The design of the new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is more or less similar to the S22 Ultra, Samsung has made some tweaks in the form factor and that helps improve the overall user experience.
From Sneha Saha The Galaxy S23 Ultra, one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, was formally announced by Samsung at the Unpacked 2023 event. The Galaxy S22 Ultra, the flagship device’s predecessor, served as design inspiration. It combines the best features of Samsung’s flagship with the officially deceased Note. Although the new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra shares a lot of similarities with the S22 Ultra in terms of appearance, Samsung has made significant form factor changes that enhance the user experience in general.
The new Galaxy S23 Ultra is more comfortable to operate than the Galaxy S22 Ultra. In the hands, it doesn’t feel overly broad. The phone’s sides are slightly curved, making it simple to grasp and operate with one hand. I should also point out that the S23 Ultra’s weight is evenly distributed and nicely balanced. The flagship phone has a strong construction and is available in four colours: lavender, cream, green, and phantom black. The model displayed here is the green variant.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra has a similar design to the Galaxy S23 in that it has a single front camera that is positioned inside the display hole punch and a quad camera system on the back. Like the Galaxy S22 Ultra and earlier Note models, the S-Pen is located at the bottom of the device. The volume and lock buttons are located on the sides and are highly accessible. Overall, the design of the device hasn’t altered much, but Samsung is highlighting three aspects of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. One, camera. Second, performance. Third, battery.
The 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP2 camera, which was developed in-house, is included in the Galaxy S23 Ultra along with two 10-megapixel telephoto sensors and a 12-megapixel ultrawide angle camera. The phone has a 50-megapixel front camera that is embedded in the hole punch display. I used the Galaxy S23 Ultra for around 30 minutes, taking a few pictures inside a place with difficult lighting. The phone could take pictures with incredible detail and little noise. Additionally, the phone did a good job of capturing colours. I also used the S23 Ultra to take a few selfies, and while it did an excellent job, even in natural mode, the pictures still had an additional layer of beautifying.
The performance is the next feature that the business is emphasising. A modified version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, up to 12GB of RAM, and 1TB of internal storage power the Galaxy S23 Ultra. There are three different configurations of the device: 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, 12GB RAM + 256GB storage, 12GB RAM + 512GB storage, and 12GB RAM + 1TB storage. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor powering the S23 Ultra, according to Samsung, is optimised to give 40% quicker GPU and NPU performance. According to the manufacturer, the phone also supports real-time Ray Tracing and Vapor Cooling Chamber, which improves overall gaming performance.
The touch screen felt smooth, and transitioning from one screen to another was also rather seamless throughout the brief time I used the phone. In the upcoming days, I will have more to say about the performance in our comprehensive review. The phone’s operating system is Android 13 with a layer of the unique One UI 5.1 skip on top.
The battery is the third point that Samsung is emphasising right now. A 5000mAh battery powers the Galaxy S23 Ultra, and it includes wired and wireless fast charging capability out of the box. The smartphone, according to Samsung, can run continuously for one day on a single battery.
In our comprehensive review, we will have more to say about the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.