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The best smartphones of 2022: which one to choose?

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Are you looking for a new smartphone and are you wondering which are the best smartphones of 2022? In this guide you can easily find out and then you can decide which model to aim for.

If 2021 was the year in which 5G technology took over – almost all high-end smartphones from any brand are equipped with 5G technology , 2022 introduced more news.

  • Smartphones with the best camera.
  • The best waterproof and resistant smartphones.

From folding smartphones – which now seem to be on the launch pad – to an increasing number of models equipped with AMOLED and Super AMOLED screens , from those with the best camera to the most resistant and waterproof ones with IP certification.

It is still too early to say for sure which of all these technologies will prevail. On the other hand, it is possible to list the best smartphones currently on the market – waiting for new models – which will remain so throughout 2022.

What is certain is that  Apple , Samsung and Huawei will continue to contain the scepter of the best in the field, just to use a football term. Immediately behind these three great giants we find Xiaomi and OnePlus which in recent years are proving to be absolutely up to scratch, producing excellent quality smartphones.

If you also want to see the updated list with all the new smartphones and the best ones of 2023, take a look at the new article.

So let’s see which are the best smartphones of 2022 on the market right now divided by price range.

Best smartphone 2022 under € 100

Super cheap smartphones with a price below 100 euros are many and almost of all brands. Usually those who decide to spend such low amounts for the purchase of a smartphone are those who have no particular needs and use it only in a “traditional” way; make calls, send SMS, browse the web etc.

In this price range there are obviously products that can offer very little in terms of performance, waterproofness , photo quality and any other feature belonging to other smartphones with higher prices.

As already mentioned, many brands offer smartphones with prices below 100 euros, including Wiko , Nokia , Brondi , Honor, Realme and many others. But those who decide to spend so little for the purchase of a smartphone certainly have no particular needs.

Precisely for this reason it is also a bit difficult to associate the phrase ” best smartphones ” with smartphones in this price range, precisely because they will never be able to guarantee anything exceptional.

But wanting to mention some smartphones with a price below 100 euros , which are slightly higher than all the other models in the same price range, then two of the few models to focus on are certainly the Honor 8A and the Realme C21 .

Honor 8A

best smartphones 2022

The Honor 8A is the first smartphone with a low-end Android operating system that we are going to analyze.

It features a 6.1-inch display with IPS LCD technology and a maximum resolution in HD + of 720 × 1560 pixels. The photographic sector of this device is equipped with a 13 megapixel main camera with Single flash capable of recording videos in Full HD at 1920 × 1080 pixels and an 8 megapixel front camera.

The Honor 8A has dual SIM support and supports mobile networks up to LTE, while Wi-Fi is b / g / n type and Bluetooth is 4.2. Do not miss the GPS and even the FM radio, now present on all Android devices. On the other hand, the NFC support is absent and also the infrared port.

It uses a Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 octa processor with 64-bit support that works at the frequency of 2.3 GHz and has a PowerVR GE8320 graphics processor.

Finally it is equipped with 2 GB of RAM and available in versions with 32 or 64 GB of memory, expandable via a microSD. The non-removable battery of this device is 3020 mAh, which is relatively low compared to many other models with higher prices.

It goes without saying that there is no support for 5G networks, wireless charging and it is also devoid of any degree of waterproofing. Currently it has a price slightly higher than 100 euros, but it can be found in offers in periods of offers.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,1″ HD+ da 720×1560 px
  • Rear camera : 13 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 8 Mpx ƒ/2.0
  • CPU: octa 2.3 GHz
  • RAM : 2 GB
  • Internal memory : 32/64 GB
  • Battery : 3020 mAh
  • SO: Android 9.0 Pie

Best smartphones 2022 under € 300

The range of smartphones under 300 euros is the one that is usually taken into consideration by the majority of users worldwide. A price range that is not too high, but with different smartphone models that offer basic features and functionality that satisfy the customer.

In fact, not everyone is looking for the best camera, the super-performing or water-resistant smartphone, but they are looking for a medium-level product that guarantees them the classic features. This is why a very high percentage of people often orient themselves towards this price range.

Many models still on the market have not been considered in this guide because they have been included among the best models of 2021. If you are interested in the other models that have been the best in this price range during 2021 take a look here .

