Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review

11 February 2023


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Anonymous, 13 Feb 2023What about Vico X90 pro ...I was thinking about it as well. Waiting to get my hands on it for even for few hours. The main camera is very tempting, and I do care mainly about it. Another one is Oppo Find 6x PRO, but hard to tell when it will be available and I don't know if I want to wait that long.

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    Nick Tegrataker, 13 Feb 2023That won't get rid of the boosted saturation or strong... moreRegarding sharpening you are absolutely right. But Nick was referring to the Zeiss/Leica modes which address the colors. And this is addressed by selecting a different filter baked in into photos and videos.

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      • 13 Feb 2023

      SirArtur, 13 Feb 2023I have a comparison of the iPhone and Pixel. And I agree, n... moreWhat about Vico X90 pro ...

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        • 13 Feb 2023

        SirArtur, 13 Feb 2023I have a comparison of the iPhone and Pixel. And I agree, n... moreLots of copium itt. Gotta find the minute flaws so you can excuse not buying an expensive device. It's okay, there will be other phones guys

          JLC, 13 Feb 2023Sure it has. Select and save as default for instance the fi... moreThat won't get rid of the boosted saturation or strong sharpening applied to the image, though.

            Jason, 13 Feb 2023Maxed out Ultra costs $1600. $1600 for a phone Thats ... moreI have a Note 10 plus from Dec 2019 and the battery can still do 10 hours, I think you don't know what you are talking about. I already spoke to my friend, a Samsung rep, and tomorrow he will preorder 23ultra 512GB for me with a nice friendly discount.

              jiyen235, 13 Feb 2023TBH ALL smartphone brands make mistakes. I don't know ... moreI have a comparison of the iPhone and Pixel. And I agree, none of those is perfect, but as for postprocessing unfortunately for me, they are much, much above Samsung. iPhone is known for overprocessing photos but it looks almost untouched compared to photos from S23 Ultra. Pixel same. After 3 days, I just gave back S23 Ultra and I'm waiting for something else. I cannot force myself to try iPhone again (had one for 1 year and didn't like the experience) and for Pixel the story is, that in my country I cannot use 5g and VoLTE with it, as operators are not registering to it phones that are not officially available in sales for those two technologies. And as our operators are slowly ditching 3g for new technologies, that would mean that in some areas I would be forced to have calls over 2g...

                What a load of bull the note series have always been better than the iphone. Iphones are for children.

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                  Jason, 13 Feb 2023Maxed out Ultra costs $1600. $1600 for a phone Thats ... moreI paid less than $200 for my S23U

                    SirArtur, 13 Feb 2023You are sending this link for the second time, so for the s... moreTBH ALL smartphone brands make mistakes. I don't know anyone which is so good that it's nearly perfect. Apple clips highlights and has some pretty uncanny results most of the time. Especially with human subjects idk why. They also LOVE to just overprocess stuff and they have some ugly ahh noise sometimes. Oneplus is mid. Vivo has the uncanniest hdr and it's just too bright for its own good. Xiaomi's processing isn't reliable, it hits sometimes but it misses so many other times that it just isn't worth it. Huawei has some weird light balancing just like apple that makes things look pretty artificial. Though their soft and low noise presentation is damn sexy, Xiaomi's would've been too if it were more reliable. Google is pretty nice but they're not the king of smartphone photography. I will say that in the US, they are absolutely goated due to their price but everywhere else they're pretty damn expensive

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                      • 13 Feb 2023

                      Artem S. Tashkinov, 12 Feb 202350MP photos from S23 Ultra are jaw dropping. I've neve... moreAnd people still don't know that they can set a filer and configure it permanently for all cameras in photo and video mode.

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                        Nothing is ?! Seriously?
                        45W charging and 1.1 hour to full cahrge is not a con?
                        The size of it and weight its not a con ?

                          ASL, 13 Feb 2023But if you drop it it will break, same drop with 14 pro max... moreHuawei mate 50 series do and its not a unique feature when the 14 series are using last gen qualcomm modems with no modifications. Basically any phone theoretically can use it if they decide to pay a company for the service (how apple does it i think).

                          Also pretty sure if you use any specific company's ecosystem of apps theyll be pretty fluid and have seemless interconectivity like samsung, huawei, oppo, pixels etc (possibly not iphone level, im guessing you mean using itunes with icloud, imessage all connected etc with an ipad, an iphone and macbook with airpods sort of situation). You drop any phone on concrete without a case or it landing on its screen then good luck, even with an iphone which hasnt got the strongest protection vs some on the market.

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                            Nick Tegrataker, 12 Feb 2023I will say this in defence of Samsung - Having a tendency t... moreSure it has. Select and save as default for instance the filter Cool for all cameras in photo and video. It has been there for years.
                            You can even configure the strength of the filter.

                              AcademicBarzo, 13 Feb 2023Yes, low latency, bit rate (apt-x adaptive can support 24hz... moredoes 24 bit even matter? Anything above a stable 320 kbps is pretty unnecessary imo for stereo signals, unless you want crazy dynamic range in songs or something idk I feel like most songs are loud enough nowadays for us to be fine with 320 kbps as long as it's extremely stable. Tho you do you my friend and yeah not having aptx adaptive is a pretty dumb decision from samsung.

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                                Phones fan, 13 Feb 2023This is something related to android OS and its handling to... moreXperia and motorola can do it, samsung cannot. Nor pixel.

                                  walkman8, 13 Feb 2023Same. Cash was in the pocket, ready to buy right there in t... moreTrue that, the one thing I can not complain much about is the design. The phone invites you to hold it more, to use it more. Try using gcam if you want a faster shutter speed with good quality and use camera assistant if you want an even faster shutter speed with mediocre-bad quality

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                                    ithehappy, 13 Feb 2023Love how Samsung tuned the camera for flashy colours. And G... moreTotally agree. My previous s22u photos look much better to me than my s23u. There are so many glitches that cannot believe it came to production.
                                    For sure updates will fix it, but totally disappointed so far.
                                    Battery is insane, easy 8h SOT.

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                                      Me, 13 Feb 2023Your were testing the oder 45W charger from Samsung. With t... moreCan u explained futher more?Meaning the 45W
                                      Charger from S23u can charge 75% in 30mins?

                                        Love how Samsung tuned the camera for flashy colours. And GSMA actually praised that - saying that they love punchy colours.
                                        Duh.
                                        S22 photos are what normal humans would prefer any day.