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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon) Display

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We put the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon) through our rigorous DXOMARK Display test suite to measure its performance across six criteria. In this test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key display specifications:

  • 6.8 inches OLED
  • Dimensions: 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm
  • Resolution: 3088 x 1440 pixels, (~500 ppi density)
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz, adaptative
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)
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87

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Pros

  • High  brightness level under sunlight
  • Video experience with good brightness, contrast and color management
  • Smooth interactions for web browsing and gallery

Cons

  • Strong image alteration under sunlight
  • Poor touch reaction on corners and edges
  • Lack of smoothness on light transition

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon) display provided an all-round good experience in all our tested use cases. The screen’s brightness was always high enough to easily read and view content, particularly outdoors in the sunlight, a condition that is usually difficult for displays.
The web browsing experience was smooth during scrolling.
But as good as the brightness was, the photo rendering was  degraded under sunlight because of the device’s  Vision Booster feature, which would cause colors to shift, making them seem very flat and oversaturated.
In indoor and night viewing, an orange cast was visible when viewing photos.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon) display quality really stood out when watching movies. The screen brightness was good and skin-tone rendering was accurate, as were dark tones in HDR10 content.

Test summary

About DXOMARK Display tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone and other display reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective and perceptual tests under controlled lab and real-life conditions. Note that we evaluate display attributes using only the device’s built-in display hardware and its still image (gallery) and video apps at their default settings. (For in-depth information about how we evaluate smartphone and other displays, check out our articles, “How DXOMARK tests display quality” and “A closer look at DXOMARK Display testing.

The following section gathers key elements of our exhaustive tests and analyses performed in DXOMARK laboratories. Detailed performance evaluations under the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Readability

76

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)

Best

How Display Readability score is composed

Readability evaluates how easily and comfortably users can read still content (photos & web) on the display under different real-life conditions. DXOMARK uses its Display Bench to recreate ambient light conditions ranging from total darkness to bright sunlight. In addition to laboratory tests, perceptual analysis is also made in real-life environments.

Brightness under various lighting conditions
Contrast under various lighting conditions
Readability outdoors in sunlight environment (>90 0000 lux)
From left: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon), Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon), Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, OnePlus 9 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)
Readability at 45º angle
From left: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon), Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon), Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, OnePlus 9 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)

Luminance uniformity measurement

This graph shows the uniformity of the display with a 20% gray pattern. The more visible the green color is, the more uniform is the display.

Color

81

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)

91

Oppo Find X5 Pro
How Display Color score is composed

The color attribute evaluates the capacity of the device to accurately reproduce colors. The measurements taken are for fidelity, white point color, and gamut coverage. We perform color evaluations for different lighting conditions to see how well the device can manage color in the surrounding environment. Colors are measured using a spectrophotometer in a controlled lighting environment. Perceptual analysis of color rendering is against the reference pattern displayed on a calibrated professional monitor.

White point under D65 illuminant at 1000 lux
Color rendering outdoor in sunlight (>90 0000 lux)
Clockwise from top left: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon), Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon), OnePlus 9 Pro, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
(Photos for illustration only)
Color fidelity measurements
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon), color fidelity at 1000 lux in the sRGB color space
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon), color fidelity at 1000 lux in the DCI-P3 color space
Each arrow represents the color difference between a target color pattern (base of the arrow) and its actual measurement (tip of the arrow). The longer the arrow, the more visible the color difference is. If the arrow stays within the circle, the color difference will be visible only to trained eyes.

 

Color behavior on angle
This graph shows the color shift when the screen is at an angle. Each dot represents a measurement at a particular angle. Dots inside the inner circle exhibit no color shift in angle; those between the inner and outer circle have shifts that only trained experts will see; but those falling outside the outer circle are noticeable.
Color shift on angle
Left to right: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon), Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon), Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, OnePlus 9 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)

Video

91

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Best

How Display Video score is composed

Our video attribute evaluates the Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) and High Dynamic Range (HDR10) video handling of each device in indoor and low light conditions. We measure tone mapping, color gamut, brightness and contrast of the display. We perform perceptual analysis against our professional reference monitor (Sony BVM-HX310) to ensure that the rendering respects the artistic intent.

Video brightness at 10% APL in the dark ( < 5 lux)
Video rendering in a low-light (0 lux) environment
Clockwise from top left: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon), Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon), OnePlus 9 Pro, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
(Photos for illustration only)
Video brightness in a low-light (0 lux) environment
Clockwise from top left: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon), Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon), OnePlus 9 Pro, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
(Photos for illustration only)
Gamut coverage for video content
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon), HDR10
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon), SDR
The primary colors are measured both in HDR10 and SDR. The extracted color gamut shows the extent of the color area that the device can render. To respect the artistic intent, the measured gamut should match the master color space of each video.

Motion

80

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)

87

Huawei P40 Pro
How Display Motion score is composed

The motion attribute evaluates the handling of dynamic contents. Frame drops, motion blur, and playback artifacts are scrutinized using games and videos.

Video frame drops
30 fps
60 fps
These long exposure photos present the number of frame irregularities in a 30-second video. A good performance shows a regular pattern (either a flat gray image or a pull-down pattern).

Touch

57

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)

85

OnePlus 9
How Display Touch score is composed

To evaluate touch, DXOMARK uses a touch robot and a high-speed camera to play and record a set of scenarios for smoothness, accuracy and response-time evaluation.

Average Touch Response Time Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)
56 ms
Fast
Good
Bad
Slow
This response time test evaluates precisely the time elapsed between the robot touching the screen and the displayed action. This test is applied to activities that require a high reactivity, such as gaming.

Artifacts

79

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)

86

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
How Display Artifacts score is composed

Evaluating artifacts means checking for the performance, image rendering and motion flaws that can affect the end-user experience. DXOMARK measures precisely the device’s reflectance and the presence of flicker, and assesses the impact of residual aliasing when playing video games, among other characteristics.

Average Reflectance (SCI) Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)
4.9 %
Low
Good
Bad
High
Flicker comparison
This graph represents the frequencies of lighting variation; the highest peak gives the main flicker frequency.
Aliasing (closeup)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)

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