Samsung Galaxy S23 (Snapdragon)

Released February 2023

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Samsung Galaxy S23 (Snapdragon)

Summary


Pros

  • Well-suited camera for taking videos
  • Good sound rendition as a recording device
  • Audio withstands windy conditions well when shooting videos
  • Very good video experience
  • Good colors in most lighting conditions
  • Low discharge currents overall

Cons

  • Camera struggles in images with backlit scenes
  • Lack of bass in speakers, resulting in a somewhat thin sound
  • Weak recorder app performance relative to the device's overall audio performance
  • Low flicker frequency and too-high brightness for night reading
  • Under sunlight, colors lack nuacnces
  • Aliasing when playing video games

Scores


133
camera
2023
3rd

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Camera Score i
133
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 157

Sub-scores

Photo i
129
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 160
Bokeh i
70
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 80
Preview i
72
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
126
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 158
Top score
Huawei P60 Pro
Video i
137
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 158

Use Cases

BEST 149

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 132

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

148
display
2023
3rd

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Display Score i
148
52
Realme C21
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Readability i
158
40
Realme C21
BEST 163
Color i
135
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 164
Video i
Top score Best
40
Realme C21
162
Motion i
154
54
Realme C21
BEST 159
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Touch i
155
40
Realme C21
BEST 170
Artifacts i
109
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 163
Top score
OnePlus Open
133
audio
2023
13th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Audio Score i
133
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
131
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
136
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Use Cases

BEST 169

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 158

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

109
battery
21st

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Battery Score i
109
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
100
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
111
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
134
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
2 days 3h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h50
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
1h39
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
3h04 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP68

Protection

Wireless

Charging

128/256/512 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide, Tele

Main camera
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