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Samsung Galaxy S23/Ultra is up against the new iPhone 15 Pro/Max

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The much anticipated iPhone 15 series, which includes the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, was unveiled at the Wonderlust Apple 2023 event in California on September 12, 2023. The newly launched iPhone 15 series seems to be challenging the Galaxy S23 Android smartphones. The Galaxy S23 series was launched in the first quarter of 2023 (February 1, 2023) with the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra.

The two big companies in the tech world, who’ve been competing for a long time, have been improving their best devices compared to the ones they made before. They’ve made some small changes to how they look (although Apple has been a bit bolder), and they’ve made them work even faster. So, let’s compare the top phones from Apple and Samsung in another classic “which is better, Android or iPhone?” showdown.

Design & Display:

  • iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max: New Titanium Frame with Ceramic Shield
  • Galaxy S23 and S23 Ultra: Gorilla Glass Victus 2 with an aluminum frame

The screens on these phones are pretty much the same as the ones on the previous models. They have 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR ProMotion displays with really high pixel density (around 460 pixels per inch), super bright screens that go up to 2000 nits, and they can change how fast they refresh from 1 Hz to 120 Hz. They also have that thing at the top called the Dynamic Island, which has the front camera and the sensors for Face ID, which is how you unlock iPhones.

Now, let’s talk about the screens on the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra. They’re a bit different. The Galaxy S23 has a 6.1-inch screen, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a bigger 6.8-inch screen. The Ultra one is fancier because it’s got an LTPO display, which can also change how fast it refreshes from 1 Hz to 120 Hz, and it’s super sharp with QHD+ resolution. The regular S23 has a screen that goes from 48 Hz to 120 Hz and has FHD+ resolution. Both phones have the front camera in the middle of the screen, and you can unlock them with your fingerprint, which is hidden under the display.

As far as design is concerned, however, Samsung has chosen a way forward for the entire range, launching a fairly minimal concept: alternating flat surfaces, fitting curves, and cameras protruding individually from the rear body. It must also be said that the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a screen with laterally curved edges, an aspect that cannot be judged positively or negatively since subjectivity intervenes.

Performance: Apple A17 Pro vs. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for the Galaxy

First, let’s talk about performance. All four of these devices are really fast and can handle whatever you throw at them. There’s an interesting detail that connects the chips (the brains) inside the latest iPhones and Samsung phones: they’re both made by a company called TSMC. The Apple A17 Pro, which powers the iPhone 15 Pro, is a real powerhouse. It’s made using a fancy 3nm production process, and it has a six-core CPU, a six-core GPU, and a sixteen-core neural engine, along with 8 GB of RAM. According to Apple, the A17 Pro is about 10% faster on the CPU (the brainy part) and 20% faster on the GPU (for graphics) compared to the older A16 Bionic chip, which was already pretty good.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra have the most powerful chip you can find in Android phones right now: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 from Qualcomm. It’s even more powerful on the Galaxy S23 in some versions. The regular S23 has 8GB of RAM, and on the S23 Ultra, it can go up to 12GB, depending on the version you choose.

Photography Section:

  • iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max
    • 48MP (f/1.8) main sensor with dual-pixel PDAF and sensor-shift OIS
    • 12MP (f/2.2) Ultra-Wide Angle Sensor with Dual Pixel PDAF and 120° Viewing Angle
    • 12MP telephoto sensor (f/2.8) with OIS for 3x optical zoom (only on the 15 Pro)
    • 12MP periscopic telephoto lens (f/2.8) with 3D sensor-shift OIS for 5x optical zoom (only on the 15 Pro Max)
    • 3D ToF Sensor (LiDAR Scanner)
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra
    • 200MP main sensor (f/1.7) with PDAF, laser AF, and OIS (S23 Ultra only)
    • 50MP (f/1.8) main sensor with dual-pixel PDAF and OIS (S23 only)
    • 12MP (f/2.2) Ultra-Wide Angle Sensor with 120° Viewing Angle
    • 10MP (f/2.4) telephoto sensor with PDAF and OIS for 3x optical zoom
    • 10MP periscopic telephoto lens (f/4.9) with Dual Pixel PDAF and OPIS for 10x optical zoom (S23 Ultra only)

Samsung One UI and Apple iOS

Samsung makes Android more unique with its One UI interface. It gives you extra features and lets you personalize your phone. Right now, the Galaxy S23 phones are getting ready to update to One UI 6.0, which is based on Android 14. The update is getting closer, maybe in a few weeks or a couple of months.

On the other hand, the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, as well as the younger models, will come with iOS 17. It’s more customizable and open, especially because the European Union wanted it that way. It’s basically an improved version of the previous iOS. But the choice of operating system is really a personal thing. Some people like one, and some people like the other.

