Samsung introduced the long-awaited Galaxy S23 series on February 1. The models, which draw attention with their features, compete with the iPhone 14 series on the iOS side, aside from Android. So, which of the middle models in the two series, Galaxy S23 Plus and iPhone 14 Plus, is better? We compared it for you.
Galaxy S23 Plus vs iPhone 14 Plus
The iPhone 14 Plus was unveiled at Apple's Far Out event on September 7, 2022. Galaxy S23 Plus, of which almost all its features were leaked before it was introduced, appeared for the first time at the Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event held on the night of February 1.
Display and design
Galaxy S23 Plus has a 6.6-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) display with Dynamic AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+. On the other hand, it has a density of 390 pixels and occupies 88.9 percent of the case. It should also be noted that the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus 2 and offers 1750+ nits of brightness.
Galaxy S23 Plus has a 6.6-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) display with Dynamic AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+. On the other hand, it has a pixel density of 390 and covers 88.9 percent of the case.
The iPhone 14 Plus has a 6.7-inch (1284 x 2778 pixels) Super Retina XDR OLED display. This screen, which has a 60 Hz refresh rate and 458 pixel density, is supported by HDR10. On the other hand, it occupies 87.4 percent of the case. It is protected by Ceramic Shield and offers 800 nits of brightness, while HDR content can reach 1200 nits of brightness.
We can say that the Galaxy S23 Plus is better due to its refresh rate, pixel density, screen-to-body ratio and screen brightness. In terms of screen size, the iPhone is one step ahead. The design of both devices is quite similar to their predecessors. We've left that up to you, as their beauty is relative.
The Galaxy S23 Plus is powered by a series-exclusive overclocked 8-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) processor manufactured by Qualcomm. The iPhone 14 Plus has the Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm) processor.
When we look at the performance reports of both processors, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor of the Galaxy S23 Plus; It offers more performance in applications and games. The Apple A15 Bionic, on the other hand, stands out by using the battery more efficiently. When we consider the overall performance, we can say that the Galaxy S23 Plus is better.
Three cameras on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus welcome us. These; 50 Megapixel f / 1.8 main camera with which you can shoot wide-angle, 10 Megapixel f / 1.8 telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and 12 Megapixel ultra wide-angle camera. On the other hand, it is possible to shoot 30 FPS in 8K resolution and 60 FPS in 4K.
On the front, there is a lens with 12 Megapixels and f / 2.2 aperture. This is capable of shooting 60 FPS in 4K resolution, as is the camera on the back. The selfie camera also supports auto HDR.
The iPhone 14 Plus, on the other hand, has two lenses with 12 Megapixel f / 1.6 and ultra wide angle 12 Megapixel f / 2.4 aperture that can shoot wide-angle. It also has the option to shoot 60 FPS video in 4K resolution.
The selfie camera has a wide-angle lens with a 12 Megapixel f / 2.2 aperture. It is possible to shoot 60 FPS in 4K. On the other hand, HDR, cinematic mode and depth and SL 3D for the biometric sensor are also available.
Both devices offer 12 Megapixel f/2.2 aperture on the front camera. Although they are equal in this regard, the Galaxy S23 stands out with its 30 FPS option in 8K resolution and high resolution shooting quality.
RAM and storage
Galaxy S23 Plus; It has 8 GB RAM and 256 / 512 GB storage options. The iPhone 14 Plus comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB storage. Samsung won this benchmark because of the high memory. But unless you're into heavy work like video editing or 3D modeling, both devices will meet your expectations in terms of RAM and storage.
Battery and charging
For someone who uses the phone actively during the day, the battery is very important. Galaxy S23 has a 4700mAh battery. It can be charged at 45W wired fast, 15W wireless, and 4.5W with reverse wireless charging.
The iPhone 14 Plus has a 4323 mAh capacity and 35W fast charging, 15W MagSafe fast charging, 7.5W Qi magnetic fast charging battery. On the other hand, both devices use Li-Ion battery technology. In this comparison, it is possible to say that the Galaxy S23 is better on paper due to its battery capacity and charging support.
Samsung made a local pricing specific to Turkey and offered the 256 GB Galaxy S23 Plus for sale at 32 thousand 999 TL. The iPhone 14 Plus, on the other hand, is on sale for 36 thousand 999 TL with 128 GB capacity, with Apple's recent hike. There is a difference of 4 thousand TL between the two devices. Galaxy S23 is the winner in the price comparison.
Galaxy S23 Plus price
- 256GB | 8GB of RAM: 32 thousand 999 TL
iPhone 14 Plus price
- 128GB | 6GB of RAM: 36 thousand 999 TL
- 256GB | 6GB of RAM: 39 thousand 599 TL
- 512GB | 6GB of RAM: 44 thousand 899 TL
Galaxy S23 Plus And iPhone 14 Plus all the features
|Equipment||Galaxy S23 Plus||iPhone 14 Plus|
|Processor:||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) + Adreno 740 GPU||Apple A15 Bionic (5nm) + Apple GPU|
|Screen:||6.6 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels|
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120 Hz refresh rate
HDR10+ support and 1750 nits brightness
|6.7 inches, 1284 x 2778 pixels|
Super Retina XDR OLED, 60Hz refresh rate
HDR10 and Dolby Vision support
Normally 800 nits, 1200 nits for HDR content
|Rear camera:||50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm|
10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultra wide angle), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm
|12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 1.9µm|
12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120˚ (ultra wide angle)
|Rear camera video:||[email protected]/30fps|
|Front camera:||12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide angle)||12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide angle)|
|Front camera video:||[email protected]/60fps|
|[email protected]/25/30/60fps, [email protected]/30/60/120fps|
|Battery:||4700mAh (Li-Ion)||4323mAh (Li-Ion)|
|Charge:||Wired 45W fast charging|
4.5W with reverse wireless charging
|Wired 35W fast charging|
MagSafe 15W fast charging
7.5W with Qi magnetic charging
|Connection:||5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, Type-C||5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, USB-C to Lightning|
|OS:||Android 13 with One UI 5.1||iOS 16|
|Colour options:||Lavender, cream, phantom black and green||Red, white, black, blue and purple|
|Price:||36 thousand 999 TL||36 thousand 999 TL|
Samsung Galaxy S23; It is one step ahead of the iPhone 14 Plus in terms of processor performance, camera and price. In this context, the winner of the comparison is the Galaxy S23 Plus. The winner of the comparison may change due to the hikes to be made in the future.
So which device would you prefer? You can share your views with us in the Comments section below.
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