6 Best Samsung 5G Phones in 2022 + Which One Should You Pick?

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Introduction

Samsung has been on a launch spree for the last few quarters, and each one of the devices was 5G enabled. But now, with Samsung having its own chipset Exynos 5G enabled, we can expect more new launches throughout 2022 by Samsung in the 5G space. 

5G is an exciting technology for it promises us better internet connectivity and lower latency, but apart from that, 5G also promises to be more energy efficient. Something which smartphone owners with lower capacity batteries will surely appreciate. Now due to the availability of cheap 5G devices the wholesale electronics market is flooded with 4G devices since an increased number of people are trading in their 4G devices in favor of 5G.

Without further delay, let us see the best Samsung 5G devices to pick in 2022:

  1. Samsung S21 FE: The famous S series’s fan edition (FE) phones are a hit or miss among the audience. But the S21 FE can give a serious competition to the older Oneplus 9, thanks to it being discounted heavily now.

The S21 FE, despite being a 5G phone, is noticeably lighter at 177 grams. But sadly, the lovers of 3.5 mm headphone jack will miss this over here. It was omitted to make the phone slimmer. Samsung has also omitted a charger inside the box, so you will have to buy one from outside. You would be surprised to know that in the wholesale iPhone market this phone outsells the iPhone 12, 11 and 11 pro too, such is the demand.

But if it’s one thing, which Samsung is an expert, then that is the display. The S21 FE has a Samsung made 6.4 inches Super AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The phone also supports Samsung’s wireless DEX to connect it with a PC and continue your work.

The Samsung S21 FE also supports HDR10 playback on various multimedia applications, including Netflix. Furthermore, since Samsung uses a high-end chipset (Snapdragon 888) for the US, you can expect games and apps to run at smooth frame rates and higher graphical settings.

This phone’s stereo speakers also work well enough to fill a medium-sized room, and the inbuilt 4500 mAh battery will last you more than 18 hours if used moderately.

  1. Galaxy Z Fold 3: Are you a fan of the foldable phone from the earlier 2G decade? Then you would be happy to note that Samsung has started that trend again but with touch-enabled high-end Android 5G foldable phones. 

You will get a 7.6-inch massive Amoled foldable smartphone with an under-display camera and a 120 Hz display, all for $1799. It’s a little pricey, but it’s a niche segment that Samsung is targeting with this phone.

There are a lot more applications supported this time around, like Google Chrome, Spotify, TikTok, and others. The camera qualities, too, are better than Z Fold 2. 

There are also some neat software tricks like a taskbar which lets you pin your favorite apps to the side of the phone’s display and follow you to any app. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also IPX8 water-resistant, meaning it can withstand being in up to 1.5 meters of water for a maximum of 30 minutes.

  1. Samsung Note 20 5G: The Samsung Note series of phones are for those who need to get things done on the fly and have a specific need for a big Android device and S Pen functionality. You can have this phone with four colors like Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green and Mystic Gray and Mystic Red. And the best part is it is 5G+ enabled. 

If you are in the US, then you will get the Snapdragon 865 chipset. Otherwise, you will get Exynos 990. 

Samsung calls the back of the Note 20 5G reinforced polycarbonate, and it does not feel cheap or demeaning. This has helped reduce fingerprints on the backside up to a great extent too. 

The included S Pen stylus has a display latency of low 26ms, and the display could render 122.8 percent of the sRGB color space as well as score a Delta-E color accuracy of 0.22.

  1. Samsung A73 5G: The A-series have always been a phone series which falls in the affordable value flagships. This A73 5G is no exception since it gets a Snapdragon 778 chipset, an OIS enabled 108-megapixel camera and a fantastic 32-megapixel selfie shooter. The outstanding Super Amoled Samsung, 6.7-inch panel, is protected by corning gorilla glass 5.

The display has a peak brightness level of 800 nits, making it visible even under direct sunlight. 

The refresh rate also has 60Hz and 120Hz options. When you opt for the 120hz option, it will stay at 120Hz even if you are watching 24fps content like a film.

The cameras are where this device shines. The Samsung Galaxy A73 has a 108 MP primary camera sensor with f/1.8 aperture and OIS. As a result, all the images are sharp with good clarity and punchy colors. Next comes the 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, which has a very high field of view.

  1. Samsung A53 5G: Similar to the Galaxy S22 devices, the A53 5G’s back also sports a matte finish polycarbonate back panel, which feels smooth to hold and has a premium feel attached to it.

The display is a gorgeous AMOLED Panel at 120 Hz, but it does not support HDR content, and this is a compromise you will have to live with since this is where Samsung cut corners. 

Photos captured by the primary 64-megapixel camera in daylight were impressive and showcased plenty of detail and good dynamic range. The colors in photos do come out a bit oversaturated and have a mild bluish tone, but that’s typical of Samsung devices.

  1. Samsung A42 5G: If you need a 5G enabled device within $399, then this is a device for you. Not only that, but it also comes with a promise of 4 years of OS security updates and mmwave 5G support too. For $399, you get an AMOLED display but with a 720p display. 

The SamsungA42 5G offers an in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric unlocking, and it works extremely fast too. The Snapdragon 750 chipset inside is not very power hungry, and hence the 5000 mAH battery can easily last you a day in light to moderate usage.

The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has a 48-megapixel f/1.8 main rear camera which is accompanied by an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

Conclusion

Samsung has been the only non-Chinese smartphone manufacturer (after Nokia) in the Android space and has some truly amazing devices under its stable. The S series is the high end, the A series is made for value flagship p[hones, and the Note series is a whole different thing. The Z series is relatively newer and has luxury foldable devices.

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