Samsung officially released their newest smartphone series in February, including the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Ultra, and Galaxy S23+. Here is a rundown of their features, as well as what some Samsung users think of them.
- The S23 has a 6.1-inch FHD+, dynamic AMOLED 2X display, and a super smooth 120Hz refresh rate with vision booster and enhanced comfort.
- The S23 Ultra and the S23+ have the same specs, but with 6.8-inch QHD+ Edge and 6.6-inch FHD+ displays, respectively, making them each slightly larger than the standard S23.
- The S23 and S23+ both have 12MP ultra-wide cameras, 50MP wide cameras, 10MP telephoto cameras with 3x optical zoom, and 12MP front cameras.
- The S23 Ultra has the same ultra-wide camera and front camera, but its wide camera is 200MP and it has an additional 10MP telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom.
- Many Samsung users are impressed by the camera, as it can even take a picture of the moon with visible crater details. However, they find that if you move in the slightest, or try to take a picture of a moving object, then the quality drops significantly.
- Another issue that users have been experiencing is with taking pictures outdoors with bright sunlight. These photos tend to be very overexposed, which was also an issue with Samsung’s previous smartphone, the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
- The S23 comes in 512GB, 256GB, and 128GB memory options, the S23+ comes in 512GB and 256GB, and the S23 Ultra comes in 1TB, 512GB, and 256GB.
- The S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra all have batteries that can last throughout an entire day and more, with 3,900mAh, 4,700mAh, and 5,000mAh batteries respectively.
- They are all equipped with wired and fast wireless charging, as well as wireless powershare.
- Samsung users have been testing out their battery lives, and have found them to last extraordinarily long. The S23 Ultra has been able to last three entire days on a single charge, and both the S23 Ultra and the S23+ consistently last least two days on one charge.
- They all have 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, and Wi-Fi Direct Bluetooth v 5.3 connectivity, and run on Android OS 13 and One UI 5.1.
- They also all have a water resistance of IP68, meaning they are water resistant in up to 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes, and are protected from dust, dirt, and sand.
- The S23 Ultra comes with an S Pen, which is a stylus accessory with a slot within the phone. Users have been having an issue with Bluetooth connectivity, where the stylus random disconnects and you have put it back into the phone to reconnect it.
- Each phone comes with many different colour options. The S23 and S23+ come in cream, phantom black, green, lavender, and online-only graphite and lime. The S23 Ultra has a few more colour options, with the same options as the S23 and S23+, as well as online-only options for sky blue and red.
- As for price, the S23 currently starts at $1,099.99, the S23+ at $1,399.99, and the S23 Ultra at $1,649.99. One thing that reviews say about the price is that the S23 Ultra may not be worth the extra few hundred dollars for everybody, as it has very similar features to the S23+.