The Galaxy A10S and LG K22 Plus are two basic Samsung and LG phones, respectively. The smartphones are similar in terms of the dual camera and the simple technical data sheet, aimed at users who need to navigate social networks and make calls. However, the devices bring occasional differences, such as battery and storage. Check below a comparison between the specifications of South Korean devices.
Galaxy A10S vs LG K22 Plus
|Specification||Galaxy A10S||LG K22 Plus|
|Launch||November 2019||September 2020|
|Screen||6.2 inches||6.2 inches|
|Screen resolution||HD + (1520 x 720 pixels)||HD + (1600 x 720 pixels)|
|Screen panel||TFT LCD||LCD|
|Processor||MediaTek P22 (octa-core up to 2 GHz)||Snapdragon 215 (quad-core up to 1.3 GHz)|
|Memory card||MicroSD up to 512 GB||MicroSD up to 128 GB|
|Main camera||Dual-Camera: 13 and 2MP||Dual-Camera: 13 and 2MP|
|Front camera (selfie)||8MP||5MP|
|Operating system||Android 9 (Pie)||Android 10|
|Telephony||Dual SIM (nano SIM)||Dual SIM (nano SIM)|
|Dimensions and weight||156.9 x 75.8 x 7.8; 168 g||157.7 x 75.4 x 8.4 mm; 169 g|
|Colors||Blue, Red and Black||Blue, Titanium and Red|
Screen and Design
The screen of the cell phones brings LCD technology and a size of 6.2 inches. The resolution of LG’s smartphone is HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) with 280 PPI of density, while that of Samsung’s phone is HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) with 277 PPI. In other words, a negligible difference.
The design of the devices is similar, both feature drop-shaped notch to house the front camera and plastic finish. The LG K22 Plus also comes with MIL-STD-810G military protection against extreme temperatures, drops, and humidity. None of them include certification against water, i.e. they cannot be submerged in water.
The Galaxy A10S’s digital reader is located at the rear of the device. The LG K22 Plus does not have the feature but has a dedicated Google Assistant button. Both bring dual-chip technology and 4G connection. However, while LG’s download speed reaches up to 150 Mb/s (Megabits per second), Samsung’s reaches 300 Mb/s.
Both feature a dual camera with a 13 MP main sensor and a 2MP macro camera. The Galaxy A10S main has an f/1.8 aperture, which allows more light to enter the sensor for more detailed photos – especially at night – and even includes a digital zoom of up to four times.
The LG smartphone promises full-focus photos with Automatic Phase Detection technology. Due to the 4cm focal length of the macro lens, the manufacturer still promises precise focus even from very close and without having to zoom in.
The front camera of the A10S is 8MP, while the K22 Plus is 5MP. Both record in Full HD at a speed of 30 frames per second on both the rear and front camera, and feature face detection and HDR system.
Performance and storage
Smartphones are branded by the basic datasheet, but the Galaxy A10S tends to take advantage. The phone comes with the MediaTek P22 processor (octa-core up to 2GHz) and 2GB RAM, while the LG K22 Plus features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 215 chipset (quad-core up to 1.3GHz) and 3GB RAM. These specifications should be sufficient to handle the most basic day-to-day tasks such as email use, WhatsApp, and social networking in general.
Samsung’s model storage is only 32GB, i.e. users who use the smartphone a lot can see the full space notification after a few months of use. The LG smartphone has 64GB of storage. The two also feature 512GB microSD memory card input for the Galaxy A10S and 128GB on the LG K22 Plus.
The battery of the LG K22 Plus is 3,000mAh and that of the Galaxy A10S is 4,000mAh. Manufacturers do not provide estimates of battery life, but as the data sheets are similar, Samsung’s model tends to offer more time away from the outlets. None offers the option of fast charging.
Android version and additional features
The Galaxy A10S came out of the factory with Android 9 (Pie), but it can now be upgraded to Android 10, along with the Samsung One UI 2.0 interface. The LG K22 Plus comes with version 10 of Google’s system.
Bluetooth 5.0 is only present in LG K22 Plus, while the A10S version is 4.2. Both models are Wi-Fi compatible only in the 2.4 GHz frequency (802.11 b/g/n range), with GPS, micro USB 2.0 connection, and P2 port (3.5 mm) for headphones. None features NFC for pay-per-view and only the A10S has a digital sensor and facial recognition.
The Galaxy A10S was launched in November 2020, in the colors blue, black, and red, and can be found in online retail today for $139.99.
The LG K22 Plus arrived in September, in blue, titanium, and red versions, and can already be seen for $132.