The Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung’s new Note. That’s the simplest way to put it. With a different design to the rest of the S22 family — which admittedly looks a little dated in comparison — and the return of the S Pen, this is the power-user flagship many Samsung fans have been waiting for.
Reviews Editor Cherlynn Low spent a week testing the S22 Ultra, and its familiarity means many users will feel totally at home with Samsung’s biggest new phone. The S22 Ultra is the best premium Android flagship around, with an excellent display, solid cameras and useful software. Nothing here is revolutionary, but with the onboard S Pen, the spirit of the Galaxy Note lives on. We scored it 89 — read on for why.
— Mat Smith
The biggest stories you might have missed
Apple commissioned Park Chan-wook.
Apple famous Korean director Park Chan-wook to create a short film as part of its Shot on iPhone campaign. Park, perhaps best known for the action thriller flick Oldboy, used an to shoot a 20-minute fantasy martial arts movie entitled Life is But a Dream, which the tech giant has on YouTube. Take a look for yourself.
The company’s cloud GPUs will come later this year.
As previously announced, Intel’s Arc gaming GPUs will debut in laptops from partner companies this quarter, presumably alongside 12th-gen Alder Lake CPUs. However, desktop gamers will need to wait a little longer before they can plug Arc GPUs into their rigs. Intel says those graphics cards will ship in Q2. At an investor meeting, Intel also revealed plans for a service that will enable access to Arc GPUs via the cloud. It says Project Endgame, which will be available later this year, is “an always-accessible, low-latency computing experience.”
Even if the game shines brightest on the PS5.
Horizon Forbidden West developer Guerrilla was well aware of the PS5 and much of its capabilities when it started working on Forbidden West in 2018. But, the company also planned to make the game work on the PS4, a console that turns nine this fall. In an interview with the creators, we learn exactly how they were able to make a game that works well on both platforms. Two factors that helped? COVID-19 and game streaming.
Reliability and ease of use gave Ford’s EV the edge.
Tesla’s Model 3 has been Consumer Reports‘ top EV choice for the past two years, but the publication is ready to declare a new champion. CR has revealed that Ford’s Mustang Mach-E has ousted the Model 3 as its EV Top Pick.
The Mustang crossover is not only “more practical,” according to editors, but has better first-year reliability and a “far easier” infotainment system, which doesn’t require multiple steps for basic tasks.