There’s a lot to love about Samsung’s newest flagship phone, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, we had great things to say in our full review. For everything the phone does right, from its class-leading cameras to the renaissance of the glorious S-Pen, it’s also packing some incredibly cutting-edge features that make it one of the best phones you can get right now for gaming on the go.
There are plenty of reasons as to why the Galaxy S22 Ultra makes for a great gaming phone, but let’s start with the most obvious one – that gorgeous, massive AMOLED 2X display. With 6.8 inches of screen at a QHD+ resolution with the brightness, colour and HDR performance of AMOLED 2X, games look genuinely stunning on this thing. Coupled with the super smooth 120Hz refresh rate there are very few mobile devices on the market that can boast displays this well-suited to smashing out some Genshin Impact or Apex Legends on your commute – doubly so when you consider the unique Vision Booster that provides excellent outdoor visibility.
You’ll have the processing chops to back up that ultra fast refresh rate too, with the latest 8th generation Qualcomm Snapdragon SM8450 processor powering high-end gameplay experiences with class-leading speed and efficiency. All that power being thrown at the latest games won’t necessarily chew through battery in the way you’d expect either, not least because of the juicy 5000mAh battery inside but also a variable refresh rate during gaming that’ll ensure not a drop of power is wasted on unnecessary screen refreshes.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra also boasts an impressive 240Hz touch sampling rate while in its dedicated Game Booster which goes even further to enhance that smooth feel during games, and while the super-responsive touch is great for games that suit it, there are also plenty of options for physical controls. You could pair up a PlayStation or Xbox controller with the appropriate mount or slot the phone into something like the excellent Razer Kishi for more of a dedicated handheld feel.
It’s no secret that Samsung is serious about cloud gaming as well, especially given the recent move to offer direct Xbox Cloud Gaming exclusively on 2022 Samsung TVs, so it’s only fitting that you’ll get one of the best mobile-based Xbox experiences on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Aside from all the benefits already mentioned, the Ultra also offers blisteringly-fast 5G and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity meaning whether you’re at home or on the go, you’re going to get the best connection to your streamed games with minimal latency (depending on the network environment around you, of course).
Of course, if a phone just isn’t big enough for your gaming needs you could always take a look at one of Samsung’s ultra-powerful tablet solutions, like the Galaxy Tab S, to get a big-screen gaming experience on the go with all the same support for external controllers and streaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming. It truly is a great time to be a gamer on the move!