Top-of-the-line cell phones: see the most powerful of 2022 (so far)

Despite the coronavirus pandemic (Sars-CoV-2) impacting the electronics industry, mainly due to the shortage of chips, the largest manufacturers in the market continue to launch excellent devices. So far, the apple, Samsung, Motorola and Xiaomi have already launched their new top-of-the-line cell phones for the year 2022.

With that in mind, the TecMundo brought together the best top of the line cell phones that were released until April 2022. And if you’re looking for a great device to replace your old smartphone, check out the list.

Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra

In February, Samsung launched the devices Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra in Brazil, a line of devices that arrived with improvements in the cameras and greater processing power. Not to mention the S Pen, which comes with the S22 Ultra.

While the Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch Full HD+ screen (120 Hz refresh rate) and 3,700 mAh battery, the S22+ offers the same quality screen with 6.6 inches and 4,500 mAh battery. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 6.8-inch QHD+ screen (120 Hz refresh rate) and a 5000 mAh battery.

All three devices offer a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor in Brazil, 5G connectivity, Android 12 operating system with One UI 4.1 interface, Gorilla Glass Victus Plus and IP68 water resistance. The S22 and S22+ are manufactured with 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage, while the S22 Ultra has 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of storage.

  • Galaxy S22+ review: the most balanced, but cost is still high

Regarding the S22 and S22+ camera set, the phones are equipped with a 50 MP main camera, a 12 MP ultra-wide angle and a 10 MP 3x optical zoom camera, not to mention a 10 MP front lens. Already the S22 Ultra has a 40 MP front camera and, on the back, it has 108 MP (main), 12 MP (wide-angle), and two other 10 MP cameras for 3x and 10x optical zoom. The phone also features up to 100x digital zoom.

  • Suggested price: BRL 4.8 thousand (S22), BRL 6,299 (S22+) and BRL 8,549 (S22 Ultra)
  • retail price: BRL 5.3 thousand (S22), BRL 6.3 thousand (S22+) and BRL 8 thousand (S22 Ultra)
Image: Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung Galaxy S22

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  • General
  • Camera
  • Chipset: Exynos 2200 (4nm)
  • Operational system: Android 12, a 4.1 UI
  • Battery Capacity: 3700 mAh
  • Screen Size: 6.1 inches
  • RAM memory: 8 GB
  • Internal Storage: 256 GB
  • Back camera: 50 MP (f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.57″, 1.0µm) + 10 MP (f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm) + 12 MP (f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ , 1/2.55″ 1.4µm)
  • Frontal camera: 10 MP (f/2.2, 26mm, 1/3.24″, 1.22µm)
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

Xiaomi 12 Pro

In March 2022, Xiaomi 12 series was launched in the global market in three models, the Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro. All three models were launched with Android 12 and 5G support, however, the 12 Pro is the most powerful version.

Xiaomi 12 Pro.Xiaomi 12 Pro.Source: Xiaomi

Xiaomi 12 Pro is equipped with 6.73″ AMOLED display with 120HZ refresh rate, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 8GB or 12GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, 4,600mAh battery and charging 120W fast.

  • See the comparison between Xiaomi 12 Pro vs. Galaxy S22 Ultra

The device also offers three 50 MP cameras (each) at the rear: a main lens, a wide-angle and a telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. The selfie camera is 32 MP. The base model of the Xiaomi 12 Pro was made available for US$ 999 (about R$ 5 thousand at the current price) and has not yet been released in the Brazilian market.

  • Suggested price: US$ 999 (about R$ 5 thousand)
  • retail price: not yet available
Image: Xiaomi 12 Pro

Xiaomi 12 Pro

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  • General
  • Camera
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen1 (4nm)
  • Operational system: Android 12, MIUI 13
  • Battery Capacity: 4600 mAh
  • Screen Size: 6.73 inches
  • RAM memory: 8GB or 12GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB or 256GB
  • Back camera: 50MP (f/1.9, 24mm, 1/1.28″, 1.22µm) + 50MP (f/1.9, 48mm) + 50MP (f/2.2, 115˚)
  • Frontal camera:
  • Video: 8K@24fps, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120/240/960fps, 720p@1920fps

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

Motorola Edge 30 ProMotorola Edge 30 ProSource: Motorola

THE Motorola Edge 30 Pro was launched in Brazil in February to compete with great options on the market, such as the Galaxy S22 and iPhone 13. One of the device’s differentials is the 68W charger, capable of fully charging the battery in just 50 minutes — the cell phone also allows charging by 15W induction.

The Edge 30 Pro is equipped with a 6.7-inch OLED screen (144 Hz refresh rate and HDR10+), Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 12 GB of RAM, 256 GB of internal storage, 5G connectivity, 4,800 mAh battery and Android 12 with My UX interface.

The rear camera module offers a 50 MP main sensor with OIS, a 50 MP hybrid sensor (wide-angle and macro) and a 2 MP blur lens; On the front there is a 60 MP camera.

  • Suggested price: BRL 6,499
  • retail price: BRL 5.4 thousand

iPhone SE 3

In April 2022, the third generation of iPhone SE was officially launched in Brazil and available on Apple’s online store in three colors: black, white and red. The device stands out for its battery life, which delivers up to two hours more than the previous model, and for being the “cheapest” model of the brand.

3rd generation iPhone SE3rd generation iPhone SESource: Apple

iPhone SE (3rd generation) offers 4.7″ Retina HD display, A15 Bionic processor, 4GB RAM, 2018mAh battery, 5G connectivity, iOS 15 operating system and 64GB, 128GB or 256GB internal storage For photos and videos, the device also offers a 12 MP main camera and a 7 MP front camera.

  • Suggested price: BRL 4,199
  • retail price: BRL 3.4 thousand

iPhone 13 Pro

THE iPhone 13 Pro is the “oldest” on the list, as it was announced to the public in September 2021. However, the device remains one of the most robust on the market and the only one of the aforementioned devices with up to 1 TB of internal storage.

iPhone 13 Pro.iPhone 13 Pro.Source: Apple

The version is equipped with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display (120 Hz refresh rate), A15 Bionic processor, 5G connectivity, 6 GB of RAM, 3,095 mAh battery, iOS 15 software and 128 GB of internal storage. , 256GB, 512GB or 1TB.

Regarding the main set of cameras, the iPhone 13 Pro has three 12 MP lenses (each): main, wide-angle and telephoto with 3x optical zoom. It supports macro photography and video, brings an improved night mode to all cameras and more. The front also features a 12 MP camera.

  • Suggested price: BRL 9,176
  • retail price: R$ 7 thousand
Image: Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

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  • General
  • Camera
  • Chipset: A15 Bionic
  • Operational system: iOS 15
  • Battery Capacity: Not specified
  • Screen Size:
  • RAM memory: 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB
  • Back camera: 12 MP (wide-angle, ƒ/1.5 aperture) + 12 MP (ultra-wide, ƒ/1.8 and 120° viewing angle) + 12 MP (ƒ/2.8 telephoto)
  • Frontal camera: 12 MP (ƒ/2.2)
  • Video: 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60fps, 730p@30fps
Image: Motorola Edge 20 Lite

Motorola Edge 20 Lite

Lowest price 2,699.00

  • General
  • Camera
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6853 Dimension 720 5G (7nm)
  • Operational system: Android 11
  • Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Screen Size: 6.7 inches
  • RAM memory: 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • Back camera: 108 MP (f/1.9, 1/1.52″, 0.7 µm) + 8 MP (f/2.2, 118˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12 µm) + 2 MP f /2.4)
  • Frontal camera: 32 MP (f/2.3, 0.7 µm)
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps

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