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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos) Battery test

This device has been retested in the latest version of our protocol. This summary has been fully updated. For detailed information, check the What’s New article
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We put the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos) through our rigorous DXOMARK Battery test suite to measure its performance in autonomy, charging and efficiency. In these test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key specifications:

  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • 45W charger (not included)
  • Wireless charging – 15W
  • 6.8-inch, 1440 x 3088, 120 Hz OLED display
  • Samsung Exynos 2200 (4nm) chipset
  • Tested ROM / RAM combination: 128GB + 8GB

Scoring

Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.


Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)
98
battery
77

189

115

195

106

198

118
charging
124

184

113

182

143

205

67

194

Key performances

Charging Time
1 day 20h
Battery life
Charging Time
0h40
80% Charging time
Charging Time
1h23
Full charging time
Quick Boost
3h15 autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Pros

  • Average charging experience, and excellent adapter efficiency

Cons

  • Weak autonomy when streaming music
  • Losing 4.5% each night during TUS
  • Battery collapsed on last percentage of power
  • Poor wireless charging experience

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos) comes with amazing specifications for a flagship. But the large 5000 mAh battery provides the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos) with average autonomy for its price range, and at the expense of battery efficiency. The device’s new 45W charger does a good job, but the improvement overall is underwhelming, with only a 5-minute gain to a full charge, compared with the 25W charger’s performance. When compared against other devices in our database, the autonomy score is weak for the S22 Ultra (Exynos) because of its performance, particularly at night, in our Typical Usage Scenarios. The overall charging performance, however,  was good.

Test Summary

About DXOMARK Battery tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone battery reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective tests over a week-long period both indoors and outdoors. This article highlights the most important results of our testing. (See our introductory and how we test articles for more details about our smartphone Battery protocol.)

The table below shows the battery capacity, tested charger, display type and resolution, and processor specifications for the devices under comparison.

Battery Charger Wireless Display Processor
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos) 5000mAh 45W
(not included)
15W OLED
1440 x 3088
Samsung Exynos 2200
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Exynos) 5000mAh 25W
(not included)
15W OLED
1440 x 3200
Samsung Exynos 2100
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 4352mAh 20W
(not included)
15W OLED
1284 x 2778
Apple A15 Bionic
Oppo Find X3 Pro 4500mAh 65W
(included)
30W OLED
1440 x 3216
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Autonomy

90

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)

182

Wiko Power U30
How Autonomy score is composed

Autonomy score is composed of three performance sub-scores: Stationary, On the go, and Calibrated use cases. Each sub-score comprises the results of a comprehensive range of tests for measuring autonomy in all kinds of real-life scenarios.

Light Usage
62h
Light Usage
Active: 2h30/day
Moderate Usage
44h
Moderate Usage
Active: 4h/day
Intense Usage
28h
Intense Usage
Active: 7h/day

Home/Office

77

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)

189

Vivo Y72 5G

A robot housed in a Faraday cage performs a set of touch-based user actions during what we call our “typical usage scenario” (TUS) — making calls, video streaming, etc. — 4 hours of active use over the course of a 16-hour period, plus 8 hours of “sleep.” The robot repeats this set of actions every day until the device runs out of power.

Typical Usage Scenario discharge curves

On the go

115

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)

195

Samsung Galaxy M51

Using a smartphone on the go takes a toll on autonomy because of extra “hidden” demands, such as the continuous signaling associated with cellphone network selection, for example. DXOMARK Battery experts take the phone outdoors and perform a precisely defined set of activities while following the same three-hour travel itinerary (walking, taking the bus, the subway…) for each device

Autonomy for on the go use cases (full charge)

Calibrated

106

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)

198

Samsung Galaxy M51

For this series of tests, the smartphone returns to the Faraday cage and our robots repeatedly perform actions linked to one specific use case (such as gaming, video streaming, etc.) at a time. Starting from an 80% charge, all devices are tested until they have expended at least 5% of their battery power.

Autonomy for calibrated use cases (full charge)

Charging

118

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)

181

Realme GT Neo 3
How Charging score is composed

Charging is fully part of the overall battery experience. In some situations where autonomy is at a minimum, knowing how fast you can charge becomes a concern. The DXOMARK Battery charging score is composed of two sub-scores, (1) Full charge and (2) Quick boost.

Wired
Wired
65%
in 30 min
0h40
0 - 80%
1h23
Full charge
Wireless
Wireless
23%
in 30 min
1h45
0 - 80%
2h29
Full charge

Full charge

124

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)

184

Black Shark 5 Pro

Full charge tests assess the reliability of the battery power gauge; measure how long and how much power the battery takes to charge from zero to 80% capacity, from 80 to 100% as shown by the UI, and until an actual full charge.

Power consumption and battery level during full charge
Power consumption and battery level during wireless full charge

The charging curves, in wired and wireless (if available) are showing the evolution of the battery level indicator as well as the power consumption in watts during the stages of charging toward full capacity.

Time to full charge
Time to full charge

Quick boost

113

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)

182

Realme GT Neo 3

With the phone at different charge levels (20%, 40%, 60%, 80%), Quick boost tests measure the amount of charge the battery receives after being plugged in for 5 minutes. The chart here compares the average autonomy gain from a quick 5-minute charge.

Average autonomy gain for a 5 minute charge (wired)

Efficiency

86

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)

154

Oppo Reno6 5G
How Efficiency score is composed

The DXOMARK power efficiency score consists of two sub-scores, Charge up and Discharge rate, both of which combine data obtained during robot-based typical usage scenario, calibrated tests and charging evaluation, taking into consideration the device’s battery capacity. DXOMARK calculate the annual power consumption of the product, shown on below graph, which is representative of the overall efficiency during a charge and when in use.

Annual Consumption Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)
5.5 kWh
Efficient
Good
Bad
Inefficient

Charge up

143

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)

205

Nubia RedMagic 7 Pro

The charge up sub-score is a combination of four factors: the overall efficiency of a full charge, related to how much energy you need to fill up the battery compared to the energy that the battery can provide; the efficiency of the travel adapter when it comes to transferring power from an outlet to your phone; the residual consumption when your phone is fully charged and still plugged into the charger; and the residual consumption of the charger itself, when the smartphone is disconnected from it. The chart here below shows the overall efficiency of a full charge in %.

Overall charge efficiency

Discharge

67

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)

194

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

The discharge subscore rates the speed of a battery’s discharge during a test, which is independent of the battery’s capacity. It is the ratio of a battery’s capacity divided by its autonomy. A small-capacity battery could have the same autonomy as a large-capacity battery, indicating that the device is well-optimized, with a low discharge rate.

Average discharge current

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