The Galaxy S22 Ultra is essentially a Galaxy Note reborn. Samsung’s unique phablet with built-in stylus was notably absent from its 2021 line-up but returned in 2022 in the form of an S Series flagship.

The S22 Ultra remains the only handset with a built-in S-Pen combined with Samsung’s best-in-class photography, performance, and tools for productivity. Previously, the top-of-the-range “ultra” on the S Series was difficult to justify but makes sense now that it offers something unique when compared with the S22+ and S22.

The phablet by default has a large 6.8-inch 120Hz display that weighs 228g; and you need both hands to operate it. The back is characterised by five sensors — it feels as if every year there is another sensor being put onto flagships, which attracts a lot of attention, but looks a lot better than the S21 Ultra’s bumpier design.

It has a power button and volume rocker to the right and the S-Pen slot at the bottom left next to the SIM slot and USB-C charging port.

It is also the first time the S22 range features a Snapdragon chipset for the South African market. Combined with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip handles everything you need for everyday use.