Samsung Galaxy S23+ in for review

Enrique, 04 February 2023

Having already welcomed the Galaxy S23 and S23 Ultra in our office, it's now time to complete the set with the Galaxy S23+. As we pass the phone to our review team we figured we’d share a peek at the middle member of the S23 family.

Samsung Galaxy S23+ in for review

Except for a redesigned camera bump, updated Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and a modest bump in battery capacity, the Galaxy S23+ follows the formula of its predecessor. Without the contoured camera island the back feels more minimalist – basic, even. But although we have the exact same camera setup, we hope to see an upgrade to image quality enabled by the new chip and its more advanced processing.

Samsung Galaxy S23+ in for review

The other thing new is the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 jacket that all three S23 models are wrapped in – the days of plastic backs long gone now.

Meanwhile, the 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display supports 120Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+, with Full HD+ resolution – all familiar specs.

Samsung Galaxy S23+ in for review

We’re expecting to see better performance and a solid improvement in battery life.

Samsung Galaxy S23+ in for review

We’ll be conducting our usual rounds of testing and analysis on the Galaxy S23+ so that we can tell you whether it’s a worthy purchase.

If you haven’t already, check out our coverage wrap-up of all things from this week’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked announcement.


Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 08 Feb 2023
  • q3R

There is a LOT more that goes into photo quality besides the number of MP you read on a spec sheet.

  • Phelps
  • 07 Feb 2023
  • Edw

How long till the review comes out, we have purchasing decisions to make here. Here is a tough one, which phone is best in 2023, the s23plus or the s22 ultra?

  • DV
  • 07 Feb 2023
  • 0WM

I know there's no MicroSD and that if i want to use my 3.5 earbuds i'd need an adapter. I'm not sure if a Type C memory stick or something exists to save pics on a MicroSD just in case the phone welp, S happens... The thing is, wo...

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