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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a superior camera and exclusive software features like call screening and want a device with a higher quality build, the Google Pixel 6 is a solid choice, despite its higher price point compared to the Samsung Galaxy A23. On the other hand, if battery life and having a larger screen are more important and you are looking for a more wallet-friendly option, the Samsung Galaxy A23 would be suitable for you, and it also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack not found on the Pixel 6. Both phones operate on Android, but the Galaxy A23 has a plastic build which may affect its durability and feel compared to the glass design of the Pixel 6. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Google Pixel 6
  • Good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
  • Good performance
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy A23
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.7
Pixel 6
Galaxy A23
4.7
The Google Pixel 6 has good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy A23 has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.7
Pixel 6
Galaxy A23
4.7
The Google Pixel 6 takes good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy A23 takes poor photos.

Video Quality

7.0
Pixel 6
Galaxy A23
4.3
The Google Pixel 6 takes good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy A23 takes poor videos.

Battery

6.9 Hours
Pixel 6
Galaxy A23
9.3 Hours
The Google Pixel 6 has 6.9 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy A23 has 9.3 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Google Pixel 6 has a screen size of 6.4 inches and the Samsung Galaxy A23 is 6.6 inches.

Cost

$330
Pixel 6
Galaxy A23
$350
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The Google Pixel 6 has a price of $330 and the Samsung Galaxy A23 costs $350.
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How the Google Pixel 6 and the Samsung Galaxy A23 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 6Samsung Galaxy A23
Google Pixel 6Samsung Galaxy A23

GENERAL

Price
$330
$350
Brand
GoogleSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
October 28, 2022September 2, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.4"6.6"
Resolution
2400 x 10802408 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
411400
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorSD695
Internal Storage
128 GB64 GB
RAM
8 GB4 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.8/104.7/10
Photos Score
7.8/104.8/10
Videos Score
7/104.4/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Macro
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.9 Hours9.3 Hours
Battery Capacity
4614 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
21 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)No

PHYSICAL

Size
6.24" x 2.94"6.51" x 3.03"
Weight
7.30 oz6.95 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.25.1
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e5
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78 (SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 30, 66, 77

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)No
Color
Stormy Black, Sorta Seafoam, Kinda CoralBlack
Stock Android
YesNo
SD Card
NoYes

Shopping

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Google Pixel 6

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Android Police

Taylor Kerns | April 2022
"It punches above its weight in nearly every way: performance is great, build quality is very good, and the cameras positively rip. this is a big phone, which is a bit of a shock after the compact Pixel 4 and Pixel 5. But it’s a very good big phone at a very good price."

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."

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About Google

Google can be considered a relatively new player in the smartphone industry, joining as late as 2016 with their phone, the Google Pixel. Since then, the Pixel lineup has undergone many changes, but it has always been characterized by a focus on photography and clean software, by providing a pure Android experience. By virtue of Google being the creator of the Android operating system, Pixels are known for receiving timely software updates and for being supported with updates for a long time. Additionally, over the past few generations of devices, Google started designing their own processors. This allowed for the implementation of unique software features that are not present in any other phone, such as automatic call screening and unique voice transcribing capabilities.

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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