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$799
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a larger storage capacity, the Samsung Galaxy S23+ comes with more built-in storage. For those who place high value on photo and video quality, the Galaxy S23+ boasts superior camera performance. However, if battery life is crucial for you, the Google Pixel 8 Pro trails slightly behind the Galaxy S23+ in that regard. Both phones have glass backs, OLED displays, and similar screen sizes with the Pixel 8 Pro being slightly larger. Operating systems are the same, as both run on Android. If cost is a significant factor, consider that the Pixel 8 Pro is generally a bit pricier than the Galaxy S23+. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

9.1
Pixel 8 Pro
Galaxy S23+
8.3
The Google Pixel 8 Pro has excellent overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy S23+ has very good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

9.3
Pixel 8 Pro
Galaxy S23+
8.3
The Google Pixel 8 Pro takes excellent photos, while the Samsung Galaxy S23+ takes very good photos.

Battery

7.8 Hours
Pixel 8 Pro
Galaxy S23+
8.7 Hours
The Google Pixel 8 Pro has 7.8 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S23+ has 8.7 hours of battery life.

Cost

$799
Pixel 8 Pro
Galaxy S23+
$985
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$600

$800

$1,000

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The Google Pixel 8 Pro has a price of $799 and the Samsung Galaxy S23+ costs $985.
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Key similarities

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Video Quality

8.0
Pixel 8 Pro
Galaxy S23+
7.8
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Google Pixel 8 Pro to have very good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy S23+ takes good videos.

Screen Size

The Google Pixel 8 Pro has a screen size of 6.7 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S23+ is 6.6 inches.

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How the Google Pixel 8 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S23+ compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 8 ProSamsung Galaxy S23+
Google Pixel 8 ProSamsung Galaxy S23+

GENERAL

Price
$799
$985
Brand
GoogleSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
October 12, 2023February 17, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"6.6"
Resolution
2992 x 13442340 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
489390
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorG3SD8G2
Internal Storage
128 gb256 gb
RAM
12 gb8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
9.1/108.4/10
Photos Score
9.3/108.4/10
Videos Score
8/107.9/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Super TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.8 hours8.7 hours
Battery Capacity
5050 mah4700 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
23 w15 w
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)Yes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.4" x 3.01"6.21" x 3"
Weight
7.51 oz6.91 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
76e
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, 285

OTHER FEATURES

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

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraGoogle Pixel 8 Pro
Better BatterySamsung Galaxy S23+
Better performanceSamsung Galaxy S23+

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The Guardian

Samuel Gibbs | October 2023
"The screen, body, performance and battery life are all good. The Pixel has a distinctive look that elevates it from the many of the competition, too. It has a really great camera system, with an array of advanced AI-infused editing tools that blur the line between what’s real and what’s fake. But the biggest upgrade is in the full seven years of software support, bringing the Pixel up to par with Apple and outlasting all but the Fairphone 5 on the Android side."

Samsung Galaxy S23+

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TechRadar

Axel Metz | March 2023
"Despite not boasting the same camera credentials as its pricier sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus will remain a top-tier handset for several years thanks to its industry-leading processor and magnificent display. It may prove an attractive proposition for Galaxy newcomers in the market for a big-screen all-rounder."

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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