The Galaxy S22 series isn't all that appealing to our readers
What you need to know
- We asked our readers if they were preordering any of the Galaxy S22 smartphones.
- Nearly half say they'll pass on the phones, expressing disappointment in specs or trade-in values.
- The Galaxy S22 Ultra received the most votes of any of the models.
With the Galaxy S22 series finally official, we were interested in seeing if our readers were preordering any of the models. After all, the Galaxy S22 Ultra managed to bring back the Note thanks to its built-in S Pen.
However, out of more than 700 votes, nearly half were not interested in preordering any of the devices. That said, the Galaxy S22 Ultra received the most votes of the models, which makes sense given that it received the most changes compared to Samsung's best Android phones of 2021.
Many readers who actually tried to order one complained that the site was down and prevented them from purchasing the devices.
One reader, paulw3, doesn't think it's worth it and that his midrange Samsung smartphone does just fine:
Readers also complained that trade-in values don't make much of a dent this time around, although one reader, issosci, points out that carrier deals appear to improve on those from Samsung:
Unfortunately, many users are still not too happy with certain compromises, such as no expandable storage and downgraded RAM, and don't think it's worth it to upgrade.
I was, solely to try out and either sell on or return. But I'm not sure if even want to do that. I'm just not that interested in Samsung devices anymore, they're almost the same year after year and we're now getting less for more.I was, solely to try out and either sell on or return. But I'm not sure if even want to do that. I'm just not that interested in Samsung devices anymore, they're almost the same year after year and we're now getting less for more.— 🄰🅂🄷 🏴 (@_AndroidAsh) February 9, 2022February 9, 2022
It looks like Samsung may have a tough time convincing consumers to buy its latest phones, despite some of the upgrades. We'll be testing and comparing the devices soon, which will hopefully help some of our readers decide, particularly those that may be on the fence. Still, you may want to check out some of the Galaxy S22 preorder deals.
The new Note
The best gets better
As Samsung's latest premium smartphone, the new Galaxy S22 Ultra has all you'd want in a flagship. It features a vibrant display, impressive 108MP camera, built-in S Pen for all your note-taking needs, and you're guaranteed up to four OS upgrades, so you don't need to worry about losing missing out on the new updates for a long time.
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