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Samsung Galaxy S22: Should You Buy It Now? Check Out the Price Drops

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After the S23 line announcement, the Samsung Galaxy S22 phones can already be found for sale at retailers. But should you buy an S22 smartphone now, or is it better to wait for another discount? nextpit has verified the price history of Samsung's flagship to see if its price is worth it or not.

This price tracker will be regularly updated, with significant price changes on the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. This page will offer not only a custom price tracker, but it will also try to offer an idea of price trends for the different models. You can also refer to the Galaxy S21 price check article for an idea of how the previous generation fluctuated in price.

Galaxy price drop: Is it the right time to buy the Samsung S22/S22+ or S22 Ultra?

We checked the price drops on these 3 models via several online price comparison sites. Please note that this is not a change in the recommended or "official" price, but rather the average price of the Galaxy S22/S22+ or S22 Ultra. This price corresponds to the average of the lowest prices among all e-commerce platforms, including third-party sellers in the marketplace!

Even though the Galaxy S23 launched at a similar MSRP to the previous generation, it didn't immediately influence prices for the 2022 models. So if you don't find a discount on the S22 models, it should be worth considering the 2023 phones instead.

Galaxy S22 price drops

With the expectation surrounding the Galaxy S23 line, prices for the S22 model are fluctuating considerably, especially close to deals' days. With prices already $100 under the original MSRP, it is already a good time to buy the flagship phone, especially if you manage to grab a special deal.

Galaxy S22+ price drops

Midway through its market life, the Galaxy S22+ is seeing regular discounts of up to $200 under the original retail price. If you manage to find the model cheaper than $850 it is probably a good time to buy it, otherwise, wait just a few days.

Galaxy S22 Ultra price drops

For the flagship S22 Ultra model, prices remained reasonably stable throughout 2022, contrasting with its predecessor. Closer to Black Friday, however, the Samsung high-end phone had one of the first big price drops, almost $200 below the MSRP, which not only represents the historical lowest price for the model but also good timing for those looking for the phone. 

Galaxy S22 line technical specifications

  Samsung Galaxy S22 family
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Display 6.1 inches AMOLED
1080 x 2340 pixels
120 Hz refresh rate
6.6 inches AMOLED
1080 x 2340 pixels
120 Hz refresh rate
6.8 inches AMOLED
1440 x 3088 pixels
120 Hz refresh rate
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (International)
Samsung Exynos 2200 (Europe)
Memory 8 GB RAM
128/256 GB storage
128/256 GB storage
8/12 GB RAM
128/256/512/1024 GB storage
Câmera Main: 50 megapixels
Ultrawide: 12 megapixels
3x telephoto: 10 megapixels
Main: 108 megapixels
Ultrawide: 12 megapixels
10x telephoto: 10 megapixels
3x telephoto: 10 megapixels
Selfie 10 megapixels 40 megapixels
Audio Stereo speakers
no headphone jack
Battery 3700 mAh 4500 mAh 5000 mAh
Charging Wired: 25 W
Wireless: 15 W
Reverse charging: 4.5 W
Wired: 45 W
Wireless: 15 W
Reverse charging: 4.5 W
  • Really nice to look at
  • Great display
  • Adequate performance
  • Excellent cameras
  • The selfies are just right
  • Four years of OS updates and five years of security patches
  • Solid design and excellent materials
  • IP 68 certification
  • Mature software and great update policy
  • Versatile camera configuration
  • Excellent 120Hz QHD+ display
  • Very elegant sleek and square design
  • More consistent S Pen integration
  • Still the champion when it comes to versatile photos
  • Unrivalled Android update policy
  • Dysfunctional shape
  • Heats up easily
  • 3700 mAh is not enough
  • Very slow charging
  • Few changes from the S21
  • Limited battery life of only one day
  • Slow charging capability
  • Disappointing Exynos 2200 performance
  • Poor battery life
  • Fast recharge is not fast enough and the $60 charger is not included
  • Expensive price
  • Basic 8 GB RAM/128 GB storage configuration is too limited
Read the Galaxy S22 review
Read the Galaxy S22+ review
Read the Galaxy S22 Ultra review

How does nextpit track price drops of smartphones?

Starting from the launch price of each smartphone when it was released, we started by listing chronologically the first notable price drop followed by the lowest price ever, then the last notable price drop, and finally the current price.

For our listings, we compared prices between Amazon, the official stores, BestBuy and Google Shopping.

When the price observed on the day of the publication of this article and each update is lower than the "official" or recommended price by the manufacturer, we recommend you buy the smartphone via an affiliate link. If the current price is lower than the last price drop or even the lowest price ever, we will also recommend you buy the smartphone. Note that this data is manually extracted from the price histories of several online price comparison sites.

Other price trackers:

What do you think of this new format? Are there any particular smartphones you'd like me to keep an eye on for price drops? Tell me all about it in the comments.

The most recent update of this article occurred in September 2023, and previous comments have been preserved.

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Rubens Eishima

Rubens Eishima

Having written about technology since 2008 for a number of websites in Brazil, Spain, Denmark, and Germany, I specialize in the mobile ecosystem, including various models, components, and apps. I tend to not only value performance and specifications, but also things like repairability, durability, and manufacturer support. I tend to prioritize the end-user's point of view whenever possible.

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  • Mia Bright 2 months ago Link to comment

    I like Samsung phones. I've been using my A32 for more than three years and haven't faced any issues yet. Though my husband needs a new phone, so it would be great to get it at a discount.

    • Nick Bess 2 months ago Link to comment

      I use a Samsung phone and am pleased with it. Actually, no need to buy a new model right now. Moreover, the older model is, the lower the price, especially if you are ready to wait.