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Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S23

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy S23 currently has an Informr score of 8.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 53 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
3.36 GHz
3.36 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
50+ MP, f/1.8
50+ MP, f/1.8
3900 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Pocket Tactics
Pocket Tactics

The Samsung S23 is a perfectly well-rounded phone with impressive cameras, excellent performance, and that long-awaited battery life improvement. It’s an absolute compact ace, doing it all with flying colors. And while that makes it a tad boring, it’s impossible not to recommend it – just don’t come...

- Ben Johnson, Pocket Tactics
Digital Spy
Digital Spy

The premise and appeal of the Galaxy S23 is a simple one: high performance in a small form factor. It succeeds in giving you that. It's one of the best iPhone alternatives you can buy in 2023, and gives the Google Pixel some mighty competition when it comes to simple phone photography. It's pocketab...

- Jason Murdock, Digital Spy

The Galaxy S23 and S23+ are ideal choices for people who want a true flagship experience, both in terms of hardware and software, without having to fork out the same premium price that the premium tier (like the S23 Ultra) commands. There are a few compromises here and there, but they are minor and...

- HardwareZone

Compact and cheerful, it’s one of the better and more feature packed pocket friendly phones this year, though we’d still probably look around, because there’s much better value to be had if you look.

- Leigh :) Stark, Pickr
Amateur Photographer
Amateur Photographer

There are probably two main reasons why you might opt for the S23 over the S23 Ultra. One is price, and one is size – and both are fairly big reasons. If you’re somebody who wants a well-functioning, top-line Samsung but you don’t want to spend over $1,000/£1,000 and/or you don’t want to use a massi...

- Amy Davies, Amateur Photographer

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

Samsung Galaxy S23 prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Samsung's suggested retail price is $799.99. You can compare Galaxy S23 prices from around the web here on The Informr.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy S23 user manual here.

Samsung backs up the Galaxy S23 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Galaxy S23 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy S23's screen size is 6.1 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

3.36 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8550 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) Octa-core 3.36 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 13 operating system (OS).

50+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 50+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

128/256/512 GB

Internal memory is 128/256/ 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3900 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 2100 minutes, 980 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy S23 Specs

Release Date February 17, 2023
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 13

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Processor Qualcomm SM8550 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) Octa-core 3.36 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256/512 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.95 W/kg
Body: 0.88 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.3
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/6e
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
50+ Megapixels, f/1.8, Wide
10+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Telephoto
12+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR10+, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
8K (7680 × 4320 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Wide
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Dynamic AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 422 pixels
Size 6.1 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3900 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Up to 10 W
Fast Charging Up to 25 W
Video Playback Time Up to 1320 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 980 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 2100 minutes
Standby Time Up to 12 days
Mixed Usage Up to 1421 minutes
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Phantom Black, Green, Cream, Lavender, Lime, Graphite
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.63 x 7.09 x 0.76 cm (5.8 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 168 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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