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Is the Galaxy S23 battery life good?

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Last Updated on April 19, 2023
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Considering the current Galaxy S22 battery life, it is reasonable to ask: is the new Galaxy S23 battery life good? Samsung has finally unveiled its new Galaxy S23 series this month. And, the new flagship smartphones are sure to impress.

All three smartphones will feature upgrades to their processor, low-light photography, and screen quality. Quite importantly, however, Samsung fans will be happy to hear that there is also an improvement to the battery life.

Jumping straight to the technicalities, the S23 will receive a 200mAh battery increase. The new model will feature a new 3,900mAh battery compared to the 3,700mAh on the Galaxy S22.

Unsurprisingly, the S23+ and S23 Ultra will sport bigger batteries. The S23+ gets a 200mAh upgrade from 4,500mAh on the S22+ to 4,700mAh on the newer model.

As for the S23 Ultra, unfortunately, there’s no upgrade here. The premium flagship will retain the same battery as before – 5000mAh.

Galaxy S23 battery life

We have already seen that the S23 and S23+ will receive physically larger batteries, whereas the S23 Ultra will remain the same. But, that’s not all. There are also a number of upgrades to these models that will contribute to their overall battery performance.

The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and AMOLED screen will mean the battery life on the S23 series will outperform the S22 models. According to Samsung’s official estimates, the Galaxy S23 will have the following video playback times:

  • S23 – up to 22 hours
  • S23+ – up to 27 hours
  • S23 Ultra – up to 26 hours

Interestingly, the S23 Ultra falls behind expectations. However, if Samsung’s estimates are true, all three smartphones should last at least one day on a full charge.

Galaxy S23 specs

Other than the battery life, what else could we expect from the upcoming flagship? We have reviewed Samsung’s current specs so you don’t have to. So, here is a list of features on the Galaxy S23:

How long does the Samsung S23 battery last?

The Samsung S23 battery life varies depending on the model. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S23 lasts up to 22hrs, the S23+ 27 hrs, and the S23 Ultra up to 26 hrs.

Which S23 has the best battery?

As you would expect, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has the best battery. It features the largest battery capacity (5,000 mAh) out of all the models. During tests, the S23 Ultra also lasted the longest for web browsing and video streaming compared to the S23 and S23+.

Does the Galaxy S23 have reverse wireless charging?

Yes, just like the Galaxy S22, the new Galaxy S23 does support reverse wireless charging. This neat feature allows you to turn your smartphone into a power bank. Essentially, allowing you to charge other devices using your S23 battery.

Final Thoughts

The battery life of the Galaxy S23 is finally confirmed – and it is looking pretty promising. At the time of writing, the new smartphones are still in their pre-order phase, so until we are able to test the phones ourselves we will not truly know how these models shape up.

Our experts at PC Guide have been scouring the internet for updates about the new S23. So why not read another article here?

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