Samsung released its flagship Galaxy S23 series in early 2023. Based on what we’ve seen so far, there’s much to like about these new phones. I’m sure the question always perplexes everyone is: which is better for you, the Samsung Galaxy S23 or the Samsung Galaxy S23+?
We are still reviewing the phones, so we can’t say for sure what you should buy just yet. Don’t worry, though. Miracle Box will go over all the changes in specs and features to help you figure out what you can do.
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1. Hardware Details
As you can expect, these devices aren’t exactly the same size. The Galaxy S23 is the smallest, measuring 5.76 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (HWD) and weighing in at 5.93 ounces.
The Samsung Galaxy S23+ measures weighs 6.91 ounces and 6.21 x 3.0 x 0.30 inches. It’s the same size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.33 x 3.05 x 0.31 inches), so it’s not really a mid-sized phone.
Thankfully, they’re both equally durable: an IP68 rating means they’re dust and water-resistant, a Gorilla Glass Victus 2 cover protects against drops, and Armor Aluminium material reinforces the frame.
2. Differences of Display
Size is the only screen difference between the S23 and the S23+. The S23 has a 6.1-inch dynamic AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It has a resolution of 2,040 x 1,080 pixels with a density of 425ppi.
In comparison, the S23+ has a 6.6-inch screen with the same resolution and refresh rate. Since it’s bigger, the pixel density is slightly lower at 393ppi, but we don’t expect that to make a significant difference in real-world use.
3. All Galaxy Series with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
One of the most exciting aspects of the Galaxy S23 series is the processor. All three devices (Samsung Galaxy S23, Samsung Galaxy S23+, Samsung Galaxy S23 ultra) use the same specially tuned Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. This chip has a higher CPU clock speed (up to 3.36GHz for the main cores) and a higher GPU clock speed.
It follows that their Snapdragon X70 modems are identical. These three devices are all 5G capable, so you can use sub-6GHz, mid-band, or millimeter-wave frequencies. The most recent versions of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 6E and 5.3, are also included in each.
4. Storage and RAM
Plenty of storage space is essential if you intend to save a large amount of media and data, and adequate RAM is essential for multitasking.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Samsung Galaxy S23+ were equipped with 8GB of RAM. (Of course, if you opt for the S23 Ultra, you can get 8GB or 12GB of RAM.)
As for storage, the Galaxy S23 comes with 128GB or 256GB. The basic storage of S23+ is 256G. While 128GB is a solid start, if you plan on storing a lot of apps, games, and media, you’ll probably want to opt for the 256GB model, as these phones don’t have a microSD card slot.
5. Camera: 200MP
The main camera on the S23 and S23+ is 50 megapixels and has an aperture of f/1.8. In addition, there is a 10MP telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture and 3x optical zoom, as well as a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture. These cameras may capture a whopping 8K at 30 frames per second.
6. Battery Size and Charging Speed
The S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra are equipped with 3,900mAh, 4,700mAh, and 5,000mAh batteries, respectively. Compared to the previous models, the S23 and S23+ have 200mAh battery capacity.
The S23 differs slightly from the other two models when it comes to charging speeds. The S23 base version has Super Fast Charging, which means it charges at 25W.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S23+ comes with Super Fast Charge 2.0, which allows for charging speeds of up to 45W. In other words, the Samsung Galaxy S23+ charges your phone faster when you use a compatible charger.
The Whole Comparisons
|Samsung Galaxy S23
|Samsung Galaxy S23+
|2023, February 17
|2023, February 17
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
|5.76 by 2.79 by 0.30 inches
|6.21 by 3.00 by 0.30 inches
|2,340 by 1,080 (425ppi)
|2,340 by 1,080 (393ppi)
Which Is Suitable for you?
In addition to the specs, you’ll want to consider your budget. The S23 starts at $799.99, and the S23+ retails for $999.99. If you add storage to either model, you’ll pay more.
If the price isn’t an issue for you, it is necessary to focus on the differences:
Do you need a bigger screen, more memory, and faster charging? The Samsung Galaxy S23+ is definitely for you.
Do you want a more portable, handheld phone? The S23 is for you.
Why does the Samsung S23 have 3 cameras?
Both the Galaxy S23 and S23+ are equipped with triple-lens rear cameras, including a Tele1 10MP lens, an ultra-wide-angle 12MP lens, and a wide-angle 50MP lens. Triple rear cameras enable the smartphone to capture a variety of photography styles with professional-grade quality.
Can I charge my S23 with my old charger?
The standard S23 only supports 25W charging. You’ll also need a 45W travel adapter. Super-fast charging is not possible with a standard charger. We recommend using the USB Type-C 5A charging cable that comes with the 45w charger.
Is the Samsung S23 better than the iPhone 14?
The Galaxy S23 offers a more versatile camera setup, including a 50MP main lens, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 10MP telephoto lens. The iPhone 14 features a 12MP main lens and an ultra-wide-angle lens. Both deliver excellent images, but when it comes to video, the iPhone 14’s lens is more stable and balanced.
Is the Galaxy camera better than the iPhone?
For low-light and macro shots, the Samsung seems to do slightly better, but for portrait mode, the iPhone barely beats it. Video quality is good on both models, but again, the Samsung has more flexibility and also has a headline spec of 8K, just in case you need it.
Is Samsung S23 good for photography?
With advanced camera technology, Samsung Galaxy S23 is capable of capturing high-quality photos and videos. It also comes with a host of features like optical image stabilization, dual-pixel autofocus, and a wide-angle lens, making it ideal for capturing stunning images.