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Samsung Galaxy S23 vs iPhone 14 (predicted)

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Last Updated on January 30, 2023
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With the release of the new Galaxy S23 series fast approaching it’s time to compare the Samsung Galaxy S23 vs iPhone 14.

The upcoming S23 is definitely going to give the iPhone 14 a run for its money. So let’s see how these flagship models fare as we put both smartphones head to head.

Samsung has kept a tight lip about what features we could expect from the Samsung Galaxy S23, so doing a direct comparison will prove difficult. Lucky for us, many reputable leakers have been releasing hints online about what the upcoming specs could be. So without further ado, let’s dive right in.

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs iPhone 14 cameras

The iPhone 14 has been available since September 2022. Apple seemed to not make any major hardware upgrades compared to its predecessor the iPhone 13. Although we did see the introduction of the Photonic Engine. This software upgrade improved the iPhone 14’s low-light photography, with a special focus on enhancing dark spots in images.

Looking at the iPhone 14’s specific features, the current smartphone has a 12MP main camera, 12MP Ultra Wide, and 12MP selfie camera. Now compared to the Galaxy S23, rumor has it that Samsung will also not be upgrading much in terms of its hardware. It is predicted to have a 50MP main camera, a 10MP Telephoto lens, 12MP Ultra-wide, and lastly, a 10MP selfie camera.

It is a known fact that the iPhone 14 camera performs better than the Galaxy S22. So with this logic, the iPhone 14 will likely beat the Galaxy S23 again in this case.

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs iPhone 14 processor & performance

Now let’s look at processing power. At the moment, Apple seems to triumph in this area. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has an A16 Bionic chip which provides outstanding performance power compared to Android‘s offerings.

The chipset set to be used on the Samsung Galaxy S23 has not been confirmed just yet but it is rumored to be either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or Samsunng’s own Exynos 2300.

In previous models, Samsung actually split these processors between their variants – Qualcomm chips for the US and Asia models and Exynos for the Europeans. However, rumor has it that Samsung will stop using their Exynos processors on flagship phones and will keep solely to Qualcomm.

In an article by Beebom, it was found that Apple’s A16 Bionic just surpasses Qualcomm in the single-core and multi-core tests. Although, only by a little. However, there have been leaks suggesting that Samsung will optimize Qualcomm’s processor to improve its capabilities. So there is a possibility that Samsung may outperform Apple in this area.

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs iPhone 14 storage & memory

Apple’s iPhone 14 has four storage options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB (Pro model). What about the Samsung S23? The new flagship is also rumored to start at 256GB, leading up to 1T (Ultra model). Looks like both smartphones are even in this case.

Let’s look at RAM. According to GSM Arena the Samsung Galaxy S23 will start with 8GB RAM. Whereas, the iPhone 14 currently has 6GB. Without a doubt, this is a victory for Samsung!

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs iPhone 14 display

Let’s compare displays next. The iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple’s premium model features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display. This screen has Apple’s Super Retina XDR resolution, resulting in beautiful color rendering and a bright display.

What about the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra? Rumor has it, that Samsung will not be making any major changes to the new premium flagship. We expect the model to have a 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display. But, many leakers online suggest that Samsung will upgrade the nits of brightness with either Ultra Dynamic Range or UDR panel.

Samsung Galaxy S23 price vs iPhone 14 price

Last but certainly not least, is the price. Price is an important factor if you are deciding between these two phones. The iPhone 14 starts from $799 leading up to $1099 for the Pro Max 128GB model.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 is rumored to be priced at $799 also, leading to $1199 for the 256GB Ultra model. Both smartphones are the same in this case.

If you are looking to bag yourself an early deal, Samsung is offering $50 credit if you pre-order the upcoming smartphone. If you are interested in doing so, read our article here, showing you how to Reserve the Samsung Galaxy S23.

Final Thoughts

So there we have it! Comparing these two high-end smartphones is no easy task. We hope this guide has helped you gain a better understanding of how the new Galaxy S23 will compare to Apple’s iPhone 14.

While we wait for the Samsung Galaxy S23 launch event, we can only predict how we think this smartphone will fare against each other.

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