The Ultra aside, the other two Galaxy S23 in the series deserve attention for offering great hardware and software as well. So, in this Samsung Galaxy S23 vs S23 Plus Hands-on, we will talk about what’s the same and what’s different between these two smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs S23 Plus Hands-On

What’s Same? 

There are similarities between both the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus. So, let’s get those out of the way before we investigate the difference.

  • The design is now called Linear Design. Samsung loses the Contour cut design which happens to be my favourite. While it does look more like the S23 Ultra, it does look like an A Series phone too.

  • Other than the size of the display, the technology and the resolution are pretty much the same. Both come equipped with Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display at FHD+ resolution and have a 120Hz refresh rate with 240Hz touch sampling. It still doesn’t get the LTPO treatment, which is a bummer.

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs S23 Plus Hands-On

  • The cameras on both these devices have the same configuration: It houses a 50MP Wide Camera, 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera and a 10MP Telephoto Camera. The front-facing camera is a 12MP shooter which is the same as the S23 Ultra.
  • The phone is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, which looks like a nitpicked processor from the processor bins, to get that optimized performance. To go along with the processor, it comes with 8GB RAM which is more than enough for today’s standards.
  • Both devices will be available in four different colours: Black, Cream, Green and Lavender.

What’s Different?

  • The Screen size: the Samsung Galaxy S23 has a 6.1”-inch Display whereas the S23 Plus houses a 6.6”-inch display instead.
  • Both phones get an extra 200mAh, from their predecessor battery configuration. So, now the Samsung Galaxy S23 has 3900mAh whereas the S23 Plus gets 4700mAh.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S23 still misses out on the Ultra-wide-band which is a feature you see with the S23 Plus and Ultra, to use devices like the Samsung SmartTags with it.

Personal Thoughts

For one, I am glad that the Samsung Galaxy Fan Edition no longer exists as it now gives the Samsung Galaxy S23 a chance to survive and even end up in many consumers’ pockets. It sure is a small powerful flagship but looking at how it doesn’t get the same treatment as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus makes me worried and doesn’t make sense to keep it in the lineup.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus on the other hand sure does have incremental upgrades. But it makes more sense, as it is a big device, and the added battery life is definitely going to make a difference. Obviously, this is just a “based on theory” answer. But do stay tuned and wait for us as we will share more about it here.

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