Apple iPhone 14 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: first comparison

mobtkr20 June 2022Last Update : 1 week ago
Apple iPhone 14 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: first comparison


The iPhone 14 aims to take out its main rival – the Galaxy S22. There are other options when it comes to Android smartphones, but the reality is that most people opt for an Apple or Samsung device, depending on their hardware and software preferences.

There are many similarities between these two phones, although at first glance they might not look alike. The iPhone 14 will be the vanilla model, the benchmark for all other iPhones (no iPhone mini this year, unfortunately), and the same goes for the Galaxy S22 – it’s the base model, and also the one which sells the most.

Today we’re going to do a preliminary comparison between the two devices – admittedly, the iPhone 14 is still a few months away, but we already know a substantial amount of information about Apple’s next flagship. We will focus on areas like display, camera, performance, battery, etc. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
iPhone 14 vs. Galaxy S22 in a nutshell:
  • 6.1-inch, 60Hz, “thin” OLED notch display vs. 6.1-inch, 120Hz, Dynamic AMOLED
  • Apple A15 Bionic (4GB RAM) vs. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (8GB RAM)
  • iOS 16 vs Android 12 (Update to Android 13)
  • Dual camera system (48MP main) vs triple camera system (50MP main, 12MP ultra, 10MP zoom)


Design and display quality

Battle of the compact flagships

According to the latest information, Apple is going to make gradual changes and upgrades to its iPhone 14 series devices. pill), the vanilla iPhone 14 should retain the narrow notch of the iPhone 13 series.

The exact dimensions of the iPhone 14 aren’t known at this time, but the fact that it will sport the same 6.1-inch display as the Galaxy S22 puts the two devices in the same ballpark, size-wise. physical.

Focusing on the color palette, rumors point to the possibility of the iPhone 14 coming in Midnight, Starlight, Product RED, Blue, and possibly a new purple color. On the other hand, the Galaxy S22 is already available in cream, purple, sky blue and graphite. There is some overlap here, even if the names don’t match.

Little is known about the iPhone 14 display specs except that it will retain the 60Hz refresh rate (faster refresh rates are expected to arrive in higher tier models) . The OLED panel will most likely be made by Samsung, so there won’t be a huge difference in quality and brightness. Check out our Galaxy S22 display benchmarks below.

Display measurements:

Performance and software

Fast and Furious

There’s good news and bad news here – the iPhone 14 is expected to retain the A15 Bionic chipset that we all know (and love) from the iPhone 13 series. That’s the bad news – the good news is that this chipset is very fast and will most likely be on par with the Galaxy S22’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. When it comes to comparing Apple silicon with Qualcomm chipsets, things are a little sketchy, but we’ll include a Galaxy S22 vs iPhone 13 comparison because the performance won’t be that different given the same silicon at the interior of the iPhone 14.

Performance criteria:

When it comes to the RAM situation, there’s not much to compare here, as the way iOS and Android take care of apps and processes is a bit different. Just for numbers, we would say the Galaxy S22 comes with 8GB of RAM while the iPhone 14 should have 4GB on board.

The iPhone 14 will come with iOS 16 out of the box while the Galaxy S22 runs Android 12 with OneUI 4.1 on top. The software support cycle is still in favor of the iPhone, although Samsung has opted to extend support to four years of Android updates.


Covering the basics

Apple is rumored to be making a big upgrade to the main camera of the iPhone 14. The phone is expected to feature a new 1/1.3-inch 48MP sensor capable of shooting 8K video. The sheer size of the sensor also indicates better quality night and low-light photos. Another big rumored upgrade is the autofocus selfie camera with a wider aperture of F1.9.

The Galaxy S22, on the other hand, is a known variable in the photography equation. The phone sports a triple camera system – consisting of a 50MP main camera (F1.8), a 12MP ultra-wide snapper and a 10MP 3.0x zoom lens. On paper, the Galaxy S22 has an advantage, but we have to wait for a few real samples to draw conclusions. In the meantime, here are some sample images of the Galaxy S22 for your reference.

Battery life and charging

The great unknown

There is very little (if any) information about the iPhone 14 battery. Some leakers claim that there will be a substantial increase in battery life of the iPhone 14 compared to its predecessor, but there are no numbers to back up these claims. The iPhone 13 took a big leap (15% – from 2,815 mAh to 3,227 mAh) in battery capacity compared to the previous model, and given that the chipset will remain the same in the iPhone 14, the battery life should be comparable to the predecessor.

The Galaxy S22’s 3,700mAh cell would likely at least exceed the capacity of the iPhone 14, but actual battery life may be pretty close. Here are the benchmark results for Samsung’s flagship:

PhoneArena Battery Test Results:

The situation with the charging speed is even more complicated. We’re not expecting a charger in the iPhone 14 retail box, and given that the USB-C transition won’t happen until at least 2023, there probably won’t be an upgrade. major in charging speeds. For what it’s worth, the Galaxy S22 also doesn’t have a charger in the box and uses the same 25W fast charging technology as the older Galaxy S21.

Specification Comparison

Summary and final verdict

The fight between these two hasn’t even started – we’re awaiting the official reveal of the iPhone 14 series. From what we know so far, we can extrapolate some conclusions. Apple seems to be building on the evolution of the iPhone 14 – some people might demand the new series be called 13s. On the other hand, that’s not a bad thing – the iPhone 13 is a very capable device and there’s no reason the successor can’t tackle the Galaxy S22. Both companies’ flagship release cycles are offset by a few months, which means that on paper, the iPhone 14 will be the newer device. On the other hand, with the incremental nature of the changes, people might be hesitant to upgrade, especially from the iPhone 12/13 models. If you’re looking for a new flagship (and oscillate between Android and iOS), both devices are a viable option and will serve you well.

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