SAMSUNG Galaxy S23+

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  • Released: 2023, February 17
  • Display: 6.6 inches
  • Processor: Octa-core 3.36 GHz 2.8 GHz 2.8 GHz 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Battery: Li-Ion 4700 mAh
Announced 2023, February 01
Status Available. Released 2023, February 17
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - International
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 29, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - USA
5G bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 75, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - International
1, 7, 28, 41, 66, 71, 78, 258, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - USA
Speed HSPA, LTE-A (up to 7CA), 5G
Dimensions 157.8 x 76.2 x 7.6 mm (6.21 x 3.00 x 0.30 in)
Weight 196 g (6.91 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminum frame
SIM 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 min) Armor aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance (advertised)
Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (HBM), 1750 nits (peak)
Size 6.6 inches, 105.3 cm2 (~87.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
Always-on display
OS Android 13, One UI 5.1
Chipset Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3x2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU Adreno 740
Card slot No
Internal 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM
UFS 4.0
Main Camera
Triple 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, OIS, 3x optical zoom 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55" 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Selfie camera
Single 12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR, HDR10+
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
Type Li-Ion 4700 mAh, non-removable
Charging 45W wired, PD3.0, 65% in 30 min (advertised) 15W wireless (Qi/PMA) 4.5W reverse wireless
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 3.2, OTG
Sensors 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) Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
Colors Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, Lime
Models SM-S916B, SM-S916B/DS, SM-S916U, SM-S916U1, SM-S916W, SM-S916N, SM-S9160, SM-S916E, SM-S916E/DS
SAR 0.95 W/kg (head) 1.04 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.77 W/kg (head) 1.45 W/kg (body)
Price $ 749.00 / € 1,039.00 / £ 779.00

Samsung Galaxy S23+ Review: A solid phone with a few caveats

The Samsung Galaxy S23+ is the middle child of Samsung's 2023 flagship lineup, sitting between the more compact S23 and the larger and more feature-rich S23 Ultra. It's a very good phone, but it's also a bit of a mixed bag. Here's a look at the pros and cons of the S23+, as well as who should buy it.


The S23+ has a 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It's a beautiful display, with sharp colors, deep blacks, and wide viewing angles. It's also very bright, making it easy to see in direct sunlight.


The S23+ has a triple-lens rear camera system with a 50MP main sensor, a 12MP ultrawide sensor, and a 10MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom. The camera performance is very good overall, with sharp and detailed photos in most lighting conditions. The ultrawide sensor is also good, but the telephoto sensor is a bit disappointing, especially compared to the S23 Ultra.


The S23+ is powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which is the fastest mobile processor on the market. The phone's performance is excellent, and it can handle anything you throw at it, from gaming to multitasking.

Battery life

The S23+ has a 4,700mAh battery, which is slightly larger than the battery in the S22+. The battery life is very good, and you should easily be able to get through a full day of use on a single charge.


  • Beautiful display
  • Very good camera performance
  • Excellent performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Long-term software support


  • Telephoto camera is a bit disappointing
  • No microSD card slot
  • Pricey

Who should buy it?

The Samsung Galaxy S23+ is a good phone for anyone who wants a large Android flagship with a great display, good camera performance, excellent performance, and very good battery life. It's also a good choice for people who want long-term software support, as Samsung promises to provide four years of major Android updates and five years of security updates for the S23 series.

However, if you're looking for the best possible camera performance or you need a microSD card slot, then you may want to consider the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra instead. And if you're on a budget, then you may want to consider the Samsung Galaxy S23 or another more affordable Android phone.

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