Google’s most current front runner is lastly below, as well as while it’s not a large jump ahead from the Pixel 6, the brand-new Pixel 7 is still an outstanding phone, a minimum of theoretically. Offered the timing of its launch, the Pixel 7 is anticipated to take on several of the very best front runners from 2023. Nevertheless, because we do not have those yet, we’ll need to contrast it with 2022 front runners such as Samsung’s Galaxy S22.

Both phones stand for entry-level front runner phones, making it a proper contrast. Yet, with a currently somewhat-outdated chipset as well as smaller sized screen, can the Galaxy S22 compare the more recent Pixel 7? Since I have actually invested a long time with Google’s most current front runner, I can inform you exactly how both phones execute in the real life.

Google Pixel 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy S22: Appearances are every little thing

Holding the Pixel 7 and Galaxy S22

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They state appearances aren’t every little thing, yet they’re absolutely essential. Samsung appeared to constantly place its ideal foot ahead pertaining to style, something Google really did not actually determine up until the Pixel 6 collection. That stated, Google virtually accomplished with in 2015’s front runner, providing it a streamlined style that really looked like a front runner phone. That style language proceeds with the brand-new Pixel 7, which looks definitely lovely with its shiny framework, two-tone colorways, level screen, as well as distinct cam visor.

Both the Galaxy S22 as well as Pixel 7 sporting activity comparable styles contrasted to their corresponding precursors as well as are greatly improvements of what came in the past. Nevertheless, the tiny adjustments actually matter. As an example, the Pixel 7 has a video camera visor that is covered in mainly light weight aluminum, changing the glass from the Pixel 6. By doing this, just the cam sensing units are revealed, as well as there’s a lot less problem regarding the visor breaking as a result of a loss.

The Pixel 7 lying flat on the edge of a table

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For the Galaxy S22, the distinctions are very little. The sides, for instance, are much flatter, which really provides the phone a quite good visual. Attempt I state; it’s virtually iPhone-like. Obviously, whether you like that is completely approximately you. The Pixel has even more rounded sides, as well as if it’s anything like its precursor, it’ll have an unsafe back that might necessitate placing a situation on stay clear of dropping it. The Galaxy S22 has actually frosted glass on the back, which isn’t really unsafe as well as much less susceptible to finger prints. Nevertheless, the level sides can create a much less comfy experience when holding the tool. Still, both gadgets really feel excellent in hand.

Samsung Galaxy S22 review

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One location where the Galaxy S22 wins is the shade choices. The Pixel 7 maintains points moderately basic with black, white, as well as a rather unattractive yellow. The cam visor is tinted somewhat in a different way from the remainder of the framework in grey, silver, as well as gold to match the corresponding shade choices. Still, there isn’t a comprehensive checklist of shades to pick from, as well as the ones existing are either plain or simply unsightly.

On The Other Hand, the Galaxy S22 can be found in a number of base shades, consisting of a lovely eco-friendly that looks mainly blue, depending upon the light. There are likewise a handful of unique colorways you can acquire straight from Samsung, providing customers lots of choices for a phone that matches their individual design.

Google Pixel 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy S22: Equipment as well as specifications

Holding the Pixel 7 and Galaxy S22 together

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Since we’re done evaluating a publication by its cover, allow’s talk equipment as well as specifications. Both of these phones released with the most up to date chipsets of their corresponding times. For the Galaxy S22, that was the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, while the Pixel 7 obtains a new Tensor G2 chip.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which began delivering on phones in very early 2022, had its share of issues, especially with warm monitoring. These were well-documented on the Galaxy S22, as well as in my usage, the phone still fumes while doing the easiest of jobs. That stated, the Galaxy S22 is still quick as well as carries out well, also while video gaming. Simply place a situation on, as well as you will not actually observe the warm.

The brand-new Tensor G2 chip seems a repetitive upgrade to the initial Tensor. Still, the Pixel 7 carries out very well because it’s Google’s internal style as well as the phone is equally as receptive as one would certainly anticipate from a Pixel front runner.

