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The 2023 era of flagship phones has begun. On Wednesday at its , Samsung officially took the wraps off of its new , introducing the S23, S23 Plus and . The new phones, the latest in Samsung’s popular Galaxy S line, have a host of feature and camera improvements, and on paper they seem poised to be among the top phones of the year.
While the line is one of the first major tech products of the year, the phone space is competitive. Apple and Google just refreshed their respective flagship lineups last fall, announcing the and . And new devices, including the , are right around the corner.
Samsung’s devices are often directly compared to Apple’s, so we’re going to take a look at how the base S23 and the base iPhone 14 stack up when it comes to specs.
Samsung Galaxy S23 specs vs. Apple iPhone 14
|Galaxy S23||iPhone 14|
|Display size, resolution, brightness||6.1-inch AMOLED; FHD+ (1,080×2,340 pixels); 120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate; 1,750 nits||6.1-inch OLED; 2,532×1,170 pixels; 1,200 nits|
|Pixel density||425 ppi||460 ppi|
|Dimensions (Inches)||2.79 x 5.76 x 0.3 inches||5.78 x 2.82 x 0.31 inches|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||70.9 x 146.3 x 7.6mm||147 x 72 x 7.8mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5.93 oz.; 168.1g||6.07 oz.; 172g|
|Mobile software||Android 13||iOS 16|
|Camera||50-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 10-megapixel (telephoto)||12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)|
|Video capture||8K at 30 fps||4K at 60 fps|
|Processor||Galaxy-optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Apple A15 Bionic|
|RAM/Storage||8GB RAM + 128GB 8GB RAM + 256GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Battery/Charging speeds||3,900 mAh (25W wired charging)||Undisclosed; Apple claims 20 hours of video playback (25W wired charging)|
|Fingerprint sensor||In-display||None (Face ID)|
|Special features||5G, 120Hz display, water-resistant (IP68), wireless PowerShare to charge other devices||5G enabled; MagSafe; water-resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (e-SIM)|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$800 (8GB/128GB)||$799 (128GB), $899 (256GB), $1,099 (512GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£769 (8GB/128GB)||£849 (128GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,249 (8GB/128GB)||AU$1,399 (128GB)|