Pricing:

Now, let’s talk about the prices. The new iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max turned out to be a bit cheaper than people thought. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra have been on the market for more than six months. You can find them at lower prices, especially when there are deals and discounts from Samsung. Here are the official list prices for all four models:

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 15 Pro
    • 128GB – $999
    • 256GB – $1099
    • 512GB – $1299
    • 1TB – $1499
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
    • 256GB – $1199
    • 512GB – $1399
    • 1TB – $1599
Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23
    • 128GB – $700
    • 256GB – $760
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
    • 256GB – $1200
    • 512GB – $1380
    • 1TB – $1620

Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Galaxy AI Is The Key Reason To Buy Galaxy S24 Smartphones

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Samsung’s Galaxy AI-enabled Galaxy S24 series hit the market earlier this year in January and within no time broke down its predecessors’ pre-order record, and AI features were the key reason behind it setting a new sales record. 

The Galaxy S24 features high-end specs, decent design, brand-new features, and many more, but the Galaxy AI features are the novelty of the smartphone, which attracts people to go for the Galaxy S24 device. The recent metrics collected by Worldpanel ComTech reveal that one out of four Galaxy S24 purchasers in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, the USA, and Australia stated that AI was a chief reason they chose Samsung’s new AI-enabled smartphone despite its lengthy price. 

Here we are mentioning the percentage of Galaxy S24 owners who bought the device just to experience a specific Galaxy AI feature: 

  • 28% of users wanted to use the interpreter. 
  • 24% wanted to use the AI camera and gallery enhancements. 
  • 17% wanted to experience Circle to Search 

Samsung is the first brand to promote, highlight, and advertise AI features as a key component of a new high-end smartphone on the market, despite having dozens of high-end features and key specs. 

Now the giants are looking forward to bringing Galaxy AI features to older devices. Although Samsung has introduced Galaxy AI features for free, on the official Galaxy AI page, the terms and conditions mention that these features are only available for free until 2025, which means that Galaxy AI features will not stay free forever. On the other hand, it is actively working to offer more advanced AI features for free. 

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Samsung Galaxy S24 FE Could Arrive This Summer With Affordable Price

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Samsung earlier this year debuted its Galaxy S24 flagship series. Now fans are eagerly waiting for the fan edition of this series, called Galaxy S24 FE, to be in the line! 

Samsung, especially for fans who prefer high-end phones but have a budget, introduces a special variant called ‘Fan Edition (FE).’ Now the reports are saying that the Galaxy S24 FE could arrive with the same SoC and rear camera arrangement as the Galaxy S24+ but in a smaller package since it’s a bit budget-able as compared to that. 

Galaxy S24 FE: Expected Specs 

It is expected that the forthcoming Galaxy S24 FE will feature the Exynos 2400 or the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, the same chips that can run the Galaxy S24. If the reports are to be believed, then the Galaxy S24 FE could feature a 6.1-inch AMOLED panel as opposed to the 6.2-inch LTPO AMOLED 2X panel on the Galaxy S24. 

Samsung is already actively working on mass-producing driver chips for the forthcoming Galaxy S24 FE model, as it aims to be in millions of units. It is also reported that this time Samsung may also use the latest display technology, along with a minimalistic bezel, FHD+ resolution, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, and a higher peak brightness of up to 1700+ nits for the forthcoming Galaxy S24 FE. The camera arrangement could include a 50 MP main camera, a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and an 8 MP The battery power may count to 4,5000 mAh. 

Galaxy S24 FE: Expected Price and Launch 

Since FE variants are a little more budgeable than the original variant, it is expected that the Galaxy S24 FE could be priced under the $720 segment. On the other hand, the Galaxy S24 was launched starting at $960. 

Last year, Samsung debuted the Galaxy S23 FE variant in October, so given this prospect, it is expected that the forthcoming Galaxy S24 FE could arrive in nearly October this summer. 


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Samsung hasn’t Boost The Battery Capacity & Charging Support Of Galaxy Z Fold 6

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Samsung’s next-generation foldable smartphones are on the way: the Galaxy Z Fold 6, the Galaxy Z Flip 6, and maybe the other variant, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra. Now the leaks are revealing the battery capacity of the Fold 6. 

The sixth-generation foldable is the hot topic for now, and this time the leaks and rumors are blowing more than usual. Now new leaks have been reported about the battery capacity of the forthcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6, and according to this, the giants haven’t boosted up the battery power in the next-gen foldable phone. 

It comes as no surprise that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 will feature a 4,400mAh battery along with support for 25W charging. Although going back to the recent generation’s Galaxy Z Fold 5, it also features the same battery capacity of 4400 mAh. 

This is being speculated by a post on shared by a well-known tipster, which stated that “regarding the Galaxy Z Fold6 battery, it is still 4400 mAh and has a charging power of 25 watts.” 

If this report comes true, then this will be a fact that makes the customer think twice about grabbing this phone. Although the battery plays a major role in the customer’s mind while purchasing a new device, especially when they are expecting Samsung to improve upon its larger foldable’s battery capacity and make it support faster charging, 

On the other side, the X Fold 3 Pro from Vivo features a 5,700mAh battery with support for 100W, so somewhere Samsung fans will surely feel disappointed. It will be interesting to see what new features the sixth-generation foldable will bring.


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