Let’s see which are the best smartphones of 2022 with prices below 300 euros.

Redmi Note 9T

best smartphones 2022

The Redmi Note 9T is one of the best low-end smartphones that is also equipped with 5G technology. The display of this device has an FHD + resolution of 1080 × 2340 pixels with an IPS LCD technology. Equipped with a 48 megapixel rear camera with single flash capable of recording video in 4K 3840×2160 pixels and a 13 megapixel front camera.

The processor of the Redmi Note 9T is a MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G octa with 64-bit support with a frequency of 2.4 GHz and a Mali-G57 MC3 graphics processor. It also has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory, expandable to 128 via microSD, and a non-removable 5000 mAh battery.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,53″ FHD+ da 1080×2340 px
  • Rear camera : 48 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 13 Mpx ƒ/2.3
  • CPU: octa 2.4 GHz
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • Internal memory : 64/128 GB
  • Battery : 5000 mAh
  • SO: Android 10

Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC

best smartphones 2022

Lo Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC is one of the best low-end smartphones, thanks above all to its respectable photographic sector. It is equipped with four cameras with a 64 megapixel sensor and a 20 megapixel front camera with the possibility of recording videos in 4K. Features hardly present in almost all smartphones in this price range.

It has a 6.67-inch 1080 × 2400 pixel FHD + display with IPS LCD technology. It supports dual SIM, LTE networks, Wi-FI a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth in version 5.1. Always in terms of connectivity, it is equipped with GPS, FM radio and NFC technology. It mounts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G octa 64-bit 2.3 GHz processor and complete the 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD. Finally, a 5100 mAh battery, obviously not removable.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,67″ FHD+ da 1080×2400 px
  • Rear camera : 64 Mpx ƒ / 1.9
  • Front camera : 20 Mpx
  • CPU: octa 2.3 GHz
  • RAM : 6 GB
  • Internal memory : 64/128 GB
  • Battery : 5100 mAh
  • SO: Android 10

Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G

best smartphones 2022

The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is a smartphone with an Android operating system to be considered mid-range, but with an average price of around 230 euros which makes it fall within the low range.

Considered one of the most popular smartphones of the moment due to the complete list of supported features, it is equipped with 5G technology and a 120 Hz display for very fluid images.

The 6.67-inch screen of this smartphone is an IPS LCD type with an FHD + resolution of 1080 × 2400 pixels. With a relatively low price we can take home a smartphone with even a camera with a resolution of 108 megapixels, with the support of the dual two-tone flash very useful for taking pictures in low light conditions. It records video in 4K at 3840×2160 pixels and finally has a 16 megapixel front camera.

Perhaps right now the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G  is the best smartphone under 300 euros on the market.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,67″ FHD+ da 1080×2400 px
  • Rear camera : 108 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 16 Mpx
  • CPU: octa 2.2 GHz
  • RAM : 6 GB
  • Internal memory : 128 GB
  • Battery: 4820 mAh
  • SO: Android 10

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

best smartphones 2022

At the same level as the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G we certainly find the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite. Present on the market for about two years now, it remains undoubtedly one of the best low-end smartphones.

It features a 6.57-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 × 2400 pixels in Full HD + and is capable of supporting HDR10 + as well. The main camera of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite is a 64 megapixel capable of taking great photos and recording good videos in 4K, as well as the 16 megapixel front camera. It uses the Snapdragon 765G processor but, unlike the Note 9 Pro 5G, it does not have 5G technology and no degree of waterproofing.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,47″ FHD+ da 1080×2340 px
  • Rear camera : 64 Mpx ƒ / 1.9
  • Front camera : 16 Mpx ƒ/2.5
  • CPU: octa 2.2 GHz
  • RAM : 6 GB
  • Internal memory : 64/128 GB
  • Battery: 5260 mAh
  • SO: Android 10

Best mid-range smartphones 2022 (up to € 500)

The range under € 500 is certainly one of the most popular and only smartphones with an Android operating system are part of it, since to have an iPhone you still have to go up in price unless you are satisfied with products that are now out of production.

But perhaps an Apple device can be purchased for less than 500 euros, continue reading and find out which model it is.

