Samsung S22 Ultra: tips and tricks

We have been using the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra for a month and we are delighted with the performance of the phone. It started visually for us – a sleek new design with integrated camera modules and a slim S Pen – but it went way beyond all-day battery life and next-gen chipsets.

We find that the more we use the phone, the more we appreciate the useful tools that take the user experience to the next level. The kind of stuff we wish all smartphones could have! Whether that means using the S Pen as a remote camera shutter release or editing RAW photos in post-production, we’ve broken down our favorite Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra tips and tricks below. we’ll see!

Related: Want to know more about the performance of the S22 Ultra? Check the specifications here.

Pens

handwriting in the text

It really goes without saying, but the S-Pen is the best device added to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra this year. While it may have spelled the end of our beloved Note (at least as we know it), the fact that it runs so cleanly on the Galaxy S22 Ultra gives even more reason to whip out the stylus and use it every chance we get.

Outside of obvious use cases like signing digital documents, handwriting is converted to text when the S Pen is turned on. In the S Pen settings, you can switch to “S Pen to Text”, which allows you to write directly in browsers like Chrome without having to type anything. On top of that, if you’re running out of space in the search bar, the sidebar menu can be expanded to include a dedicated handwriting feature for jotting things down on the fly.

If you’re drawing shapes with the S Pen but can’t get the perfect shape, press and hold the pen when you’re done and the phone will automatically draw the perfect shape. Handwriting with the S Pen couldn’t be easier, but its capabilities go far beyond handwriting and note-taking. We haven’t even talked about gesture controls!

gesture control

Gesture control is easily our favorite S Pen feature. Ever since Samsung integrated the stylus into the device itself, it has expanded the possibilities and encouraged users to try it at every opportunity. you can think And what is it for if not to write? Take a look at some of the best S Pen gestures below.

  • You can tap and hold the button to open the camera and use the S Pen as a remote shutter release.
  • As you move the pen clockwise or counterclockwise, the camera zooms in and out.
  • Double click the button to open the selfie camera.
  • You can slide the S Pen left and right to switch between photos in your gallery and change songs on Spotify.
  • Slide up or down to adjust the volume.

While handwriting with the S Pen might be your first thought, there are plenty of other ways to take advantage of this toolkit when it comes to using cameras. Speaking of which, there are also a lot of tips and tricks built into the camera software, so let’s take a look.

the night

Photo: Samsung / Using night shots

camera

the night

Night photography is a new feature of the Samsung Galaxy S22 range that takes advantage of top-of-the-line camera hardware. If you want to get the best possible images from a smartphone, the Galaxy S22 Ultra (1-inch) has the 108 MP (1-inch) main sensor, which allows the phone to absorb more light than most smartphones on the market. . This makes low-light photography exceptional, and Samsung makes things easy for the user with its Night Shots feature, which can be accessed through the camera app.

Here you can take photos and let the large sensor and software do the rest. Hold the phone up and the camera will display a countdown timer as you release the shutter and let in light before taking the photo. As you can see from the results above, the image is much brighter but remains sharp with very little noise. It is a very useful feature that comes by itself when driving at night in low light conditions.

automatic framing

With so many video conferences, it’s good to know that your camera automatically frames your video when you’re on a conference call with friends and colleagues. Plus, you’ll meet people when someone enters the frame and open it when you see a need for more space. The feature is smart enough to track up to 10 people at a time. Finally, when you touch a person’s face, it focuses and zooms in, perfect for rendering.

detail enhancement

In photo mode, you will see an icon in the lower right corner of the screen. Clicking it activates the Detail Enhancer, which sharpens the image while preserving resolution. You will really notice the difference in things with strong textures like plants, small sculptures and paintings.

Once you have that detailed shot, you can take it one step further by highlighting the S Pen and jumping into the Samsung Photo Editor, where filters can be applied to photos and settings can be adjusted, including light balance, brightness , exposure and contrast. , Highlights, Shadows, Saturation, Tint, Temperature. Most importantly, it’s still easy to use, as you don’t have to be an experienced photographer who knows post-production to understand what looks good. But if you… Samsung has this covered too.

Samsung s22 Ultra Raw App


Photo: Samsung Community

raw photos

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra can capture RAW quality photos, allowing you to capture more detail and dynamic range from the camera sensor. This results in more overhead for editing purposes, which is ideal for professionals and those looking to experience and learn professional camera and post-production skills.

For RAW recording on the Galaxy S22 Ultra; Open the camera app and go to the professional mode, there open the settings and go to the image format where you will find the RAW image settings. This unleashes the full quality of the camera, allowing you to edit photos in more detail in post-production. In the photo gallery, RAW photos are marked with a “RAW” indicator in the upper right corner so you know which photos are ready to transfer. We recommend Adobe Lightroom here. It’s a free app that can be found on the Google Play Store and offers the best photo editing on mobile, period.

Draft of the last object

Photo: Lots of People / Ben Makim

object eraser

Our most used post-production software or feature should be Object Eraser. In the camera gallery, open any photo and tap edit before finding the three dots in the bottom right corner and going to the object eraser. Use the S-Pen to draw around the object you want to remove, e.g. a person, an animal, a traffic cone, a utility pole, etc., and simply click scan. This also works with shadows and reflections by selecting the appropriate button and highlighting it with the S Pen.

It’s one of the easiest tools to use when you’re traveling and tourists are constantly taking photos of your background, or maybe there’s some trash on the ground. Whatever it is, the scan tool will remove it cleanly.

user interface

So, we show you all the features you didn’t know about the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s camera and S Pen, but what about the user interface? Personalization is the name of the game here, and coupled with a host of small (but easy to use) features, it creates a superior experience that goes beyond what you’d expect from a smartphone. we’ll see

personalization

Personalization comes first, and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is one of the most customizable smartphones out there. Almost everything here can be changed to your liking, from color themes to personal contact videos (yes, videos) and emojis. Here are some customization tips we liked.

  • From the home screen, tap to change themes, including the color palette that can be combined with your wallpaper.
  • You can set videos as background for calls, even audio can be set as ringtone.
  • Emojis can be combined and animated in a GIF, yes.
  • In the display settings, you can switch between extra brightness to reach the maximum capacity of 1750 nits.

More cool features

  • Set a timer and it will appear as a popup on your home screen even when you’re not using the app so you can pause it.
  • The camera’s indicator light lets you know when it’s on, but you can manually turn the camera off for privacy reasons.
  • The camera clip can be hidden for manually selected apps via the View menu.
  • The Battery protection setting prevents the phone from charging more than 85%, which increases battery life.

That’s exactly what the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is

We have been using the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra for the last month and we guarantee that the tips and tricks above will take your smartphone experience to the next level. While the Galaxy S22 Ultra experience can start with top-tier performance thanks to its powerful chipset, all-day battery life, 6.8-inch QHD+ display, and even IP68 water resistance, goes beyond the numbers and offers a comprehensive user experience. that will make you wonder “How did he really do that?” All days. Take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra via the link below, with prices starting at AU$1849.

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About the Author

About the Author

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a BA (Media, Technology and Law) from Macquarie University (2020). In addition to his studies, he has been very involved with the world of automobiles, technology and fashion for the last ten years. He turned his passion and experience into a journalistic position at Man of Many, where he continues to write about everything that interests modern man. He conducts road and race car reviews, conducts hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technologies, and applies his extensive knowledge of fashion and athletic footwear to his work. One day he hoped to have his own brand.

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