Top 10 Best New Features of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Even though the Galaxy S23 Ultra looks about the same its predecessor, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the former comes with some huge improvements under the hood.
So let’s take a look at the top 10 new features that have been added to Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, which will arguably make this Android device the best smartphone of this year, 2023.
1- Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 which offers big improvements in performance and battery life. We’re talking about almost 40% better efficiency, which will make your Galaxy S23 Ultra almost as efficient as the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Additionally, the improvement in the GPU is even greater, which comfortably puts it above the iPhone 14 pro max in gaming while consuming less power at the same time, which is amazing, and you’re going to be pleasantly surprised with the performance and battery life of the S23 ultra.
2- 200MP Main Camera
The second big upgrade onboard the Galaxy S23 Ultra is the main camera, specifically the new 200 megapixel sensor that retains tonnes of details. Even when you zoom in 50 to 80 times. Samsung has specifically focused on night photography this time and the difference compared to its predecessor the Galaxy S22 Ultra is huge. Even as close competitor, the Pixel 7 Pro cannot come close to the Galaxy S23 Ultra in terms of details, colour retention and reproduction, and also brightness. The S23 Ultra easily has the best night photography camera we’ve ever seen on any smartphone this year.
3- Gorilla Glass Victor
The latest gorilla glass Victor, still has the same scratch resistance as last year, however, the shadow resistance has almost been doubled. So there is a high chance that the S23 Ultra will survive if you accidentally drop it on asphalt or concrete floor.
4- RAM and Storage
Samsung has upgraded the RAM and storage of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which are not only twice as fast but almost 50% more efficient than last year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra. This basically means the new storage solution as well as the new RAM will improve the speed at feature phone launches apps and saves files to your storage while consuming almost 50% less power, thereby increasing the battery life.
5- Front-Facing Camera
Samsung has also upgraded the front-facing camera. Even though the number of pixels of the front camera have been reduced from 40 megapixels to 12 megapixels, the image quality have been refined and improved when shooting in daylight and nighttime as well.
6- Astra Hyper-lapse
On the S22 Ultra, you can capture the stars. However, with the S23 Ultra, Samsung took things to a whole new level. Now you can capture the emotion of the night sky. Thanks to Astra night Hyper-lapse. That takes a series of long exposure photos and combines them together to create a time lapse which can then be used to capture the movement of stars and capture stunning views of the night sky.
7- Improvement to 8K Videos
Samsung took the active video recording even further with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Not only it increased the FPS from 24 to 30 smoother playback, but also made sure the 8K recording doesn't crop in much, allowing you to can capture more of the scene.
8- 4K Cinematic Videos
Samsung has also improved the portrait video, aka the cinematic video, which blurs the background in a video. And also increased the resolution from 1080p to 4K to make it more useful.
9- 2K Super Steady Videos
Samsung also did the same thing with the super steady video. It has increased the resolution from 1080p to 1440p (2K resolution), which would surely make more people use this feature.
10- WiFi 7
The Galaxy S23 Ultra now also come with that latest WiFi7, delivering double the speed of its predecessor. It also offers a better WiFi range and less interference, and also it's more energy efficient, which further improves the battery life. You need a WiFi7-enabled router to take advantage of the new WiFi7 future.
Which is better: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra or Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max?
The new improvements onboard the new Galaxy S23 Ultra may seem minor specially to Galaxy S22 Ultra owners. However, if you don't own a Galaxy S22 and wish to own Samsung's latest flagship phone, you can get the Galaxy S23 Ultra from Very, Currys, EE and other retailers in the UK, and also from Verizon and other retailers in the US.