Comparison iPhone 14 VS Samsung S22: which is better

The difference between the iPhone 14 and the Samsung Galaxy S22, leading mobile phones from Apple and Samsung, the most famous leading phones in the Arab and international markets. Here is a comprehensive comparison between the iPhone 14 and Samsung Galaxy S22 mobile phones and find out the difference between the two phones.

The difference between the iPhone 14 and Galaxy S22 in terms of price

The new Apple iPhone 14 lineup is now available. But how do the latest iPhones compare to those in Samsung's Galaxy S22 family?

Let's dive into what each flagship lineup brings to the table to help you figure out which phone is best for you. You can also see iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 comparison On Review Plus to find out the most prominent differences between previous generation iPhones and the current generation.

iPhone 14 VS Samsung Galaxy S22
iPhone 14 VS Samsung Galaxy S22

One of the key factors to consider when choosing a phone is how much it costs. You want to feel like you're getting good value for your money, especially if you're comparing two phones directly.

Unfortunately, the price can't help you decide between the basic iPhone 14 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 as they both start at $799 and offer 128GB of storage.

iPhone 14 price
iPhone 14 price

However, if you move up to a larger screen size, you can save a little money with Apple: The iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899, while the Galaxy S22+ averages $999. Both models offer 128GB of storage.

Moving up to the top (and largest) phones, the starting price iPhone 14 Pro Max From $1,099 for the 128GB model and the Galaxy S22 Ultra starts at $1,199 for the same amount of storage. If you want Pro Max performance with a smaller screen, you can get the 128GB iPhone 14 Pro for $999.

So, if you're looking for a larger phone or a high-end model, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be fairly affordable. However, you won't see a difference in price with the base models.

iPhone 14 vs Galaxy S22: Design and durability

You probably already know whether you like the look and feel of Apple or Samsung phones better.

There's no wrong answer here because all the phones in each lineup are visually attractive and available in many colors. However, if you don't like notches on your phone's screen, you probably won't like the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus because they still feature this design element.

iPhone 14 Pro Max colors
iPhone 14 Pro Max colors

On the other hand, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max include Apple's new Dynamic Island notch, which provides a more premium look and useful integration into the operating system.

Durability is also important for a device that costs $799 or more. Fortunately, both phone families offer IP68 ratings, which means they're completely dust-resistant and can withstand submersion in water at depths of up to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) for half an hour.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus mobile colors
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus mobile colors

All models feature Samsung Galaxy S22 All three feature the latest Gorilla Glass Victus+ covers on both the front and back of the phone. Meanwhile, Apple is using its own internal Ceramic Shield glass on the front and back of the iPhone 14s.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra mobile design and colors
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra mobile design and colors

According to Apple, its glass is stronger than any other smartphone. Although the Victus+ should be durable enough for most people on other smartphones, Apple excels in terms of glass durability.

Comparison of iPhone 14 and Samsung Galaxy S22 in terms of performance

What phones pack under the hood is a very important consideration. When buying a phone, you need to consider the processor and RAM in particular.

Apple is using an improved version of the old A15 chip in the low-cost iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, but is giving the new A16 Bionic processor to both the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

All Galaxy S22 models feature the same CPU chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

In our Geekbench tests, the iPhone 13 (with A15 chip) easily beat all Galaxy S22 models. For reference, the iPhone 13 scored 1,721 and 4,629 points in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively, and the Galaxy S22+ scored 1,232 and 3,433 points.

Samsung offers 8 GB of RAM in some Galaxy S22 models and 12 GB of RAM in other models, while Apple provides iPhone 14 phones with only 6 GB of RAM.

As for storage, both Apple and Samsung offer their advanced devices with a storage capacity of up to 1 TB.

iPhone 14 vs Galaxy S22: Battery life

Apple says the iPhone 14 should get up to 16 hours of battery life while streaming video.

In our video playback test, the basic Galaxy S22 got 9 hours and 5 minutes.

Apple estimates that the iPhone 14 Plus can get up to 20 hours of playtime, while the Galaxy S22+ got 10 hours and 30 minutes in our testing.

Finally, Apple says the iPhone 14 Pro Max should last up to 25 hours while streaming video.

In our tests, the Galaxy S22 Ultra lasted 12 hours and 14 minutes. Again, you need to make these comparisons with caution because Apple doesn't specify how its internal battery tests are conducted.

If these numbers are accurate, all iPhone 14 models should outlast their Galaxy S22 counterparts.

We're sure Apple's hardware has an advantage here, because even the last-gen iPhone 13 models outperformed the Galaxy S22 phones in our tests.

