Google Pixel 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: The Samsung Galaxy S22 is a $699 smartphone while the Google Pixel 7 is a $599 smartphone. The Galaxy S22 is about $100 more expensive than the Pixel 7 and Yes, the differences between both smartphones justify the price difference also. However, when it comes to value for money, you might want to buy the Pixel 7 instead of the Galaxy S22.
As far as camera features and powerful performance goes, the Galaxy S22 wins that battle. But in this Google Pixel 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S22 specs comparison, I’ll share with you why you might want to prefer the Pixel 7 ahead of the Galaxy S22.
Google Pixel 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S22
|Specs||Google Pixel 7||Galaxy S22|
|Display||6.3-inches, OLED, 90Hz||6.1-inches, OLED, 120Hz|
|Storage||up to 256GB||up to 256GB|
|Back Camera||50MP + 12MP||50MP + 10MP + 12MP|
|Chipset||Google Tensor G2||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|Software||Android 13||Android 12|
Google Pixel 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Display, Design, and Durability
Google Pixel 7 has a 6.3-inches display while Samsung Galaxy S22 has a smaller 6.1-inches display. Both phones have AMOLED display panels but the Pixel 7 has support for a 90Hz refresh rate which is less impressive when compared to the 120Hz refresh rate of the Galaxy S22. The front screen of both phones is flat and there is a center punch-hole on the screen.
The display of both smartphones has support for HDR10+ but the Pixel 7 has a brighter screen. The bezels of the Galaxy S22 are thinner than the bezels of the Pixel 7. On the rear, the camera modules of both phones are placed differently and both look really simple and pretty.
Samsung Galaxy S22 is made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus+), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus+), and aluminum frame. It is IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins) and has an Armor aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance. On the other hand, the Google Pixel 7 is made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), and aluminum frame. It’s also IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins). The displays of both phones are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and both have the Always-on display feature.
Both smartphones can survive a few falls and can survive underwater for about 3o minutes. The display on both smartphones offers similar features but the Galaxy S22 has a display with a faster refresh rate and a stronger aluminum frame. As for design, most people prefer the looks of the Google Pixel 7.
Google Pixel 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Camera
Every year, Google and Samsung make some of the best camera smartphones in the industry. This year, both companies did not disappoint with the camera sensors and features on the Pixel 7 and Galaxy S22.
|Camera||Google Pixel 7||Galaxy S22|
The camera setup of the Google Pixel 7 is 50MP + 12MP and 10.8MP front cameras while that of the Samsung Galaxy S22 is 50MP + 10MP + 12MP and 10MP front camera. Both phones have different setups, camera sensors, and camera features.
The 50MP primary camera of the Pixel 7 has an f/1.9 aperture, 1.2µm multi-directional PDAF, 25mm focal length, Laser AF, and OIS. In comparison, the 50MP main camera of the Galaxy S22 has an f/1.8 aperture, 0.8µm dual Pixel PDAF, 23mm focal length, and OIS. The aperture and focal length of the main cameras on both phones are similar and but the primary camera of the Pixel 7 has support for Laser AF which allows it to focus on objects faster.
The Google Pixel 7 has no dedicated telephoto lens while the Samsung Galaxy S22 has a 10MP telephoto lens that has OIS and can do 3x optical zoom. The focal length of the telephoto lens of the Galaxy S22 is 70mm and this allows it to take photos of objects from distance.
Both smartphones have a 12MP ultra-wide with the same aperture (f/2.2), and similar focal length (13mm), but the ultra-wide lens of the Pixel 7 has a slightly narrower 114˚ angle while that of the Galaxy S22 has a wider 120˚ angle. The 10MP front camera of the Galaxy S22 can capture a wider area with its 26mm focal length while the 10.8MP front camera of the Pixel 7 has a 21mm focal length. The front cameras of both smartphones have the same f/2.2 aperture.
The camera features available on the Samsung Galaxy S22 are HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS, Super Steady video, OIS, LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama, Dual video call, Auto-HDR, 8K video recording @24fps, and 4K video recording [email protected]/60fps. In contrast, the camera features available in the Google Pixel 7 are Laser AF, OIS, Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama, gyro-EIS, 10-bit HDR, multi-directional PDAF, 4K video recording @30/60fps, guided frame, photo unblur, magic eraser, cinematic blur, and Pro Level Zoom.
