vivo X90 Pro Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra was arguably the best Android phone of 2022. But, now that vivo has launched the vivo X90 Pro+, is the new vivo phone better than the Galaxy S22 Ultra?
To know which is better between these two phones, we have written this vivo X90 Pro Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra specs comparison to highlight the differences and similarities. And also to explain which is better between these two phones.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
|Specs||vivo X90 Pro Plus||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra|
|Display||6.78-inches, 120Hz||6.8-inches, 120Hz|
|Display Features||LTPO4, HDR10+, AMOLED||Dynamic AMOLED, HDR10+|
|RAM||12GB||up to 12GB|
|Storage||up to 512GB||up to 1TB|
|Back Camera||50.3MP + 64MP + 50MP + 48MP||108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|Software||Android 13||Android 12|
|Battery||4,700mAh (80W)||5,000mAh (45W)|
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs Galaxy S22 Ultra: Display, Design, and Durability
The vivo X90 Pro+ and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra have similar display features but different designs. Although both phones have the same curved screen, the curve of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is more than that of the vivo X90 Pro+. However, both phones use the LTPO AMOLED panel that supports HDR10+ and 120Hz refresh rate.
On the rear, the vivo X90 Pro+ has a circular camera module which is different from that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Samsung phone looks more premium and boxy because it has an inbuilt S-PEN. This is why it’s also slightly heavier than the vivo X90 Pro+. Both smartphones have the same center punch hole that houses the front camera.
The vivo X90 Pro+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra are made of durable materials and both phones are also certified to be water and dustproof. Going by the looks, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra looks really premium but not everybody like the extensive curved of the S22 Ultra hence the curve of the X90 Pro+ is better for usability.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Camera
|Camera||vivo X90 Pro Plus||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra|
From the camera comparison table above, you can see that the vivo X90 Pro+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra has the same number of cameras but different camera sensors. The 50.3MP main camera of the vivo X90 Pro+ is a 1-inch type sensor while the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 108MP main camera.
The 108MP main camera of the Samsung phone is really good because it has features such as OIS and Laser Auto-Focus. However, the 50.3MP main camera of the vivo phone is a new 1-inch type sensor from Sony that also has OIS and Laser Auto-Focus. The main camera of the vivo phone takes sharper photos and has better HDR.
One area where the Galaxy S22 Ultra bests the vivo X90 Pro+ in camera is telephoto lenses. Both phones have two telephoto lenses. the vivo X90 Pro has a 64MP periscope lens and a 50MP telephoto lens while the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 10MP periscope lens and a 10MP telephoto lens. But, the periscope lens of the S22 Ultra can do 10x optical zoom whereas that of the X90 Pro+ can only do 4x optical zoom. The 10MP telephoto lens of the S22 Ultra can do 3x optical zoom which is better than the 2x optical zoom of the 50MP telephoto lens of the X90 Pro+.
The front cameras of both phones can record videos in 4K resolution but the front camera of the X90 Pro+ takes clear photos and the same is true of the ultra-wide lenses of both phones. The reason why the vivo X90 Pro+ takes better photos than the Galaxy S22 Ultra also comes down to the newer ISP in the vivo phone.
Although both phones are great camera phones, the vivo X90 Pro+ has newer camera sensors and a new ISP (image signal processing). This makes it take sharper photos even at night. Note that the cameras of the Galaxy S22 Ultra are not far behind and in some cases, some might even prefer the shots from the Samsung phone.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs Galaxy S22 Ultra: Chipset, RAM & Storage
The performance of both phones is different because both phones have different chipsets. The vivo X90 Pro+ features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 5G chipset while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G chipset.
|Specs||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
(vivo X90 Pro+)
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
(Galaxy S22 Ultra)
|Performance||1x Cortex-X3||1x Cortex-X2|
|Prime Cores||2x Cortex-A715|
|Efficiency Cores||3x Cortex-A510||4x Cortex-A510|
|GPU||Adreno 740||Adreno 730|
The chipset inside the vivo X90 Pro+ has newer and faster CPU cores than the one inside the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The GPU that is paired with the CPU of the vivo X90 Pro+ is also more powerful than the one of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. So overall, the chipset used in the X90 Pro+ is better than the chipset in the S22 Ultra. This is not surprising as the chipset in the X90 Pro+ is the successor of the chipset in the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has 8GB or 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage while the vivo X90 Pro+ has 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. None of these phones have space for a microSD card slot. The base model of the Galaxy S22 Ultra has 8GB + 128GB of storage while that of the vivo X90 Pro+ has 12GB + 256GB of storage.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Software
The vivo X90 Pro+ boots Origin OS 3 based on Android 13 out of the box and will get up to five years of software updates while the Galaxy S22 Ultra boots OneUI 14 based on Android 12 out of the box and will get up to five years of software updates. The UI, icons, and navigation settings of both smartphones are different.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs Galaxy S22 Ultra: Battery & Other Features
The vivo X90 Pro+ is powered by a 4,700mAh while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is powered by a 5,000mAh battery. Both smartphones support wireless charging but the X90 Pro+ supports faster 80W wired and 50W wireless charging. It’ll take you less time to charge the battery of vivo X90 Pro+ even though you’ll get more than 8 hours of intensive use on both phones.
Other features available in both smartphones include Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), NFC, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, eSIM, etc. Some of the unique features of the Galaxy S22 Ultra are Stylus support (2.8ms latency), Armor aluminum frame, and Audio Tuned by AKG.
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Price
The starting price of the vivo X90 Pro+ (12 + 256GB) is $999 which is cheaper than the 8GB + 128GB model of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra which sells for $1099. The base model of the vivo X90 Pro+ has more RAM, and more storage, and is about $100 cheaper but the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a discount because it’s been around for a while. Details of how to buy these phones are available in the table below.
|vivo X90 Pro+||Price|
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Conclusion
Even though the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has been around for a while, it’s still one of the best phones you can buy even in 2023. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is just about the most complete Android phone of 2022 and with its S PEN support, it’s best for productivity.
However, the vivo X90 Pro+ is a newer Android phone and thus has newer and better camera sensors, CPU cores, and a more powerful GPU. It also gives users more RAM and storage options for lesser the price of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The cameras and chipset of the vivo X90 Pro+ are better than those of the Galaxy S22 Ultra and its price is also cheaper.