The first Samsung unpacked event of 2023 has come and gone and we saw the unveiling of the Galaxy S23 series – the first major flagship smartphone we will see in 2023. And just like previous Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S23 series features three smartphone models; Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra, and it comes with updates to some areas. And although the Galaxy S23 series didn’t come with many updates when compared to its immediate predecessor, the Galaxy S22 series (released a few months ago), it is a massive upgrade from previously released smartphones in the Galaxy S series.
That said, here’s why Galaxy S21 users need to upgrade to the new Samsung Galaxy S23 Series.
|Galaxy S21||Galaxy S23|
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 422 PPI
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)|
|Internal Storage||128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable||128GB, not expandable|
|OS||Android (13, 12, 11), Samsung One UI 4.1||Android 12, Samsung One UI 5.0|
|Battery||4000 mAh||3900 mAh|
Why You need to Upgrade to the Galaxy S23 Series
The first major difference that you will notice is in the design of both smartphones. Samsung has revamped the design of its latest Galaxy series. On previous the Galaxy S21 series, what you have is the contour-cut camera module that blends into the frame. However, all that is gone now. What you have now is all the rear camera lenses standing on their own – aligned vertically. Furthermore, the premium model (Galaxy S23 Ultra) of the Galaxy S23 series comes with an edge display – similar to what you get on the Galaxy edge smartphones.
A Better, Faster Processor
If you decide to get the new Galaxy S23 smartphone, you are going to get the latest snapdragon chipset from Qualcomm, powering the smartphone. The new chipset is the higher-clocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It is an exclusive chip for the Galaxy smartphone. And according to reports, the new chip offers a faster CPU and GPU performance while improving power efficiency. This is a massive improvement when compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 on the Galaxy S21 smartphone.
Improved Camera Quality
The biggest upgrade of the Galaxy S23 over the Galaxy S21 smartphone is in the Camera quality. The main sensor sees an upgrade to 50MP compared to the Galaxy S21’s 12MP. The ultrawide maintains the same 12MP, however, while the 10MP telephoto on the Galaxy S23 has a dedicated 3x optical zoom – for comparison, the Galaxy S21 has a 3x hybrid zoom.
The Galaxy S23 comes with a 12MP front camera, which is an upgrade when compared to the 10MP on the Galaxy S21. Furthermore, the Galaxy S23 can record videos at 8K 30 fps, 4K 60 fps, and 1080p 120 fps. For comparison, the Galaxy S21 can only record videos at 8K 24 fps with the option for 4K at 60 fps.
In conclusion, if you have decided to get the Galaxy S23 smartphone, you should know that the Galaxy S23 starts from $799 for the base model – which is the same price the Galaxy S21 sold for when it launched almost two years ago.