iqoo 9 pro vs samsung galaxy s22: which snapdragon 8 gen 1 phone phone should you buy?

new Delhi. We have seen the launch of two smartphones from iQOO and Samsung in the beginning of February. The Chinese manufacturer has launched the iQOO 9 series. This also includes the iQOO 9 Pro, while the South Korean tech giant has launched the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. iQOO 9 Pro is a flagship phone that costs a lot. The choice of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series isn’t bad either. Which of these two phones is better, let’s take a look.

iQOO 9 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Price

The price of iQOO 9 Pro in India for the variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is Rs 64,990. At the same time, the price of 12GB RAM version is Rs 69,990. The Samsung Galaxy S22 price in India (8GB RAM and 128GB storage) is Rs 72,999. At the same time, the price of 256GB storage model is Rs 76,999. Not only do you get more storage and RAM with the iQOO 9 Pro, but you also pay less for it.

iQOO 9 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Design

The iQOO 9 Pro has a unique design thanks to its partnership with BMW M Motorsport. The phone is available in the Legend colorway in India, featuring a white rear panel with a carbon fiber knitting pattern and a stripe inspired by BMW M race cars. Its rear panel design is reminiscent of the iQOO 7 Legend which featured a white back with a racing stripe. The front camera of the phone has a hole-punch cutout. A colored power button and volume rocker are on the right. The phone has dual stereo speakers at the top and bottom. The look and finish of iQOO 9 Pro is premium.

Talking about the Samsung Galaxy S22, it has the same rear panel as the old variant which houses a rectangular camera module with three sensors. The flash module is located on the outside of the module. Its front is also very similar to the Galaxy S21, as it sports a flat display with slim bezels and a central hole-punch cutout for the front camera.

Processor, Storage and RAM

In terms of hardware, you get similar specifications on both the smartphones. They are both equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The iQOO 9 Pro offers more RAM and storage, with the phone maxing out at 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. Samsung’s standard Galaxy S22, on the other hand, comes with a maximum of 8GB of RAM. It has 256GB storage.


iQOO 9 Pro comes with a bigger display. It has a 6.78-inch E5 AMOLED LTPO 2.0 panel with 2K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, up to 1500 nits brightness. Moreover, the 9 Pro also has an in-display 3D ultrasonic fingerprint scanner as compared to other phones. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S22 sports a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with FHD+ resolution. It has a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and 1,300 nits brightness. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. It also gets an in-display fingerprint scanner.


In the camera department, both the iQOO 9 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S22 come with a triple rear camera setup. The iQOO 9 Pro packs a primary 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 sensor with gimbal stabilization, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with 150-degree FoV, and a 16-megapixel telephoto unit with 2.5x optical zoom. For selfies and video calls, the phone also packs a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.

The triple rear camera module of the Samsung Galaxy S22 houses a primary 50-megapixel sensor with dual-pixel autofocus and OIS. The secondary sensor is 12-megapixel ultra-wide with 120-degree FoV, and the third is a 10-megapixel sensor that offers 3x zoom. The Galaxy S22 packs a 10-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.


iQOO 9 Pro packs a 4700mAh battery that supports 120W fast charging. Also, the 120W fast charger can charge the phone from 0 to 100 percent in less than 25 minutes. The Samsung Galaxy S22, on the other hand, comes with a smaller 3700mAh battery. It only offers a maximum charging speed of 25W. It does not have a charger.


For connectivity, both the smartphones have been provided with many services including Wi-Fi, 5G, Bluetooth, GPS. Modes like Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, USB Type-C port and dual 5G mode have been provided in the phone.

iQOO 9 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22: Verdict

The iQOO 9 Pro has a lot to offer as it packs a bigger display, a unique design, a bigger battery with 120W fast charging, etc. The Samsung Galaxy S22, on the other hand, comes with a higher price tag. But it has been given A+ display, flagship performance and camera experience. If fast charging is your biggest concern, then the Samsung phone is few compared to the iQOO 9 Pro.

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