Smartphones in this price range almost always guarantee excellent performance, quality in almost all departments and an aesthetic much appreciated by consumers.

If you are not therefore one who seeks the best of the best, in this price range you will surely find the smartphone that is right for you.

OnePlus NORD 5G

best smartphones 2022

OnePlus NORD 5G is a mid-range smartphone with an average price on Amazon of around  370 euros . It has a 6.44-inch display and an FHD + resolution at 1080 × 2400 pixels made with AMOLED technology. The camera is equipped with stabilizer and this helps to make clearer videos and photos thanks to the resolution of 48 megapixels, while the videos are recorded in 4K at 3840 × 2160 pixels.

It supports dual SIM and also mobile networks up to 5G, Wi-Fi type a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 5.1. On the other hand, the FM radio and infrared port are missing. The processor of this device is a Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G octa with 64-bit support that works at the frequency of 2.4 GHz and has an Adreno 620 graphics processor.

It also has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage, with a non-removable 4100mAh battery. It has neither wireless charging nor any IP certification, but in any case it is to be considered in all respects as one of the best smartphones in this price range.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,44″ FHD+ da 1080×2400 px
  • Rear camera : 48 Mpx ƒ / 1.75
  • Front camera : 32 Mpx ƒ/2.45
  • CPU: octa 2.4 GHz
  • RAM : 8 GB
  • Internal memory : 128 GB
  • Battery : 4100 mAh
  • SO: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

best smartphones 2022

As for the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G we can find it in two versions, with 5G technology and without. What we show you here is the 5G version with a slightly higher price, but it is possible to buy it for less than 500 euros.

Equipped with a 6.5-inch screen with FullHD + resolution and Dynamic AMOLED technology and 3 cameras clearly visible on the back. The first is an optically stabilized 12 megapixel main, the second a 12 megapixel wide angle and the last an 8 megapixel with 2x Zoom. On the front you can instead find a 32 megapixel sensor.

The processor of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is the classic Snapdrgon 865 clearly superior to the Exynos 990 mounted on the other models of the S20 family. Its 4,500 mAh battery guarantees excellent autonomy and very fast charging thanks to the 25W power supply. The device has dual SIM support and supports mobile networks up to 5G, while Wi-Fi is a / b / g / n / ac / ax type and Bluetooth is 5.0. Do not miss the GPS and even the NFC chip. On the other hand, the FM radio and infrared port are missing.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,5″ FHD+ da 1080×2400 px
  • Rear camera : 12 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 32 Mpx ƒ/2.0
  • CPU: octa 2.84 GHz
  • RAM : 6 GB
  • Internal memory : 128 GB
  • Battery : 4500 mAh
  • SO: Android 10

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G turned out to be one of the best smartphones of the last year and also very sold right now. Initially made available in Vinyl Black, Tuscany Coral and Jazz Blue,  a new white color was introduced, Snowflake White, with a sort of texture on the back.

Equipped with a 6.55-inch display with AMOLED technology and 1080 × 2400 pixel FHD + resolution. A front camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels, while the main one is 64 megapixel with double flash and capable of recording video at 4K at 3840 × 2160 pixels. The processor is a Qualcomm SM7350-AB Snapdragon 780G octa 64-bit 2.4 GHz and Adreno 642 GPU, all supported by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory, expandable with the help of a microSD. The non-removable battery is 4260 mAh.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,55″ FHD+ da 1080×2400 px
  • Rear camera : 64 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 16 Mpx ƒ/2.5
  • CPU: octa 2.4 GHz
  • RAM : 6 GB
  • Internal memory : 128 GB
  • Battery : 4260 mAh
  • SO: Android 11

Apple iPhone SE 2020

best smartphones 2022

And here it is, one of the few iPhones certainly among the best performing for the price range in which it is located and one of the most purchased ever at Apple, the iPhone SE 2020 edition .

Apple iPhone SE (2020) is a smartphone with iOS operating system that could easily be part of the high-end for the features it is equipped with. It is currently sold at a price slightly above 500 euros, but with the release of the new iPhone 13 on the market it will be possible to take it home with much less.

