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The 12 Most Expensive Smartphones Of 2022

See this list of the 12 most expensive smartphones of 2022. Note that this list contains regular devices and not customised-luxury devices that are made for the ultra rich. This list includes devices announced in 2022 and their notable specs and features.

The 12 Most Expensive Smartphones Of 2022

12. Motorola Edge 30 Ultra ($935 or NGN692,500)

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Released in September 2022, this high-end smartphone offers a 6.67-inch display with 1080 x 2400 resolution. Under the hood, a Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset powers it and it is launched on the Android 12 platform with support for newer versions to come out of the box with Android 13. It uses a triple camera setup with a 200MP main shooter, 12MP telephoto lens and 50MP ultrawide sensor. Its selfie camera is a 60MP shooter and it offers internal storage of 512GB/12GB RAM. The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra packs a 4,610mAh battery with 125W wired charging support and 50W wireless.

11. Google Pixel 7 Pro ($949 or NGN702,800)

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Google’s 2022 smartphone is a 6.7-inch display device with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. It is powered by the company’s Google Tensor G2 SoC and runs on the latest Android 13 operating system. Its triple rear camera is made up of a 50MP main camera, 48MP telephoto lens and a 12MP ultrawide sensor. In the front, it has a 10.8MP selfie cam and has an internal storage capacity of 512GB/12GB RAM. The Google Pixel 7 Pro packs a 5,000mAh battery and 23W wired charging support with 23W wireless.

10. Honor Magic Vs ($1,084 or NGN802,800)

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A lower Honor Magic device, this one sports a foldable design with a cover display of 6.45 inches and an internal display of 7.9 inches with 1080 x 2560 and 1984 x 2272 resolutions, respectively. A Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1  chipset powers it and it runs on the company’s Magic UI 7 OS (which is built on Android 12 and upgradable to Android 13). It uses a triple camera setup with a 54MP wide main shooter, 8Mp telephoto lens and 50MP ultrawide sensor. Its selfie camera is a 16MP snapper and it offers a storage of up to 512GB/12GB RAM. The Honor Magic Vs packs a 5,000mAh battery with 66W wired charging support.

9. Oppo Find N2 ($1,116 or NGN826,500)

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Oppo’s foldable phone got an improvement late in 2022 and this one has a cover display of 5.54 inches and an internal display of 7.1 inches with 1080 x 2120 and 1792 x 1920 resolutions, respectively. It is powered by the Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and launched on the company’s ColorOS13 (which is built on Android 13). It uses a triple camera setup consisting of a 50MP wide shooter, 32MP telephoto lens and 48MP ultrawide sensor. It uses two 32MP wide selfie cameras; one on its cover surface and the other on its internal surface, and it has a storage capacity of 512GB/16GB RAM. The Oppo Find N2 packs a 4,520mAh battery with 67W wired charging support. This device is only being sold in China.

8. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 ($1,179 or NGN873,200)

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Samsung’s clamshell devices are here to stay and its 2022 version has a cover display of 1.9 inches and an inner display of 6.7 inches with 260 x 512 and 1080 x 2640 resolutions, respectively. A Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip powers it and it launched on the Android 12 platform with support for newer versions to come out of the box with Android 13. It uses a dual camera setup with 12MP shooter and a 12MP ultrawide lens. Its selfie camera is a 10MP lens and a 512GB/8GB RAM storage. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 packs a 3,700mAh battery with 27W wired charging and 15W wireless.

7. Honor Magic 4 Pro Ultimate ($1,293 or NGN957,600)

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Honor released a high-end smartphone this year with a large display of 6.81 inches and a resolution of 1312 x 2848 pixels. Under its hood, a Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 powers its operations and it launched with the company’s Magic UI 6 OS (which is built using Android 12). It has four rear cameras with a 50MP wide shooter, 64MP ultrawide sensor, 64MP periscope telephoto lens, and a 50MP camera. Its selfie camera is a 12MP snapper and it has a 512GB/12GB RAM storage capacity. The Honor Magic 4 Pro Ultimate packs a 4,600mAh battery with 100W wired charging support and 50W wireless.

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6. Vivo X Fold ($1,383 or NGN1 million)

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Vivo’s most expensive offering is a foldable device with a cover display of 6.53 inches and an internal display of 8.03 inches with 1080 x 2520 and 1916 x 2160 resolutions, respectively. It is powered by a Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and the company’s Origin OS Ocean (which is built using Android 12). It has four rear cameras with a 50MP wide shooter, 8MP preiscope telephoto lens, 12MP telephoto sensor, and a 48MP ultrawide camera. It uses two 16MP wide selfie cameras; one on its cover surface and the other on its internal surface, and it has a storage capacity of 512GB/12GB RAM. The Vivo X Fold packs a 4,600mAh battery with 66W wired charging support and 50W wireless.

5. Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 ($1,383 or NGN1 million)

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Xiaomi’s take on the foldable industry is a smartphone with a cover display of 6.56 inches and an internal display of 8.02 inches with 1080 x 2520 and 1914 x 2160 resolutions, respectively. A Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 powers it and it runs on MIUI Fold 13 OS (which is built using Android 12). Its triple rear camera setup consists of a 50MP wide shooter, 8MP telephoto lens and 13MP ultrawide sensor. It uses one selfie camera with 20MP wide capacity and internal storage of up to 1TB/12GB RAM. The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 packs a 4,500mAh battery with 67W wired charging support.

4. iPhone 14 Pro ($1,499 or NGN1.1 million)

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Apple’s 2022 phone came in several flavours with the Pro version taking the sixth place in this ranking of the most expensive smartphones. It has a small 6.1-inch display screen with 1179 x 2556 pixels resolution. The company’s inhouse A16 Bionic chip powers it and it runs on its iOS 16 operating system. Its triple rear camera is made up of a 48MP wide main shooter, a 12MP telephoto lens and a 12MP ultrawide sensor. It uses a 12MP selfie camera and offers an internal storage of up to 1TB/6GB RAM. The iPhone 14 Pro packs a 3,200mAh battery with 20W charging support and 15W wireless.

3. iPhone 14 Pro Max ($1,599 or NGN1.18 million)

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The higher-end iPhone 14 Pro Max is a device with a 6.7-inch display of 1290 x 2796 pixels resolution. The company’s inhouse A16 Bionic chip powers it and it runs on its iOS 16 operating system. Its triple rear camera is made up of a 48MP wide main shooter, a 12MP telephoto lens and a 12MP ultrawide sensor. It uses a 12MP selfie camera and offers an internal storage of up to 1TB/6GB RAM. The iPhone 14 Pro Max packs a 4323 mAh battery with 20W wired charging support and 15W wireless.

2. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G ($1,599 or NGN1.18 million)

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Samsung’s high-end smartphone of 2022 comes with a large 6.8-inch display of 1440 x 3088 pixels resolution. The Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powers it and it runs on the company’s One UI 5 OS (which is built on Android 12 and upgradable to Android 13). Its quad camera setup is made up of a 108MP wide shooter, a 10MP periscope telephoto lens, a 10MP telephoto sensor and a 12MP ultrawide camera. It uses a 40MP selfie camera and offers storage of up to 1TB/12GB RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery with 45W wired charging support and 15W wireless.

1. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 ($2,159 or NGN1.6 million)

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Samsung’s 2022 foldable phone is pick off the top shelf and one of the most expensive smartphones this year with a cover display of 6.2 inches and an internal display of 7.6 inches with 904x 2316 and 1812 x 2176 resolutions, respectively. It is powered by a Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and runs on the company’s One UI 5 OS (which is built on Android 12 and upgradable to Android 13). It uses a triple camera setup made up of 50MP wide main shooter, 10Mp telephoto lens and 12MP ultrawide sensor. It uses a 4MP wide selfie camera on its internal surface and a 10MP wide selfie camera on its cover surface. Its storage capacity reaches 1TB/12GB RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 packs a 4,400mAh battery with 25W wired charging support and 15W wireless.

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