Samsung has officially pulled off the wraps of the Galaxy S23 series during the Unpacked event on February 1st. The lineup consists of the vanilla Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. With the pricing details out, the trio will go up against the iPhone 14 series where the base iPhone 14 could rival the Galaxy S23 when the latter goes on sale on February 17th.
In this article, let’s dive into a comparison and look at how the Apple and Samsung flagships differ from each other with regard to price, design, camera, battery, and more.
Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Apple iPhone 14: price in India
Starting with the pricing of both smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S23 costs Rs 74,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant and Rs 79,999 for the 8GB + 256GB storage option.
On the other hand, Apple’s iPhone 14 was launched in India back in September 2022 at a price tag of Rs 79,990 for the 128GB model, Rs 89,900 for the 256GB variant, and Rs 1,09,900 for the 512GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Apple iPhone 14: design, display, performance, and camera
With the pricing covered, let’s take a look at various aspects of the Galaxy S23 and iPhone 14 such as the design, display, processor, camera, and more.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 features a slightly revamped rear design than its previous iterations. There are three separate lenses for each camera along with an LED flash just beside the main camera. Moving to the aluminum frame, the power button along with the volume rockers are placed on the right with the speakers and USB-C port at the bottom. Samsung has gone for an eco-friendly build this time around since the S23 is crafted using recycled glass and ocean-bound plastic materials. The front is protected using Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
The Apple iPhone 14 is slightly narrower than the Galaxy S23 in terms of width. It houses the rear cameras in a diagonal layout with the microphone and LED flash positioned at the corners of the camera module. Apart from the volume buttons and the power button on the left and right side of the frame respectively, the iPhone 14 also carries a distinguishable mute switch that allows users to easily silence their iPhones by flipping the switch. As for the display’s protection, Apple uses a Ceramic Shield glass which it claims to be one of the toughest glass among smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 flaunts a 6.1-inch FHD+ flat Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 48Hz – 120Hz Adaptive refresh rate along with 1750 nits of peak brightness and HDR support. As for the iPhone 14, it also carries a 6.1-inch screen size but comes with Apple’s Super Retina XDR OLED display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. Other key features of the display include Dolby Vision, HDR10, and 1200 nits of peak brightness support.
Up top, the Galaxy S23 features a centrally aligned punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera while the iPhone 14 houses several sensors and a front camera within a notch, which was also found on the iPhone 13 series. Also, despite both phones having OLED display technology, only the Galaxy S23 supports Always On Display.
Processor, RAM, and storage
Coming to the performance side of things, both Samsung Galaxy S23 and Apple iPhone 14 pack in a good amount of processing power which will enable users to play graphic extensive games, render high-resolution videos, and quickly switch between multiple apps. As for the actual specifications, the Galaxy S23 is powered by a dedicated 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset made specifically for the Galaxy S23 series while the iPhone 14 runs on the A15 Bionic built on a 5nm fabrication process. Both the chipsets are 5G-enabled and tout several 5G bands for seamless connectivity.
As for the storage options, the Galaxy S23 comes in variants of 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM and 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM. The iPhone 14 is offered in three different storage options with 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM, 6GB RAM + 256GB ROM, and 6GB RAM + 512GB ROM.
The optics on the Samsung Galaxy S23 are taken care of by a 50MP primary sensor with OIS and Dual Pixel PDAF, a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 10MP telephoto camera that offers 3x optical zoom and up to 30x digital zoom. Samsung has made several improvements to night shots this time around by embedding an enhanced AI system that delivers clear, bright, and vibrant images and videos. Selfies on the Galaxy S23 are captured by a 12MP front camera that is also able to shoot videos in up to 4K resolution at 60FPS.
Coming to the cameras of the Apple iPhone 14, it features a dual rear camera setup comprising a 12MP main shooter with sensor-shift OIS and a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens. Thanks to the A15 Bionic’s prowess, the smartphone is able to capture Dolby Vision HDR videos in up to 60FPS. Selfies are taken care of by a 12MP front unit that is also able to record 4K videos, just like the Galaxy S23.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 gets its power from a 3,900mAh battery while the iPhone 14 packs in a 3,279mAh unit with wireless charging support of up to 15W through MagSafe. The Galaxy S23 can also be wirelessly charged via any Qi-compatible wireless charger at 10W. It can further provide power to other devices through reverse wireless charging which the iPhone 14 lacks. Neither of the handsets come with an adaptor in the box.