In a vacuum, the Samsung Galaxy S23 is an excellent, near-perfectly proportioned Android smartphone that meets or exceeds expectations. But the mobile phone market isn’t a vacuum, and the Galaxy S23 is inevitably going to be pitted against its own standout sibling, the big and bold Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and its closest Apple competitor, the iPhone 14 Pro. Lets Start Our Samsung Galaxy S23 Review.
The best smartphones are compared. From that point of view, Samsung’s latest flagship has an excellent camera array, the most powerful Qualcomm SoC to date, an excellent screen, and many other features. But it’s no better than the S23 Ultra or the iPhone 14 Pro. In some cases, it turns out that the S23 resembles everything Apple threw at him. For others, we wondered why the Galaxy S23 – aside from its sleek design – is so similar to the Galaxy S22 that it lacks compared to the beastly Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Review : Price & Availability
Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S23 Review (along with the Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra) on February 1st. Pre-order on the same day and ship on February 17th. You can find the best prices and deals in our Galaxy S23 deal roundup. AUD has seen a rise, with UK consumers benefiting from a £80 jump in both. 256GB builds are more affected. On the one hand, kudos to Samsung for beefing up the CPU, improving the design, increasing the battery, and updating this selfie camera without a huge price hike. Still, this isn’t a major overhaul of the handset, so don’t expect anything less.Other global economic factors may be involved in why phones are more expensive elsewhere.
The only reason you might decide to spend more money is if you want the larger screen and stronger base storage (256 GB vs. 128 GB) of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus, which starts at $999/$1,049. The ultimate upgrade in this range, however, is the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra ($1,199 / £1,249). It has a 200 million pixel camera, 100x space zoom, a huge battery and an included S Pen stylus. It’s also worth noting that the Galaxy 23 costs $200 less than the iPhone 14 Pro. It’s priced similarly to the iPhone 14, but the spec comparison really leans towards the pros. prize.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Review : Specs
The Samsung Galaxy S23 comes in two storage variants, 128GB and 256GB, both with 8GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy S23 Specs 128GB model 256GB model Price: $799.99 / £849 / AU$1,349 $859.99 / £899 / AU$1,449 Dimensions: 70, 86 x 146.3 x 7.62mm Android 13 Screen size 70.86 x 74.62mm Android14 44mm x 744mm : 6.1 inch 6.1 inch Resolution: 2340 x 1080 pixels 2340 x 1080 pixels CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon Gen 8 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy Qualcomm Snapdragon Gen 8 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy RAM: 8GB 8GB Storage: 128GB 256GB Battery: 3900mAh 3900mAh Rear camera: 50MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP tele 50MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP tele
Samsung Galaxy S23 Review : Design
It’s amazing how subtraction can change the look of your smartphone so much. Samsung hasn’t redesigned the Galaxy S phone. Instead, on the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus, the raised contour metal that surrounds his three cameras on the phone has been chipped away. It makes the Galaxy S23 look like a legion of other Android smartphones, and yes, the iPhone 14 series, but looks cleaner and more attractive. It gives your phone a touch of retro aesthetic that evokes humble beginnings. This missing edge also makes the Galaxy S23’s camera look bigger, but it’s not Samsung Galaxy S23 Review.
These lenses are the same size as last year. His IP68 rated (1.5M water for 30 minutes) device with premium materials, from the frosted Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the back to the 6.1-inch edge-to-edge glossy version material. covered screen. Samsung has also adjusted the positions of some antennas and buttons, but you might not notice the difference. The screen has very thin speaker slots at the top and speaker grills at the bottom. The Samsung Galaxy S23 series offers E SIM support, but still has a physical SIM slot.
Like the previous generation, there’s also no 3.5mm jack. During my testing, I paired the phone with a nice set of Bluetooth Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. ) is. I’ve come to believe that this is the phone-sized sweet spot. It basically fits my Apple iPhone 14 Pro and, like this handset, fits perfectly in my average sized hand. It is difficult.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Review : Display
Samsung’s Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O FHD+ display is essentially unchanged from the Galaxy S22. By packing the same number of pixels into a smaller space, the Galaxy S23 outperforms its big sister, the S23 Plus, in pixels per inch (425ppi vs. 393ppi). It’s a beautiful display that’s as bright as 1,750 nits of sunlight. It was nice to use it both indoors and outdoors. Dynamic refresh rate ranges from 48Hz to 120Hz (if you choose the more expensive S23 Ultra, he can go as low as 1Hz to save battery). In most instances, though, the Samsung Galaxy S23 is a step behind Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro, which offers a higher screen resolution (2556×1179), better pixel density (460ppi), and a wider adaptive refresh rate range (1Hz to 120Hz). On the other hand, even in side-by-side tests, it’s hard to notice much of a difference.
Everything from photos and videos, to apps and games look great on the S23’s screen and the 120Hz refresh rate means games look and feel smooth and ultra-responsive. I turned off the automatic adaptive refresh, which, at a fixed 60Hz, the phone says can save on battery life (which our tests bear out), and noticed the difference. Scrolling text on a long web page might look like it’s skipping frames as you swipe up to down and games look just a little less fluid at 60Hz. Again, not a major difference but if you end up wanting a little more play, viewing, and usage time, stopping down the refresh rate is a clear and not-at-all painful path.A new Advanced Vision Booster automatically adjusts the screen for optimal color accuracy and contrast against certain ambient lighting conditions (three, to be exact). It’s a feature you hardly notice when it’s working well.
