Galaxy S23 Vs Galaxy S20: 2023 Samsung flagship brings the best hardware and software
The Galaxy Unpacked is underway in San Francisco where Samsung is launching various new gadgets including phones and laptops. The Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup is packed with great new features and the most up-to-date hardware capabilities.
The vanilla model of the Galaxy S23 lineup features a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 48-120Hz refresh rate. Exclusively for Samsung, Qualcomm developed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor, which is used in the Galaxy S23 smartphones.
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As compared to the Galaxy S20 (LTE or 5G), the Galaxy S23 is a considerable update, as there is everything new! Samsung has ended Android support of the S20 lineup, whereas the Galaxy S23 takes the crown of best software offering in the industry (Android 13 pre-installed, upgradeable up to Android 17).
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The tiny Galaxy S23 follows Samsung’s 2023 signature design language, which is controversial for some, but anyways, brings a new design to the flagship. On the rear side, the device brings a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary, a 12MP ultrawide and a 10MP telephoto with 3X Optical Zoom support.
In the battery and performance, the Galaxy S23 is equipped with a 3900mAh battery (25W charging), which is just 100mAh less than your current mobile. However, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s efficiency delivers all day-long battery backup for regular uses. Let’s have a quick look at specs comparison:
Samsung Galaxy S23 Vs Galaxy S20 Specs
|Release Date||February 1, 2023||February 1, 2020|
|Dimensions||Height: 146.3 mm
Width: 70.9 mm
Thickness: 7.6 mm
|Height: 151.7 mm
Width: 69.1 mm
Thickness: 7.9 mm
|Weight||167 grams||163 grams|
|Network Connectivity||5G Compatible||4G/ 5G|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm)||SD 865 | Exynos 990|
|CPU||Octa core (3.36 GHz, Single core, Cortex X3 + 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Cortex-A77 & 3×2.42 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) – SD
Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – EX
|Operating System||Android 13 (One UI 5.1)||Android 10 (One UI 2.1)|
|GPU||Adreno 740||Adreno 650 – SD
Mali-G77 MP11 – Europe
|Display Type||Dynamic AMOLED 2X||Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|Screen Size||6.1″ (120Hz)||6.2″ (60Hz/120Hz)|
|Screen Resolution||1080×2340 px, 425 PPI||1440×3200 px, 563 PPI|
|Rear Camera||Primary: 50MP
Telephoto: 10MP (3X Optical Zoom)
Telephoto: 64MP (3X Hybrid Zoom)
|Fast Charge||25W Wired | 10W Wireless||25W Wired | 15W Wireless|
Samsung Galaxy S23 Price
If you reserved the Galaxy S23 ahead, you may have received the reservation pass with early access and a free $50 Samsung Credit. Are you ready to switch to the new Galaxy? Check out the official launch prices of the Galaxy S23 series below. Do note that the price may vary by region and carrier.
Galaxy S23 5G
- Starts at $799.99
Galaxy S23 Plus 5G
- Starts at $999.99
Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G
- Starts at $1,199.99
One UI 5.1 Vs Android 13 – Ultimate battery widget comparison
Battery Widget is the biggest and most noticeable addition to the One UI 5.1 software. Samsung phones just got the new battery status widget, while Android 13 already has one, which is somehow better than the One UI 5.1, let’s dive into the ultimate comparison.
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Battery Widget: One UI 5.1 Vs Android 13
Showcased at the SDC 2023, Samsung’s Battery Widget arrive on Galaxy devices with the One UI 5.1 update in February. Galaxy users after upgrading their phone to the One UI 5.1 version can use the feature to get updated with info about how much juice is left in their devices.
One UI 5.1’s battery status widget introduces two different styles including a “Circles” 4×1 and a “List” 4×2. You can expand the area by two times vertically, while it’s not possible to reduce the occupation area, which is the worst thing I noticed.
On the other hand, the Android 13 battery widget has just a single choice but it’s way too advance, as compared to the One UI 5.1. The widget takes size as per the number of devices paired with the smartphone, if you don’t have any, it will remain single-linear.
