Samsung Galaxy S22 or iPhone 13 at Rs 50,000: which phone to buy during the upcoming sales?

Amazon and Flipkart festival sales are right around the corner and both e-commerce platforms are going head-on with various lucrative offers for customers. The sales would start later this week and should go on until the end of the festival season. In addition to the price discounts and deals, there will be exchange bonuses, bank offers and much more. All these combined offer a great shopping experience to the customers.

If we have to talk about smartphones, there are multiple options for users in various price segments. One among them is the most talked about Rs 50,000. While there are various options in this segment, the iPhone 13 and Samsung Galaxy S22 deal prices are looking very attractive considering they were originally launched at a premium. In this story, we compare the Samsung Galaxy S22 and iPhone 13 to see which is a better buy.

Samsung Galaxy S22 and iPhone 13: offer price

Samsung Galaxy S22 deal price: The Samsung Galaxy S22 will be available at an effective price of Rs 52,999, including bank offers. The sale will be available via Amazon.

On the other hand, the iPhone 13 will be available at an effective price of Rs 49,999 (probably) on Flipkart for the base variant.

Samsung Galaxy S22 and iPhone 13: which to buy?

Samsung Galaxy S22 FE

Samsung Galaxy S22 vs iPhone 13: Display: The Samsung Galaxy S22 sports a 6.1-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with a 120Hz variable refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 1.300 nits of peak brightness and Eye Comfort Shield. The phone comes with Vision Booster which is claimed to automatically adjust the brightness depending on the ambient light.

iPhone 13, on the other, hand, will have a 6.1-inch OLED display with 2532×1170 pixels resolution, 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, 800 nits brightness, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, True Tone, and Ceramic Shield protection.

iPhone 13

Samsung Galaxy S22 vs iPhone 13: Performance: The Samsung Galaxy S22 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset paired with an 8GB LPDDR5X RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. While the chipset is a very capable performer, there are some throttling issues at extreme peak performance but shouldn’t affect day-to-day tasks.

On the other hand, the iPhone 13 is powered by the Six-Core A15 Bionic 5nm chipset with a 4-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine. The chipset is paired with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options.

Samsung Galaxy S22 vs iPhone 13: Cameras: The Samsung Galaxy S22 features triple camera sensors on the back, with a 50MP primary sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and 85-degree FoV, a 12MP ultrawide angle sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and 120-degree FoV and a 10MP 3x telephoto sensor with an f/2.2 aperture lens.

The iPhone 13 has dual cameras on the back, with a 12MP wide-angle primary sensor that has large 1.7micron pixels and an f/1.5 aperture and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree FOV. There is a 12MP TrueDepth camera on the front with Sensor-shift OIS.

Samsung Galaxy S22 vs iPhone 13: Battery and more

The Samsung Galaxy S22 packs a 3700mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. The phone has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, an in-display Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor for security, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ on the front and back.

The iPhone 13 features a 3,227mAh battery that probably supports up to 23W fast charging with an Apple original charger. The iPhone 13 also has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and a FaceID sensor for security.

Samsung Galaxy S22 vs iPhone 13: Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and iPhone 13 are both premium offerings that offer great features and user experience. However, both offer varied experiences to users.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 runs on Android 12-based OneUI 4.1 custom skin out of the box. The Samsung software offers great features such as Samsung Pay (which eliminates the need for carrying physical cards), customised themes that allow users to have a more personalised look and feel, improved Material You Colour Palette Picker, smart widgets, ringtone synchronised vibration, RAM Plus improvements and more.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 features an Armor Aluminum frame, which is claimed to be the strongest aluminium frame. The cameras are a good improvement over the Galaxy S21 from last year but are yet to catch up with Pixel and iPhones. The display on the Galaxy S22 is yet another highlight. The 120Hz refresh rate offers smooth animations and the Dynamic AMOLED screen offers a vivid viewing experience for content consumption and gaming.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus

On the other hand, iPhone 13 is the company’s 2021 flagship offering. The build quality and the overall look of the phone are very high-end. The glass back on the front and back offer a premium experience while using. The A15 Bionic 5nm chipset is capable of handling any task thrown at it with ease. Apple is known for offering software updates for a longer period of time, which is yet another bonus for iPhone 13 buyers. The cameras on the iPhone 13 are also very impressive and the video recording needs no introduction.

All said and done, the Samsung Galaxy S22 is for those who like customisation, theming of the UI, feature-rich software experience and impressive display. But for the rest, the iPhone 13 is a very practical purchase. The build quality is premium, the cameras are very capable, and the software experience is very stable and should offer updates for a longer period of time.

Key Specs

Apple iPhone 13
Apple A15 Bionic | 4 GBProcessor
6.1 inches (15.49 cm) Display
12 MP + 12 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
3227 mAh Battery
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Apple iPhone 13 Price
Rs. 52,090
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  • Excellent performer
  • Capable cameras
  • Long-lasting battery life


  • Slow wired and wireless charging speeds
  • No high-refresh rate screen
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