New-generation Samsung Galaxy S23 Series smartphones: presentation and comparison
Samsung's latest generation of smartphones, the Galaxy S23 Series, has arrived on the market, introducing a host of new features. The Samsung Galaxy S23 range consists of 3 new phones, extending the diversity of choice we've already seen with the Galaxy S22 range: the classic Samsung Galaxy S23, the Galaxy S23 Plus and the S23 Ultra. With careful attention to detail, each model in this series has been designed to meet different user needs.
In this article, we'll explore the main differences between the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S23, to help you understand the improvements made. We'll also compare the different models in the Galaxy S23 series, highlighting their specific features to guide you in your choice.
Samsung Galaxy S22 vs Galaxy S23: A notable evolution
The differences between the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S23 are discreet but nonetheless present. So let's explore the two basic models in the S22 and S23 ranges.
Design and display
In terms of smartphone design, the S23 has retained much of the elegance of the S22, while making a few subtle changes. The notable difference lies in the photo sensors.
On the S22, the various photo sensors are positioned on a protruding photo block. On the S23, the photo sensors are directly integrated into the phone for a more fluid, streamlined design. This feature, previously reserved for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, has now been extended to the entire range.
In terms of size, the S23 has the same dimensions as the S22: 6.1" (146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6 mm). The two phones are therefore very similar, but the new S23's screen boasts enhanced resistance thanks to the use of Gorilla Glass Victus 2, an element that offers extra protection against bumps and scratches.
What's more, the S23 comes with Android 13 and One UI 5.1, unlike the S22 which is on Android 12 and One UI 4.1, offering an enhanced user experience with new features.
On the performance side, the S23 stands out from the S22 with an increase in battery capacity from 3700mAh for the Samsung Galaxy S22 to 3900mAh for the S23. Combined with the new, less power-hungry Snapdragon chip, this improvement promises significantly increased autonomy, enabling users to enjoy their phone for longer between charges.
In addition, the introduction of the "Always On" feature brings added convenience, allowing users to choose which information to display permanently on their smartphone's lock screen. It is important to note, however, that this feature consumes additional battery power.
For photography, nothing changes for the rear sensors, but photos should be of higher quality thanks to Samsung's new Snapdragon chip and AI. As for the front sensors, they have been upgraded from 10 MPX to 12 MPX.
In conclusion, the two smartphones remain quite similar. The various changes that have taken place are rather minimal. It remains to be seen whether the various Galaxy S23 models themselves make a big difference.
Galaxy S23 Series model comparison
Part of Samsung's latest range, the Galaxy S23 is available in 4 elegant colors: black, green, cream and lavender, designed to suit your style. Two additional colors, lime (yellow-green) and graphite, are available exclusively on Samsung's website, offering even greater diversity of choice.
The Galaxy S23 features a 6.1" screen, perfect for browsing social networks, watching videos or playing games. It's equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, one of the most powerful currently on the market, ensuring smooth, fast operation. Its 3900 mAh battery offers excellent autonomy, allowing you to enjoy your phone to the full without worrying about charging.
The base model, offering 128GB of storage, is priced at 959 euros, a slight increase on the S22 when it was released, but justified by the improvements made.
Galaxy S23 Plus
The Galaxy S23 Plus shares the same color options as the Galaxy S23, allowing you to choose the model that best suits your preferences. However, it features a slightly larger 6.6" screen for an even more immersive visual experience.
In terms of performance, the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus is even more powerful than that of the S23, with a capacity of 4700mAh. What's more, the S23 Plus features 45W fast charging, enabling the battery to be recharged at a much faster rate.
The base model (256GB) is priced at 1219 euros, an increase of 110 euros on the S22 Plus when it was released, but this is offset by the additional benefits it offers.
Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is the most complete smartphone in the S23 series. It features a much squarer, more sophisticated design, and boasts a 6.8" curved screen, offering a premium visual experience.
The big difference with the other two smartphones in the range is the stylus built into the phone: the S Pen. It makes it easy to take notes or be more precise when editing photos.
The most impressive aspect of the S23 Ultra is its photographic capabilities. Unlike the 50 MPX sensors of the S23 and S23+ models, the Ultra is equipped with a 200MPX camera and two telephoto lenses, a clear improvement for photography enthusiasts.
Its 5000 mAh battery, compatible with 45W rapid recharging, ensures long-lasting use even with intensive use. For the base model (258GB), the price is set at 1,419 euros, reflecting the many improvements and premium features of this model.
Protect your Samsung Galaxy S23
To ensure the durability of your precious smartphone, Tigra Sport offers Fitclic and Fitclic Neo cases for Samsung Galaxy S23. Designed to be perfectly compatible with all motorcycle, bike, running, car and active lifestyle mounts in the Fitclic and Fitclic Neo ranges, these cases offer optimum protection while retaining the elegance of your phone. Fitclic cases for Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra are priced at €21.90, while Fitclic Neo cases are available for €28.