Congrats on your new Samsung Galaxy S22. 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
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.
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.
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.
You need a 5 Amp-rated USB-C cable with an e-mark chip to help negotiate charging rates between charger and phone, but most are in the 3 to 6.6-foot range. Uni offers its 100W cable in 6.6-foot, 10-foot, and 15-foot lengths.
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 4 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.
Listen in style
While you might be directed towards the Galaxy Buds 2 when buying the S22, we are fans of the Galaxy Buds Pro as stated in our review. These buds are more full-featured for almost the same price as the Buds 2. Not to mention, they sound richer, while also featuring more complete active noise cancelation (ANC) and higher 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.
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 new 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.
Namerah Saud Fatmi is a contributing writer for Android Central. She has a passion for all things tech & gaming and has been an honorary Goodreads librarian since 2011. When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing stray cats and dogs in the streets of Dhaka or slaying dragons in the land of Skyrim. You can reach her on Twitter @NamerahS.
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