Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: inconsistent AF and other problems
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Wondering when you got you’re device. My red device was late. Late batch . none of the problems you describe to that degree.

Ed Mon

The biggest POS cellular I ever had, combined with crap Verizon service I am doomed. Was a month overseas and this phone will not work abroad as it is incapable to register other operators, I had to purchase a cheap cell in order to have service and google maps. Verizon and Samsung tech support exhausted all possible causes and still not working. back in the U.S. I lose connection all the time it is plain a big and dumb expensive cell , only the camera is better than my old S20 Ultra which performed very well. And yeah, it has the Snapdragoon, big F deal, your eyes cannot even notice the speed…if there is any difference. graphics is not better than my old S20 Ultra.
I will need to pay it off and will exchange for another phone, because now tie you up for 3 years!!.. GOOD BYE SAMSUNG !!! never again, should go back and make it in Korea not in China!!!!


It’s made in Vietnam. At least my exynos S22 Ultra is. It’s a very average camera phone despite it has a 10x zoom


Just bought the device and I am experiencing the same issues. Things out of the focus point often get very smudged: the way photos used to do back in 2011 on smartphones.

Other times photos come out pretty good.

melinda mcneese

I have the Verizon version of this phone & I have the same photo problems, plus it overheats way too often. Since 12/2021 I’ve had the Note 10+, 21 Ultra & now the 22 Ultra; both the Note & the 21 had better cameras. My son bought the unlocked version directly from Samsung & doesn’t have any of the problems mine does. My 1st Samsung phone was the Galaxy 4 & I’ve only had Samsung since, but with the issues with this phone & the announcement of the Tesla phone, I’ve been considering a change.

G Yang

The Samsung focus issues are notorious. I’m a Samsung S20 Ultra + owner that can’t focus and I’m not alone. It seems that every generation of Samsung camera since then has suffered from different focus issues with videos dedicated to troubleshooting. It’s both software and hardware and probably QC issues as well. Incredibly, a Samsung S10 has no such issues…go figure. Jumping ship to a Google Pixel Pro 6…


Hi, we bought almost all Galaxy S since their beginning.
We noticed that quality was destroyed with updates when a new phone was coming. All having the same issues described here…
But this time it’s different, the phone is brand new.
We’re having same issues. I would just say : no details, blurred edges, melted colours sometimes, focus mayhem.
That’s sad.
All my Xiaomi, Honor, Ulefone, LG phones performed better. Always!!!! And they are all cheaper.
Galaxy S22 disappointed me as much as Galaxy Note 10 and Note 20, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S6 with last update.

Frank Brockel

I have the same problem with my S22 Ultra that I had with the Note 20 Ultra: both cameras inexplicably sometimes switch to digital zoom instead of optical even though 5x / 10x was selected. Has anyone else noticed this issue and what to do about it. You check this by looking at the focal length used in the info about each photo.


The so called Expert RAW app is a joke. It should be called “Poor man’s RAW’, since it only saves overprocessed JPEG’s to DNG format. There is nothing ‘raw’ in the actual file.

On the other hand, the imaging team @Samsung is a bunch of amateurs, who pulled up all noise-reduction and post-processing sliders to the max. Thanks to this, the images look like oil paintings.

The true raw files are produced only by the camera app. Due to the low quality of the cameras, the raw files have an excessive amount of noise (this is why the guys set the noise reduction to the max). But pretty decent images can be created by post-processing the RAW’s in Lightroom, by carefully adjusting the noise reduction and detail sliders.

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