Are you a proud owner of the S22 series of smartphones? Your Samsung device is gutsy, pretty, and, unfortunately, delicate. Sure, IP68 water resistance is great, but this is still a slab of glass and aluminum wrapped around the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and those wonderful cameras. You need to protect it with a wonderful Galaxy S22 case, but while you're at it, there are a few key ways to elevate your Galaxy experience.
Accessorize your beloved S22 with all the best add-ons
Why you can trust Android Central
While Samsung's new 65W Trio Adapter offers the same three ports (two USB-C, one USB-A), this version from Baseus has a better power distribution when multiple ports are in use. Also, its prongs fold up and the price is much more manageable. A 100W-rated cable is included in the box.
amFilm's OneTouch Tempered Glass for the Galaxy S22 packs plenty of value, without compromising the quality. This kit comes with two screen protectors and a precise installation frame to guide you in placing this screen guard just right. The oleophobic coating on top repels fingerprint smudges and grime, and you even get two dark protectors for the camera bump.
You need a 5 Amp-rated USB-C cable with an e-mark chip to help negotiate charging rates between powerful chargers and phones. Anker offers its 100W USB-C to USB-C cable in a single 3-foot-long variant. It also supports 10Gbps data transfer rates including 4K video.
Strong, yet stylish
This heavy-duty case uses a flexible, impact-absorbent inner sleeve, while a hard outer shell offers a firm grip and stability. Both the S22 and S22+ have eight colorways, while the S22 Ultra has five, and the case is still thin enough for wireless charging.
We have tried and tested the Razer Kishi, finding it to be a fantastic universal gaming controller for Android phones. If you want to level up your gaming experience, this is the perfect mobile gaming accessory for your Samsung Galaxy S22.
Stay connected and healthy
No one wants to miss calls or notifications while they put their phones down to cook, work, or have some playtime with the kids, so a smartwatch is handy. As proven by our Galaxy Watch 5 review, this brilliant smartwatch only unlocks its most advanced health-tracking features when paired with a Galaxy phone like the S22.
For you and your smartwatch
After years of the only 15W wireless charger for Galaxy phones being the 15W Wireless Charging Stand, we now have two pad options to choose from. The Duo will let you charge both your Galaxy S22 and either your Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Buds 2/Pro.
Avoid excessive strain on your fingers by grabbing this pretty little adjustable phone grip from PopSockets. You can slide the round grip into the band that latches onto your phone's sides. While the PopSockets Slide Stretch doesn't come in as many patterns as other PopGrips, it's more convenient to use.
Sling for your S22
Reinvent phone grips with the CASETiFY Phone Strap with Card. This body phone strap can be slung around your shoulder like a purse or a bag, making it super easy to carry your flagship Galaxy phone around. It also minimizes accidental drops by a wide margin.
This strappy case is looking like the one to beat for the Galaxy S22, as Samsung has worked with big-name brands like Disney to create fun swappable straps. The strap is also functional and serves as a phone grip.
Listen in style
Your S22 lacks a headphone jack so grabbing a nice set of earbuds is a necessity. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are great for Samsung phones as many features are kept within the family. Not to mention, these earbuds sound rich, feature ANC, and sport IPX7 water resistance.
Speedy and resilient
Your S22 might not support expandable storage, but that's not stopping you. Samsung's USB 3.1 Type-C Waterproof Flash Drive comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB memory variants with up to 400MB/s transfer speeds for the higher two options. This rugged little USB-C thumb drive is water, heat, x-ray, and shock resistant.
Vlogging made easy
Take advantage of those awesome cameras on your S22 with the help of this smart tripod from OBSBOT. The OBSBOT Me AI-Powered Phone Mount can lock onto your face and follow you around without any work on your part, resulting in stable 360-degree videos.
The GameSir X3 USB-C gamepad is a fantastic accessory for mobile gamers. Not only does it have swappable buttons and a simple setup system, but it also sports a built-in cooling fan to combat heat generated by your S22 during intensive gaming sessions.
Kick back and relax
The Scooch Wingback universal kickstand is a fantastic add-on for your Galaxy S22. It attaches to the back of any case and helps your S22 stand up tall on its own. You can also slip your finger under the "wing" and use it as a phone grip.
Cables, chargers, cases and more: What Galaxy S22 accessories do you need?
While I'd love to say all of these accessories are essential for your Samsung Galaxy S22, that gets expensive quickly, and it's OK if you prefer a more targeted shopping list. As an avid user of phones, I speak from experience when I say this next bit.
Whenever you buy a phone, it needs three things — well, two depending on your taste. You need a screen protector, a case, and a phone grip. I know what you're thinking, but no, really, you should be using a phone grip, if for nothing else than to save you from an RSI. (My left pinky will hate me forever, but yours doesn't have to.) I adore the PopSockets Slide Stretch because it can be adjusted every so often without any hassle, as there's no adhesive involved.
You don't even need to buy a separate phone grip to go with your Galaxy S22 Ultra case, since the Samsung Silicone Cover with Strap is two-in-one. The strap is both a great way to show off some style thanks to the spare straps you can buy, and it's an easy way to keep a hold of your S22 without having to constantly pinch your fingers around a PopSocket.
If you prefer boring, non-grip cases, the Poetic Neon is durable, affordable, and the colors are perfection — especially if you grab one of the custom colors for your S22 Ultra or Plus. You can pair it with one of amFilm's OneTouch Tempered Glass screen protectors, which feature an oleophobic finish and comes with an installation frame.
You might already have a great charger for your Galaxy S22, but if you need one capable of 45W charging the S22+/Ultra, Baseus' three-port ensures the 45W port always gets 45W no matter what's plugged into the other two ports. This comes in handy if you're trying to charge up a mess of gadgets in a short time in say a hotel room or an airport lounge.
New 15W wireless chargers are awesome to see, too, but if you're only buying one new charger, make it a wired one; you'll get more use of it now that everything from our laptops to our earbuds, and everything in between, is powered by USB-C Power Delivery.
If you're planning on making the best of your Galaxy S22's beefy hardware, you'll surely be playing all the best Android games on your Samsung phone.
Before diving into Diablo Immortal or Apex Legends Mobile for hours though, be sure to grab an excellent Android phone controller to enrich your experience. The Razer Kishi is an outstanding controller that will transform your S22 into an epic mobile gaming rig. Our gaming head Jennifer Locke was truly impressed with the Razer controller for your Galaxy S22, labelling it a must-have mobile gaming accessory in her review.
Be an expert in 5 minutes
Get the latest news from Android Central, your trusted companion in the world of Android