New year, new Samsung Galaxy S-series. All-new The Galaxy S23 lineup is now official, coming as the successor to last year’s Galaxy S22 series. Samsung Galaxy S23 has refreshed the design of the phone with slight changes in the camera module. Gone is the contoured housing we saw in previous generation models. The Galaxy S23 isn’t all that different from its predecessor. It has many of the exact same specifications as the vanilla S22, but a few exciting tidbits pop out when we take a closer look at the spec sheet of both phones.
The Galaxy S23 is an improved version of everything that set the S22 off the sales chart. So if you’re considering upgrading your current S22 to the S23, read on to learn about all the worthwhile upgrades it brings to the table.
Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Galaxy S22 Price in India
Samsung Galaxy S23 Starting Price Rs. 74,999 Not cheap by any means, but it’s remarkable that Samsung hasn’t raised the retail price significantly. In comparison, the Base Galaxy S22 price 72,999 starting at Rs. However, something to note: the Galaxy S23 8/128GB model comes with a UFS 3.1 chip instead of the new USF 4.0 solution found in other storage options.
If you own a Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S23 will feel right at home as its design is similar to its predecessor. The overall footprint of both devices is a fraction of the height and width: the S22’s 146 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm vs. The S23’s 146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6mm. However, we don’t recommend you use it on the S23 if your S22 case doesn’t fit well.
Samsung religiously puts the latest Gorilla Glass on the display and back of its flagship phones, and the S23 is no different. It has the all-new Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the S23. Corning Arguments It is designed with a reformulated solution so the device can withstand up to 1 meter on an 80-grit sandpaper-like surface and up to 2 meters on a 180 grit surface. This makes the Galaxy S23 theoretically slightly more durable than the S22. The IP rating hasn’t changed either — it’s still IP68, the same as S22.
The display is also the same as last year’s model. This means you can still expect a stunning viewing experience on the 6.1-inch full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED panel with an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz. This year, Samsung has increased the maximum brightness found on the S22 from 1,300 nits to a maximum brightness of 1,750 nits, setting the vanilla model on par with its larger sibling.
Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Galaxy S22: Battery and charging
In our Review, we highlighted that the Galaxy S22, with its 3,700mAh cell, delivered 11 hours and 31 minutes of battery backup in PCMark’s Battery 3.0 test. The Galaxy S23 packs a slightly bigger battery – 3,900mAh – so, it should last a bit longer than the Galaxy S22. Charging speed is still limited to 25W via wired charging and wireless and reverse charging speeds up to 15W.
The Galaxy S23 doesn’t get any exciting camera upgrades, offering the same layout we saw on the S22. You still get a decent point-and-shoot 50MP primary camera, a 12MP ultrawide lens and two 10MP telephoto shooters that can capture up to 3X optical zoom and up to 30X digital zoom — just like last year’s S22.
However, you can expect smoother 8K videos, as video capture on the Galaxy S23 gets a slight upgrade: 8K videos at 30fps, up from 24fps on the S22. However, once you drop the resolution, the results are the same as last year: 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 120fps and super slow-mo at 720p up to 960fps.
Samsung has refreshed the front facing camera. While it’s a minor upgrade, the Galaxy S23 ships with a 12MP selfie shooter compared to the 10MP snapper found on the S22. This should result in better selfies, at least on paper.
Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Galaxy S22 performance
Samsung’s premium line of smartphones never disappoint when it comes to hardware configuration, especially when it packs the latest and greatest Qualcomm flagship SoC. The latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip is the most powerful mobile processor available on the market right now, and its customized, overclocked version powers the entire Galaxy S23 line of phones. Most people won’t be able to tell the performance difference between the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs Gen 1, but the newer one isn’t as power-hungry as the Gen 1.
Like last year, the S23 runs on the latest One UI custom skin based on the latest Android OS. You get Android 13-based One UI 5.1 with the Galaxy S23. While the Galaxy S22 is booting on Android 12, you can upgrade the software and set it on par with the S23.
Samsung offers four years of software updates on its premium smartphones and the S22 will receive Android updates up to Android 16. On the other hand, the Galaxy S23 will get updates to Android 17 all the way. Both phones are future-proof. In terms of updates. The S23 only gets one additional OS update over the S22, which isn’t a significant difference.