South Korean manufacturing giant, Samsung, recently released its latest flagship series, Galaxy S22 series. This series has three models including Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra supports 45W fast charging. This means that it will charge with either the 25W or the 45W chargers. Recently, Sammobile tested the charging speeds of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with 25W and 45W chargers.
The results show that although the charging speed of the 45W charger is faster, it is not too far behind the 25W charger. Overall, the charging performance of the 45W charger is a little disappointing.
The test found that in 20 minutes, the Galaxy S22 Ultra can be charged to 45% with a 45W charger. However, using a 25W charger, it gets to 39%. From 0% to 100%, the 25W charger takes about 1 hour and 7 minutes. Howeevr, using the 45W fast charger, the full charge takes 1 hour and 3 minutes. The difference between the two is only 4 minutes which is disappointing.
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Given the speed difference between 45W and 25W chargers, it does not make sense to spend more money on 45W chargers. The current price of Samsung’s 45W charger is $49.99 while the 25W charger sells for $19.99. It is quite surprising that the charging speed of the 45W fast charger is so slow. There were expectations that this charger should take the full charge time to about 30 – 40 minutes. However, irrespective of the charger that users choose to use, you will still have to wait for no less than an hour for a full charge.
In terms of specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra uses a 6.8-inch 2K+ AMOLED full screen. This smartphone also comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. It has up to 12GB of RAM and a 5000 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra specifications
- 6.8-inch (3088 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ Infinity-O-Edge Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1-120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode, up to 1750 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 2200 processor
- 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, 12GB RAM with 256GB/512GB/1TB storage
- Android 12 with One UI 4.1
- 108MP rear camera with LED Flash, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 10MP Telephoto lens for 3x zoom, f/2.4 aperture, OIS, 10MP Periscope lens for 10x zoom, f/4.9 aperture, 100x Space Zoom, Laser autofocus, 4K 60 fps, 8K 30fps
- 40MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
- Dust and Water resistant (IP68)
- Dimensions: 163×77.9×8.9mm; Weight:229g
- 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, UWB, GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
- 5000mAh battery with 45W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging