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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you value a slightly larger screen and longer battery life, the Google Pixel 7 would be a good choice for you, but keep in mind that it has a lower peak brightness and a lower refresh rate than the Samsung Galaxy S23. On the other hand, if you prioritize camera performance (especially video quality) and a higher refresh rate for smoother scrolling, the Samsung Galaxy S23 stands out, although it has a slightly smaller screen and is a newer model. Both have a similar price, offer the same amount of storage, and run on Android, but their main camera's photo quality and the overall camera capabilities are higher on the Galaxy S23. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Google Pixel 7
  • The Google Pixel 7 has no clear advantages over the Samsung Galaxy S23.
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S23
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good display quality
  • Excellent performance

Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
Pixel 7
Galaxy S23
8.3
The Samsung Galaxy S23 and Google Pixel 7 both have very good overall cameras quality.

Photo Quality

8.0
Pixel 7
Galaxy S23
8.3
The Samsung Galaxy S23 and Google Pixel 7 both have very good photos.

Video Quality

7.4
Pixel 7
Galaxy S23
7.8
The Samsung Galaxy S23 and Google Pixel 7 both have good videos.

Battery

7.6 Hours
Pixel 7
Galaxy S23
8.0 Hours
The Google Pixel 7 has 7.6 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S23 has 8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Google Pixel 7 has a screen size of 6.3 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S23 is 6.1 inches.

Cost

$700
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Galaxy S23
$685
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The Google Pixel 7 has a price of $700 and the Samsung Galaxy S23 costs $685.
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How the Google Pixel 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S23 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 7Samsung Galaxy S23
Google Pixel 7Samsung Galaxy S23

GENERAL

Price
$700
$685
Brand
GoogleSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
October 13, 2022February 17, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.3"6.1"
Resolution
2400 x 10802340 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
416422
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorG2SD8G2
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
8 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8/108.4/10
Photos Score
8/108.4/10
Videos Score
7.4/107.9/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.6 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
4355 mAh3900 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
20 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)Yes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.13" x 2.88"5.76" x 2.79"
Weight
6.95 oz5.93 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/mmWave)1, 7, 25, 28, 41, 66, 71, 78, 258, 260, 261

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)No
Color
Lemongrass, Snow, ObsidianPink Gold, Phantom Black, Cream, Lavender, Green, Lime, Graphite
Stock Android
YesNo
SD Card
NoNo

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The Verge

Allison Johnson | October 2022
"I have no problem recommending the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro to those brave enough to look outside of the Apple / Samsung duopoly. They’re slightly better versions of the very good phones Google released last year. The Pixel 7 is a heck of a deal for someone who wants a flagship Android phone without paying flagship prices."

Samsung Galaxy S23

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The Verge

Allison Johnson | February 2023
"The 6.1-inch S23 is the best reasonably sized Android phone on the market in the US, partly because almost every other Android phone sold here is gigantic. But it’s also a really good device, with a battery that gets through a full day more comfortably than its predecessor. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset responsible for some of that battery performance improvement is slightly different — and slightly faster — than the 8 Gen 2 in other Android flagships."

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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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