It features a 4.7-inch display made with IPS LCD technology and a resolution of 750 × 1334 pixels in HD. It has a single 12 megapixel optically stabilized camera that also allows you to shoot great videos in 4K at 60fps. The iPhone SE 2020 has dual SIM support thanks to the use of eSIMs and supports mobile networks up to LTE gigabit.

It is also equipped with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, video output via lightning port and NFC support that can be used for payments with Apple Pay.

READ ALSO: The best apps to pay with your smartphone.

Another fundamental feature, compared to many other smartphones in the same range, the iPhone SE is also equipped with the convenient wireless charging and has an IP67 waterproof rating.

Technical features:

  • Display: 4,7″ da 750×1334 px
  • Rear camera : 12 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 7 Mpx ƒ/2.2
  • CPU: esa 2.65 GHz
  • RAM : 3 GB
  • Internal memory : 64 / 128 / 256 GB
  • Battery : 1821 mAh
  • SO: iOS14

Xiaomi POCO F3

With the features that are found and in this price range, the Xiaomi POCO F3 is the best you can ask for.

A 6.67-inch display and 1080 × 2400 pixel FHD + resolution made with AMOLED technology. A 48 megapixel main camera equipped with a Single flash. It is capable of recording videos in 4K at 3840×2160 pixels and also has a 20 megapixel front camera.

The processor is a 3.2 GHz 64-bit Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G octa and an Adreno 650 GPU, all supported by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of non-expandable memory. The battery inside the Xiaomi POCO F3 is 4520 mAh but it is not removable.

Currently it is available on offer on Amazon at 329 euros .

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,67″ FHD+ da 1080×2400 px
  • Rear camera : 48 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 20 Mpx ƒ/2.5
  • CPU: octa 3.2 GHz
  • RAM : 6 GB
  • Internal memory : 128 GB
  • Battery : 4520 mAh
  • SO: Android 11

OnePlus Nord 2 5G

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is a mid-range smartphone with Android operating system which, due to its specifications and the performance it offers – especially in the camera sector – is comparable to a top of the range.

The smartphone features a 6.44-inch display with AMOLED technology and FullHD + resolution. The main camera is an excellent 50 megapixel optically stabilized, the same one also used in the top of the range OnePlus 9 Pro . It is capable of shooting videos in 4K at 30fps and is equipped with the new Mediatek Dimensity 1200 5G processor.

Excellent performance, supports 5G networks and has very low battery consumption, which guarantee excellent autonomy. It also features 65W ultra-fast charging. Do not miss the dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and assisted GPS, as well as NFC.

It is currently available on Amazon for 399 euros .

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,44″ FHD+ da 1080×2400 px
  • Rear camera : 50 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 32 Mpx ƒ/2.45
  • CPU: octa 3 GHz
  • RAM : 8 GB
  • Internal memory : 128 GB
  • Battery : 4500 mAh
  • SO: Android 11

Best 2022 high-end smartphone (above € 750)

In this range there are all those smartphones with much higher prices than the mid-range and, above all, low ones. But it must also be said that it is possible to buy high-end smartphones even at relatively low prices compared to others with prices exceeding 1,000 euros.

Surely all the devices belonging to this price range are equipped with all the latest technologies, including 5G, wireless charging and have high degrees of waterproofing certification.

Let’s see now which are the best high-end smartphones of 2022.

OnePlus 9 PRO 5G

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G is a high-end smartphone launched on the market in early 2021 and which will also be one of the best products in circulation in 2022. This is undoubtedly the best OnePlus smartphone ever, waiting for new models.

It uses a latest generation processor, the Snapdragon 888 with integrated 5G chip inside. It has 65W ultra-fast charging and 50W wireless charging, using its separately purchased power supply.

As for the photographic sector, it is equipped with a 48 megapixel optically stabilized main camera and a 50 megapixel wide angle. Both take great quality photos and this is also true for videos that can be recorded in 8K or 4K at 120fps.

You can currently buy OnePlus 9 PRO 5G at a price starting from 900  euros .

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,7″ QHD+ da 1440×3216 px
  • Rear camera : 48 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 16 Mpx ƒ/2.4
  • CPU: octa 2.84 GHz
  • RAM : 8 GB
  • Internal memory : 128 GB
  • Battery : 4500 mAh
  • SO: Android 11

Apple iPhone 12 / 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 is the flagship smartphone launched by Apple in October 2020 and will certainly still be one of the best smartphones of 2022. Together with the other three models launched in the same period, namely iPhone 12 Mini , iPhone 12 PRO and iPhone 12 PRO Max is part of that type of smartphone among the best ever made before.

