I totally understand and appreciate your viewpoint on this.
Some delays did happen with the exclusive colours which always happen which is why i didn't choose the graphite grey I had my eyes on.
The battery on a Samsung device takes around 2 weeks to optimise from being charged and discharged and goes through the learning phase.
I've had my phone since Launch and now it's optimised. Battery stats is a subjective topic as we all set up our phone's differently and use it differently and use different apps etc however I get usage from 5am to 9pm with around 40% battery left. I use very little battery saving methods.
Software Updates are sent out in waves as not to crash Samsungs servers. A phone supplied byba network may have it's own schedule as some networks want to test the software first. Updates are sent out dependant on region , phone model, build and serial number.
My Updates have been much better scheduled than in recent times.
I do keep a back up phone but I appreciate some don't. I've known people to ask family / friends or work colleagues to borrow a phone as many do have one sat in a drawer.
Alternatively a Samsung Experience Store can often do diagnostics in-house pretty quickly if you have one local.
People have their own personal opinion on Exynos and Snapdragon SoC variants of the phone. I've even gone to the extreme of buying a phone from Samsung UK and then imported the same model from Samsung Hong Kong and apart from about 1 hour netter battery life all seemed the same !
Exynos has come in recently and in my opinion now challenges the Snapdragon SoC.
Most people don't even know or care what the chip is inside their phone.
I wish you all the best.
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Im on the same page as you florin. Ive been a samsung user since s10, but s22 will probably be my last. I had a one year old s21 which i switched to the s22 and it was a very noticeable step down. Extremely poor battery, lagging apps, video/audio desync for the first long periode and I still experience problems on that front. If i jump 10 seconds back on youtube the video just freezeses for 10 seconds until im back at the starting point. Its only the audio that actually goes 10 seconds back. My phone gets overheated if i just look at it nothing really runs smooth. I like playing some games on my phone e.g. Heartstone which was running better on my s21!? Yesterday while playing i actually experienced a minute where Heartstone actually ran well. Just out of the blue i could suddently feel the 120 Hz and for 1 minute i had a game that ran as it was supposed to. And then just as suddently as it startes running smooth it stoppet again.
Im done with samsung
Loads of delays occurred with all phones, exclusive colours or not and on all storage versions. Burgundy 1TB, 256GB were delayed three or more times. People who pre-order were waiting for over a month. During all that time Samsung did not update their customers. Samsung handle the launch of S22 series extremely poor with an even poorer customer service.
Battery might improve after optimisation, but it is far from decent. The phone can last well over a day or two with minimal use, but SOT does not go over 4 hours for me. Needless to say, that the series has been plagued with different problems. I feel lucky I have not experienced most of them, but it might well be because I do not use the multitude of social apps that many complain about.
People might have their opinions about Exynos vs Snapdragon, but the fact is that Exynos has consistently underperform when compare with its Snapdragon counterpart. People do care about the SoC, the problem is that Samsung does not give a choice. If Samsung would give a choice to choose the SoC, I think that Exynos would have been dead by now.