Google Pixel 7 Samsung Galaxy S22
Os Android 13 (Pixel UI) Android 12 (One UI 4.1)
Show 6.3-inches, FHD+ (1080 x 2400), OLED, approximately 90Hz 6.1-inches
Chipset Tensor G2 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Storage Space 128/256GB 128/256GB
Battery & & Charging 4355mAh, 21W wired, 20W wireless 3,700 mAh, 25W wired, 15W wireless
Back Video Camera 1 50MP, wide-angle, ƒ/ 1.85, 1.2 μm 50MP, wide-angle, ƒ/ 1.8, 1.0 μm
Back Video Camera 2 12MP, ultrawide, ƒ/ 2.2, 1.25 μm, 114 ° 12MP, ultrawide, ƒ/ 2.55, 1.4 μm, 120 °
Back Video Camera 3 10MP, telephoto, ƒ/ 2.4, 1.0 μm, 3x zoom
Selfie Video Camera 10.8 MP, ƒ/ 2.2, 1.22 μm, 80 ° 10MP, ƒ/ 2.2, 1.22 μm, 92.8 °
Connection 5G (sub-6, mmWave), Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E 5G( sub-6, mmWave ), Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6
Defense IP68, Gorilla Glass Victus IP68, Gorilla Glass Victus +
Measurements 73.2 x 155.6 x 8.7 70.6 x 146 x 7.6 mm
Weight 197g 167g
Shades Obsidian, Snow, Lemongrass Phantom White, Phantom Black, Eco-friendly, Pink Gold, Bora Purple, various other Samsung-exclusive colorways

When it pertains to on-paper specifications, the Galaxy S22 shows up to have a little a side over the Pixel 7. As an example, Samsung’s screen might be a little bit smaller sized (as well as probably a lot more comfy to deal with), yet the Galaxy S22 sporting activities a variable 120Hz revitalize price, which is much faster than the Pixel 7’s 90Hz. Due to this, scrolling as well as computer animations on the Galaxy screen ought to be much smoother.

The Galaxy S22 likewise has an extra cam sensing unit on the back for telephoto shots, although we’ll speak about that later on.

The Pixel 7 absolutely wins pertaining to battery life, provided its bigger 4355mAh battery. In my usage, I can quickly make it through a complete day if I take the Pixel 7 off the battery charger at 5 am when I begin my day and even the evening prior to. Relying on my usage, I can also take care of a whole 1 day on a solitary cost. The Galaxy S22 obtains me no place near this, with the phone virtually shrieking for a battery charger by noontime.

The Galaxy S22 will certainly cover up its battery a little bit quicker many thanks to a mix of faster 25W billing as well as a smaller sized battery capability. The Pixel 7 sustains wired billing up to 20W with a suitable Google battery charger, which the business states can reach 50% in thirty minutes. This isn’t as well much from my experience, as well as while it does not have the fastest charging, it can obtain a respectable cost in regarding half a hr. The good news is, it fills much faster than the Pixel 6 Pro, which is just one of the slowest-charging front runner mobile phones I have actually come across.

Relating to connection, these phones are quite comparable, sustaining all the 5G tastes, NFC, as well as Bluetooth 5.2. Nevertheless, the Pixel ups the stake with Wi-Fi 6E, while the Galaxy S22 just has Wi-Fi 6.

Google Pixel 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy S22: Video Cameras

The Pixel 7 next to the Galaxy S22

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When it pertains to electronic cameras, these phones are really comparable, a minimum of theoretically. Both have 50MP main shooters as well as 12MP ultrawide sensing units. Nevertheless, as I pointed out in the past, the Pixel 7 has an unfavorable downside as a result of its absence of a devoted telephoto cam, implying you’ll need to count entirely on electronic zoom if you wan na obtain an excellent shot of a show phase as well as you’re someplace in the back. That stated, it’s not all negative.

In my experience, the Galaxy S22 takes completely sufficient photos. They’re outlined, intense, as well as plenty dynamic without being excessively so. Nevertheless, while they’re fairly great, they’re absolutely nothing to run residence regarding. As a matter of fact, if I requirement an excellent image (especially for an evaluation or something), I’ll typically grab the Pixel 7 initially.

It’s absolutely nothing versus Samsung, yet Google has actually toenailed its computational digital photography. And also since the business has actually lastly taken on more recent, higher-resolution sensing units, it has much more pixels to deal with to develop excellent photos. The pictures taken with the Pixel 7 simply have a lot more deepness to them, which in my viewpoint, makes them look much better than what the Galaxy S22 can generate from its main sensing unit. The Pixel 7 deals lots of comparison as well as information, also if photos aren’t as intense as the Galaxy S22. Pictures from the Pixel are likewise warmer, which can operate in its support depending upon your choice.

