Starting on February 17, 2023, the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 became widely available. The Galaxy S23 ($800, £849, AU$1,349) and Galaxy S23 Plus ($1,000, £1,049, AU$1,649), which are available today alongside the $1,200 Galaxy S23 Ultra (£1,249, AU$1,949) feel like a half-generation upgrade compared to last year’s Galaxy S22. The Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus have largely the same appearance and feel as the Galaxy S22. The phones are available in new color options that include lavender, black, cream and green. All three new Galaxy phones launch with Android 13. The Galaxy S23 Plus and S23 Ultra now start at 256GB of storage rather than 128GB. All three Galaxy S23 models adapt the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 silicon, and it’s a special overclocked version of the processor exclusively for Samsung. All three new phones have an adaptive refresh rate that reaches up to 120Hz for smoother scrolling and animations.
Performance is faster, and battery life is longer. The Galaxy S23 is ideal for Android fans that prioritize fast performance, solid cameras and having a spacious and bright screen in a compact package. The Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus each have a triple rear camera that consists of a 50-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultra wide and a 10-megapixel telephoto. The camera generally captures more accurate colors and crisper zoom shots. The Galaxy S23 performs well in dim conditions overall. In a test, video stabilization improved slightly on the Galaxy S23 compared to the Galaxy S22.