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Galaxy A23
$257Refurbished
$350New
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is a priority, iPhone 12 mini offers better photo and video performance with additional features like Dolby Vision and RAW output. Although it has a smaller 5.4-inch screen compared to the Galaxy A23's 6.6-inch, the iPhone's screen is OLED, giving it higher contrast and brightness over the A23's LCD display. Battery life is longer on the Galaxy A23. If storage expansion or a headphone jack is important, note that the A23 supports SD cards and has a headphone jack, unlike the iPhone. The iPhone runs iOS, while the Galaxy A23 runs Android, providing different user experiences. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.3
iPhone 12 mini
Galaxy A23
4.7
The Apple iPhone 12 mini has good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy A23 has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.1
iPhone 12 mini
Galaxy A23
4.7
The Apple iPhone 12 mini takes good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy A23 takes poor photos.

Video Quality

7.2
iPhone 12 mini
Galaxy A23
4.3
The Apple iPhone 12 mini takes good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy A23 takes poor videos.

Battery

5.1 Hours
iPhone 12 mini
Galaxy A23
9.3 Hours
The Apple iPhone 12 mini has 5.1 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy A23 has 9.3 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 12 mini has a screen size of 5.4 inches and the Samsung Galaxy A23 is 6.6 inches.

Cost

$257
iPhone 12 mini
Galaxy A23
$350
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The Apple iPhone 12 mini has a price of $257 and the Samsung Galaxy A23 costs $350.
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How the Apple iPhone 12 mini and the Samsung Galaxy A23 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 12 miniSamsung Galaxy A23
Apple iPhone 12 miniSamsung Galaxy A23

GENERAL

Price
$257
$350
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
November 13, 2020September 2, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.4"6.6"
Resolution
2340 x 10802408 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
476400
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
A14SD695
Internal Storage
64 gb64 gb
RAM
4 gb4 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.4/104.7/10
Photos Score
7.1/104.8/10
Videos Score
7.3/104.4/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Macro
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.1 hours9.3 hours
Battery Capacity
2227 mah5000 mah
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
12 w0 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.18" x 2.53"6.51" x 3.03"
Weight
4.76 oz6.95 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.05.1
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
65
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 30, 66, 77

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Purple, Green, White, Black, RedBlack
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoYes

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraApple iPhone 12 mini
Better BatterySamsung Galaxy A23
Better ScreenApple iPhone 12 mini
Better performanceApple iPhone 12 mini

Shopping

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Apple iPhone 12 mini

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TechRadar

James Peckham | September 2022
"If you’re going to opt for an iPhone and you want a smaller device without buying up the latest iPhone 13 mini, this is the perfect option for you – and it’s one of the smallest 5G phones on the market too. The camera is versatile, the screen is fantastic, it comes with reams of power and the added benefits of 5G and MagSafe mean this is a phone that will last you for years to come."

Samsung Galaxy A23

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Android Police

Connor Nolan | October 2022
"With four years of security updates, a Snapdragon 695, and far and away the best display at this price point, the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is one of the best values in the budget category you're likely to see for quite a while. Buy it if you want a super long support life for your budget phone."

About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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