CargoJoe, 10 Feb 2023I don't think half the comment section knows what they're talking about. Still for... moreIt seems that the S23+ is the direct competitor for the 14 plus and the latter set the bar really low, so it's really not surprising that the former ended up as a disappointment as well.
I don't think half the comment section knows what they're talking about.
Still for $1000 this isn't a good buy. It's like buying an iPhone 14 Plus. Not the best value device. Maybe if it's $700 or $750 it'll be worth the buy. The good thing about this device are that it has a true triple camera, a decent battery and it's better ergonomically for a 6.6 inch device. Since many of it's competitors are better valued with compromised specs it's seems like this device is the better option for a standard smartphone with flagship specs. But it's not worth the one grand.
Excellent battery life across the board with the S23 series!
Nick Tegrataker, 10 Feb 2023"On the subject of colors, we expect nothing short of excellence from Samsung's flag... moreChinese lenses. No surprise quality is low.
Also, should provide real raw not processed one like apple.
Good loudness how can have superb stereo speakers? Is writer vaping weed while writing this?! It should not even be 4.5 if its not flagship offering at flagship price. Camera same as last year. Screen not 10-12 bit and refresh rate not even the ultra. Price is absurb with only cable. The throttle is disappointing. Charging speed is a joke. Its better to get other brands than Samsung for 1k price tag
"On the subject of colors, we expect nothing short of excellence from Samsung's flagships and, for the most part, were not disappointed by the Galaxy S23+. Well, aside from the fact it is still stuck with 8-bit color, while competitors offer 10 and even 12-bit."
That's quite disappointing, to say the least..
Aside from that, I found the 50MP mode on this phone not really that useful - The processing itself is very mature indeed, image stacking seems alignment-error-free and it doesn't seem to go overboard with noise reduction or sharpening either, but the lens is simply way too soft across the frame to resolve the resolution. The comparison between this, Xiaomi 12S Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro Max in their respective full resolution mode really showcases the problem.
You might have been able to argue that for 2x crop zoom you only need the centre of the lens to be sharp, but unfortunately, Samsung's flagship still doesn't use the extra resolution that a Quad Bayer sensor provides for digital zoom, so the opportunity is wasted here as well.
Super Android 22, 09 Feb 2023How much is samsung paying you again gsm? So worst packaged phone still, average screen tha... moreNot sure if you know this but US prices never include our sales tax, whereas European prices tend to include their VAT. Therefore, if say a phone costs $1000 in the US and sales tax is 8%, it's $1080, pretty close to that €1100 figure
HopeFilledIdiot, 09 Feb 2023Gonna have to agree with you there. The review certainly felt a bit "fanboyish", for... moreI stopped trusting their reviewers after the Nothing Phone came out and they salivated all over it. A decent midranger for sure but they went completely overboard.
Really looking forward to seeing Samsung utilizing new technology as tunable optics from PoLight TLens. That would bring their cameras to a new level of superb.
AnonD-546724, 09 Feb 2023This has less pixel density than an A52s.
A decoy product supposed to elevate the ultra. Should be
S23 = full hd
S23+ = quad hd
Note 23 = 4K
Ugly photos. My z3+ from 2015 can deal better with cars , trees and turf.
Some are gonna use excuse " early firmware". That is the firmware approved to ship. If they are not 100% satisfied, delay the sales until it is polished enough.
Even on ipad screen these photos look ugly. Imagine on pro 4K screen.
If all flagships were using same sensor, same ISP and same lenses, photos of galaxy would be just ahead motorola (by far worst today).
Even Nothing phone does better than s23.
This has less pixel density than an A52s.
A decoy product supposed to elevate the ultra.
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2023"Is there any reason for it to only be 8-bit besides product segregation between this and... more1. My bad, I expected the Ultra to do 10-bit. My opinion on even that phone has gone down now.
2. So who cares if it's cheaper? Is the price of the device cheaper? "Cheap" is justified only when the savings are given through to the consumer. This device has had a price hike of ~10K INR in India. Not exactly "Cheap". Don't make excuses for the corporate my guy.
3. Okay. There is so much wrong here. Please check out battery stats for pretty much any other device with a 10-bit or 12-bit display panel. Why is it easily on the same time range?
"Why do you think Apple uses 8-bit?"
Because Apple is a corporate so greedy they don't feel the need to innovate or adapt because people are paying? Why do anything when you're bottom line isn't getting hurt.
There are "fanboys" for every corporate out there. You trash Xiaomi for something, people come out to defend. You trash Realme, same result. You trash Apple, same result. Basically, there's always going to be a substrata of your audience who might be alienated by your review - and that's okay. I'd even go so far as to say, if that isn't happening, are you really being objective or are you pandering to the masses?
Just because this website "needs" to do it doesn't mean we as commentors are held to the same logic. And if you're website is just doing it to please your audience, you'll soon lose all credibility because by definition, you're not being objective.
Don't care about youtubers. Only one I follow and trust is Geekyranjit.
OP11 is probably being hyped because it's a singular device this year. No Pro/Vanilla duo like last year. It's something to definitely acknowledge. No vanilla device being artificially limited or priced high to justify the uber high prices of their pro device
Absolutely hard agree there on the last part. Both Apple and Samsung's flagship prices are laughable at. It's comical how nobody even tries to ask "But why do these need to be priced so high?".But that is how the market runs unfortunately. You see your competition doing some insanely anti consumer highly profitable move - and you have to copy it for your bottom line. Insanely diabolical.
But there's a clear line between midranger and flagship. If you're buying a mid ranger, you want practicality - battery life, calling experience etc - Hence there, reviewers approach from the angle of practicality and Value for money.
If you're buying a flagship, you're most probably a person for whom money isn't a concern, so then you approach the product from an angle of "bells a d whistles"
My god what a lengthy comment
FarFan, 09 Feb 2023Oh wow! Just check this horrible photo quality in gsmarena photo comparison tool for the photo... moreYep, not amazed. Tested by myself today both S23+ and Ultra model.
While Ultra with 200mp mode is really nice in daylight, nothing else have improved. Video processing is samely bad like on S22U. Only highlights restoration improved, likely doing similar way like apple does with HFR footage and combining frames.
Seeing this review and another one of regular s23 model, it puts a smile to see different level of perception of each reviewer. One is amazed by 8K, which is total crap though, another reviewer is more objective from real side. Well it is what it is, but I would love to see some more experienced reviewer joining gsmarena team with some deeper knowledge of imaging tech (or lets say give him credit to do camera review section).
at $1,000.00USD there are better options...maybe next time Samsung!!!!!!
HopeFilledIdiot, 09 Feb 2023Gonna have to agree with you there. The review certainly felt a bit "fanboyish", for... more"Is there any reason for it to only be 8-bit besides product segregation between this and the S23 Ultra? "
1) No. Because Ultra is 8bit as well.
2) 8bit is cheaper
3) 8bit uses less power, guess why iphones use 8bit as well?
People here do not understand. Majority use iphones and galaxy. If any website trash them, ppl will be getting offended and stop reading the articles.
Why do you think some famous youtubers drool all over same phones but trash others?
Look at OP11. Not even better than 8 Pro except the SoC. Being glorified by some.
Have you seen any website say iphone 14+ for over €1100 was obscene? For this price, should be 256GB with airpods pro as gift.