A comparison of specs, key information, reviews, and best pricing from top retailers
Last updated -- hours ago | Report incorrect information
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Company ProductName Specs




Galaxy A23
Company ProductName Specs




What we think

Chevron down
PerfectRec Logo
The PerfectRec phone team Learn more
Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize the camera and display quality and are willing to pay a premium price, the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max is an excellent choice with higher photo and video quality, and a brighter OLED screen. However, the Samsung Galaxy A23 offers good battery life and a lower price point with a screen size not far off from the iPhone, though its display and camera quality don't match the iPhone's. The A23 is also plastic-bodied, which may be less durable than the glass back of the iPhone. Note the A23 is an Android device, which differs from the iPhone's iOS operating system in terms of user experience and available apps. Both offer large screens suitable for media consumption and gaming, with the iPhone featuring a more advanced processor that is likely to deliver better overall performance. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs and product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars and the variant with some specs cost some dollars.
Advantages of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • Best in class for taking photos
  • Best in class for recording videos
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class display quality
  • Best in class performance
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy A23
  • The Samsung Galaxy A23 has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Key differences

Chevron down

Overall Camera Quality

10.0
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Galaxy A23
4.7
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max has best in class overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy A23 has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

10.0
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Galaxy A23
4.7
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max takes best in class photos, while the Samsung Galaxy A23 takes poor photos.

Video Quality

10.0
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Galaxy A23
4.3
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max takes best in class videos, while the Samsung Galaxy A23 takes poor videos.

Cost

$1,199
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Galaxy A23
$350
Product image
Product image

$0

$200

$400

$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max has a price of $1,199 and the Samsung Galaxy A23 costs $350.
Image of Phones
Let Us Help Find Your Perfect Phone
Find your new phone

Key similarities

Chevron down

Battery

9.8 Hours
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Galaxy A23
9.3 Hours
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max has 9.8 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy A23 has 9.3 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max has a screen size of 6.7 inches and the Samsung Galaxy A23 is 6.6 inches.

Give feedback

We’re constantly working to improve.

How the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy A23 compare to other phones

Chevron down

Spec Comparison

Chevron down
Apple iPhone 15 Pro MaxSamsung Galaxy A23
Apple iPhone 15 Pro MaxSamsung Galaxy A23

GENERAL

Price
$1,199
$350
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 22, 2023September 2, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"6.6"
Resolution
2796 x 12902408 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
460400
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
A17SD695
Internal Storage
256 GB64 GB
RAM
8 GB4 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
10/104.7/10
Photos Score
10/104.8/10
Videos Score
10/104.4/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Super TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Macro
Main Camera
48 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.8 Hours9.3 Hours
Battery Capacity
4441 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
15 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
6.3" x 3.02"6.51" x 3.03"
Weight
7.80 oz6.95 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.35.1
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e5
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 75, 76, 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 Titanium, Natural Titanium, White Titanium, Black TitaniumBlack
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoYes

Shopping

Chevron down

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max

See more

Dig into reviews and images

Tom's Guide

Mark Spoonauer | September 2023
"The iPhone 15 Pro Max is a powerful flagship phone that delivers upgrade-worthy features, including a lighter and more compact titanium design, a bigger 5x zoom and a useful Action button. The A17 Pro chip is the fastest around and enables console-quality gameplay, while the battery lasts an epic 14 hours."

Samsung Galaxy A23

See more

Dig into reviews and images

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."

Get a great deal on the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max or the Samsung Galaxy A23

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.

Give feedback

We're constantly perfecting our model

Phone guides you might be interested in

Chevron down

FAQs

Chevron down

FAQs about phones

Questions about PerfectRec >

Why trust us

Chevron down
This information was produced and vetted by the PerfectRec phones team. We are a product research and recommendation organization that meticulously reviews and evaluates the latest phone information and makes it digestible for you.

By the numbers

68
Phones evaluated
7,820
Phones stats compiled
8
Proprietary Phones ratings developed
105,300
Recommendations made
59,670
Consumer hours saved

About the phone team

Joe Golden, Ph.D

CEO and Phones Editor
Joe is an entrepreneur and lifelong electronics enthusiast with a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Jason Lew

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Jason is a staff expert and software engineer that has been making laptop recommendations for 7 years and moderates one of the largest laptop subreddits.

Chandradeep Chowdhury

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Chandradeep is a staff expert and software engineer and expert in televisions and monitors. He’s been making monitor recommendations for ten years.

Seth Peoples

Phones Expert
Seth is a US-based product expert focusing on smartphones and he is a moderator of one of the largest smartphone subreddits. His tailored recommendations have helped him earn over 87k comment karma, putting him in the top 1% of Redditors.

Efthimis Kotanidis

Phones Expert
Efthimis is a Greece-based product expert focusing on smartphones. He has been recommending phones for 4 years and his recommendations on Reddit have earned him over 35k karma.

Featured in

Color LTT LogoGeekwire logo9to5 Mac logoPhone Arena LogoColor Daring Fireball logo