The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra reviews are in, and while they are largely beaming, reports of bugs are also beginning to come in, and they’re surprisingly less positive.
People on Reddit, as well as Samsung’s forums, are reporting an easily-replicable display error that occurs when the display refresh rate and resolution settings are both set to high. Especially when this occurs, strange flickering lines can appear across the screen or in patches, especially when viewing media or using the fingerprint scanner.
According to reports, this only affects phone versions using the Exynos 2200 chipset, which means European customers only, and can be avoided by deturning the refresh or resolution settings.
Despite the fact that you paid the highest dollar for a super-expensive phone, you don’t want to be compromising on the experience.
Samsung has acknowledged the problem, and claims that a fix is on the way. A Reddit user posted a screenshot of a Samsung comment, stating that the company had already developed a patch, and that a software update would soon be introduced to address the issue.
Samsung’s claim emphasized that one alternative way to avoid the problem in the meanwhile is to change the screen mode to Vivid, with Natural more likely to cause the problem.
You may find that you did not get this issue anyway. Since the S22 Ultra only officially released on February 25, only certain users who have received their phones early have reported this issue, therefore it is not exactly clear how widespread it is. When we tested the phone, we did not notice it.
Analysis: The Top-End Phone Mistake
When you spend money on a super-premium phone, you expect it to perform better than a budget device, but recently, weve seen a lot of issues in flagship phones that may make people wonder why they’re paying so much.
Samsung isn’t unfamiliar with these issues; the Galaxy S20 Ultra had an odd autofocus issue, where its main camera was a little shy to focus on close subjects.
Both OnePlus and Google are often caught off guard, the latter for the revelation that the OnePlus 9 throttled app performance to help you improve the user experience, and the second for the Pixel 6 and its numerous problems which continue to surface.
When top-end phones are proving buggier than inexpensive alternatives, what’s the solution? Easy, buy a mid-range phone. They basically work the same, cost you less, and seem to keep getting bugs.
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra charges strangely slowly