Thank you, Pixel 7. Thank you for supporting the end of 2022 with a fun note. Otherwise, I would have been tossing and turning in bed, trying to wrap my head around the idea that 2023 could be a more exciting and disappointing year.
Things started off on an unusual note when 2022 kicked off, perhaps setting the tone for the rest of the year. it did for china only No word on when it will appear in the US. This was odd, as OnePlus was primarily known as a US-focused brand.
The phone will eventually launch in the US in April, I quite likedIt was one of my early favorites this year, but OnePlus just launched the lowest-spec model first, raising questions after question about its software plans. The OnePlus phone just runs his OPPO’s ColorOS, and it’s a far cry from the experience that once helped him really enjoy the brand.
As much as I loved the 10 Pro, when we were writing about OnePlus phones, our readers were moving from small, bonkers Android players that the brand catered to a niche enthusiastic audience to larger It has fully adopted a Samsung-esque persona.
OnePlus makes great performing hardware and I’m still going to ask OnePlus for help because there are too few players at the moment. But they have to change direction in haste.
But to back it up a bit, Samsung is not far behind OnePlus with its first phone of the year, the Galaxy S22. This was almost a big deal, thanks to the Galaxy S22 Ultra bringing back the Galaxy Note brand. Was as good as the S22 Ultrait was just another Note phone with nothing really revolutionary and little different from the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the phone that launched a year ago.
Because people love the S22 Ultra and the older Note series. I’m just saying it wasn’t fun. It was a rebranding of an old brand into one that is still alive.
The S22 and S22+ were good. S22 was a non-starter. It had the worst battery life of any phone Since Pixel 4. The S22+ is actually solid and I used it for a while leading up to the Pixel 7 launch. But let’s be honest, neither of the S22 phones was “new”, different or exciting. This design is two years in a row.
If you stick with Samsung, you know about the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. They are the best foldables in the business and I convinced his wife to turn off the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and switch to the Flip 4. Cool. But like the S22 series, there wasn’t much novelty. Fold 3 and even if he asked me to list the big differences from the Flip 3 to this year’s model, the list wouldn’t be long.
Basically, what I understand about Samsung’s 2022 lineup is that it’s got a lot of refinement, but I’m not too excited about it.
Moving on from Samsung I have to talk about the biggest disappointments of 2022. There are two and they also happened to be the devices I was most looking forward to because they are new.I’m talking about Nothing and OSOM there is
2022 was set to be the year that included two new phone makers.This is a big deal in an industry where we rarely see new name pop-ups.I was really excited about these two companies. rice field. I wanted to try out a new phone from a company that wasn’t Samsung, Google, OnePlus, Apple, or Motorola. And well, you know what happened.
The Phone (1) was a smaller midrange than the others and never made it to the US. The phone’s launch was filled with an uncomfortable level of troll-out feature hype. Then landed a back panel light gimmick that a normal person would never see. Its software was lacking and the camera was the lowest tier. Also, it wasn’t available for purchase in the US.
As for OSOM, the story is even sadder. For those unfamiliar, OSOM is a phone company run by an entire ex-Essential crew, and he manufactured one of those rare phones that we’ve strangely loved. But OSOM said all the right things in the years leading up to the launch of the first phone, so we had high hopes. I thought this was the return of the Essential Phone 2 with all the Essential Phone issues removed.
OSOM really It began touting its upcoming phone as focused on privacy, I was afraid it would be encrypted. I jokingly said in one article that if it turns cryptocurrency we will never talk about it again. I had to.
In case you missed it as we haven’t mentioned it since the news was announced, OSOM became a crypto buddy on the first phone call and entrusted the brand to a company named Solana. Now known as the Solana SagaThe phone is set to hit the market in 2023 for $1,000, but there’s no word on that anymore.
I also had a Pixel 6a, two new Motorola phones, and another OnePlus phone. None of it was a big deal. 2022 is almost over with us in bed.
Thankfully, as you know in the opening, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro saved everything. For me personally, the Pixel 7 in particular ended 2022 on a high note. i love this phone It’s currently priced unmatched by any other phone. It has an amazing camera and performance, and a software experience that tops it all. This year, too, its design is much sleeker and feels premium beyond the price paid. you should read my review.
But it wasn’t until I hit “publish” on that review that I learned that this Pixel 7 really captivated me. If so, put it down immediately and reach for something else. Nothing caught my attention this year.
For example, when I finished using my S22 Ultra, I switched to an iPhone 13 Pro. When I was done with my OnePlus 10 Pro, I switched it off and then back to my Galaxy S22+. After that, I tested a Motorola phone before going back to my iPhone. The Pixel 6a is no different. As for the Flip 4, I thought it might actually be an upcoming phone, but then the iPhone 14 Pro dropped, so I did a trade-in swap. I haven’t touched the Flip 4 since.
The Pixel 7 was on our doorstep for review in early October, and we haven’t let it go yet. After testing for almost a month, I switched to the 7 within hours after finishing my review a week ago and reaching for something else. I’m addicted to the camera and smoothness. Maybe it’s because I like his Pixel Watch that comes with it, but also because of the size and goofy yellow color and the fact that the Pixel Feature Drop is just around the corner. I have no complaints about the Pixel 7 right now.
You may be asking: Isn’t it the same as the Pixel 6? ’ You are right to think that. The Pixel 7 doesn’t reinvent the smartphone or drastically change his Pixel line from last year. But what Google has done is finally getting it right.they finally made of I was hoping I could call. And that’s why it’s exciting.I finally found the place of Instead of worrying too much about what went wrong, you can use a phone call from Google (again).
Samsung phones released in 2022 are great phones and they just don’t do anything new, so I hope I didn’t upset all the Samsung fans in the building.2023 will change I don’t know if, but what I do know is that the Pixel 7 has stolen the show, and I’m not sure if anything on the horizon can steal it.