12 hours with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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Smartphones are pocket-friendly computers that have far more features and depth than the communications equipment your grandparents favored. One day isn’t enough time for a full assessment of the big, powerful Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Android 12 smartphone. But first impressions count.

Here’s a diary of my early journey full of fun discoveries, tiny disappointments, and eye-popping capabilities.

The slim Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra box (Image credit: Future / Lance Ulanoff)

10:30 AM ET: It’s here! My Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G has arrived in a shockingly svelte black box.

10:32 AM ET: Unboxed! Gosh, …