Samsung hasn’t changed the rear camera array substantially from the Samsung Galaxy S23 Review. In Samsung’s defense, they’re doing no good, but on the other hand, they’re frustrated that Samsung didn’t remove at least the 108MP sensor from the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and move it to the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus. Almost all the photographic improvements come from image processing in the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform for Galaxy, and most of it has to do with low-light performance. The three main rear cameras are: -Grad-FoV These are his three great sensors that take photos that stand shoulder to shoulder with the best Apple has to offer from the iPhone 14 series. But I have some quirks.
Samsung is still set in an overly vibrant worldview. Blues are bluer, greens are brighter, and generally everything “pops” with enhanced contrast. From one angle, this makes for very good straight-on camera images, but you can’t escape the fact that they’re not a perfect representation of the real world. Side by side, the latter provides a more detailed and realistic image.
This backlit photo of my Philodendron is a perfect example. Photos taken with the telephoto lens of any mobile phone can be said to be excellent. In fact, you might prefer the S23 image, but if you look at the leaves, you’ll notice that some of the detail in the plant’s cells has been lost, making the color a more uniform green. The sky outside, which can seen through windows and screens, is also bluer than it should . The result is the same as the 50MP main lens using a 4-in-1 pixel binning system by default.
All Samsung Galaxy S23 series work with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy. A custom version of the standard mobile CPU found in phones such as the OnePlus 11, slightly faster (overclocked to 3.36 GHz). Geek bench 5 score beats Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 score, OpenCL score improved by leaps and bounds. However, while graphics scores are more comparable across platforms, the Galaxy S23’s single-core and multi-core scores still lag behind the iPhone 14 Pro’s A16 Bionic. It doesn’t hurt that Samsung supports a bespoke Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with 8GB of RAM (faster and more energy efficient LPDDR5X RAM compared to the 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM reported by the iPhone 14 Pro).
In our lab tests, the Qualcomm chip seems to have as much headroom as his A16 Bionic, beating out much of the Adobe Premiere Rush test. In extreme render times and overall ratings, it lagged slightly behind the A16 Bionic. As far as storage goes, the Galaxy S23 starts at 128GB. If you need more space up front, consider the S23 Plus or S23 Ultra. Both start at 256GB. It’s also worth noting that the silicon discrepancy is gone for users in less fortunate markets than the US. All his S23s in the world run on his Qualcomm hardware, and it’s this diverse region rather than the split between Snapdragon and the (consistently inferior) Samsung Exy nos.
The Galaxy S23 delivers decent stereo sound that’s crisp, clear, and of course without any real bass. Samsung oddly hides the Dolby Atmos feature under settings, but with those speakers If you plan to watch related movies, we recommend turning on the Dolby Atmos feature. It’s not full surround, but it sounds good. Overall, though, I prefer pairing a phone without an audio jack with a pair of Galaxy Buds 2 Pro that offer great audio and noise cancellation. My Galaxy S23 was connect to T-Mobile’s excellent his 5GUC network, which gave me a stable connection in most scenarios. I could download apps while driving, stream Netflix in HD, and send media-filled texts to friends. I also use my phone as a personal hotspot and do quite a bit of commuting.
At home, I had no problem connecting to a 5 GHz WiFi network. Unfortunately, I am unable to access his WiFi 6E network to test his WiFi capabilities on the S23’s cutting edge. At the moment Samsung is no match for Apple when it comes to satellite connectivity. The latter launched emergency SOS via satellite on the iPhone 14 series, and Qualcomm at his CES 2023 showed a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered demo how his device can send and receive texts via satellite. Both the S23 and S23 Plus pair the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with the X70 5G modem. Like Qualcomm told me, it has satellite communication, but the feature isn’t enable and he doesn’t have one schedule for it.
By now, I’m use to and familiar with Samsung’s One UI overlay. I still avoid most of his homegrown apps, including the browser, but now I use Gallery his app and, of course, the comprehensive and versatile camera app. I tried using Samsung own Messages app for him, but I couldn’t send more than 2 photos of him at once and gave up. Google’s messaging app, on the other hand, had no such restrictions.
I have been using it ever since. Several notable updates including Samsung Notes (co-authoring), co-watching in Google Meet, and enhanced security features. The latter adds the ability to put your S23 into maintenance mode (added in One UI 5.0), so all your data is protect while someone is working on your phone. There is also a sophisticated privacy dashboard. Samsung is also promising his OS upgrades and his five years of security upgrades for his four generations of these phones launched with Android 13.
Samsung managed to squeeze a slightly larger battery into the Samsung Galaxy S23 Review, going from the Galaxy S22’s 3,700mAh battery to the S23’s 3,900mAh battery (100mAh smaller than the Galaxy S21 battery). As an aside, I’ve had more than a day of battery life on him. By “a day” I mean I picked up the phone at 7am and still had battery left at 10pm. The same charge lasted half the morning if I didn’t charge it overnight. In our lab tests, the Galaxy S23 achieved 10:27 hours battery life in Adaptive Refresh Rate mode and 11:20 hours at 60 Hz. charged to 50%.
This is essentially in line with lab tests where we found it to be able to charge to 55% in 30 minutes. Same up to 25W wired charging as its predecessor, plus support for fast wireless charging and wireless Power Share if you want to charge your Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, Galaxy Watch 5 or another phone on the back of your new phone To do. S23. Like other cool S23 features, wireless Power Share isn’t enable by default, but you can easily find it by searching in settings. I used it to charge my Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. My only complaint is that you have to move the case around a bit to find the cute charging points.