and stunning. With its 48MP Quad Camera, expandable memory storage, and 5,000mAh battery, users can enjoy content, or create digital moments all day long.

I compared it to the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G which is priced about $50 higher.

Product Specifications

Display6.4″ FHD Super AMOLED Display
90Hz refresh rate
90Hz refresh rate
Rear CameraMain: 48MP, F2.0
Ultra-Wide: 8 MP, F2.2
Macro: 2MP, F2.4
Depth: 2MP, F2.4
Main: 48MP, F1.8
Ultra-Wide: 5MP, F2.2
Depth: 2MP, F2.4
Front CameraSelfie: 13MPSelfie: 8MP
Body159.9 x 74.0 x 8.4mm
167.2 x 76.4 x 9.0mm
ProcessorMediaTek MT6769V
Octa Core 2GHz + 1.8GHz
MediaTek Dimensity 700
7nm Octa–core CPU, up to 2.2GHz
Memory6GB RAM, 128 GB Internal Storage
MicroSD up to 1TB 
6GB RAM, 128 GB Internal Storage
MicroSD up to 1TB 
25W Fast Charging 
25W Super Fast Charging
charger sold separately.
15W Fast Charging

The A22 5G is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 700, as compared to the M22 5G Helio G80. Online comparison indicates the Dimensity 700 to be more powerful by about 30-50%, depending on which benchmark you look at. Antutu scores the Dimensity 700 at 340k compared to the Helio G80 223k. It also offers 5G support while the M22 caps out at LTE speed, not that it really matters for a budget phone I feel.

There are other small differences which makes the choice a little harder. The A22 5G offers a 6.6 inch screen at higher resolution, but its non AMOLED, so its a trade off between higher resolution vs vivid colours. Both rocks a 5000mAh battery but the M22 allows for faster charging at 25W compared to 15W. The main camera on the A22 5G seems slightly better (f1.8 vs f2.0), but the wide angle camera on the other hand loses out.

There isn’t really a clear cut winner between these two phones – but if I were to pick, I would go for the one with the faster processor.