Samsung also trimmed the photo configuration compared to the 4G version. This A22 5G sees indeed disappear the macro sensor, anyway rather anecdotal. The ultra-wide angle module has also been reduced from 8MP to 5MP. However, it still retains its main 48MP sensor, which has a lens that opens at f/1.8 and a 2MP depth sensor.

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The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G also gets an ultra-wide-angle module

Main module: 48 megapixels, f/1.8, 26mm eqThe

main module uses pixel-binning technology, which merges four photosites into one to harvest more light. By default, the smartphone captures 12MP shots, but you can always choose 48MP mode in its settings. Here we’ll compare it to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G

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The main module delivers average shots. While the Redmi Note 10 5G’s shot is too saturated and tends to turn red, the A22 5G’s shot is too cold, almost bluish. This tends to wash out the colors a bit, as you can see on the test patterns on the bottom left. We also notice a more accentuated digital smoothing. The comparison between the two faces is clear. On the Note 10 5G, we can see the lion’s mane, but also his pupils, while the old man’s beard is much more detailed. The A22 5G’s image lacks sharpness and relief.

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<!–[if IE 9]><!–[if IE 9]> Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (12MP, eq. 26mm, f/1.8, ISO 1576, 1/15sec) <!–[if IE 9]> Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (12MP, eq. 26mm, f/1.8, ISO 8425, 1/15s)

At night, it gets complicated for both smartphones. The digital noise appears largely on the image of the A22 5G and the colors lose again in vividness. Its daytime competitor opts for a very pronounced digital smoothing. It thus loses a lot of detail, but the image remains more readable and more usable as a whole.

48MP modeAs with

the vast majority of smartphones, it is always possible to take pictures by opting for the maximum definition

.

However, the gain is rarely conclusive. This Galaxy A22 5G is not so bad in 48 Mpx.

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By day, the gain is rather interesting. The software processing is a bit less advanced and leaves room for a good level of details. The image is still a bit too saturated, but this mode can be useful on a busy scene or a landscape. We therefore advise you to use it if you have a microSD card to relieve the internal memory.

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No surprise for the night shooting. The rendering is as mediocre as with 12 Mpx. You can use it to crop if needed, but not much more.

Ultra wide-angle module: 5 megapixels, f/2.2,

115°Ultra wide-angle modules are becoming more and more popular, even in the entry-level

range.

These sensors are rarely convincing, and the A22 5G is unfortunately no exception to the rule.

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The result in normal light conditions is bad. The tints are far too cold and the image lacks a lot of details, even in the center. It looks as if a veil is blurring the picture, even if the scene is more or less visible. So don’t expect miracles with this mode, where resolution is clearly lacking. At night, it’s easy to see that the image is unusable, drowned out by digital noise.

Front module and videoThe

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G features an 8MP sensor with an f/2 lens, which is housed in the center notch. Selfies taken with it are pretty good, with warm tones quite pleasant. The portrait mode adds a rather aggressive bokeh

effect, which quickly shows its limits on long hair.

This A22 5G only allows filming in Full HD at 30 frames per second. Apart from the OnePlus Nord N10 5G (which can shoot in 4K at 30 fps), its competitors of the day do not do better. This remains rather limited on this point in 2021, especially since it does not benefit from the optical stabilization (only in photo, electronic stabilization in video) of the 4G version.

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