One UI vs Android
Not that all, the widget is interactive as the system Settings’ battery tab gets opened as soon as you tap the widget. Similar to One UI 5.1, the Android 13’s widget adapts to system settings whether it’s in Light mode or Dark mode for a well-optimized home screen appearance.
Earlier, we compared the Battery widget of One UI 5.1 and Apple iOS 16, which was a tough fight between both. However, the One UI requires work on optimization and usability improvements are necessary to make it better than rivals including Android and iOS.
Since One UI 5.1’s battery widget is just the initial version, we believe Samsung will work on it and make notable improvements. The One UI 6.0 will be the next major version for Galaxy devices, likely to release later this year, you can check our features wishlist below.
High hopes for One UI 6.0: The ultimate features wishlist for Samsung users
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs S22 Ultra: Camera Design
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is a camera beast and brings a massive upgrade in features as compared to S22 Ultra but the design of this successor needs to be explored. In that case, we’ll have to do a comparison.
For your information, this comparison will look into the structure, layout, shape, lens count, and some key specifications of the rear camera module.
First comes the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which features a quad camera including a laser autofocus sensor and an LED flash. This system has two columns, the left side starts with a 12MP ultra wide-angle camera, followed by a 108MP wide-angle/main camera and the third one is a 10MP 10x periscope zoom camera.
The second column consists of a laser autofocus, an LED flash, and a secondary telephoto camera, capable of 3x zoom. Actually, the S22 Ultra resembles the S21 Ultra but without that large camera bump.
(Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – Left, Galaxy S22 Ultra – Right)
If you look closely at the S23 Ultra, the difference between the camera structure and the aesthetics is barely noticeable. Because the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra willfully carries the camera design and layout from the S22 Ultra. Specifically, the first and second columns are identical in both devices. This is causing a variation in opinion among consumers who were expecting a major makeover.
Speaking of major, this flagship stands as a 200MP camera powerhouse. Using a super-resolution sensor, Samsung promises high-quality photography and robust optical image stabilization in videos.
Aside from the layout and lens, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra brings a brand-new silver outsole ring. This tweak makes the entire module big, bulky, and elegant as compared to the past version.
In terms of appearance, this premium device strikes full marks for those new optimizations and it will definitely catch your eyes on the first look.
Battery Widget – Samsung One UI 5.1 Vs Apple iOS 16
Samsung introduced a new battery status widget feature with the new One UI 5.1 software. Sadly, it’s not a new innovation as Apple’s iOS and Pixel’s Android already have such kind of widgets. Well, here we compare the battery widget of Samsung’s One UI 5.1 and Apple’s iOS 16 operating system.
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Apple Battery Widget
Since Apple has already brought the battery status widget to iPhones, it has mastered the feature with generation improvements. In the latest iOS 16, there are three different battery widgets available on iPhones including a square (single), a rectangular (list), and a circular (4).
Samsung Battery Widget
Samsung’s battery widget introduces two choices for Galaxy consumers including the circular and square box styles. Both of the choices let you display the battery status of up to 8 devices including the smartphone itself. By default, the widget expands for 4 devices, which can be further enlarged for eight.
One UI 5.1’s circular battery widget doesn’t have any background layer as all circles are arranged independently. On the flip side, iOS 16’s circular widget has a transparent layer so it can be clearly visible in any kind of wallpaper or home screen theme.
The One UI 5.1’s circular widget shows the device icon and percentage inside the circle, whereas the iOS takes additional space beside for percentage.
Talking about the second style, the rectangular widget of One UI 5.1 looks way better than the iOS 16’s. It has a solid background layer with an intuitive interface as well as a header, device icon, battery percentage bar, and text.
On the other hand, iOS 16’s rectangular battery widget keeps the same transparent background layer and occupies much space on the home screen. One UI can show the status of up to 8 devices, while iOS is limited to just 4.
Apple’s battery status widget is unquestionably mature, compared to the first version of Samsung’s battery widget. Still, Samsung did a pretty good job when it comes to personalization of the widget and usability with a high amount of devices.
The circular widget of Apple looks better than the One UI, while the rectangular-styled widget of One UI clearly defeats iOS. It’s pretty difficult to make a winner in this comparison, as both have their own specialties and limitations. Well, which one do you prefer? Let us know through social media!