Much like its big brother , the iPhone 12 Pro, it shares much of the technical specifications with it. Recommended for most users who do not have special needs regarding the photographic department – where iPhone 12 Pro is slightly superior. The similarities are in fact so many that during the tests it is almost difficult to find obvious differences between the two models.

The 6.1-inch screen differs from the iPhone 11 because in this case it uses OLED technology and a higher resolution of 1170 × 2532 pixels, but not a significantly improved refresh rate. It is equipped with two 12-megapixel cameras, the first a ƒ / 1.6 optically stabilized with a wide-angle sensor that allows you to record almost perfect videos in 4K up to 60fps.

The iPhone 12, like other top-of-the-range models, also has support for 5G and support for virtual eSIMs has been maintained. The battery is 2,815 mAh, ensuring longer life, and can also be charged wirelessly up to 15W if you take advantage of the new MagSafe. All iPhone 12 models have an IP68 rating. This means they resist water to a depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes and are protected from accidental contact with splashes of liquids such as hot or carbonated drinks.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,1″ da 1170×2532 px
  • Rear camera : 12 Mpx ƒ / 1.6
  • Front camera : 12 Mpx ƒ/2.2
  • CPU : Esa
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • Internal memory : 64/128/256 GB
  • Battery : 2815 mAh
  • SO: iOS 14

Apple iPhone 13 / 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max

The new iPhone 13 was officially presented on September 14, 2021 .

Everything that has just been written for the iPhone 12 absolutely applies to the new iPhone 13. Even faster and more powerful thanks to the new A15 Bionic chip and with a much longer battery life than the predecessor. The notch has been reduced and one of the innovations introduced in the Pro models certainly concerns the screen. On the iPhone 13 Pro and on the iPhone 13 Pro Max we find, for the first time on an iPhone, the ProMotion technology . This technology offers the possibility to automatically vary the refresh rate of the screen from 10Hz to 120Hz according to the situations of use.

On the connectivity front, the new iPhone 13 are equipped with WiFi 6 , Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP / LE, and connection with GPS / GLONASS / Galileo.

The colors are five and very few are also the changes regarding the design , with Apple which has kept the previous one almost unchanged. The following colors and memory cuts:

  • iPhone 13 mini . 5 colors, 3 memory cuts:
    • Midnight, Blue, Pink, Galaxy and PRODUCT (Red).
    • 128GB, 256GB e 512GB.
  • iPhone 13 . 5 colors, 3 memory cuts:
    • Midnight, Blue, Pink, Galaxy and PRODUCT (Red).
    • 128GB, 256GB e 512GB.
  • iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max : 4 colors, 4 memory sizes
    • Sierra Blue, Silver, Gold and Graphite.
    • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB e 1TB.

As for the prices, they are identical to those of the iPhone 12 at the time of their release. iPhone 13 Mini , the cheapest of the 2021 iPhones has a starting price of 839 euros , while the more expensive iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at 1,289 euros. In between, iPhone 13 costs  939 euros , while iPhone 13 Pro 1,189 euros .

Obviously, after the release of the new iPhone 14 , the prices of the old iPhone models have dropped a bit and you can find great deals around.

Technical features iPhone 13 PRO:

  • Display: OLED 6,1 pollici Super Retina 2532x1170px
  • Rear camera : 12 Mpx ƒ / 1.6
  • Front camera : 12 Mpx
  • CPU: A15 Bionic
  • RAM : 6 GB
  • Internal memory : 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB
  • Battery : 3095 mAh
  • SO: iOS 15

Apple iPhone 14 / 14 Pro / 14 Pro Max

The new iPhones 14 were officially presented on September 7, 2022 and sales began a few days later, on September 16.

On the iPhone 14 the main camera (more details, portraits are also good) and the front camera improve, some emergency functions have been introduced, for the rest, however, there do not seem to be particular reasons for passing from one generation to another. Including the display with refresh rate always at 60Hz and the chip, but with the Apple A16 Bionic (instead of the A15 of the previous model).

