5 cheaper phones (almost) as good as the Samsung Galaxy S22
Everyone may be talking about the Galaxy S22, but here are 5 smartphones that are almost as good and much more affordable.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 is the talk of the town, and for good reason. Its new Qualcomm chipset promises to provide a major boost to performance and battery life, it boasts a sleek and innovative design, and looks set to cement Samsung as a premier smartphone producer.
With that said, it doesn't make sense for everyone to blow their budget on this new gadget. You might find yourself wondering if you can find similar functionality in a cheaper phone, or phones that have come down significantly from their launch price.
Well, you most certainly can. Here are 5 of our top picks.
Best deals on Samsung Galaxy S21
Savvy consumers know that the release of a new edition in a smartphone line means that it's the perfect time to snap up deals on older models. And in this case, you could do a whole lot worse than the Galaxy S21. As the name implies, this phone was released just last year, so it's still a very high-end offering, and you can now grab it for unmissable value.
The S21 actually has a number of features over its successor. For example, the S21 and S21+ boast cameras with 64MP lenses, while the S22's is just 50MP. The S22's display has also slightly shrunk from 6.2 inches on the S21 to 6.1 inches.
As you've probably gathered by now, you might just be better off grabbing a deal on the S21, rather than shelling out for the S22.
If you want more info, check out our reviews of the S21 and S21+
Oppo Find X3
The Oppo Find X3 is an exceptional contribution to the world of Android smartphones. With a quad camera compared to the triple camera of the S22, and a 4,500mAh battery as opposed to the 3,700mAh carried by the S22, there are some serious hardware considerations in which the X3 edges out the S22.
While its 50 MP camera is on par with the S22, the Oppo has an incredible feature over the S22 and just about every other phone. Its 30x zoom lens allows it to take microscopic images. Prepare to waste entire days playing around with this awesome feature that you just can't find on Samsung's offering.
Best deals on Nokia G10
If you could do without all the bells and whistles of the Samsungs and Apples of the market, the Nokia G10 is the phone for you. Given its staggeringly low price tag (RRP of $199), you might be surprised how much this great-value offering shares in common with the Galaxy S22 – and some things it might even do better.
Just like the S22, the G10 has 3 cameras and an AI-powered night mode. Its battery life has been tested at around 59 hours. While we don't know the exact battery life of the S22 yet, the S21's battery life has been tested at just over 56 hours. And if you prefer a bigger screen, the 6.51 display of the G10 has all your entertainment needs covered.
Check out these great deals on this budget offering that doesn't skimp on features, and our review of the G10 smartphone here.
Best deals on iPhones
Don't let all the excitement around Samsung's latest release let you forget the giant that is iPhone. Apple strikes fear into the hearts of competitors, and for good reason. The sleek design, technological innovation, and exclusive iOS operating system have maintained the iPhone's place as a cultural force for over 15 years.
Google Pixel 5A
The "A" line may be where Google sells its budget smartphones, but don't be fooled, this phone still stacks up very nicely against the S22. With a beautiful 6.34 inch OLED display, 5G capability, and innovative features like Extreme Battery Saver, grab these deals on a classic phone that's proven to be excellent.
Want to learn more about the new Samsung Galaxy S22? Here's everything you need to know.