And also to aid with the absence of telephoto zoom, the Pixel 7 has Super Res Zoom. Yet, while the Pixel 7’s Super Res Zoom can just rise to 8x, it’s still fairly great when contrasted to the S22’s 3x optical sensing unit.

That is, unless you actually require that 30x electronic zoom on the Galaxy S22, which has actually aided me take some great shots of the moon as well as various other far-off topics. The Pixel 7 can just obtain me so close, as well as although top quality weakens the a lot more I zoom with the S22, it still can be found in useful for some shots.

8x zoom of the moon taken on the Pixel 7

8x zoom of the moon handled the Pixel 7 ( Photo credit score: Derrek Lee/ Android Central)

30x zoom of the moon taken on the Galaxy S22

30x zoom of the moon handled the Galaxy S22 ( Photo credit score: Derrek Lee/ Android Central)

Along with Super Res Zoom, Google is likewise proclaiming lots of attributes like Activity Setting, Picture Unblur, Magic Eraser, Face Unblur, as well as lots of various other AI-based attributes to assist obtain you the very best feasible picture. Obviously, Samsung likewise has some dress up its sleeve as well, like hand-operated image as well as video clip settings, Solitary Take, as well as Item Eraser, the latter of which I’m fairly a follower of.

When it pertains to reduced light, Samsung has actually actually concentrated on improving this front as well as has actually accomplished, in my viewpoint. When contrasting photos with my 7 with Evening Setting switched off, the Galaxy S22 draws in a lot more light, while the Pixel does not attempt to illuminate photos in any way. Nevertheless, the Pixel actually radiates (word play here meant) with Evening View on, although I still observe that the Galaxy S22 photos are brighter, which appears to be the instance in nearly any type of problem.

Google has actually likewise boosted video clip capture on the Pixel 7. The Galaxy S22 takes great video clip approximately 4K60 as well as carries out extremely well in reduced light. The Pixel collection isn’t precisely understood for video clip top quality, yet Google has actually been improving this front, especially with the Pixel 6 collection. Currently, video clip can be caught in 10-bit HDR, which I have actually seen makes video footage a whole lot a lot more dynamic. The Galaxy S22 can record HDR10+ video clip as a Labs function, which likewise brightens the video footage.

One intriguing function on the Pixel 7 is Motion Picture Blur, which is implied to offer a movie-like deepness of area to your video clips by utilizing AI to smartly obscure the history while the subject remain in emphasis. This function has actually dealt with differing success on various other mobile phones, although they never ever appear to obtain it fairly right. I have actually attempted Picture Video clip with the Galaxy S22, as well as it appears a lot boosted, although actually only deal with individuals. The Pixel 7 deal with items, although you’ll improve outcomes with faces in the framework. It’s not excellent, yet both allow renovations over previous efforts in previous years.

Video still using Cinematic Blur on the Pixel 7

Video clip still making use of Motion picture Blur on the Pixel 7 ( Photo credit score: Derrek Lee/ Android Central)

Portrait Video on the Galaxy S22

Picture Video clip still on the Galaxy S22 ( Photo credit score: Derrek Lee/ Android Central)

Both take suitable selfies, although neither are excellent. The brighter photos can operate in the Galaxy S22’s support in some scenes, yet likewise job versus it in others. Selfies are likewise a little bit soft, which I’m not a large follower of. On the other hand, the Pixel 7 takes really comprehensive selfies many thanks to the updated 10.8 MP cam, yet they frequently really feel over refined.

I will certainly state that a person failure of the Galaxy S22 cam is its slow-moving shutter switch. Occasionally it can take around a 2nd for it to really record the picture after pushing the switch, which can lead to some blurred pictures or simply missing out on the minute completely. If you actually require an in-the-moment image, the Pixel 7 will likely obtain you the fastest as well as clearest picture.

That stated, the Pixel 7 does not have any type of hand-operated attributes for individuals that actually like to take control of the photos of video clip they record. It’s all made with AI. For an amateur videographer like myself, that’s a little a disappointment, as the result from the Pixel might not constantly appear exactly how you would certainly such as. The Pixel does offset this by permitting RAW capture, yet that implies you need to go in after-the-fact to modify in contrast to making in-the-moment tweaks.

All-in-all-both phones have excellent electronic cameras as well as a great deal of enjoyable attributes. If you like brighter photos as well as like to obtain actually near your topic, the Galaxy S22 is the phone to obtain. If you like a lot more comprehensive pictures with a little bit a lot more deepness as well as comparison, the Pixel is your phone.

