The Samsung Galaxy S22 was launched today in India as the company’s latest flagship. The new phone comes as the successor to the Galaxy S21 that debuted last year. In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy S22 is quite similar to the Galaxy S21. However, there are underlying changes to provide an updated experience. The Galaxy S22 carries the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. It also runs on the latest Android out of the box. Additionally, Samsung has provided a list of camera advancements and an improved Armor Aluminum build. All this makes the Samsung Galaxy S22 a significant competitor against the iPhone 13.
In this article, we compare the price and specs of the Samsung Galaxy S22 in India with those of the iPhone 13 to detail their main differences.
Samsung Galaxy S22 vs iPhone 13: Price in India
Samsung Galaxy S22 price in India starts at Rs. 72,999 for the basic 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The phone also comes in an 8GB + 256GB model that costs Rs. 76,999. Along with the regular Galaxy S22, the new series includes the Samsung Galaxy S22+ which starts at Rs. 84,999 for the 8GB + 128GB option and goes up to Rs. 88,999 for the 8GB + 256GB model.
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In contrast, the iPhone 13 price in India starts at Rs. 79,900 for the 128GB model. The iPhone model also comes in a 256GB option for Rs. 89,900 and a 512GB variant for Rs. 1.09.900.
Details on the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ in India have yet to be announced, although both models are on pre-order in the country from 23 February.
The iPhone 13, on the other hand, is available in all major retail channels in the country.
Samsung Galaxy S22 vs iPhone 13: specs
The Samsung Galaxy S22 runs on Android 12 out of the box with One UI 4.1 on top, while the iPhone 13 runs on iOS 15. On the display front, the Galaxy S22 comes with a 6.1-inch full-HD+ dynamic AMOLED display. 2X with 120Hz refresh rate (48–120Hz). If you choose the Galaxy S22+, you’ll get the same screen, but in a 6.6-inch size. The iPhone 13, on the other hand, has a 6.1-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1,170x, 2,532 pixels.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S22 has the octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The iPhone 13 comes with the A15 Bionic chip that includes a six-core CPU and four-core GPU, along with a dedicated 16-core Neural Engine.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 is paired with 8GB of RAM. While the RAM details about the iPhone 13 are not officially revealed, it turns out that it has 4GB of RAM.
Optics-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S22 carries a triple rear camera setup that houses a 50-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens. The camera setup also includes a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor.
The iPhone 13, on the other front, comes with a dual rear camera setup. It includes a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/1.6 wide-angle lens and another 12-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle lens.
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Samsung has provided a 10-megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front of the Galaxy S22, with an f/2.2 lens. However, the iPhone 13 comes with a 12-megapixel camera sensor on the front, with an f/2.2 lens.
The Galaxy S22 comes in 128GB and 256GB storage options. The iPhone 13 is also offered in 128GB and 256GB options, along with the top-of-the-line 512GB model.
In terms of connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy S22 and iPhone 13 are virtually identical. Both phones support 5G and 4G LTE as well as GPS/A-GPS. On the differences front, the Galaxy S22 comes with a USB Type-C port, while the iPhone 13 offers a Lightning port. The iPhone model also includes Ultra-Wideband (UWB) which is not available on the regular Galaxy S22 but on the Galaxy S22+.
The Galaxy S22 and iPhone 13 come in an iP68 certified version. The Samsung phone also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor, which is not available on the Apple model. However, the iPhone 13 offers Face ID through its front-facing TrueDepth camera, supporting biometric authentication.
Samsung has packed the Galaxy S22 with a 3,700mAh battery with support for 25W wired and 15W wireless charging. The Galaxy phone also includes Wireless PowerShare to charge other wireless charging-enabled devices.
On the other hand, the iPhone 13 was not revealed by the manufacturer. However, it is said to have a capacity of 3,265mAh. The iPhone supports fast charging via a 20W adapter or 7.5W Qi wireless charging and 15W MagSafe wireless charging.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 measures 146.0×70.6×7.6mm and weighs 168 grams. However, the iPhone 13 measures 146.7×71.5×7.65mm and weighs 173 grams.
Samsung Galaxy S22 vs. iPhone13 comparison
|Screen||6.10 inches||6.10 inches|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Apple A15 Bionic|
|Back camera||yea||12 megapixel + 12 megapixel|
|Store||256 GB||128 GB|
|ONLY||android 12||iOS 15|
|Frontal camera||–||12 megapixels|
|Resolution||–||1170 x 2532 pixels|