Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra is $300 off ahead of Black Friday

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We’ve been keeping an eye on Samsung to see when their Black Friday deals would come, and it looks like today might be the day. All the latest Galaxy phones are on sale now, with the biggest discount being the Galaxy S22 Ultra. With $300 off list price, Samsung’s highest-end (non-foldable) Galaxy phone is down to $900. We saw the S22 Ultra drop to this price for a couple of days earlier this month as a sort of preview of Black Friday, but then it went back to its usual price point. For anyone who missed this window, snag our current favorite Android phone one more time while it’s that low.


We gave the S22 Ultra an 89 in our review, calling it “the best premium Android flagship you can buy”. It shares a lot in common with Samsung’s discontinued Note series, particularly with the inclusion of the integrated S Pen and the return to a more rectangular shape, but the S22 Ultra isn’t just a re-imagining of the Galaxy Note. It has a ‘glorious’ screen that keeps everything looking smooth with a 120Hz refresh rate and a bright 6.8-inch Super AMOLED panel. The cameras have also been updated, with a 108-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera and a pair of 10-megapixel telephoto lenses on the rear. There’s a 40-megapixel camera up front, along with new video calling software adapted for using Google’s Duo (now called Google Meet).

The S22 Ultra uses Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processors, which in our tests handled fairly intense multitasking without bogging down or even heating up significantly. While the battery didn’t last as long as we’d hoped, it lasted 17 hours and 16 minutes in our video rundown test.

If you don’t need the S Pen or that many cameras, you can try the Galaxy S22+. It’s also on sale for Black Friday, with a $250 discount off the MSRP, bringing it down to $800. We gave it an 87 in our review, particularly impressed with the extra bright display and ability to capture rich photos in low light.

We also gave the base model Galaxy S22 an 87. Even at the list price of $800, the S22 gives you more “phone for the money than anything you can buy from Apple or Google”. Now that it’s only $700, that statement is truer than ever.

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