The Google Pixel 7 has some very useful camera features like the Guided Frame feature which allows blind people to easily take good-quality photos with the aid of a voice command directing them on how to position the phone. There is also the Photo Unblur feature that clears any blurry parts of photos taken by the Pixel 7 making it look better.
However, the Galaxy S22 Ultra offers lots of useful camera sensors and features too. You can take photos of objects from a far distance using the telephoto lens of the Galaxy S22 and you also have features like Dual Video (this allows users to simultaneously record videos using the back and front cameras) and Super Steady Videos.
Google Pixel 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Chipset, RAM & Storage
The chipset in the Google Pixel 7 is the Google Tensor G2 5G chipset while that of the Samsung Galaxy S22 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. Both chipsets are 5G capable, both are built on a 4nm process technology, and both feature an Octa-core CPU (8-core processor).
The CPU cores of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset are one Cortex-X2 high-performance core (speed 3.00GHz), three Cortex-A710 performance and efficiency cores (speed 2.50GHz), and four Cortex-A510 small-efficiency cores (speed 1.80GHz). In comparison, the Google Tensor G2 chipset has two Cortex-X1 high-performance cores (speed 2.85GHz), two Cortex-A710 performance and efficiency cores (speed 2.35GHz), and four Cortex-A55 small-efficiency cores (speed 1.80GHz). The Galaxy S22 features the Adreno 730 GPU while the Pixel 7 features the Mali-G710 MC10 GPU.
The Google Pixel 7 and Samsung Galaxy S22 have 8GB of RAM. The internal storage options available on both smartphones are 128GB or 256GB. There is no space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot available on both phones.
Google Pixel 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Software
Google Pixel 7 boots Android 13 out of the box while the Samsung Galaxy S22 boots the OneUI 4 based on Android 12 out of the box. Both smartphones will get up to five years of major software updates. Users can download apps and games from the Google Play Store (Samsung also has the Samsung Store).
The software and user experience on both smartphones are very smooth. Animation is fast, apps open very quickly, switching between apps is smooth, and the user interface on both phones looks neat. However, when playing graphics-intensive games, the Galaxy S22 offers a smoother user experience thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate display.
Google Pixel 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Battery & New Features
A 4,355mAh battery powers the Google Pixel 7 while a 3,700mAh battery powers the Samsung Galaxy S22. The charging features available on the Pixel 7 include 20W fast wireless charging, 30W wired fast charging, USB Power Delivery 3.0, and Reverse wireless charging. In comparison, the charging features available in the Galaxy S22 are 15W Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging, 25W wired fast charging, 4.5W Reverse wireless charging, and USB Power Delivery 3.0. The Pixel 7 has a bigger and longer-lasting battery.
Other features available in Samsung Galaxy S22 are Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX, NFC, Bixby natural language, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), etc. Other features available in the Google Pixel 7 are Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), Face ID, Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, Virtual proximity sensing, dual-band A-GPS, NFC, Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, Google Assistant, etc.
Google Pixel 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Price
The starting price of the Google Pixel 7 (8GB + 128GB) is $599 while the starting price of the Samsung Galaxy S22 (8GB + 128GB) is $699. The price of Pixel 7 is about $100 cheaper than the Galaxy S22 (but the Galaxy S22 is currently enjoying a $100 price discount which brings it to the same price as the Pixel 7 in the US). Details of how to buy these phones are available in the table below but you should read our conclusion to know why the Pixel 7 offers better value for the money.
Note: The Samsung Galaxy S22 is more expensive than the Google Pixel 7 in Europe and the UK. You can see the prices in those regions in the table above.
Google Pixel 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Conclusion
This Google Pixel 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S22 specs comparison has shown that the Samsung Galaxy S22 has more features than the Google Pixel 7. The Galaxy S22 has a faster refresh rate, a telephoto lens, faster CPU cores, and a more powerful GPU. However, the Google Pixel 7 also gives you incredible photo quality, a bigger battery, more day-to-day useful camera features, a chipset with better AI capabilities, and is cheaper.
If you’re someone who loves playing games, the chipset and 120Hz refresh rate in the Samsung Galaxy S22 will give you a better gaming experience but you’ll have to frequently charge the phone because of its smaller battery size. But for a more balanced phone experience, the Google Pixel 7 is the phone you should buy because you’ll get a decent gaming experience, a bigger battery, and you’ll also spend less.