Google Pixel 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy S22: Software program as well as assistance

Edge panel on the Galaxy S22 and the Pixel 7 app drawer

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As for the real software program, both tastes of Android have a various feeling to them. Samsung’s One UI is much cleaner, in my viewpoint, although it’s virtually patient when contrasted to the a lot more sparkling Pixel UI. Whatever on the Pixel is simply larger, from the illumination as well as quantity sliders to the fast setups toggles as well as lots of facets of the alert color. I’m not a follower of exactly how the Pixel UI takes care of area, as UI components often tend to occupy even more of it than they should. I directly like Samsung’s even more compressed take on these exact same UI components, particularly because I can fit approximately 6 fast setups toggles in a solitary row (although that’s being decreased to 5 with One UI 5).

Nevertheless, if you respect software program assistance, look no more than either of these mobile phones. Both Google as well as Samsung have actually upped the stake pertaining to long-lasting assistance, as well as the Pixel 7 as well as Galaxy S22 have several of one of the most excellent assistance guarantees of any one of the very best Android phones.

On the one hand, the Galaxy S22 has a much better life expectancy, as Samsung has actually guaranteed 4 OS upgrades as well as 5 years of safety updates. Samsung is likewise fast to upgrade its phones with regular monthly safety spots, frequently in advance of Google, which adheres to a specific tempo. On the various other hand, the Galaxy S22 released with Android 12 as well as is readied to update to Android 13 quickly at the time of composing, implying it will certainly obtain approximately Android 16 as well as an extra year of assistance. So while the Pixel 7 will certainly obtain one much less OS upgrade, it will certainly still take care of to obtain Android 16 because the phone launches with Android 13 out of package.

Samsung Galaxy S22 update screen

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Samsung is understood ahead with smaller sized function upgrades every now and then, normally in the kind of a factor upgrade like One UI 3.1 or One UI 4.1. Nevertheless, there’s very little rhyme or factor to these updates, as well as we normally need to wait on significant launches or quarterly Android function updates to obtain brand-new attributes.

On The Other Hand, the Pixel collection would normally obtain these brand-new attributes well prior to every person else, many thanks to Google’s Quarterly Function Decrease. Numerous attributes showcased in these updates normally present a lot later on to various other Android phones, providing Pixel individuals initial dibs on enjoyable brand-new software program.

Still, both gadgets are basically at the facility of their corresponding ecological communities; Google with the Pixel household as well as Nest gadgets, as well as Samsung with One UI as well as SmartThings. The good news is, you can dip right into either or despite which phone you select, yet you’ll have one of the most smooth experience by remaining on-brand. So see to it to get that brand-new Pixel Watch if you’re getting the Pixel 7 or the Galaxy Watch 5 if you’re obtaining a Galaxy S22.

Google Pixel 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy S22: Which should you acquire?

The Pixel 7 and Galaxy S22

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As a person that makes use of Samsung as a main tool, I need to confess this is a tough one. The Galaxy S22 provides a fantastic software program experience with sufficient assistance, great electronic cameras, as well as rapid efficiency, done in an elegant as well as pocketable style. As a matter of fact, throughout my time with the Pixel 7, I could not wait to return to my Galaxy S22.

Nevertheless, regardless of the Pixel’s drawbacks, I need to confess that it’s most likely a much better worth for many people. The Pixel has outstanding electronic cameras that utilize software program to make up for the absence of a telephoto lens, as well as picture top quality is excellent. There’s no doubt that Google’s imaging expertise is tough to match, as well as the Pixel 7 is just one of the very best cam experiences you can request for on a mobile phone.

Not just that, yet Google’s AI attributes are exceptionally hassle-free as well as enjoyable, as well as the Tensor G2 chip ought to supply constant efficiency whatever you’re doing. In addition to, you’ll obtain far better battery life out of the Pixel, which lots of individuals try to find in a mobile phone.

As I stated, the Galaxy S22 is adept, as well as I would certainly still advise it to anybody that asks. Nevertheless, this is a little an unpleasant time for the S22, particularly as reports of the Galaxy S23 collection begin to increase. The mix of the approaching Galaxy S23 launch plus the instead costly $799 price is a little bit tough to warrant now, particularly when contrasted to the $599 Pixel. If you can discover some bargains, choose the Galaxy. Or else, the Pixel provides a lot more worth.