In summary, if you have already purchased the iPhone 13 Pro last year, everyone strongly advises against changing your smartphone again given the few innovations introduced. This is different if you own an iPhone older than the iPhone 13 and intend to buy the new model.

Technical features iPhone 14 PRO:

  • Display: Super Retina XDR OLED da 6,1 pollici – 1179 x 2556 pixel
  • Rear camera : 48 mpx f / 1.8
  • Front camera : 12 Mpx
  • CPU: A16 Bionic
  • RAM : 6 GB
  • Internal memory : 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB
  • Battery : 3125 mAh
  • SO: iOS 16

Xiaomi Mi 11

The Xiami Mi 11 is the successor of the Xiami Mi 10 and was one of the first smartphones to be equipped with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor , successor to the 865.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is equipped with a 6.81-inch display with a maximum QHD + resolution of 1440 × 3200 pixels. The camera is equipped with a stabilizer that allows you to create razor-sharp videos and photos with a resolution of 108 megapixels and 8K videos from 7680 × 4320 pixels, also thanks to the presence of a dual two-tone flash.

Equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of non-expandable memory and a non-removable 4600 mAh battery.

Obviously a 5G smartphone equipped with super-fast charging , but with a flaw that makes it stand out significantly from its direct competitors: the lack of IP68 certification , but the presence of a lower certification, namely the IP53 .

Huawei has chosen this price containment policy by eliminating a very important element (especially if you spend high amounts), even if it differs from competitors thanks to a sales package complete with everything (transparent cover and 55W charger for fast charging in about 45 minutes). Headphones are absent. It is currently possible to buy Xiaomi Mi 11 at an average price of around 700 euros .

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,81″ QHD+ da 1440×3200 px
  • Rear camera : 108 Mpx ƒ / 1.9
  • Front camera : 20 Mpx ƒ/2.3
  • CPU: octa 2.84 GHz
  • RAM : 8 GB
  • Internal memory : 128/256 GB
  • Battery : 4600 mAh
  • SO: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G / S21+ / S21 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S21 presented on January 14, 2021 will certainly continue to be one of the best smartphones of 2022 together with the Galaxy S21 + and the Galaxy S21 Ultra , all equipped with 5G technology of course.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is a high-end smartphone that features a Dynamic AMOLED display with a 420 ppi pixel density and 1080 × 2400 pixel FHD + resolution with a 6.2-inch screen. The 12 megapixel main camera has a single flash and stabilizer that allows you to have sharper photos and less blur.

It is capable of recording videos in 8K at 7680 × 4320 pixels and the front camera has a resolution of 10 megapixels. Obviously, it offers the possibility of dual SIM and supports mobile networks up to 5G, while Wi-Fi is a / b / g / n / ac / 6 type and Bluetooth is a 5.0. Certainly not missing the GPS and the NFC chip. On the other hand, the FM radio and infrared port are missing.

This device is equipped with an Exynos 2100 octa processor with 64-bit support that works at the frequency of 2.9 GHz and has a Mali G78 graphics processor. We then have 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of non-expandable memory with a non-removable battery of 4000 mAh.

Galaxy S21 5G, S21 + 5G and S21 Ultra 5G all come with IP68 certification.

Water resistance is based on test conditions of immersion up to 1.5 meters in fresh water for a maximum of approximately 30 minutes.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,2″ FHD+ da 1080×2400 px
  • Rear camera : 12 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 10 Mpx ƒ/2.2
  • CPU: octa 2.9 GHz
  • RAM : 8 GB
  • Internal memory : 128/256 GB
  • Battery : 4000 mAh
  • SO: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy S22  / S22+ / S22 Ultra

The flagship model from Samsung is definitely the new Samsung Galaxy S22 . In the  Galaxy S22 , Galaxy S22 + and Galaxy S22 Ultra versions, they were presented on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

The actual sale began on February 25th. Below are the prices of all the models in the new Galaxy S22 based on the various cuts available.

