Samsung Galaxy S23
Technical data and benchmarks

Device

The Samsung Galaxy S23 was released in Q1/2023 at a price of 949 USD and is available in the colors Phantom Black, Cotton Flower (Beige), Misty Lilac (Pink), Botanic Green.

Colours: Phantom Black, Cotton Flower (Beige), Misty Lilac (Pink), Botanic Green
Price from: 949 $
Release date: Q1/2023

Processor

The Samsung Galaxy S23 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy. This processor was published in Q1/2023 and is manufactured with a structure width of 4 nm. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy has 8 CPU cores and the maximum frequency is about 3.36 GHz.

Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
Core count: 8
Core A: 1x Cortex-X3 @ 3.36 GHz
Core B: 4x Cortex-A715/A710 @ 2.80 GHz
Core C: 3x Cortex-A510 @ 2.00 GHz
Structure: 4 nm
Release date: Q1/2023

Graphic card

The processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy installed in the Samsung Galaxy S23 is equipped with the internal graphics unit Qualcomm Adreno 740. This iGPU was released in Q4/2022 and is manufactured in a structure width of 4 nm.

Name: Qualcomm Adreno 740
Frequency: 0.72 Ghz
Structure: 4 nm
Release date: Q4/2022

Memory

The Samsung Galaxy S23 is equipped with 8 GB of LPDDR5X RAM.

Memory Size: 8 GB
Memory Type: LPDDR5X
Memory Bandwith: 25.5 - 68 GB/s

Storage

The internal storage (type UFS 3.1) of the Samsung Galaxy S23 is about 128 - 256 Gigabytes.

Size: 128 - 256 GB
Interface: UFS 3.1
Max. speed: 2,900 MB/s
Card reader: --

Display

The size of the main screen of the Samsung Galaxy S23 is about 6.1 inches. The resolution of the screen is 2340x1080 pixels and the maximum refresh rate is 120 Hz.

Size: 6.1 inch
Technology: AMOLED
Resolution: 2340x1080
Refresh rate: 120 Hz
Pixel density: 422 ppi
Ratio: 19.5:9
Always-On-Display: No
Max. Brightness
Manufacturer: --
test: 1140 nits
Manufacturer HDR: --

Battery

A battery with a capacity of 3,900 mAh is built into the Samsung Galaxy S23. The battery can be charged with a maximum of 25 W and the battery life is, in practice, 12 - 28 hours.

Type: Lithium-Polymer
Capacity: 3,900 mAh
Battery life (Real life): 12 - 28 h
Exchangeable: No
Charging
Cable: 25 W
Wireless: 10 W
Reverse-Wireless: --

Camera

The main camera of the Samsung Galaxy S23 has a resolution of 50.0 MP and the front camera has a resolution of 12.0 MP. The maximum video resolution of the main camera is 4320p @ 30 fps and that of the front camera is 2160p @ 60 fps.

Back camera: 50.0 MP, 4320p @ 30 fps
Front camera: 12.0 MP, 2160p @ 60 fps
Additional cameras: 12 MP (Ultra-Wide)
10 MP (Tele)

Ports

The Samsung Galaxy S23 is equipped with a USB-C (3.2) port for charging and for data transfers.

Main connector: USB-C (3.2)
Other Ports: --

Network

The Samsung Galaxy S23 supports the cellular standard 5G and also 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E) and Bluetooth 5.3.

Cellular: 5G
Wireless LAN: 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.3
NFC: Yes
Dual SIM: Yes
eSIM: Yes

Dimensions

The smartphone is 146 mm high, 71 mm wide and 8 mm thick. The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S23 is 167 g.

Height: 146 mm
Width: 71 mm
Depth: 8 mm
Weight: 167 g

Additional data

The Samsung Galaxy S23 will be delivered with Android 13 and has the following security features: Face-ID, Fingerprintsensor (Display).

Operating system: Android 13
Security features: Face-ID, Fingerprintsensor (Display)
IP Protection: 68
Military Standard: --
Part-no: --

Benchmark results

AnTuTu 9 - Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
1,201,694
Vivo X90 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9200
1,152,914
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
1,138,901
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
1,136,946
ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
1,123,634
ASUS ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
1,120,697
Xiaomi Poco F5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
1,118,549
View all AnTuTu 9 benchmark results



Geekbench 5 - Single Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.

Samsung Galaxy S24
Samsung Exynos 2400
1,568
Nubia RedMagic 8S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
1,568
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
1,554
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
1,547
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
1,547
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
1,542
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
1,524
View all Geekbench 5 benchmark results



Geekbench 5 - Multi Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.

Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
5,008
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
5,001
ASUS ZenFone 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
4,983
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
4,977
Oppo Find X6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
4,976
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
4,963
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
4,927
View all Geekbench 5 benchmark results



Geekbench 6 - Single Core

Geekbench 6 is the latest version of the multi-system benchmark. Geekbench 6 is optimized for modern processors and particularly supports processors with a hybrid core structure, which is currently the standard in smart devices.

ASUS ROG Phone 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
1,985
Honor Magic5 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
1,985
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
1,977
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
1,973
OnePlus 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
1,956
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
1,942
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
1,924
View all Geekbench 6 benchmark results



Geekbench 6 - Multi Core

Geekbench 6 is the latest version of the multi-system benchmark. Geekbench 6 is optimized for modern processors and particularly supports processors with a hybrid core structure, which is currently the standard in smart devices.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
5,211
OnePlus 11 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
5,188
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
5,163
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
5,139
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2020)
Apple A12Z Bionic
4,798
Apple iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2020)
Apple A12Z Bionic
4,798
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen Wi-Fi (2020)
Apple A12Z Bionic
4,798
View all Geekbench 6 benchmark results



3DMark - Wild Life Extreme



Samsung Galaxy S24
Samsung Exynos 2400
3,924
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
3,893
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
3,882
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
3,866
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
3,849
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
3,833
Vivo X90 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9200
3,788
View all 3DMark benchmark results



PCMark Benchmark - PCMark Work 3.0



Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
15,509
Motorola Razr (2022)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
15,458
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
15,369
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
15,296
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030
15,263
ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
15,214
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
15,207
View all PCMark Benchmark benchmark results



More benchmarks for
Samsung Galaxy S23

In order to find out the actual speed of a smartphone, so-called benchmarks are carried out in addition to practical tests. This is software or apps that measure the performance of a smartphone and compare the time it takes.

The currently best-known benchmarks for smartphones are Geekbench and AnTuTu. Geekbench measures the CPU performance (i.e. the performance of the smartphone processor), while AnTuTu measures the performance of the smartphone’s graphics card in addition to the processor performance. The graphics performance is of particular interest to you if you like to play games with your smartphone.

We currently use the following benchmarks in detail in our smartphone comparison:

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