The Galaxy S23 range is the new smartphone pride at Samsung. With the trio, the South Koreans want to show the competition where the hammer hangs. But does it work? The Stiftung Warentest examined this. The conclusion of the experts is clear.
The judgments of Stiftung Warentest play a decisive role in whether new smartphones become a box office hit or a sales flop. The test of Samsung’s new smartphone spearhead was therefore eagerly awaited: the product testers started around a month after the presentation Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra now under the microscope (Source: Stiftung Warentest).
Samsung Galaxy S23: Stiftung Warentest praises battery life and camera
Particularly Battery life and camera are praised. Here, the Stiftung Warentest speaks of a “real leap in quality” compared to its predecessors. Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra should have comparable screen brightness and battery charge last about 10 hours longer than their predecessors. This plus is particularly noteworthy for the Ultra.
Because while the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus have an increased battery capacity, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has remained the same: “The enormous increase in runtime here is apparently due solely to improved energy management, for example by the processor,” write the experts. It was particularly emphasized and played “in a league with the A16 chip of the iPhones.”
Stiftung Warentest also liked the camera that Samsung installed in the Galaxy S23 series. Compared to its predecessors, the above all in low light shoot “even more balanced and detailed photos”. Overall, the Galaxy S23 phones on par with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
This is how the camera in the Galaxy S23 Ultra performs in detail:
Worse network sensitivity, but still a recommendation
Despite the praise, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra are not perfect. According to Stiftung Warentest, the smartphone triumvirate has even deteriorated in one respect: the mesh sensitivity. Although the results are not bad, the But predecessors would have done better.
The bottom line is that the experts come to one thing positive conclusion. “Anyone looking for a luxury Android cell phone with a top camera and really good battery values is well advised with the new Samsung flagships,” it says there.