Samsung has taken the market by storm with their latest offering, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus. This phone promises to offer the perfect balance between affordability and functionality, making it an ideal choice for many consumers. With this phone, Samsung has tried to incorporate the best of both worlds and in our opinion, they have succeeded. In this article, we will take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus and why it is a must-have for tech enthusiasts and smartphone users alike.
Design and Build Quality
Samsung has done a tremendous job in redesigning the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus as compared to its predecessor, the S22 Plus. The floating camera design of the Galaxy S23 Plus has been inspired by the Galaxy S23 Ultra and this makes it look like a flagship phone. The design of the Galaxy S23 Plus is sleek and stylish and it comes in four different colors including Lavender, Cream, Black and a Dark Green color. These colors are subtle and muted and they make the phone look premium. In our opinion, the green and cream color options are the best and they give the phone a premium look.
One of the most noticeable changes in the design of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus is the boxier edges. These edges make the phone easier to hold and prevent it from slipping out of your hand. This is a welcome change and it makes the phone more ergonomic. The back of the phone is made of Gorilla Glass Victus 2 and the rails are made of armor aluminum, which makes the phone water-resistant (IP68). The build quality of the phone is excellent and it feels solid in the hand.
Display and Battery
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus comes with a 6.6-inch AMOLED flat display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The display has full HD+ resolution and it looks great. Samsung is known for its excellent displays and the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus does not disappoint in this regard. The display is bright and vivid and it is easy to read even in bright light conditions.
The battery on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus is 4700mAh which is only 300 mAH less than the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and yet the display is definitely a bit smaller than the ultra so we would expect that there’s a good chance that this battery life could be the best out of the whole lineup. It supports fast wireless charging, reverse wireless charging and super-fast charging 2.0. The fast-charging capability of the phone is excellent and it can charge the phone from 0 to 100% in no time. With a battery life of 4700mAh, the Galaxy S23 Plus promises to provide an extended usage time and it is a great option for heavy users.
The Galaxy S23 Plus comes with a triple camera setup on the back and it includes a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 3x optical zoom lens. The camera setup is simple and straightforward and it eliminates the need for any weird autofocus or depth cameras. The 50-megapixel wide-angle lens has been improved and it promises to deliver better dynamic range compared to its predecessor.
The selfie camera on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus is a 12-megapixel lens and it supports 4K 60fps video recording. This is a great addition and it makes the phone perfect for social media and vlogging. The camera on the Galaxy S23 Plus is capable of capturing high-quality images and videos and it is a great option for those who love photography.
Samsung is also giving us the Astro photo feature which will be available in on all three of these phones in the lineup the 23 the plus and of course the ultra as well.
Samsung Galaxy S23 plus is coming under two variants, 256 GB storage and 512 GB storage. The details specs for both the variants is as follows:
|GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
|157.8 x 76.2 x 7.6 mm (6.21 x 3.00 x 0.30 in)
|196 g (6.91 oz)
|Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminum frame
|Nano-SIM and eSIM or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs and eSIM, dual stand-by)
|IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
|Armor aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance (advertised)
|Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1750 nits (peak)
|6.6 inches, 106.9 cm2 (~88.9% screen-to-body ratio)
|1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~390 ppi density)
|Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
|Android 13, One UI 5.1
|Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
|Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
|256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM
|50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
|10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 3x optical zoom
|12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video
|LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
|8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
|12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF
|Dual video call, Auto-HDR, HDR10+
|Yes, with stereo speakers
|Tuned by AKG
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
|5.3, A2DP, LE
|GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
|USB Type-C 3.2, OTG
|Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
|Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
|Bixby natural language commands and dictation
|Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
|Li-Ion 4700 mAh, non-removable
|45W wired, PD3.0, 65% in 30 min (advertised)
|4.5W reverse wireless
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus has been launched with 2 Storage variants 256 GB as base variant and 512 GB. Price for 256 GB variant is $999 and 512 GB is $1119. However, as they introduction scheme from Samsung price for both the variant is kept as same i.e. $999. Samsung is offering a discount of $120 on that 512GB variant as an introduction scheme.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus comes with a range of features that make it a great phone. We’ve got unified across the entire Flagship series here Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 the same as the ultra. We have Wi-Fi 6E. It supports 5G connectivity, which makes it perfect for those who require fast data speeds. The phone also comes with a fingerprint scanner for added security and it supports face recognition for easy and quick unlocking.
Also we have lot of new fun things in one UI 5.1 including an upgraded Samsung Notes for real-time collaboration, new drag and drop widget system and of course what we are probably most excited for the ability to answer calls with Bixby text to speech. Hopefully a good competitor to Google’s call screening and maybe even better than that because you can customize it which we again very excited for that feature and actually testing that out.
Customers who are interested in obtaining a phone that has a price that is acceptable in relation to the amount of storage space it provides should give some thought to the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus. The phone has a modernised design, a subdued colour palette, a high-quality display, lightning-fast charging, and strong internal components, all of which help it stand out from the crowd. In the event that you are considering purchasing a new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus is an excellent option that you ought to give some serious consideration to acquiring.