Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus vs iPhone 13 Pro – Specs and Differences
Comparing Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus with iPhone 13 Pro using their specifications. As well as their similarities and differences.
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus vs iPhone 13 Pro: Specs
|DESIGN AND DISPLAY||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|Display Type||Dynamic AMOLED 2X||Super Retina XDR OLED|
|High Refresh Rate||120Hz||120Hz|
|Screen Resolution||2340 x 1080 pixels||2532 x 1170 pixels|
|Pixel Density||393 PPI||460 PPI|
|Brightness||1750 nits||1200 nits|
|Weight||196 grams||204 grams|
|Height||157.8 mm||146.7 mm|
|Width||76.2 mm||71.5 mm|
|Thickness||7.6 mm||7.7 mm|
|Front/Display Material||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2||Ceramic Shield Glass|
|Side/Frame Material||Armor Aluminum||Stainless Steel|
|Back Material||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2||Ceramic Shield Glass|
|Available Color||Phantom Black,|
|NETWORK||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|Sim Type||Nano and eSIM||Nano and eSIM|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|OS Version||One UI 5.1,|
Based on Android 13
Upgradable to iOS 16.4.1
|PROCESSOR/CHIPSET||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|Processor Type||4nm, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||5nm, Apple A15 Bionic|
1 (3.36 GHz Cortex-X3),
2 (2.80 GHz Cortex-A715),
2 (2.80 GHz Cortex-A710),
3 (2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
2 (3.23 GHz Avalanche)
4 (1.82 GHz Blizzard)
|Graphics Processor||Adreno 740||Apple GPU (5-core graphics)|
|REAR CAMERA||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|Main (wide)||50 MP, f/1.8 with OIS and Dual Pixel PDAF||12 MP, f/1.5 with sensor-shift OIS and dual pixel PDAF|
|Ultrawide||12 MP, f/2.2||12 MP, f/1.8|
|Telephoto||10 MP, f/2.4 with OIS and 3x Optical Zoom||12 MP, f/2.8 with OIS and 3x Optical Zoom|
|Depth||No||TOF 3D LiDAR Scanner|
|Video Recording||8K @24/30fps,|
Stereo Sound Recording, gyro-EIS
Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps),
Cinematic mode (1080P @30fps),
Stereo sound recording
|FRONT CAMERA||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|Wide||12 MP, f/2.2||12 MP, f/2.2,|
SL 3D (depth/biometrics sensor)
|Video Recording||4K @30/60fps,|
|MEMORY||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|Internal Storage||256GB – UFS 4.0,|
512GB – UFS 4.0
|128GB – NVMe,|
256GB – NVMe,
512GB – NVMe,
1TB – NVMe,
|BATTERY||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|Type||Li-Ion Non-removable||Li-Ion Non-removable|
|Capacity||4700 mAh||3095 mAh|
|Wired Charging||45 Watts, PD 3.0||27 Watts, PD 2.0|
|Wireless Charging||15 Watts, Qi/PMA||15 Watts – Magsafe,|
7.5 Watts – Qi
|Reverse Wireless Charging||4.5 Watts||No|
|SENSORS||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|Fingerprint||Under Display, Ultrasonic||No|
|Face Unlock/Face ID||Yes||Yes|
|CONNECTIVITY||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|Bluetooth||v5.3, A2DP, LE||v5.0, A2DP, LE|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e,|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6,|
|Samsung Pay/Apple Pay||Yes||Yes|
|MULTIMEDIA||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, Stereo Speakers||Yes, Stereo Speakers|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||No||No|
|AVAILABILITY||Samsung S23 Plus||iPhone 13 Pro|
|Announced Date||1st of February 2023||14th of September 2021|
|Released Date||17th of February 2023||24th of September 2021|
Similarities and Differences Between Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus and iPhone 13 Pro
The S23 Plus and iPhone 13 Pro have clear differences when it comes to design.
The S23 Plus uses a punch-hole display and has thinner bezels than the iPhone 13 Pro which uses a notch display.
Both the punch-hole and notch housed the selfie camera and in the case of the iPhone, also the Face ID sensors.
It is well-known and accepted that iPhone’s Face ID is better and much more secure than Samsung’s Face Unlock or Recognition.
Samsung S23 Plus front and back are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 and has an Aluminum frame while the iPhone 13 Pro front and back are protected by what Apple called Ceramic Shield Glass and has a stainless steel frame.
Samsung S23 Plus is equipped with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor while the iPhone does not have it which might have been called a Touch ID.
If you turn to the back of these two smartphones, you immediately see the clear differences in their camera arrangement.
The S23 Plus uses a triple camera setup which is arranged vertically and each sensor stands on its own while the iPhone 13 Pro’s triple cameras are arranged in a triangular form with a module holding them together.
Both devices come with IP68 ratings meaning that they are both dust, sand, and water resistant. This does not mean you should drop them in the water and walk away. They are water resistant not waterproof.
Samsung S23 Plus is a 6.6 inches Dynamic AMOLED display smartphone with a 120Hz high refresh rate, 1750 nits peak brightness, and 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution.
The iPhone 13 Pro on the other hand is a 6.1 inches Super retina XDR OLED display smartphone with a 120Hz high refresh rate, 1200 nits peak brightness, and 2532 x 1170 pixels screen resolution.
Neither of these devices supports Stylus Pen.
3.) OS and Processor
Samsung S23 Plus runs on One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 out of the box while the iPhone 13 Pro runs on iOS 15 out of the box but it is currently upgradable to iOS 16.3.
The Galaxy S23 Plus is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (for Galaxy) processor with Adreno 640 GPU while the iPhone 13 Pro is powered by an Apple A15 Bionic processor with Apple GPU (5-core graphics).
iPhone 13 Pro is equipped with a triple camera setup at the back that comprises 12MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 12MP telephoto. It also has a 3D depth sensor called LiDAR.
The Samsung S23 Plus is also equipped with a triple camera at the back that comprises a 50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 10MP telephoto.
Samsung S23 Plus can shoot up to 8K videos while the iPhone 13 Pro can only shoot up to 4K.
Both devices come with a 12MP selfie camera.
5.) RAM and Storage
Samsung S23 Plus has 256GB and 512GB internal storage options both of which can be paired with 8GB RAM while the iPhone has 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB internal storage options all of which have 6GB RAM.
Samsung S23 Plus storage is UFS 4.0 while the iPhone 13 Pro storage is NVMe.
6.) Battery and Charging
Samsung S23 Plus is packed with a 4700 mAh battery with 45 watts wired charging, 15 watts wireless charging, and 4.5 watts reverse wireless charging support while the iPhone 13 Pro is packed with a 3095 mAh battery that supports 27 watts wired charging, 15 watts MagSafe wireless charging, 7.5 watts Qi wireless charging support but no reverse wireless charging.
7.) Connectivity: Samsung S23 Plus comes with Bluetooth 5.3, USB Type-C 3.2, and tri-band WiFi 6e while the iPhone 13 Pro comes with Bluetooth 5.0, USB Lightning 2.0, and dual-band WiFi 6.
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