Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Vs. Galaxy S22 Series: Head-To-Head
CRN reviews the biggest changes with Samsung’s new flagship smartphone lineup, the Galaxy S23 series. These changes include big upgrades such as the S23 Ultra’s 200-megapixel wide sensor, among several other improved camera capabilities, and a new custom Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm for all three phones.
Chipset: S23 Ultra, S23, S23+ Versus S22 Ultra, S22, S22+
The new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, S23 and S23+ devices come with a new custom application processor from Qualcomm called the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy. Samsung calls this processor the “most powerful and efficient platform” in a Galaxy smartphone to date and say it’s faster than any other Snapdragon chip on the market.
The new Snapdragon chip comes with a new 8-core Kryo CPU microarchitecture that improves the processing capabilities of the S23 series by roughly 30 percent compared to the S22 devices. It also has an optimized Adreno GPU, which provides 41 percent faster graphics performance compared to the last Galaxy generation. The GPU also adds real-time ray tracing support for games on the S23 Ultra.
The new Galaxy phones also come with an improved NPU, short for neural processing unit, which is 49 percent faster thanks to an AI algorithm that improves low-light photography.