Samsung Galaxy S21 vs S22: Here are the key differences

In terms of design, exterior and overall size, Galaxy S22 is more compact than Galaxy S21
An undated image displays the Samsung Galaxy S22 in Phantom White. — Samsung
An undated image displays the Samsung Galaxy S22 in Phantom White. — Samsung

For the first time in the remarkable history of smartphones, the buzz on the internet has portrayed the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Samsung Galaxy S23 as rivals. 

Although both of the handsets have been manufactured by the same tech giant, Samsung, the hardware and software-oriented capabilities seem so similar that the users are eager to pick and brag about the best, making it all appear as a battle. 

Would you like to be aware of the major differences between the specifications and features of Galaxy S21 and S22? Do stay with us and read on. 

Major differences between Samsung Galaxy S21 and S22

To provide you in a nutshell with all the major differences witnessed on both of the smartphones, Gad Insider has jotted some down in the list below.

  • Though it’s not so obvious and a significant difference, the Galaxy S22 looks slightly more compact than the Galaxy S21 when talking about the design, exterior and overall size.
  • The former also comes with a brighter screen display and faster processing chips than that of the latter, Galaxy S21.
  • However, in what happens to be a significant resemblance, both of the devices feature 128GB base storage with no external SD card support and the same triple camera system except for upgraded camera sensors which the Galaxy S22 possesses.
  • The newer model of the flagship lineup, Samsung Galaxy S22, is better at capturing HD videos with night mode, and photos on portrait mode.
  • And lastly, what set the Galaxy S22 apart in terms of vibrant beauty are the unique colours including black, white, green and pink gold. Whereas the Galaxy S21 comes with phantom violet, phantom grey, phantom white, and phantom pink.
SpecificationSamsung Galaxy S21Samsung Galaxy S22
OSAndroid 12 with One UI 4.1 

Android 12 with One UI 4.1

ChipSnapdragon 888/Exynos 2100 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Display6.2-inch OLED, 48~120Hz, 1300 nits, Gorilla Glass Victus 

6.1" 1080p AMOLED, 48 - 120Hz

Storage128/256GB UFS 3.1 
Main Camera12MP, f/1.8 50MP, f/1.8
Front Camera10MP, f/2.2 

10MP f/2.2

Dimensions151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm 
151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm