Which color Samsung Galaxy S22 should you buy?

The Samsung Galaxy S22 has an eye-catching design, especially the Galaxy S22 Ultra with its S Pen. But how much (or how little) of that design you show off depends on which color Samsung Galaxy S22 you buy. This year's green may be the best shade Samsung has given us since 2015's S6 Edge, and we have two drastically different shades of pink between the S22/S22+ and the S22 Ultra. You can only rock one phone color, though, and now's the time to pick which color you'll go for.

A rainbow of Galaxy S22 colors to choose from

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Go green with the Galaxy S22 — literally

Samsung Galaxy S22+ colors

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First things first: Galaxy S22 Ultra buyers, the S Pen is a black stylus with only the button/stem matching your colorway unless you buy a custom S22 Ultra color from Samsung, which all have black clickers and colored stems/tips. We apparently don't get full-colored S Pens anymore.

Color has meaning, and there's nothing worse than getting stuck with one that's boring for the next two or four years. The color selection this year for the S22 line is much more consistent across models than the Galaxy S21 colorways, and custom colors allow up to get a little more vibrance without relying solely on cases. For the Galaxy S22 and S22+, the hands-down winning colorway embraces a cool, natural palette.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 lying in some plants

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However, maybe you're in the market for something lighter and more royal. Well, fortunately, Samsung recently launched a new Bora Purple colorway that literally doubles down on the purple ("Bora" means "Purple" in Korean). It's a pretty sleek hue, and the camera housing even shifts its color a bit depending on how the light hits it.

Purple is the color of royalty, so wear this color proudly! Of course, there's no doubt it'll also go well with some of the Galaxy S22 cases if you want to protect your precious purple phone.

Samsung Galaxy S22 in Bora Purple

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Among the custom colors, the Sky Blue and Violet look very, very appealing, almost more so than the green, but it being exclusive to Samsung.com means it'll be unavailable to millions and millions of users who will be buying/upgrading phones through their carriers.

Burgundy is exclusive to the Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra burgundy colorway

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The Galaxy S22 Ultra's burgundy is the pink/purple I wish the regular S22 received, but at least Ultra users will enjoy this delectable hue. It's giving me flashbacks to the LG Chocolate (in a good way). After seeing how well you can dress it up or down with clear/accent cases or even just letting the burgundy camera module shine alongside regular purple, red, and black cases, we can wholeheartedly endorse this colorway for fashion-forward Galaxy fans. It's not the Very Peri Pantone Color of 2022 — Samsung's Lavender S21 and Z Flip 3 were ahead of the colorful curve — but it can play well with a variety of cool and warm tones for a unique look.

Derrek Lee
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Derrek is the managing editor of Android Central, helping to guide the site's editorial content and direction to reach and resonate with readers, old and new, who are just as passionate about tech as we are. He's been obsessed with mobile technology since he was 12, when he discovered the Nokia N90, and his love of flip phones and new form factors continues to this day. As a fitness enthusiast, he has always been curious about the intersection of tech and fitness. When he's not working, he's probably working out.

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