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Galaxy S23 FE
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Updated January 12, 2024·

For a better camera, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is the way to go, as it features a very capable telephoto lens with 10x zoom. Battery life is also slightly better on the Pixel. However, if you prefer a phone with a smaller screen and slightly better processing power, consider the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE. Both have the same storage capacity and run on the Android operating system, but the Galaxy S23 FE supports wireless DeX for desktop-like functionality, which the Pixel lacks. The Pixel 6 Pro is suited for photography enthusiasts, while the Galaxy S23 FE is focused on users who prioritize performance and productivity features like DeX. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Screen Size

The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a screen size of 6.71 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is 6.4 inches.

Cost

$265
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy S23 FE
$600
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The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a price of $265 and the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE costs $600.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy S23 FE
7.7
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Google Pixel 6 Pro to have very good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

8.0
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy S23 FE
7.7
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Google Pixel 6 Pro to have very good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE takes good photos.

Video Quality

7.3
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy S23 FE
7.2
The Google Pixel 6 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S23 FE both have good videos.

Battery

6.7 Hours
Pixel 6 Pro
Galaxy S23 FE
6.4 Hours
The Google Pixel 6 Pro has 6.7 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE has 6.4 hours of battery life.

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How the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 6 ProSamsung Galaxy S23 FE
Google Pixel 6 ProSamsung Galaxy S23 FE

GENERAL

Price
$265
$600
Brand
GoogleSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
October 28, 2022October 26, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.71"6.4"
Resolution
3120 x 14402340 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
512403
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorSD8G1
Internal Storage
128 gb128 gb
RAM
12 gb8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8/107.8/10
Photos Score
8.1/107.7/10
Videos Score
7.4/107.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Super TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.7 hours6.4 hours
Battery Capacity
5003 mah4500 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
23 w15 w
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)Yes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.45" x 2.99"6.22" x 3.01"
Weight
7.41 oz7.37 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.25.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e6e
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)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)No
Color
Stormy Black, Cloudy White, Sorta SunnyMint, Purple, Tangerine, Indigo, Cream, Graphite
Stock Android
YesNo
SD Card
NoNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Camera Roughly equal
Better Battery Roughly equal
Better ScreenGoogle Pixel 6 Pro

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Google Pixel 6 Pro

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James Peckham | August 2022
"The Google Pixel 6 Pro has one of the best screens you’ll find on a smartphone, and you’ll get a bright and bold picture no matter what you’re doing. That’s a big deal for many, and for some it may be reason enough to buy this phone. Its main sensor is fantastic, the telephoto is strong and there are new exciting software features too."

Samsung Galaxy S23 FE

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Iyaz Akhtar | October 2023
"The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is easily one of the best midrange Android phones on the market. The S23 FE has some appealing features you won't find on the Pixel 8 like a dedicated telephoto camera, a bigger screen, and the ability to use it like a computer via Samsung's Dex mode. So if productivity is more important to you than camera tricks, you won't find a better phone than the Galaxy S23 FE."

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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