Samsung has released its Galaxy S23 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 Plus. So you might be wondering which model you should purchase. Do not worry, I will help you choose by doing a detailed comparison between them.
Honestly, there is a very large gap between these two. All the spotlights are on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, due to the addition of its 200 MP camera and the S Pen. But if you want to go just a little bit extra, then Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus is for you because of its basic features.
Before making the final decision, paying attention to all the key features is important. This article will give you all the necessary information that will help you to choose between Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Plus.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S23 ULTRA VS. GALAXY S23 PLUS: SPECS
|Features||Galaxy S23 Plus||Galaxy S23 Ultra|
|Starting Price||US $999 / UK £1,049||US $1,199 / UK £1,249|
|Display size and resolution||6.6-inch Super AMOLED (2340 x 1080)||6.8-inch Super AMOLED (3088 x 1440)|
|Display Brightness and refresh rate||1,750nit, 48-120Hz||1,750nit, 1-120Hz|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy|
|RAM||8 GB||8 GB, 12 GB|
|Storage||256 GB, 512 GB||256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB|
|Rear cameras||50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto (3x optical zoom, 30x Space zoom)||200MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto (3x optical zoom), 10MP telephoto (10x optical zoom, 100x Space zoom)|
|Video||8K at 30fps, 4K at 60fps and Full HD at 120fps||8K at 30fps, 4K at 60fps and Full HD at 120fps|
|Front Camera||12MP, 4K video at 60 fps||12MP, 4K video at 60 fps|
|Battery Size||4,700 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Charging Speed||45 W||45 W|
|Size||3 x 6.21 x 0.3 inches||3.07 x 6.43 x 0.35 inches|
|Weight||6.91 ounces||8.25 ounces|
|Colours||Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender||Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender|
SAMSUNG GALAXY S23 ULTRA VS. GALAXY S23 PLUS: DESIGN
If you are a person who gives so much attention to looks of a phone while choosing a phone. Then the design feature is important for you. Samsung S23 and S23 Plus design. Which one looks better? Even if the Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra are from the same family, they look very different.
The S23 Ultra has a boxy look due to its sharp corners, whereas the S23 Plus has a rounded appearance like the S22 series. As compared to the S23 Plus flat display, the S23 Ultra has slightly curved edges.
If we talk about the camera placement on the back of the phone, then the both phones are also very different from each other. Galaxy S23 Plus cameras are vertically stacked, whereas S23 Ultra cameras are in a P-shape that is a fresh change from the typical camera module groups we see nowadays.
S23 Plus has three camera lenses, while S23 Ultra comes with extra sensors.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S23 ULTRA VS. GALAXY S23 PLUS: DISPLAY
The second thing that is considered a key feature of a phone is its display. S23 ultra screen size is larger with its 6.8-inch screen size as compared to the S23 plus screen size 6.6-inch display. The Plus has a flat glass front, whereas the Ultra not only has a curved screen but is also taller, wider, and thicker.
S23 Plus refresh rates range from 48 to 120 Hz and can produce a maximum brightness of 1,750 nits, while S23 Ultra refresh rates range from 1 to 120 Hz and can produce a maximum brightness of 1,750 nits.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S23 ULTRA VS. GALAXY S23 PLUS: CAMERA
The camera system is one of the main differentiating factor between S23 Ultra and S23 Plus. The Ultra has a 200-megapixel main camera. A 12MP ultrawide, a 10MP 3x zoom lens and a 10MP 10x zoom lens.
Contrast that with the Galaxy S23 plus 50 MP main, 12 MP ultrawide, and 10 MP 3x optical zoom cameras. The 10x zoom lens on the Galaxy S23 Ultra offers a huge advantage over the Galaxy S23 Plus for taking clear, crisp pictures of subjects that are very far away.
In my opinion, I did not find the 200 MP main camera of the Galaxy S23 Ultra to provide much benefit over the 50 MP camera of the Galaxy S23 Plus, either for photos taken in brightly lit conditions or those taken in low light. So for me, the both phones have same camera quality.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S23 ULTRA VS. GALAXY S23 PLUS: PERFORMANCE
Talking about S23 Ultra vs S23 Plus performance, all the S23 models run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors.
Here is the good news, whatever phone you choose, you will get the best performance with the most effective GPU. (Even more powerful than the iPhone 14 Pro’s.) With 88 and 87 frames per second in 3DMark WildLife Unlimited, the S23 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Plus have both shown themselves to be excellent gaming devices.
The part where again ultra takes the lead is RAM, S23 ultra have a 12gb option whereas the S23 plus has 8gb. Although the latter is enough for most tasks and users, the Ultra has more memory for apps. By doing that, recently used items load more quickly.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S23 ULTRA VS. GALAXY S23 PLUS: BATTERY TIMING
The first thing most of us count about a mobile device is its battery life. So here are the details about S23 Ultra vs S23 Plus battery timing.
Galaxy S23 Plus has a benefit of a 200mAH battery increase this year. S23 Ultra has a 5,000mAh battery and remains unchanged. If we compare batteries of both the phones, then S23 Ultra and S23 Plus have increased battery timings because of their Snap Dragon processor. The Galaxy S23 Ultra battery lasts 12 hours and 22 minutes, while the Galaxy Plus battery lasts 11 hours and 47 minutes.
WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY?
By keeping in mind all the key features discussed in this article now you can choose the best Galaxy phone for you.
But if you are waiting for my final verdict then despite the Galaxy S23 ultra larger size, S Pen, and 10x zoom lens, I recommend the Galaxy S23 Plus first.
If you use Zoom lenses more than the main camera, and if you like a finer and more accurate screen, you should go with the S23 Ultra.
THE FINAL SAY
The differences between The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and S23 Plus are only physical size, display size, and battery capacities; otherwise, they are pretty much the same. The S23 Ultra not only delivers a different design and larger scale but also a better camera, more storage, more RAM, and a better battery life, as well as the S Pen’s added convenience. While the S23 Plus has a large display with a reasonable battery time all in a lower price than S23 Ultra.
As both phones are from Samsung, so you do not need to worry about the quality. You will get the best quality in both phone. Just choose the phone that fulfills your requirements.