Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus Review



Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus

Samsung unveiled the complete Galaxy S23 series, which includes the Standard, Plus, and Ultra models. Let's delve into the official specifications and features of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series (S23 and S23 Plus).

Samsung Galaxy S23 Overview:

Design, Display

Samsung has given the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus a significant makeover, drawing inspiration from the S22 Ultra. The new flagship phones now feature separate camera bumps for each camera lens, departing from the familiar Shape Cut camera design seen in the Galaxy S21 and S22 models.

The primary qualification between the Galaxy S23 and S23+ models lies in the screen size. The S23 boasts a 6.1-inch display, while the Plus model sports a larger 6.6-inch screen.

Both the S23 and S23 Plus come with Dynamic AMOLED 2X displays, supporting variable refresh rates ranging from 48 to 120Hz. Both phones are HDR10+ certified and stand out as among the first to feature Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection. Additionally, Samsung has increased the peak brightness on the S23 and S23 Plus to match the impressive 1750 nits found in the S23 Ultra.

Performance and Memory

This year, Samsung has switched to using Snapdragon chips for its latest flagship phones, the Galaxy S23 series, moving away from Exynos. The Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus, including the Ultra variant, are now powered by a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. This marks the beginning of a long-term partnership between Samsung and Qualcomm, which isn't surprising given that Samsung was recently named the official smartphone partner for the Snapdragon Star series e-sports association.

In terms of performance, the new Galaxy variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip can achieve higher clock speeds compared to the standard version. Qualcomm has managed to boost the Arm Cortex-X3 "Prime" core up to 3.36 GHz, surpassing the 3.2 GHz limit found in other phones using the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.

The additional performance and efficiency core clusters have maximum clock speeds of 2.8 GHz and 2.02 GHz, respectively. Furthermore, the Adreno 740 GPU, based on Immortalis, is also running at a higher frequency of 719 MHz, as opposed to the 680 MHz seen in phones powered by the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.

 Memory Configurations

In the S23 series, Samsung has incorporated the latest LPDDR5 technology for RAM and UFS 4.0 for storage. However, the UFS 4.0 option is not available for the 128GB variants. The standard Galaxy S23 comes in two memory configurations: 8GB of RAM with either 128GB or 256GB of storage. On the other hand, the S23 Plus model skips the 128GB option and offers a higher-capacity model with 512GB of storage.


As Samsung has reserved the new 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor exclusively for the Ultra model, the rest of the S23 series is equipped with a 50MP primary camera. The secondary cameras on the S23 and S23 Plus consist of a 10MP telephoto camera and a 12MP ultrawide camera.

While the hardware configuration isn't drastically different from the S22/S22+, Samsung is making up for it with software enhancements. The S23 series brings improvements to Nightography, Night Selfie, and Night Selfie Video. Additionally, both phones allow shooting in High Resolution, Pro Raw format, and feature the Photo Remaster tool for adding finishing touches to captured photos.

When it comes to selfies, the S23 and S23 Plus are rumored to feature a 12MP front camera, marking the first resolution upgrade since the S10 in 2019.

Battery and Charging

Powering the Galaxy S23 is a 3900mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging. On the other hand, the S23+ comes with a larger 4,700mAh battery and offers even faster charging at 45W. Both models also feature 10W wireless charging. Additionally, they will come pre-installed with One UI 5.1 based on Android 13.

 Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 + Specifications:


            Galaxy S23

Galaxy S23+


146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6mm, 168gm           

157.8 x 76.2 x 7.6mm, 196gm


IP68 certification, Glass back


Display Size

6.1-inches “Infinity-O” Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel

6.6-inches “Infinity-O” Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel


120Hz variable refresh rate, Gorilla Glass Victus 2



FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)



Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy (4nm)






128GB / 256GB  / 512GB (non-expandable)


Rear Camera

·     50MP, f/1.8 primary shooter, OIS, Dual Pixel AF

·     12MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide sensor, 120˚ FOV

·     10MP, f/2.4 telephoto lens, OIS, 3X optical zoom


Front Camera

12MP, f/2.2 aperture



Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock



Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital/Plus



5G, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, UWB



3900mAh, 25W wired charging

4700mAh, 45W wired charging

Wireless Charging

Yes (10W), Reverse wireless charging



Black, Cotton, Green, Violet


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