For wired charging, Samsung offers speeds of up to 45W on all Galaxy S22 models (via the USB-C port).

On the other hand, Apple is offering slower 20W wired charging on its iPhone 14 devices (all via the Lightning port).

On the wireless side, Apple offers 15W MagSafe charging on all iPhone 14 devices, while Samsung supports its own 15W wireless charging standard. In other words, Samsung phones will charge a little faster with the right charger. Neither company includes a charger in the box.

The difference between the iPhone 14 and the Samsung Galaxy S22: the screen

Starting with the screen sizes, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro have 6.1-inch displays, while the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max have 6.7-inch displays.

In the Galaxy S22 lineup, you get three different screen sizes: the S22 features a 6.1-inch display, the S22+ has a 6.6-inch display, and the S22 Ultra has a 6.8-inch display.

Screen sizes are generally identical across lineups, but if you need the biggest display ever, the S22 Ultra is the winner.

All phones have similar pixel density, although some models stand out on this point. The iPhone 14's screen is about 2,532 x 1,170 pixels, while the Galaxy S22's basic screen resolution is 2,340 x 1,080 pixels.

In the middle of the range, the iPhone 14 Plus has a 2,778 x 1,284-pixel screen, and the iPhone 14 Pro offers a 2,556 x 1,179-pixel panel.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus features the same 2,340 x 1,080 pixel resolution as the base S22, giving the iPhone 14 Plus a bit of an edge.

Finally, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 2,796 x 1,290 pixel display, while the S22 Ultra has a resolution of about 3,080 x 1,440 pixels. This gives the Galaxy S22 Ultra a distinct pixel density advantage over the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

The difference between the iPhone 14 and Galaxy S22: cameras

The camera is one of the most important things you pay for in a smartphone. Most flagship phones have good cameras that can take powerful photos, but there are subtle differences between the camera systems in the iPhone 14 and Galaxy S22.

Samsung offers the same camera system in the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus. You get a 50MP f/1.8 primary sensor with dual pixel autofocus and optical image stabilization (OIS).

Both devices also feature a 12MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture, as well as a 10MP Telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, OIS, and 3x optical zoom.

On Apple's iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, you get a 12-Megapixel primary lens with an f/1.5 aperture and OIS.

You also get a 12MP ultra-wide lens with an f/2.4 aperture. Only Apple's more affordable phones feature 2x optical zoom, which gives Samsung an advantage.

Moving to the high-end level, both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have a 48-Megapixel main camera with an f/1.78 aperture. The camera features Apple's second-generation OIS.

There's also a 12MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 3x Telephoto lens with f/2.8 aperture.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra offers a quad-sensor camera array. The f/1.8 primary lens offers 108MP resolution with dual pixel autofocus.

The device also includes a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide sensor. The zoom feature comes via a pair of 10MP Telephoto cameras, one with 3x optical zoom and the other with 10x.

Samsung's Galaxy S22 range can capture 8K video, while the iPhone 14 family is limited to 4K.

Again, both phones should take great photos. However, that 10x optical zoom on the Galaxy S22 Ultra represents a big difference between Apple and Samsung's offerings.

Other aspects to consider in this comparison

The new iPhone 14 models offer some key features that Samsung doesn't have such as satellite (SOS) emergency communication and crash detection. On the other hand, with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, you get Samsung's S Pen and all the functionality it enables.

Although it's not necessarily a feature specific to the S22 range, Android phones work well with Windows, while Apple phones work better with macOS.

If you like the idea of ​​texting from your PC or Mac, you may want to stick with a phone that fits into this ecosystem. Likewise, accessories may play a role in your decision.

If you already have an Apple Watch and AirPods, an iPhone will make more sense. But if you own the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Galaxy Watch 5, the S22 is the right choice.

The final consideration is which app store you want to use. If you already own an Android device and have purchased apps on Google Play, the phone in the Galaxy S22 family may be best for you. The same applies if you've already invested in Apple's App Store.

The right phone for you

We already highly recommend the Galaxy S22 lineup, and the iPhone 14 looks promising, so you can't go wrong with either.

Do you prefer the look of the Galaxy S22 paired with Android as your mobile operating system?

If yes, then you should go for the Samsung S22 phone that suits your budget.

Do you like the industrial aesthetics of Apple and iOS? If the answer is yes, choose the iPhone 14 model that suits your taste.

We'll have full reviews of all iPhone 14 models soon on Review Plus and will update this article accordingly.

Khaled Taha

A tech writer, technology enthusiast, and a good follower of what's new in the smartphone world. I have been working in the field of electronic journalism since 2013 and until now, I have worked in many technical sites and I am currently working on the website (Review Plus).
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