  • Galaxy S22
    • 8/128GB: 879€
    • 8/256GB: 929€
  • Galaxy S22+
    • 8/128GB: 1.079€
    • 8/256GB: 1.129€
  • Galaxy S22 ULTRA
    • 8/128GB: 1.279€
    • 12/256GB: 1.379€
    • 12/512GB: 1.489€
    • 12GB / 1TB: € 1,689 (on sale only on the official Samsung website)

It’s easy to say that the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the new iPhone 13 Pro are two of the best smartphones of 2022.

Technical features:

  • Display: Dynamic AMOLED FH+ da 6,1″ (S22), 6,6″ (S22 Plus)
  • Rear Camera : Main 50MP, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, f / 1.8, FOV 85 °; 12MP ultra wide angle, f / 2.2, FOV 120 °; 10MP telephoto, 3x optical zoom, OIS, f / 2.4, FOV 36 °
  • Front camera : 10 MP
  • CPU: Exynos 2200
  • RAM : 12 GB
  • Internal memory : 256 GB
  • Battery : 3,700mAh (S22), 4,500 (S22 Plus)

Oppo Find X3 Pro

And how not to mention him, the Oppo Find X3 Pro , named best product 2021-2022 by Eisa ( Expert Imaging and Sound Association ), the largest association in the world made up of experts in multimedia technologies. In fact, for the second consecutive year the Chinese manufacturer managed to place one of its products on the podium, as already happened in 2020 with the Oppo Find X2 Pro which won the “Advanced Smartphone 2020” award .

OPPO Find X3 Pro is a smartphone with an Android operating system, obviously high-end. It has a 6.7-inch display with a QHD + resolution at 1440 × 3216 pixels made with AMOLED technology. A 50 megapixel single flash main camera with stabilizer for perfect photos in any situation.

Videos can be recorded in 4K at 3840×2160 pixels and the front camera has a resolution of 32 megapixels. The device supports dual SIM, 5G mobile networks, a / b / g / n / ac / 6 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.2. As with all other high-end products, it has GPS and NFC chips. On the other hand, the FM radio and infrared port are missing.

The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa with 64-bit support and a frequency of 2.84 GHz. An Adreno 660 graphics processor, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of non-expandable memory. The non-removable battery is 4500 mAh.

Its price is currently around 750 euros , with possible offers on some online sites of electronic products.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6,7″ QHD+ da 1440×3216 px
  • Rear camera : 50 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 32 Mpx ƒ/2.4
  • CPU: octa 2.84 GHz
  • RAM : 12 GB
  • Internal memory : 256 GB
  • Battery : 4500 mAh
  • SO: Android 11

Oppo Find X5 Pro

Oppo Find X5 Pro is a high-end Android smartphone that can satisfy the most demanding users. It has a 6.7-inch Touchscreen display that makes this smartphone one of the top smartphones with the best camera. The resolution is also among the highest currently in circulation: 3216 × 1440 pixels . Equipped with all the features found on all other high-end smartphones, from the 5G module to Wi-Fi connectivity and the GPS system.

The Oppo Find X5 Pro is one of the best ever in terms of multimedia thanks to the 50 megapixel camera that allows it to take high-quality photos with a resolution of 8165 × 6124 pixels and to record videos in 4K resolution. of 3840 × 2160 pixels.

The price is still above 1,100 euros , but it should soon be on offer at much lower prices.

Technical features:

  • Display: 6.7 3216×1440 px
  • Rear camera : 50 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Qualcomm SM8450
  • RAM : 12 GB
  • Internal memory : 256 GB
  • Battery : 5000 mAh
  • SO: Android 12

Best 2022 foldable smartphones

It cannot be an absolute certainty at the moment, but with many probabilities 2022 could be the year of folding smartphones. According to many rumors, in fact, the market demand is very high and, to support this thesis, the statements of some industry experts according to which the prices of foldable smartphones will drop significantly in 2022.

According to an analysis by Counterpoint Research , a well-known company that deals with market research, the sales of folding smartphones will increase by more than 1000% by 2023. All this will be due to the lowering of prices and to increasing competition since always more producers will join this market.

At present, Samsung is certainly the brand that is dominating the foldable market with a percentage of over 90% of the total devices sold. But soon Huawei and OPPO will already present new models with much lower prices than Samsung’s already on the market.

