Hi everyone, we are excited to introduce you to the Samsung Galaxy S23, the phone we’ve all been waiting for. In a world where smartphones are getting bigger and bulkier, we finally have a compact flagship phone that fits the bill. After having used it, we can confidently say that this is our dream phone.
Design and Build Quality
The Samsung Galaxy S23 is a lightweight phone that can last a full day, thanks to its efficient chip with great battery life. The phone’s compact size and curved edges make it comfortable to hold, and the metal ring on the lens protects the camera. We got our phone in green, and it looks elegant and minimal. The 6.1-inch AMOLED display is slightly brighter than last year’s, and the HDR looks great. The speakers are loud and clear, with decent stereo separation.
Chipset and Performance
One of the biggest improvements in the Samsung Galaxy S23 is its chipset. Samsung has finally listened to its users and given us the best chipset you can find on the Android market right now. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 performs phenomenally, making this phone a huge upgrade in performance, fluidity, efficiency, and battery life. Expecting a lot of power from this phone is going to be a higher expectation, so if you’re planning to do a lot of gaming, it will still get hot. But for day-to-day use, it’s performing amazingly.
Out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy S23 gave us a great battery life of around 5 hours of screen-on time with 30% battery life. It wasn’t just on Wi-Fi; we were also using 5G on this phone, and the modem is performing really well. The phone has given us an almost equivalent battery life to our 14 Pro, which we think is a great thing to achieve. Even the standby is better than the 14 Pro, as we only lost one percent overnight, compared to five to six percent on our 14 Pro.
The camera sensors on the Samsung Galaxy S23 are the same as last year’s, but that’s not a bad thing. Camera hardware on Samsung phones is always great; it’s just the processing that’s an issue sometimes. Even though the ISP’s different photos have been improved a little bit, that overexposed look does make the photos a little bit washed out. The portrait has been improved, and the edge detection is good. The quality of 3x was not as great, especially in low-light scenarios. The selfie camera, however, has been upgraded from 10 megapixels to 12 megapixels, and it’s also taking decent shots.
Now, you can record 8K up to 30 frames per second, and the video is supposed to be improved than the predecessor. But we haven’t tested the camera fully, so we’ll do thorough testing and get back to you. We’ll also try to compare it with the 14 Pro, so if you want a dedicated comparison between both of them, let us know.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 is a great overall package. If you don’t want the best camera phone in the world or the best battery life, but just want a compact flagship phone that does everything better, even if it’s not exceptional, this is the phone for you. We think Samsung has nailed it this time, but these are our early impressions, and they might change in the future. We’re in the honeymoon phase right now, so if you can wait before purchasing this phone, we suggest it for pre-order. The only great thing about this phone is that you can get that 256 GB, and that will come with UFS 4.0, and that will actually change the experience of this phone.
One of the most exciting things about the Samsung Galaxy S23 is that it is a flagship phone that is also compact. We have seen a trend in recent years where flagship phones are getting larger and bulkier, which makes them difficult to use with one hand. The Samsung Galaxy S23, on the other hand, is perfect for those who prefer a compact phone. The phone is also lightweight, which makes it comfortable to carry around in your pocket or purse.
The phone’s design is also a major selling point. We got our phone in green, and it looks elegant and minimal. The metal ring on the lens adds a touch of sophistication to the phone’s design. The curved edges of the phone make it comfortable to hold, and it’s slightly more compact than our 14 Pro.
The phone’s AMOLED display is also a significant improvement over last year’s model. The HDR looks great, and the speakers are loud and clear, with decent stereo separation. The Samsung Galaxy S23 is also equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which makes it perform phenomenally.
One of the biggest selling points of the Samsung Galaxy S23 is its battery life. We got around 5 hours of screen-on time with 30% battery life, and it was not just on Wi-Fi; we were also using 5G on this phone. The modem is also performing really well. The phone has given us an almost equivalent battery life to our 14 Pro, which is a great thing to achieve. Even the standby is better than the 14 Pro, as we only lost one percent overnight.
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S23 is excellent. The camera hardware on Samsung phones is always great, and the portrait has been improved, with good edge detection. The selfie camera has been upgraded from 10 megapixels to 12 megapixels, and it’s also taking decent shots. The phone’s video recording capabilities are also impressive, as you can now record 8K up to 30 frames per second.
The only downside to the Samsung Galaxy S23 is its slow charging speed. It comes with a 25-watt wired and 15-watt wireless charging, which is slower than some other flagship phones on the market. However, we’re okay with that because we’re used to slow charging.