Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro – Specs and Differences

Comparison between Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro using their specifications. As well as the main similarities and differences between the two devices.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro: Specs

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro
DESIGN AND DISPLAYSamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
Screen Size6.6-inches6.1-inches
Display TypeDynamic AMOLED 2XLTPO Super Retina XDR OLED
High Refresh Rate120Hz120Hz
Screen Resolution2340 x 1080 pixels2556 x 1179 pixels
Pixel Density393 PPI460 PPI
Brightness1750 nits2000 nits
Weight196 grams206 grams
Height157.8 mm147.5 mm
Width76.2 mm71.5 mm
Thickness7.6 mm7.9 mm
Front/Display MaterialCorning Gorilla Glass Victus 2Ceramic Shield Glass
Side/Frame MaterialArmor AluminumStainless Steel
Back MaterialCorning Gorilla Glass Victus 2Ceramic Shield Glass
Water ResistantIP68IP68
Stylus PenNoNo
Available ColorPhantom Black,
Space Black,
Deep Purple
NETWORKSamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
Sim TypeNano and eSIMNano and eSIM
OPERATING SYSTEMSamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
OS VersionOne UI 5.1,
Based on Android 13
iOS 16,
Upgradable to iOS 16.4.1
PROCESSOR/CHIPSETSamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
Processor Type4nm, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 24nm, Apple A16 Bionic
Processor SpeedOcta-core,
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 (3.46 GHz Everest)
4 (2.02 GHz Sawtooth)
Graphics ProcessorAdreno 740Apple GPU (5-core graphics)
REAR CAMERASamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
Main (wide)50 MP, f/1.8 with OIS and Dual Pixel PDAF48 MP, f/1.8 with sensor-shift OIS and dual pixel PDAF
Ultrawide12 MP, f/2.212 MP, f/2.2
Telephoto10 MP, f/2.4 with OIS and 3x Optical Zoom12 MP, f/2.8 with OIS and 3x Optical Zoom
Periscope TelephotoNoNo
DepthNoTOF 3D LiDAR Scanner
Video Recording8K @24/30fps,
4K @30/60fps,
1080P @30/60/240fps,
1080P @960fps,
Stereo Sound Recording, gyro-EIS
4K @24/25/30/60fps,
1080P @25/30/60/120/240fps,
Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps),
10-bit HDR,
Cinematic mode (4K @24/30fps),
Stereo sound recording
FRONT CAMERASamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
Wide12 MP, f/2.212 MP, f/1.9,
SL 3D (depth/biometrics sensor)
Video Recording4K @30/60fps,
1080P @30fps
4K @24/25/30/60fps,
1080P @25/30/60/120fps,
MEMORYSamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
Internal Storage256GB – UFS 4.0,
512GB – UFS 4.0
128GB – NVMe,
256GB – NVMe,
512GB – NVMe,
1TB – NVMe,
microSD CardNoNo
BATTERYSamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
TypeLi-Ion Non-removableLi-Ion Non-removable
Capacity4700 mAh3200 mAh
Wired Charging45 Watts, PD 3.027 Watts, PD 2.0
Wireless Charging15 Watts, Qi/PMA15 Watts – Magsafe,
7.5 Watts – Qi
Reverse Wireless Charging4.5 WattsNo
SENSORSSamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
FingerprintUnder Display, UltrasonicNo
Face Unlock/Face IDYesYes
CONNECTIVITYSamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
Bluetoothv5.3, A2DP, LEv5.3, A2DP, LE
USBType-C 3.2Lightning,
USB 2.0
GPS (L1 + L5),
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e,
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6,
Samsung Pay/Apple PayYesYes
Samsung DeXYesNo
MULTIMEDIASamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
LoudspeakerYes, Stereo SpeakersYes, Stereo Speakers
FM RadioNoNo
3.5mm Headphone JackNoNo
AVAILABILITYSamsung S23 PlusiPhone 14 Pro
Announced Date1st of February 20237th of September 2022
Released Date17th of February 202316th of September 2022

Similarities and Differences Between iPhone 14 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus

1.) Design

Samsung S23 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro have unique designs that when seen from afar, you won’t mistake either of them for another smartphone brand though might be hard to distinguish from other models such as S23 and iPhone 14 Pro Max respectively.

iPhone 14 Pro is the first iPhone in years to not come with a notch but still has a cut-out that Apple is now calling dynamic island and it has a lot of applications and use case integrations and functionalities.