Let’s see which are the best folding smartphones on the market at the moment.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G

Among the best smartphones of 2022, folding smartphones , the so-called foldables , could not be missing . And 2022 could be the year in which these types of products can be found at much more affordable prices than the current year.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is a high-end foldable smartphone with Android operating system and a 7.6-inch display with SuperAMOLED technology and a resolution of 1768 × 2208 pixels. The 12 megapixel main camera is equipped with a Single flash and stabilizer, for sharper photos and less blur, while videos can be recorded in 4K at 3840 × 2160 pixels. It also has a 10 megapixel front camera.

The device has dual SIM support and supports mobile networks up to 5G, while Wi-Fi is a / b / g / n / ac / ax type and Bluetooth is 5.0. Do not miss the GPS and even the NFC chip. On the other hand, the FM radio and infrared port are missing.

The processor is a 3.1 GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ octa and Adreno 640 GPU, all supported by 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of non-expandable memory. The non-removable battery is 4500 mAh. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 supports 5G networks but has no waterproof certificate.

The price of these types of folding smartphones is still too high. In this case we are faced with a model that costs approximately 1,500 euros .

Technical features:

  • Display: 7,6″ da 1768×2208 px
  • Rear camera : 12 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 10 Mpx ƒ/2.2
  • CPU: octa 3.1 GHz
  • RAM : 12 GB
  • Internal memory : 256 GB
  • Battery : 4500 mAh
  • SO: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G

The successor of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the Galaxy Z Fold 3 , officially presented on 11 August 2021, to be certainly counted among the best smartphones of 2022 as regards foldables.

A smartphone with an Android operating system – also because for now Apple does not seem to be heading towards this path – very high-end.

Equipped with a 7.6-inch display with SuperAMOLED technology and a resolution of 1768 × 2208 pixels with a density of 373 ppi. The camera is a 12 megapixel single flash camera equipped with a stabilizer which therefore allows you to create much sharper videos and photos. The videos instead are recorded in 4K at 3840 × 2160 pixels.

The smartphone obviously has dual SIM support, mobile networks up to 5G, a / b / g / n / ac / 6E Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.2. Do not miss the GPS and even the NFC chip. On the other hand, the FM radio and infrared port are missing.

The processor is a Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G octa with 64-bit support, a frequency of 2.84 GHz and an Adreno 660 graphics processor. Finally, 12 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of non-expandable memory. The battery inside this device is 4400 mAh but it is not removable.

The cost is still too high, albeit with an introductory price of around 200 euros less than its predecessor. At the moment it is possible to buy Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the 256GB version at a price of € 1,849 , while the 512GB version costs € 1,949.

Technical features:

  • Display: 7,6″ da 1768×2208 px
  • Rear camera : 12 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Front camera : 10 Mpx ƒ/2.2
  • CPU: octa 2.84 GHz
  • RAM : 12 GB
  • Internal memory : 256/512 GB
  • Battery : 4400 mAh
  • SO: Android 11

Huawei Mate XS

The price of another folding smartphone is significantly higher, namely the Huawei Mate Xs , which in this case exceeds 2,000 euros. Prices far too high yet to recommend the purchase.

It features an 8-inch OLED-type screen with a resolution of 2200 × 2480 pixels and has a camera with a resolution of 40 megapixels equipped with a dual-tone Dual flash. The processor of this device is a HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G octa with 64-bit support that works at the frequency of 2.86 GHz and has a Mali-G76 MP16 graphics processor.

8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of memory expandable via microSD and a non-removable 4500 mAh battery complete the whole. Huawei Mate Xs supports 5G networks but does not have IP waterproof certification.

Technical features:

  • Display: 8″ da 2200×2480 px
  • Rear camera : 40 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • CPU: octa 2.86 GHz
  • RAM : 8 GB
  • Internal memory : 512 GB
  • Battery : 4500 mAh
  • SO: Android 10

Best smartphones 2022: conclusions

We have seen which are the best smartphones of 2022 that you can currently buy and which will be among the best throughout the year.

Furthermore, if you want to know specifically which are the best waterproof and most resistant smartphones of 2022 currently on the market, I suggest you take a look at the dedicated article to better understand the meaning of each individual degree of IP6X waterproofing.

If you want to keep an eye on the new smartphones coming out and the complete list of the best smartphones of 2023 currently on the market, take a look at the dedicated article.

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