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.
Connectivity, Memory: S23 Ultra, S23, S23+ Versus S22 Ultra, S22, S22+
The Galaxy S23 series has few upgrades when it comes to connectivity features and memory options.
Whereas the S22 Ultra and S22+ only had Wi-Fi 6E while the S22 had Wi-Fi 6, all three phones in the S23 series have Wi-Fi 6E now. This means the S23 Ultra, S23+ and S23 all support Wi-FI 6E’s new super-fast 6GHz frequency band in addition to the slower, existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.
All three phones now have Bluetooth 5.3, a step up from the Bluetooth 5.2 supported by the S22 series. Bluetooth 5.3 comes with a few minor improvements for throughput, encryption and energy efficiency. Otherwise, the phones have the same 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi Direct features as their predecessors.
As for memory and storage options, the S23 Ultra has three of the same configurations as its predecessor: 12GB of memory with 1TB of storage, 12GB of memory with 512GB of storage and 12GB of memory with 256GB of storage. The lowest tier, however, provides a nice upgrade, giving users 8GB of memory with 256GB of storage, doubling the storage available in this tier for the S23 Ultra.
The reverse has happened for the S23+ and S23 phones, offering a new tier: 8GB of memory with 512GB of storage. The S23+ has one other tier, 8GB of memory with 256GB of storage, while lacking the 8GB of memory with 128GB storage option of its predecessor. The S23’s two other tiers are the same as the previous generation: 8GB of memory with 256GB of storage and 8GB of memory with 128GB of storage.