A day in the life: Galaxy S22 Ultra

Over the past month or so, I’ve had a lot to say about the state of Android tablets and flagship phones and what the ecosystem looks like at this point in time. Recently, I explained my reasons as to why I ended up buying the Galaxy S22 Ultra even after I originally canceled my pre-order. Much of that decision was based on the disappointment I found when the OnePlus 10 Pro was finally launched here in the US.

Similar to the Tab S8 Ultra, I wanted to take a look at how well the Galaxy S22 Ultra performs in everyday life, rather than just a standard “review”. So buckle up, because it’s definitely a bumpy ride.

What I love about the Galaxy S22 Ultra

(Image credit: Android Central/Andrew Myrick)

One of the main reasons I upgraded from the Galaxy Z Fold 2 to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 was the S Pen support. But before that, I had always been a huge fan of the Galaxy Note (RIP) range because of the included S Pen. And while I’ve owned a Galaxy S21 Ultra for a short period of time, there were a few times I wanted to use the S Pen just so it wasn’t with me. So it was only natural for me to come back to take it with me all the time. And as you might expect, it did not disappoint.

It’s not that I’m sitting with the S22 Ultra next to me at a desk and taking handwritten notes all day, because that’s what my actual notebook is for. But for those times when an idea pops into my head, or my wife asks me to remember to do something, I can just take out the S Pen, jot down what I need to remember, and go from there. It’s just something that pleases me with the quality of life, and I’m sure many others feel the same, my wife included with her S22 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Display Android Central website

(Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Android Central)

What stands out most about my time with one of the best phones of the year has nothing to do with the software features or even the improved camera system. It’s all about the design and the screen. Even with its massive 6.8-inch screen, the rounded edges make the Galaxy S22 Ultra more comfortable to hold and use on a daily basis, especially compared to the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max. The difference is in the details, and Apple’s solid edges don’t make for a very enjoyable experience, no matter if you’re picking up the phone to answer a message or sitting back and scrolling through Twitter or Reddit.

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