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Think of the Galaxy S22 Ultra as a highly successful merger: it brings together the high-end photography and video chops of Samsung’s S Series smartphones with the stylus central to the Galaxy Note line (now discontinued). Ultra-wide, telephoto, and selfie lenses take extra-crisp video and photos, even at night. With a stylus latency of just 2.8 milliseconds—70% better than the Galaxy S21—expect to emulate a pen-and-paper experience. (The stylus tucks inside the device for charging.) This is Samsung’s flagship, with the beefed-up cameras, processor, and 6.8-in. display to prove it. The bar has officially been set higher for Android smartphones.

Buy Now: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra


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