Get the Best Performance and Battery Life with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 is the best overall Android phone for the money, offering great performance, excellent cameras and some of the best battery life we've tested on a phone. It packs a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 10-megapixel 3x zoom telephoto camera, alongside a 10-megapixel selfie camera. The phone also features a 120Hz refresh rate, a 50-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 30x Space Zoom.
For those looking for more than the S23, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra offers a more powerful spec sheet and timely software updates. It packs a 6.8-inch 2K panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 50MP wide-angle camera, a 12MP ultrawide lens, a 10MP 3x zoom telephoto camera, and a 10MP selfie camera. But with a price tag starting at $1,200, buyers will understandably expect perfection. Unfortunately, a widespread issue with the phone’s otherwise stunning display is being reported by users across various platforms. However, Samsung has stated that there is nothing to worry about.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra also features a 12-megapixel wide camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 10-megapixel 3x zoom telephoto camera. With the S Pen, it provides the closest to pen-and-paper feeling digital stylus that can be achieved and it acts quite well as a remote control or clicker when using the phone for presentations or the like.
The phone also has an impressive battery life, with users reporting 64% of their battery left by 12:36 a.m. on a recent Sunday when they took the phone off its charger at 10 a.m. that morning. It also ships with Android 13, complete with Samsung's One UI 5.1 software interface, and is promised four years of major Android updates, with the last major release to come with Android 17 in 2026.
For those looking for a great deal, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is available for $1,199.99, while the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G and Samsung Galaxy A04s are both available for $1,379.99.
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