Galaxy S23 Ultra. Or why the Samsung Galaxy S24 is worth the wait
Samsung’s “acquisition” ends with very boring new Galaxy S23s, higher prices and a very fair-looking evolution.
We are almost in February and Samsung will open its doors in a few hours and, obviously and as you all know, will have the new Galaxy S23 as its main protagonist, starting the first Unpacked of 2023. rather than many additional surprises.
Aside from the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra, Samsung may not have any protectors, but you can’t get any extra results. This article.
I do this up front because I consider myself a loyal user of the Galaxy Note family since its birth in 2011, every generation as my primary cell phone, and the first time it’s certainly reasonable for someone to like it. Me, a die-hard technophile, he really doesn’t get it… Is the Galaxy S23 Ultra worth buying?
Samsung Galaxy S23: Release date, specs, models and all known information
There is no doubt that cell phones are boring in 2023 and rationality now prevails.
The truth is, until now I never doubted, my brave streak prevented me from being rational, and the news, however rare, was always enough to justify a change of flagship and test the new generation of Galaxy Notes.
However, as the technological evolution has become more and more complex and the market has become more and more mature, leaving all innovations for the logical improvement of power and performance, as well as the currently available mobile camera, the generation gap has narrowed considerably over the years. large workforce of the industry.
Yes, most high-end, premium cell phones now are actually cameras attached to the phones, and yes, they can take a few milky pictures, but they’re really annoying.
Metal and glass sandwiches without a lot of soul, they all look very similar to each other and make the rationality more and more that I realize that I don’t need to spend more than 1000 euros every year in the first place. new smartphone.
Based on convincing leaks, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is here, leading me to believe that Samsung wants to sell me the same phone, obviously with better specs, but essentially the same… analyze!
This is the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in all its primary colors
The Galaxy S23 Ultra is the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, but with vitamins
For starters, what we see from the Galaxy S23 Ultra is that the design hasn’t changed at all, we have the same phone from the outside and we can’t tell it apart, but now there are a few new colors that aren’t even there. new but inherited from the Galaxy Z Flip3.
It’s true that with the Gorilla Glass Victus 2, there’s an improvement in materials, and it’s true that there are some minor details that have changed, like the size of the sensors, but the design lines are the same and the layout of the elements is just as good. nothing new here.
Yes, there are more moves I think are important at the hardware level, as memory evolves to include new technologies, UFS 4.0 in storage and LPDDR5x for RAM, which are effectively the highest levels available.
Even 1750 nits.
Same size main camera sensor.
Even ultra wide and telephoto.
Same performance in low light.
The same fingerprint reader.
The only difference is 200 MP.
Here it is. S23 Ultra. The boring one. Once again. pic.twitter.com/c4OzL7evgT
-S Pain (@9lekt) January 23, 2023
What’s even better is Qualcomm’s integration of Snapdragon 8 Gen2 into all units, no matter what market they’re targeting, which is a significant change, but really, I don’t know if it’s due to the power boost it would bring. worth such a large expense.
The other notable difference will be Samsung’s own ISOCELL HP2 model, but the main 200-megapixel sensor retains all the features of the other lenses, which Samsung claims to have definitely improved through software.
Like other manufacturers, it would be better to put a 1-inch main sensor and not increase the resolution that much, although I would like to check how Samsung squeezes this 200 megapixels with the garbage technology.
There are only three new features that adjust the balance: a 200-megapixel sensor, Snapdragon 8 Gen2 and LPDDR5x + UFS 4.0 memory… The question is: will the improvements be noticeable enough to justify the large costs of the change? ?
For the rest, all the buttons of the terminal are the same, from the Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen with 120Hz, HDR10+ and a maximum brightness of 1750 nits, to the charging system that is inexplicably limited to 45 watts and even worse than the 15 watts of the S22 Wireless. Ultra , will now increase to 10 watts on this Galaxy S23.
The fingerprint reader, the USB Type-C connector in version 3.2, the S-Pen stylus, the Armor Aluminum chassis, the battery of connection protocols and even the audio system, which is tuned by AKG with stereo and audio, are the same. bit and 384 kHz.
What I’m telling you, basically the same phone. Once again. The decision is becoming more and more rational, so I probably won’t own one of the first Galaxy S23 Ultras to come to France for the first time in years and I won’t sign up for the presale.
Of course, I am neither a demagogue nor a cynic, so I admit that I will definitely buy it sooner or later, although the logic is that I am doing the ideal this time, that is, wait and buy it at once. a significant discount in just a few months will further justify the cost and therefore the change. Either that or it will be time to make the leap into folding…
Relax, discover the evolution of the number of smartphones sold by the brand over time in the video below: