Does the Galaxy S23 Ultra look the same? It appears but it isn't! – A smartphone is more than a stylish design, a high-quality screen, or a main camera with more megapixels, as most of us know it. Even in today's market, it's proof of that.
Is that despite a 99% similar design, and that it is almost impossible to distinguish this year's version (S22 Ultra) from last year's, the truth is that Leaksuch's editorial staff will miss this S23 Ultra because of its ability to do everything, or almost everything, without ever showing any sign of stress?
Who would argue that upgrading what was already considered to be excellent was enough to include a good processor? It's so simple! The smartphone's very essence has "changed"!
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 (Galaxy Platform – Exclusive) Screen: 6.8” QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display (1120Hz) // 240Hz Resposta ao Toque SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 (Galaxy Platform – Exclusive) Battery: 5000mAh (Wired Charging: Up to 65% charge in around 30 minutes with 45W adapter) cameras:
12MP Ultra-Grande Angular // F2.2, FOV 120 200 MP Grande Angular // F1.7, FOV 85 10MP Teleobjetiva // 3x Optical Zoom, F2.4, FOV 36 10MP Teleobjetiva // 10x Optical Zoom, F4.9, FOV 11 12MP Câmara Frontal // F2.2, FOV 80
78.1 * 163.4 * 8.9mm // 234g
Consequently, throughout the year, there are many smartphones that go through my hands, yet only a few are those that truly distinguish me as an enthusiastic user.
Sadly, nowadays, due to the rush of launching smartphones every year, manufacturers are almost always unable to make significant changes in their products, causing a state of impotence, which is all too evident.
Is it like this? Our opinion, the manufacturer chose to focus on what it could improve rather than revolutionize.
After all, who says you must change your design every year? In fact, why can't Samsung release the same design for years on end? (This, provided that good evolutions, and improvements, are included inside each device.)
By the way, South Korean giant did in the folding last year, and after a good response from consumers and specialized critics, they decided to do with the new Galaxy S23.
After all, the Ultra is the benchmark device for 2023. All devices in this new range have Samsung's exclusive Snapdragon 8 Gen2 SoC, and they also have the exact same cooling solution (this is important! Because it didn't happen on the Galaxy S22 range!)
All devices in the Galaxy S23 range will be able to maintain higher performance levels for longer, according to the new update, and for me, that's what matters in the 2023 release.
Samsung opted to correct what was wrong, without focusing much on the design. The result? Incredible devices, beautiful, compact, and with a lot to give. Especially in the S23 Ultra.
Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung is very particular about its new top of the range's photographic performance, and this is because of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is the first smartphone from the company to win awards for "best photo smartphone on the market."
I think you're looking at things the wrong way if this is why you want an S23 Ultra. It's a performance beast, and it's superior to previous year's Galaxy S22s, because it's capable of doing everything you ask it to do, as many times as you want it to do it!
This is why it makes sense to overlook that the S22 exists and to hang on to an S23.
Do you mind if I do this in sections?
This is the part that is the least changed, but it's also the part that required the most work. Samsung's S22 Ultra was already hailed as the pinnacle of what it was capable of, and of course, Samsung's OLED displays are also hailed as the best the mobile industry has to offer.
Is it true that a team that wins every game will not be changed. However, this does not imply that there will be no changes in both fields.
Yes, the S23 Ultra has the same QHD+ resolution and of course, the same ability to run between 1 and 120Hz. However, in terms of design, the sides are less rounded, which reduces the risk of accidental touches on the curved screen.
This is the main reason why you should purchase a Galaxy S23 in 2023, as I have stated before. However, this is also the main drawback of the now-defunct Galaxy S22 range.
After all, the expectations around the SoC Exynos 2200, which has an AMD RDNA2 GPU, were higher than ever. However, the mountain ended up giving birth to a small mouse, which developed performance limitations, overheating, and fluidity. However, all of this was addressed in 2023, with Samsung able to equip its Galaxy S23 devices with a'matched' version of the new Snapdragon 8 Gen2.
What does this exclusive and 'binned' version mean? It's simple: they're handpicked processors for their ability to reach higher frequencies, for longer, while remaining cool. Adding to the party, we have the inclusion of Samsung's LPDDR5X RAM memory.
The performance of this device is by far the finest in my hands. It's quite simply the fastest smartphone I've ever owned.
We also have an additional internal change, which will be discussed.
We are obviously talking about the 200MP sensor, which is superior to Xiaomi and Motorola's existing on the market. What is the result of this, combined with the added processing power? Nothing is better than looking at the next pictures.
In 200MP mode, you can shoot up to 200 pictures.
The S23 Ultra is a beast at capturing images in mobile mode... The focus, or rather the lack of it.
The colors appear brighter, which often does not correspond to reality, but it nevertheless appears to be very good, and ends up matching what users really want in the photo captured by a smartphone.
We also have a greater ability to observe more detail after a photo has been captured, and to see that everything was correctly 'captured.'
It's simply unbelievable!
The battery is identical to the one used last year. However, the processor is more powerful, capable of doing more tasks without overheating, and as such, the battery's life increases exponentially.
With the S22 Ultra, I never leave home without a powerbank. However, with the S23 Ultra, you get the assurance that you'll be able to use it for 1 12 days, without any cold sweat on your forehead.
The S22 Ultra's charging methods remain the same.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra is without doubt the flagship Android world for 2023, serving as the 'comparison' device for everything from Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, etc... Especially when we begin to search for the S-Pen and for the ever-changing OneUI, things you will only find in the Samsung ecosystem.
It's a high-cost device, with a starting price of €1449.
Is it worth the investment? This will depend on you, the consumer. In my opinion, this is where you must look.