Now that the new Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone series is announced, it’s time to find out if the Galaxy S23 is worth it compared to the competition. We chose to compare it to the Xiaomi 12 and the iPhone 14 to give you an idea.
In terms of design, the iPhone 14 is particularly remarkable with its flat profiles and rounded corners. It is available in several colors, which is also the case for the other two. Samsung’s Galaxy S23 offers a much more refined design with, on its back, the sensors as if they were just placed on the rear surface of the device, the flash slightly offset. Here too, the profiles are relatively flat. The Xiaomi 12 , for its part, offers more rounded corners and an island of photo sensors installed on a plate in the upper left corner.
Of the three smartphones compared in this article, it is the Samsung mobile which is the lightest with 167 grams against 172 grams for the iPhone 14 and 180 grams for the Xiaomi 12. It is also the most compact and therefore the least bulky with a thinness of only 7.6 mm against 7.8 mm for the Apple mobile and 8.16 mm for the Xiaomi 12.
Which is the most efficient?
If you are looking for the most powerful mobile, there is a battle between the Galaxy S23 with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and the 6-core Apple A15 Bionic Soc of the iPhone 14. The Xiaomi 12 offers excellent performance but in below the other two, despite everything. Count on a RAM capacity of 8 GB for Samsung and Xiaomi mobiles while the iPhone 14 is content with 6 GB. None can support a memory card to expand the internal storage capacity.
The Xiaomi 12 is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh against 3900 mAh for the Galaxy S23 and 3279 mAh for the iPhone 14. It is the first which recharges the fastest supporting the charge at 67 watts against only 25 watts, so much slower for the Galaxy S23. All can be recharged wirelessly, but here too, the Xiaomi mobile has the advantage of being able to withstand 50 watts. Reverse charging is also on the program for all three devices.
What is the most remarkable screen and what connectivity?
The largest and most interesting screen is installed on the front of the Xiaomi 12. Indeed, it uses a 6.28-inch AMOLED panel against 6.1 inches also AMOLED for the other two. It displays a definition of 1080×2400 pixels and a frequency of 120 Hz. The frequency of the Galaxy S23 screen can vary between 48 and 120 Hz, depending on the needs of the running application. That of the iPhone 14 screen is limited to 60 Hz, therefore offering less fluid scrolling. All are compatible with the HDR10+ video format for the platforms that offer it. The Xiaomi 12 and iPhone 14 also have the advantage of supporting the Dolby Vision video format.
All are 5G, NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Xiaomi 12 and Galaxy S23 have the advantage of offering Wi-Fi 6E, which is more efficient in both range and speed. Under the screen of the Galaxy S23, there is a fingerprint reader. This is also the case under the screen of the Xiaomi 12 but it is able to read the heart rate of the user. The Galaxy S23 and iPhone 14 are IP68 certified, therefore completely waterproof and dustproof.
What configurations to take pictures
Finally, for photos, an area where the battle rages between brands, the iPhone 14 is content with two 12-megapixel sensors, one of which is optically stabilized. It is possible to zoom optically in 2x. The Galaxy S23 goes a little further with its third stabilized 10-megapixel sensor since it can zoom up to 3x. Add to that a 50-megapixel main sensor and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens.
The Xiaomi 12 is equipped with a 50-megapixel main sensor also with a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 5-megapixel lens for shooting in macro mode, that is, very close. from subject. For selfies, the latter has a 32-megapixel sensor against a 12-megapixel module capable of filming in HDR10+ on the front of the Galaxy S23 and a 12-megapixel sensor with autofocus in the front position on the iPhone 14.