Derrek Lee holding the Galaxy S22

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Cyber Monday is a great time to buy a new phone for yourself or a loved one. I've reviewed a lot of phones this year, and often juggle between two or three. Since the launch of the S22 earlier this year, I have found it to be my favorite phone and my driver. The phone was a bit pricey at its original price, but it has hit some new lows with this Cyber Monday deal. The price is just $598 and it's as affordable as aPixel 7.

A lot to like about the S22 It's small without being super tiny, it has a great display with minimal bezels that makes the 6.1-inch screen seem bigger than it really is, and it comes in a great selection of colors. It's powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, which is fast and can handle a lot of things. Even at night, it has some great cameras that capture a lot of light.

I note how impressive the S22 is when compared to the P7 It has a higher refresh rate display and a better software update promise. However, here it falls a bit short in its value, with a price tag that's notably higher than the newer and equally impressivePixel 7 To me, it's a clear winner, since you're getting the same price for the phone as you'd pay for the one you already own.

Thanks to excellent software support, the S22 will last you a long time. An additional year of software support is included in the price of the phone, which has already been upgraded to OneUI 5.

There is still a lot to like about the Pixel 7. There are a lot of cool artificial intelligence tricks that can be used with the Tensor G2 chip. The phone is fun to use, with lots of camera tricks to get the most out of your photos and video. If you must buy a Pixel 7 during Cyber Monday, it is on sale for $100 off its original price, which is a steal since it was already priced very competitively.

There is a 90Hz refresh rate on the 6.3-inchOLED display of the Pixel 7. The main camera has a 50MP wide-angle sensor and a 12MP ultra wide camera. The Pixel has a Super Res zoom of up to 8x for better clarity. It has a great battery life and has great software support.