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Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A22 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra XSamsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)03Points
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)
6.6"
IPS

1080x2400

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

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30PointsSamsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A22 5G X
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)3 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)vsGalaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)30 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+203 grams (7.11 ounces)12%
Lighter
vs227 grams (7.95 ounces)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core21%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR52 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)1%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
90Hzvs+120Hz33%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
399 PPIvs+516 PPI29%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.6"vs+6.8"3%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MPvs+(quad camera) 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP155%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 40MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
1152p (2048x1152)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)13 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 11vs+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Mono sound (not stereo)vs+Stereo soundAdvantage
Better sound quality for listening to music or clearer hands-free calls
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
15Wvs+25W67%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

28 Common items in both devices
128GB (103GB available) / 128GB (101GB available)
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
+21 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
ModelGalaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A22 SM-A226B/Dual-SIM NFC (128GB+4GB RAM)Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (SM-G998B Single-SIM)
Country or region available(Europe)
(Europe)
Australia
Australia
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date6/24/2021, Announced: 6/3/20211/29/2021, Announced: 1/14/2021
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)76.4 x 167.2 millimeters (3.01 x 6.58 in)75.6 x 165.1 millimeters (2.98 x 6.5 in)
Weight203 grams (7.11 ounces)227 grams (7.95 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
System versionAndroid 11Android 11
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 12
User InterfaceOne UI Core 3.1One UI 3.1 / 4.0

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek Dimensity 700 (MT6833V) (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.9GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8GHz Triple-Core ARM Cortex-A78
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G57 MC2 (950MHz)ARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 242155 (v8), 223188 (v9)
Geekbench: 1719 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 12fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 657150 (v8), 727634 (v9)
Geekbench: 3457 (v5.2)
GFXBench: 51fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (101GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.6" inches6.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)399 PPI516 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass Victus
Display features90Hz120Hz, 1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps5000/1920 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 78, 79)SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2115°1/5"1.12µm
2MP depthf/2.4
(quad camera)
108 megapixels
10MP periscope telephotof/4.9240mm1/3.24"1.22µmPDAFOIS10x-optical-zoom
10MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.24"1.22µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAFSuper-Steady-video
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)1152p (2048x1152) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.33" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels40 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel0.7µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.2 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Gray, White, Mint, Violet- Colors: Phantom Black, Silver, Titanium, Navy, Brown
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- Stylus pen support

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (SM-A226B/DSN 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.24W/kg (head), 0.72W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.73W/kg (head), 1.23W/kg (body)0.714W/kg (head), 1.58W/kg (body)
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