Samsung Galaxy S22 vs Samsung Galaxy S23 series: Which one to buy?
Which Galaxy should you go for?
Samsung launched its new Galaxy S23 series phones, which take on the mantle of Samsung’s latest and greatest from last year’s Galaxy S22 series. However, as is the case with a lot of flagship phones out there today, the Galaxy S22 series remains a powerful phone till date. So should a Galaxy S22 owner upgrade to the new Galaxy S23 series? Read on to find out.
Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Galaxy S22
While both the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S23 may look quite similar from afar, there is a slight difference in the design. The new Galaxy S23 series is boxier, and the sides are less curvy towards the screen now, which may make them more comfortable to hold. However, this is subjective.
Coming to the specifications, both phones have a near-identical 6.1-inch 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED display with the exception being protection on the phones going up to Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the S23 series instead of the Victus+ on the S22.
Not surprisingly, the S23 is also more powerful in the performance department. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is a perfected version of the 8 Gen 1 on the S22 series, with Qualcomm not only promising faster performance, but also more efficiency and better thermals. This is coupled with Samsung’s new UFS 4.0 storage units on the S23 series (except the 128GB variant), which is twice as fast as the UFS 3.1 storage on the S22.
The camera setups are also largely the same, but 8K video shooters will be glad to know that the Galaxy S23 series supports 8K at 30fps, unlike the S22 series which capped 8K recording at 24fps. There’s also a slightly better 12MP front camera on the S23 instead of the 10MP front camera on the S22, and the battery capacity has gone up from 3,700mAh to 3,900mAh.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus vs Galaxy S22 Plus
The comparison of the Plus edition phones is also quite similar. Both the S22 Plus and the S23 Plus come with the same 6.6-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, with the S23 offering slightly better protection with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2. Both phones again come with almost identical camera setups with only slight differences, like the 12MP front camera and the 8K 30fps recording option on the rear cameras.
The main difference yet again is the performance, with the S23 Plus being powered by the superior and faster Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on the S22 Plus. Moreover, with UFS 4.0 storage standard across all storage variants of the Galaxy S23 Plus, the phone will be noticeably faster during app loading times, offline data transfers and other tasks compared to the S22 Plus with UFS 3.1 speeds. Also, the Galaxy S23 Plus comes with a slightly larger battery at 4,700mAh, which should offer a little more juice than the 4,500mAh battery of the S22 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Galaxy S22 Ultra are both top-notch phones, but there are still differences between the phones. Both phones come with a 6.8-inch 120Hz AMOLED QHD+ display, but the S23 Ultra comes with the stronger Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection. The newer S23 also has a flatter display and is heavier, also not being compatible with accessories of the S22 Ultra, something worth considering if you’re considering an upgrade.
Coming to the performance, the S23 Ultra is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, a more powerful and thermally stable chipset compared to the 8 Gen 1. The UFS 4.0 storage on the S23 Ultra is again faster than the UFS 3.1 storage of the S22 Ultra, but both phones offer similar variants maxing out at 12GB RAM and 1TB internal storage.
The cameras are the biggest switch between the two Ultras. The Galaxy S22 Ultra had an 108MP main camera with a 12MP ultrawide and two 10MP telephoto and periscope sensors. The newer S23 Ultra has a much higher resolution 200MP main camera, while the rest of the sensors are largely the same.
The S23 Ultra also comes with a 12MP front camera like the rest of the series, compared to the 40MP front camera on the S22 Ultra. The battery capacity is 5,000mAh on both the phones and both support 45W fast charging.
Prices for the Samsung Galaxy S23 starts at Rs 74,999, while the Galaxy S23 Plus start at Rs 94,999. The Galaxy S23 Ultra meanwhile, starts at Rs 1,24,999. You will likely find the S22 series phones for much lesser. If you’re considering choosing between the S22 and S23 series, consider the difference in prices before you make a choice.
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