Samsung enriches its budget smartphone portfolio with the addition of the Galaxy A22. Announced earlier today, the Galaxy A22 4G/LTE looks like a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy A32, although in true Samsung style, the two devices eventually shared some hardware components.

Both smartphones are powered by the same chipset and have a screen with a high refresh rate of 90 Hz, at least as long as they are the 4G variants, which we will see in more detail below.

The Galaxy A32 remains technically superior and most of us would probably agree that it looks better than the Galaxy A22. This was to be expected given their marketplaces, but how different and/or similar are they? Let’s find out.

Galaxy A22 vs Galaxy A32: Screen

As mentioned above, both phones have 90Hz displays, which means they can display smoother animations in the UI and supporting apps.

The Galaxy A22 and A32 have 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screens and both feature an Infinity-U notch.

Finally, the Galaxy A32 benefits from a higher quality AMOLED panel in the sense that it has a higher resolution and pixel density. It has a pixel count of 2400 x 1080 as opposed to 1600 x 720.

Galaxy A22 vs Galaxy A32: Cameras

Samsung’s latest budget smartphone has four cameras on the back, including a 48MP main sensor with OIS. In contrast, the Galaxy A32 has a 64 MP main sensor with PDAF that does not have OIS. In theory, this should give the Galaxy A22 an advantage when taking photos in low light and when recording videos on the go.

The phones feature 8MP ultra-wide cameras with f/2.2 aperture, plus macro and depth sensors. The Galaxy A32 has a 5MP depth of high-resolution and macro shooters, while the Galaxy A22 is limited to 2MP.

As for selfies, the Galaxy A22 has a 13 MP drive, while the Galaxy A32 benefits from a 20 MP sensor.

Galaxy A22 vs Galaxy A32: Design

Each phone has a distinctive camera body design and both feature plastic frames with a metal finish. The Galaxy A22 has a traditional camera overhang, while the Galaxy A32 has individual cutouts in the rear panel for each camera.

The Galaxy A22 comes in four colors, black, mint, violet, and white, and the Galaxy A32 is available in black, blue, violet, and white. Both phones measure and weigh about the same.

The Galaxy A22 has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, while the Galaxy A32 hides it under the display.

Galaxy A22 vs Galaxy A32: Hardware and Software

For better or worse, neither the Galaxy A22 nor the Galaxy A32 comes with an Exynos chipset. Instead, Samsung opted for a solution developed by MediaTek, namely the Helio G80 SoC.

It was manufactured in a 12 nm process. It has two Cortex-A75 CPU cores clocked at 2.0GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8GHz. The CPU works together with a Mali-G52 MC2 graphics chip.

The Galaxy A32 has more RAM options of 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB, while the Galaxy A22 does not have the 8GB option (although it is available for the 5G variant).

Other similarities between the two phones include a 5000mAh battery with 15W fast charging, Bluetooth 5, NFC, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. They also come with Android 11 and One UI 3.1.

Galaxy A22 vs Galaxy A32: Conclusion

At the time of writing, Samsung has not disclosed pricing information for the Galaxy A22, but it will be cheaper than the Galaxy A32. The latter phone is superior, but they are different enough to coexist, meaning the price difference will make all the difference. The Galaxy A22 may sound like a decent, cheap phone in a vacuum, but that doesn’t mean much in the real world if it’s not cheap enough to justify leaving out the Galaxy A32.

You can refer to our device comparison tool below for a more detailed breakdown of the technical details.

Galaxy A22 vs Galaxy A32 – Specs Comparison

GENERAL INFORMATION
Model NameGalaxy A22Galaxy A32
Model typeBarBar
ColorsViolet (Violet)
Mint (Mint)
Black (Black)
White (White)
Black (Black)
White (White)
Blue (Blue)
Violet (Violet)
Announced2021, June2021, January
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
DimensionsBar: 159.3 x 73.6 x 8.4 mmBar: 158.9 x 73.6 x 8.4 mm
Weights186g184g
OPERATING SYSTEM
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 11
One UI version3.13.1
NETWORKS
SIMDual SIM modelDual SIM model
SIM card sizesNano-SIM (4FF)Nano-SIM (4FF)
Networks2G
3G
4G
2G
3G
4G
eSIM supportNoNo
DISPLAY
KindMain Display
NameInfinity-U DisplayInfinity-U Display
TechnologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED Display
Size6.4 inch / mm6.4 inch / 162.56 mm
ResolutionHD+ / x pixelsFHD+ / x pixels
Refresh rate90Hz90Hz
PROCESSORS
Related model number(s)SM-A225FSM-A325F
ChipsetMediatek Helio G80Mediatek Helio G80
Clock SpeedDual-Core @ 2.00 GHz
Hexa-Core @ 1.80 GHz
Dual-Core @ 2.00 GHz
Hexa-Core @ 1.80 GHz
CoresOcta-CoreOcta-Core
GPUMali-G52 MC2Mali-G52 MC2
MEMORY
RAM/ROM sizes4 GB RAM with 64 GB ROM

4 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM

6 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM
4 GB RAM with 64 GB ROM

6 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM

8 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM
External memory supportYesYes
External memory support maximum1 TB
SENSORS
AccelerometerNoYes
Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side)YesYes
CompassNoYes
Proximity sensorNoYes
VIDEO
Max. Video Recording ResolutionFHD video recording at 30 fps (1920×1080)
External memory supportYesYes
External memory support maximum1 TB
REAR CAMERA
RotatingNo
FlashYesYes
Digital ZoomYes
KindDepth Camera
Megapixels2MP5MP
ApertureF2.4F2.4
KindWide-angle Camera
Megapixels64MP
ApertureF1.8
ExtrasPDAF
KindUltra Wide Camera
Megapixels8MP
ApertureF2.2
KindMacro Camera
Megapixels5MP
ApertureF2.4
FRONT CAMERA
FlashNo
KindSelfie Camera
Megapixels13MP20MP
ApertureF2.2F2.2
CONNECTIVITY
USB versionType CType C
3.5mm HeadphonejackYesYes
Location technologyGPS
Wi-FiYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
NFCYes
Bluetooth Version5.05.0
S PEN
AvailabilityNo
BATTERY
Standard battery capacity5000mAh5000mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wired fast chargingYesYes
Wired fast charging watt1515