Dynamic Island still contains the selfie camera as well as the necessary sensors needed for Face ID, just that some of those sensors have been combined which gives room for redesigning and by extension screen real estate which Apple has taken great advantage of.

The S23 Plus still comes with the same punch-hole display that housed its selfie camera like that of its predecessors.

But when you turned to the back of the S23 Plus, there has been some changes. Each Samsung S23 Plus cameras now stand on its own without any camera module holding them together which is similar to the design of the S22 Ultra from 2022 that the S23 Ultra retains.

The iPhone 14 Pro on the hand retains the triangular arrangement of its triple rear camera all of which are held together by a camera module/chassis as seen on its predecessor though the bump is now a little bit bigger.

The positions of the buttons and ports remain the same on these smartphones. Both devices come with IP68 dust and water resistance.

Samsung S23 Plus has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protecting its front and back with an Aluminum frame while the iPhone 14 Pro has Ceramic Shield Glass protecting its front and back with stainless steel back.

The Galaxy S23 Plus comes with an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor while the iPhone 14 Pro does not have a fingerprint sensor or Touch ID.

2.) Display

Samsung S23 Plus is a 6.6 inches Dynamic AMOLED display smartphone with 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 393 PPI pixel density, 1750 nits brightness, and 120Hz high refresh rate.

The iPhone 14 Pro on the other hand is a 6.1 inches Super Retina XDR OLED display smartphone with 2556 x 1179 pixels screen resolution, 460 PPI pixel density, 2000 nits brightness, and 120Hz high refresh rate.

3.) OS and Processor

Samsung S23 Plus runs on One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 out of the box while iPhone 14 Pro runs on iOS 16 out of the box but is currently upgradable to iOS 16.3.

Samsung S23 Plus is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (for Galaxy) processor with Adreno 740 GPU on board while the iPhone 14 Pro is powered by an Apple A16 Bionic chip with Apple GPU (5-core graphics).

4.) Camera

Samsung S23 Plus is equipped with a triple rear camera which comprises a 50MP main, 12 MP ultrawide, and 10MP telephoto while the iPhone 14 Pro is equipped with a 48MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto, and a LiDAR sensor.

Samsung S23 Plus can shoot up to 8K videos while iPhone 14 Pro can only shoot up to 4K videos.

Both devices come with a 12MP selfie camera but the iPhone 14 Pro is combined with some other sensors for its Face ID which is the industry’s best and most secure.

5.) RAM and Storage

Samsung S23 Plus comes with 8GB RAM with options to pair with either 256GB or 512GB internal storage. The iPhone 14 Pro on the other hand comes with 6GB RAM with the options to pair with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB internal storage.

Samsung S23 Plus uses UFS 4.0 storage while the iPhone 14 Pro uses NVMe storage.

6.) Battery

Samsung S23 Plus is packed with a 4700 mAh battery that supports 45 watts wired charging, 15 watts wireless charging, and 4.5 watts reverse wireless charging.

iPhone 14 Pro on the other hand is packed with a 3200 mAh battery that supports 27 watts of wired charging, 15 watts of MagSafe wireless charging, and 7.5 watts of Qi wireless charging.

7.) Connectivity

Samsung S23 Plus is equipped with USB Type-C 3.2 while the iPhone 14 Pro is equipped with USB Lightning 2.0.

Samsung S23 Plus comes with tri-band WiFi 6e while the iPhone 14 Pro comes with dual-band WiFi 6.

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