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Galaxy S23 Ultra Impressions/Review

(Topic created: 02-14-2023 08:15 AM)
Rydah
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Hey hey everyone, I hope you are doing great! 
 
After having the brand new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra for over a week, I wanted to share my experience and thoughts on the latest flagship, which is the best of it's kind. I was fortunate enough to attend a Samsung launch event in L.A. and got first hands on with this new device the day it was revealed.
 
*Please note, I paid for this device myself and my review is my honest thoughts and opinion on the device.
 
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra - Ultra Evolved
 
To start, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is available for pre-order and can be purchased directly from Samsung here: S23 Ultra | Order YoursThe price of the S23 Ultra is a bit high at $1379.99 but can be purchased as low as $199.99 with eligible trade-in.
 
Some noteworthy specs of the Galaxy S23 Ultra:
 
  • 5000 mAh Battery
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy
  • 6.8" Dynamic AMOLED 2X | 1-120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate
  • Comes with Android 13 and One UI 5.1
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
While the Galaxy S23 Ultra might look like last years flagship, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, don't be fooled! Samsung managed to beef up the power and efficiency of this device with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy and bumped up the physical RAM to 12GB on the 512GB and 1TB models. Ultra has never been more Ultra than now!
 
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Next for me was the camera. I began by taking photos, not only on auto mode but also in RAW format using Expert RAW. I was especially blown away with how great the camera works in dark environments. I love going for night time walks on a mountainside trail and couldn't believe the power the camera on the Galaxy S23 Ultra possessed. Check out the images I took below with Night mode off and Night mode on:
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Speaking of camera's, the S23 Ultra comes equip with a total of 5 of them. On the front side, we get a 12MP selfie camera. Over on the back side of the phone is where the real magic happens. Top to bottom, we have a 12MP Ultra-wide lens, 200MP (woah!!) Wide angle lens, 10MP (10X Optical zoom) Telephoto lens followed by a second 10MP (3X Optical zoom) Telephoto lens on the bottom right side of the camera module.
 
When it comes to software, Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 line with Android 13 and the newest version of of their skin, One UI 5.1. One UI 5.1 brings many optimizations over the previous version and is even smarter than ever! My favorite new feature is within the Gallery app, being able to extract objects from a photo and either send the object as a sticker in a messaging app or save that object to your gallery sans the background. Another thing you can do with this feature is copy text from a photo and paste it wherever you'd like. You can read more on One UI 5.1 here: Samsung One UI 5.1 | What's New.
 
Overall, I think Samsung did a great job with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. While it visually can be confused with last years Galaxy S22 Ultra, there are some internal changes that make a big difference in my opinion. You get a more powerful and efficient processor, a flatter display that still retains the iconic curve, better camera performance, more RAM (for 512GB+ models) and more. I upgraded from the Galaxy S22 Ultra and found this upgrade to be worth my time and money.
 
Thank you for reading and please let me know what you think or if you have any questions for me.
 
Take care.

 

 

Best regards,
Rydah
Samsung Care Ambassador

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TonyJones
Constellation
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Got the phone last week and I'm loving it so far. The battery lasts a whole lot longer than when I had my S22 ultra.
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acphillips3
Astronaut
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I just got mine today & it was worth it. The keyboard so much more fluid. & the thr power of this thing is superb. I literally plan on using this thing for everything.
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Nice. I got mine today. It's been pretty nice. The speakers have been amazing compared to the S22 Ultra.
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Ipsh
Astronaut
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I'm having issues with Instagram on my new s23 ultra. When I choose photo to upload a post, grid becomes blank and no picture shows up for editing or posting
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Alterem
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I like Samsung s23 ultra very much,Its imaging after taking picturesI like the imaging effect after taking pictures, and the quality is also very high;
You can see the finished product below to understand it.




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The pictures uploaded by the community may compress the quality, but it is really beautiful!
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Explorer
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They look great!
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Alterem
Astronaut
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yes, look and feel like it
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Noob
Galaxy
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I have a silly question, does it have the edge feature? I use it a lot on my Note 20 Ultra
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1234z7jj
Cosmic Ray
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What is the major feature of s23?

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Charkatak
Neutron Star
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To make customers upgrade to it!