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Samsung Galaxy S23
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Audio test

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We put the Samsung Galaxy S23 through our rigorous DXOMARK Audio test suite to measure its performance both at recording sound using its built-in microphones, and at playing audio back through its speakers.

Overview


Key audio specifications include:

  • Two speakers (1 top front under-screen, 1 bottom side)
  • No jack audio output
  • Dolby Atmos technology

Scoring

Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.

Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S23 (Snapdragon)
133
audio
131
Playback
126

158

129

149

146

162

130

162

89

157

136
Recording
127

147

128

146

109

159

120

170

145

Best

122

166

Playback

Pros

Cons

  • Excessive treble boost
  • Volume steps consistency needs fine-tuning
  • Artifacts performance is a bit average

Recording

Pros

  • Good timbre performance overall
  • Good audio zoom despite the device missing a super tele zoom
  • Very good wind noise performance in life video and selfie video

Cons

  • The device is very sensitive to wind in memo
  • Treble sounds a bit metallic with the recorder app
  • General lack of brightness in all apps used

All the models in the S23 Series are equipped with the same audio specs, and performance results were relatively similar among all three models, except for a few minor differences. For example in playback, the S23’s sound was quite bright, but it lacked some bass and low-midrange. Upper treble was a bit resonant and not particularly pleasant.

In recording, all three devices provided an excellent audio-zoom performance, but the S23 Ultra had the upper edge over the other two because of its extensive tele zoom level, which allowed the S23 Ultra to gain significant points in the timbre attribute.

Listen to the tested smartphone’s playback performance in this comparison with some of its competitors:

Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos)
Apple iPhone 14
Recordings of the smartphones playing some of our music tracks at 60 LAeq in an anechoic environment by 2 microphones in A-B configuration, at 30 cm
Here is how the Samsung Galaxy S23 performs in playback use cases compared to its competitors:
Playback use-cases scores

Because the Galaxy S23’s audio performance was the same in all other testing areas, we direct you to the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s audio test results for the full details.

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