Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the most useful Android phone of 2022. It has flagship specs and also managed to house a Stylus which is a feature not seen in any other regular phone. So, how does the Google Pixel 7 Pro compares to the Galaxy S22 Ultra? Is the Pixel 7 Pro good enough to be better than the S22 Ultra?
If price is a major factor for you, just skip this comparison and go to the table at the bottom of this post and buy the Google Pixel 7 Pro. But there are lots more to consider aside from price when you want to buy a smartphone. This is why in this Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra specs comparison, we’ll be sharing with you which is better between the Pixel 7 Pro and the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Display, Design, and Durability
Google Pixel 7 Pro has a 6.7-inches display while Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a bigger 6.8-inches display. The displays of both smartphones are LTPO panels and have support for 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+. The display of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is curved and brighter than that of the Pixel 7 Pro. So, if you’re the type that likes curved screens, you’ll prefer the screen of the S22 Ultra.
The front screen of both smartphones has a punch-hole design which looks really neat. The bezels of the Galaxy S22 Ultra are thinner thanks to the curved screen. On the rear, the camera modules of both phones are placed differently but I like that of the Pixel 7 Pro more even though that of the S22 Ultra also looks really good.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus+), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus+), and aluminum frame. It is IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins) and has an Armor aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance. On the other hand, the Google Pixel 7 Pro is made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), and aluminum frame. It’s also IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins). The displays of both phones are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and both have the Always-on display feature.
Both smartphones are made of durable materials that won’t get damaged in a single fall (from table height) and can survive 6m deep underwater for about 30 minutes. The display on both smartphones offers similar features but the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a brighter screen and a stronger aluminum frame. As for design, most people prefer the looks of the Google Pixel 7 Pro.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Camera
Every year, Google and Samsung make some of the best camera smartphones in the industry. This year, both companies did not disappoint with the camera sensors and features on their flagship phones.
The camera setup of the Google Pixel 7 Pro is 50MP + 48MP + 12MP and 10.8MP front cameras while that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP and 40MP front camera. Both phones have different setups, camera sensors, and camera features.
The 50MP primary camera of the Pixel 7 Pro has an f/1.9 aperture, 1.2µm multi-directional PDAF, 25mm focal length, Laser AF, and OIS. In comparison, the 108MP main camera of the Galaxy S22 Ultra has an f/1.8 aperture, 0.8µm PDAF, 23mm focal length, Laser AF, and OIS. The aperture and focal length of the main cameras on both phones are similar and both smartphones have the Laser AF feature that allows both phones to quickly focus on objects.
The 48MP telephoto lens of the Pixel 7 Pro can do 5x optical zoom while the Galaxy S22 Ultra has two telephoto lenses, a 10MP periscope lens that can do 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom, and a 10MP telephoto lens that can do 3x optical zoom. The focal length of the periscope lens of the Galaxy phone is 230mm and this offer a longer shooting range compared to the telephoto lens of the Pixel phone which is 120mm.
Both smartphones have a 12MP ultra-wide with the same aperture (f/2.2), and similar focal length (13mm), but the ultra-wide lens of the Pixel 7 Pro has a slightly wider 126˚ angle while that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 120˚ angle. The 40MP front camera of the Galaxy S22 Ultra can capture a wider area with its 26mm focal length while the 10.8MP front camera of the Pixel 7 Pro has a 21mm focal length. The front cameras of both smartphones have the same f/2.2 aperture.
The camera features available on the Galaxy S22 Ultra are HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS, Super Steady video, Laser AF, OIS, LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama, Dual video call, Auto-HDR, 8K video recording @24fps, and 4K video recording [email protected]/60fps. In contrast, the camera features available in the Google Pixel 7 Pro are Laser AF, OIS, Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama, gyro-EIS, 10-bit HDR, multi-directional PDAF, 4K video recording @30/60fps, guided frame, photo unblur, magic eraser, cinematic blur, and Pro Level Zoom.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro has some very useful camera features like the Guided Frame feature which allows blind people to easily take good-quality photos with the aid of a voice command directing them on how to position the phone. There is also the Photo Unblur feature that clears any blurry parts of photos taken by the Pixel 7 Pro making it look better. However, the Galaxy S22 Ultra offers lots of useful camera sensors. You can take photos of objects from a far distance using the camera of the S22 Ultra and it also has more camera features when recording videos.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Chipset, RAM & Storage
The chipset in the Google Pixel 7 Pro is the Google Tensor G2 5G chipset while that of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. Both chipsets are 5G capable, both are built on a 4nm process technology, and both feature an Octa-core CPU (8-core processor).
The CPU cores of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset are one Cortex-X2 high-performance core (speed 3.00GHz), three Cortex-A710 performance and efficiency cores (speed 2.50GHz), and four Cortex-A510 small-efficiency cores (speed 1.80GHz). In comparison, the Google Tensor G2 chipset has two Cortex-X1 high-performance cores (speed 2.85GHz), two Cortex-A710 performance and efficiency cores (speed 2.35GHz), and four Cortex-A55 small-efficiency cores (speed 1.80GHz). The Galaxy S22 Ultra features the Adreno 730 GPU while the Pixel 7 Pro features the Mali-G710 MC10 GPU.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra has 8GB or 12GB of RAM while the Pixel 7 Pro has a single 12GB of RAM. The internal storage options available on the Google Pixel 7 Pro start at 128GB and go up to 512GB while that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra starts at 128GB and goes up to 1TB. There is no space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot available on both phones.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Software
Google Pixel 7 Pro boots Android 13 out of the box while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra boots the OneUI 4 based on Android 12 out of the box. Both smartphones will get up to five years of major software updates. Users can download apps and games from the Google Play Store (Samsung also has the Samsung Store).
The software and user experience on both smartphones are very smooth. Animation is fast, apps open very quickly, switching between apps is smooth, and the user interface on both phones looks neat.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Battery & New Features
A 5,000mAh battery powers the Google Pixel 7 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The charging features available on the Pixel 7 Pro include 23W fast wireless charging, 30W wired fast charging, USB Power Delivery 3.0, and Reverse wireless charging. In comparison, the charging features available in the Galaxy S22 Ultra are 15W Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging, 45W wired fast charging, 4.5W Reverse wireless charging, and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
Other features available in Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra are Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX, NFC, Bixby natural language, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, and Stylus (2.8ms latency), etc. Other features available in the Pixel 7 Pro are Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), Face ID, Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, Virtual proximity sensing, dual-band A-GPS, NFC, Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, Google Assistant, etc.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Price
The starting price of the Google Pixel 7 Pro (12GB + 128GB) is $899 while the starting price of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (8GB + 128GB) is $1,099. The price of the Pixel 7 Pro is about $200 cheaper than the Galaxy S22 Ultra (even with a $100 discount on the S22 Ultra, the Pixel 7 Pro is cheaper). Details of how to buy these phones are available in the table below but you should read our conclusion to know why the Pixel 7 Pro offers better value for the money.
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Conclusion
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has more features than the Google Pixel 7 Pro. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has bigger camera sensors, a curved screen, Stylus support, and a more powerful chipset that is better suited for gaming and graphics-intensive tasks. However, the Google Pixel 7 Pro also gives you incredible photo quality, a nice display, more day-to-day useful camera features, a chipset with better AI capabilities, and is cheaper.
This Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra specs comparison has shown that if you have a need for Stylus and you play graphics-intensive games a lot, you should buy the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Otherwise, you should buy the Google Pixel 7 Pro, save money, and also enjoy all the flagship phones you could get in the more expensive S22 Ultra.