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Updated February 12, 2024·

If you prioritize camera capabilities and are willing to pay a little extra, the Galaxy S23 Ultra offers a higher camera performance and includes a more powerful telephoto lens with 10x optical zoom, which might make it worth the additional cost for photography enthusiasts. On the other hand, if you prefer a phone that is newer and possibly has better performance due to a more recent processor, plus a slight edge in display pixel density, but with a slightly lesser camera performance and battery life, the Galaxy S24+ could be a more suitable option for you at a lower price point. Both phones come with large OLED displays and similar resolutions, but the S24+ has a slightly smaller screen. Battery capacity is nearly the same, though the difference could impact battery life marginally. Both phones offer premium features like 5G support, wireless charging, and water resistance, with no 3.5mm headphone jack or SD card slot. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Best in class for taking photos
  • Very good for recording videos
  • Best in class battery life
  • Best in class display quality
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S24+
  • The Samsung Galaxy S24+ has no clear advantages over the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

9.2
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Galaxy S24+
8.4
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has excellent overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy S24+ has very good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

9.5
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Galaxy S24+
8.5
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra takes best in class photos, while the Samsung Galaxy S24+ takes very good photos.

Battery

10.4 Hours
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Galaxy S24+
8.7 Hours
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has 10.4 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S24+ has 8.7 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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Video Quality

8.0
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Galaxy S24+
7.9
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra to have very good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy S24+ takes good videos.

Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has a screen size of 6.8 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S24+ is 6.7 inches.

Cost

$1,036
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Galaxy S24+
$1,000
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$400

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$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has a price of $1,036 and the Samsung Galaxy S24+ costs $1,000.

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How the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy S24+ compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S23 UltraSamsung Galaxy S24+
Samsung Galaxy S23 UltraSamsung Galaxy S24+

GENERAL

Price
$1,036
$1,000
Brand
SamsungSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
February 17, 2023January 24, 2024

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.8"6.7"
Resolution
3088 x 14403120 x 1440
Variable refresh rate
YesYes
Pixels Per Inch
501513
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8G2SD8G3
Internal Storage
256 GB256 GB
RAM
8 GB12 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
9.3/108.5/10
Photos Score
9.5/108.5/10
Videos Score
8.1/107.9/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Telephoto, Super TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
200 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
10.4 Hours8.7 Hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mAh4900 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (4.5 watts)Yes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.43" x 3.07"6.24" x 2.99"
Weight
8.25 oz6.91 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e6e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 7, 25, 28, 41, 66, 71, 78, 258, 260, 270(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 7, 25, 28, 41, 66, 71, 78, 258, 260, 276

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Green, Phantom Black, Cream, Lavender, GraphiteSapphire Blue, Sandstone Orange, Onyx Black, Amber Yellow, Jade Green, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet
Stock Android
NoNo
SD Card
NoNo

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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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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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