Samsung Galaxy S23 FE

Released October 2023

High-End ($400-$600)
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE

Summary


Pros

  • Great for outdoor photography and video
  • Very natural and pleasant audio playback and recording, with few artifacts
  • Accurate and smooth touch on the screen, with good reaction time in all the use cases
  • Overall good video performance on display, with well-managed frame drops when watching videos or playing games

Cons

  • Not suited for low-light photography in general
  • Lack of audio zoom
  • Picture rendering on screen shows quality loss under sunlight, with skin tones appearing flat
  • Display shows colors shift from pink to green when viewed at an angle
  • Low autonomy overall

Scores


127
camera
2024
6th

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Camera Score i
127
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 163

Sub-scores

Photo i
124
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 169
Bokeh i
50
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 85
Preview i
67
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
123
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 164
Video i
131
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 158

Use Cases

BEST 154

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 138

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

140
display
2024
4th

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Display Score i
140
82
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Readability i
133
74
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 164
Color i
134
104
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
BEST 165
Top score
Google Pixel 8
Video i
154
65
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 163
Touch i
143
79
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
BEST 164
138
audio
2024
2nd

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Audio Score i
138
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
137
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
139
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

101
battery
30th

in High-End Ranking ($400-$600)

Overall Battery Score i
101
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 160

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
95
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
114
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
95
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
1 days 23h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h49
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
1h33
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
3h17 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


158 x 76.5 x 8.2mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP68

Protection

Wireless

Charging

128 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide, Tele

Main camera
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