The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is considered a top on the list of the best phones on the market right now, and it\’s easy to see why.
Whether you\’re a photography fan who needs a DSLR-rivaling smartphone, a constant note-taker who likes the look of the S Pen stylus, or someone who spends loads of time gaming or streaming video, there are lots to love.
However the phone\’s high price can put some people off, and that\’s why it\’s great that there are rivals getting your attention. Three phones have been launched that could steal you away from the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
We\’ll run you through these three phones, in the order they were launched.
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
ZTE\’s Axon 40 line debuted on the 9th of May, and there was an Ultra member of the family coming along for the ride.
This looks like a giant phone which bears more than a passing resemblance to the S22 Ultra, though with an in-display selfie camera so the screen looks unbroken.
It has three 64MP rear cameras, up to 1TB of storage and 16GB of RAM, and a 2K 6.8-inch screen – so it sounds impressive in a range of ways.
We\’ll have to see if this one becomes widely available because lots of ZTE Axon phones get launched outside the company\’s home region of China, but not all of them.
Sony Xperia 1 IV
Sony\’s flagship phones are often super-powerful – and super-expensive, it was launched on the 11th of May.
Xperia phones are designed for creative professionals, with camera lenses and sensors built by the same minds that create Sony\’s Alpha cameras, and with extra tools lie the ability to use it as an extra viewfinder for photography.
Plus, they\’re often just as powerful as Samsung galaxy S22 ultra and the displays have a 4K resolution which gives them the trophy when it comes to high-res displays.
Honor Magic 4 Pro
May 12 brought the final big launch of the week, and it was from Honor. It was actually the global launch of the Honor Magic 4 series.
This is the Honor Magic 4 Pro, and due to it already part-launching earlier in the year, we already knew lots about it. It has a 6.81-inch 120Hz screen, a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, and an eye-catching design.
Perhaps the highlights, on paper, are its cameras: there\’s a 50MP main, 50MP ultra-wide, and 64MP telephoto trio on the back, and a 12MP camera and 3D Time-of-Flight sensor for selfies.
We\’ll have to see just how well it performs in action, but if it\’s priced right, this could be a top contender to replace the Samsung Galaxy S22 ultra for our \’best phones\’ title.
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