Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.9
CAMERA: Excellent9.2/10
SIZE: Largest Android
BATTERY: Best9.5/10

If you're looking for a premium phone with top-of-the-line features, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra might be a great choice with its excellent camera system including a very capable 200-megapixel main camera and a 10x optical zoom telephoto lens. It also comes with an integrated stylus, which can be quite handy for note-taking or drawing. The high-resolution OLED display is large, and it offers a high refresh rate for smooth visuals. Moreover, it supports 5G connectivity for faster data speeds. The Galaxy S23 Ultra runs on Android and offers a high-quality build with a glass back. However, all these advanced features come at a premium price. Keep in mind that there is no headphone jack or SD card slot, so if those are important to you, you might need to look at other options. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution OLED screen
  • Very capable 10x optical zoom
  • Integrated stylus
  • Excellent overall camera quality
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Heavy weight
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • No SD card support

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.9
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.
Photos:
4.9
The Photos rating is based on PerfectRec’s assessment of a variety of factors including resolution, dynamic range, low-light performance, versatility of shooting modes, and selfie quality, as well as software features, photo processing quality, and ease of use.
Overall Camera:
4.8
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra features an excellent camera system praised for its versatility and the high quality of its images, particularly due to its very good software experience, dynamic range, and low light performance. Additionally, the phone's selfie camera stands out as being very good, ensuring that photos taken from the front camera are of high quality.
Performance:
4.8
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Videos:
4.4
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra delivers excellent videos due to its top-tier video resolution and frame rate, combined with highly rated video stabilization, ensuring smooth footage. Furthermore, it excels in video dynamic range and low-light performance, capturing detailed scenes across various lighting conditions.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,057
Brand
Samsung
Operating System
Android
Release Date
February 17, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.8"
Resolution
3088 x 1440
Variable refresh rate
Yes
Pixels Per Inch
501
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8G2
Internal Storage
256 gb
RAM
8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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9.3/10
Photos Score
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9.5/10
Videos Score
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8.1/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Telephoto, Super Telephoto
Main Camera
200 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
10.4 hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mah
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless charging Speed
15 w
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.43" x 3.07"
Weight
8.25 oz
Back Material
Glass
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.3
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6e
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 7, 25, 28, 41, 66, 71, 78, 258, 260, 270

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Green, Phantom Black, Cream, Lavender, Graphite
Stock Android
No
SD Card
No

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Ryan Haines | March 2023
"The Galaxy S23 Ultra doesn’t just want a place at the top right now; it expects to stay there. Samsung’s excellent update commitment and connectivity standards will keep its flagship feeling fresh for years to come, and the high-end materials will put up with more than their share of wear and tear. It might be more than most users need in terms of size, power, and cost, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a glaring weakness."

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