Samsung’s newest line of premium smartphones, the Galaxy S23 series, has officially been launched and is on sale from TELUS for Personal, Business and TELUS EPP customers. The flagship S23 and S23+ have altered significantly in terms of their outside appearance but somewhat in terms of their interiors this year. The Galaxy S23 Ultra, in contrast, doesn’t appear all that different but gains from a redesigned 200Mp primary camera. All three phones benefit from the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset used in all three devices.

Galaxy S23

The phone differs significantly in comparison to the S22 from the previous year. Samsung updated the ‘contour cut’ camera component from both earlier versions with a simple arrangement of three lenses for the camera and a flash directly mounted on the back of the phone, a design influenced by the Ultra model from a year ago.

Also, the Galaxy S23 comes in all-new colours, and the four finishes—Green, Lavender, Cream, and Phantom Black—are now available on all three S23 phones.

Even though the style has changed significantly, the standard S23 sports a 6.1-inch display and is virtually the same in weight and size as the phone from a year ago. With Gorilla Glass Victus 2, the most robust phone glass available, the Galaxy S23 is slightly more durable than before. Still, its overall IP68 rating for water and dust defence remains the same.

The display hasn’t also changed much from the previous year; it’s still a 120Hz AMOLED panel that can scale down as slowly as 48Hz, with a comparable brightness and the exact Full HD+ resolution.

One of the most exciting enhancements this year will be the inclusion of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU in every piece of the Galaxy S23 Series. In the past, Samsung has utilized Qualcomm chips throughout the US and a few other countries, while its Exynos processors are used in Europe and India. This time, though, Snapdragon is being used regardless of the region.

What’s more intriguing is that this modified 8 Gen 2 model is marketed as the “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy.” Since the processor has been enhanced, it should operate somewhat quicker than competing smartphones. The chip’s primary CPU core now runs at a faster clock rate of 3.36GHz, compared to the 3.2GHz of the standard 8 Gen 2’s central core.

The S23 comes with 8GB of RAM as default and only offers 128GB or 256GB of storage, similar to last year’s model.

The battery’s total capacity has grown somewhat from the previous year to 3900mAh from 3700mAh, and charging has remained constant with 25W wired rates and crucial Qi wireless charging.

Samsung has also decided not to make many changes in this area, continuing with the S22’s general arrangement of a 50Mp back camera, a 12Mp ultrawide camera, and a 10Mp telephoto lens. The front camera has increased from 10Mp to 12Mp on the opposite side, the only substantial hardware change here.

Although there haven’t been many changes to the camera, Samsung has made several software updates, particularly for low-light shooting, so the whole experience should still improve—though probably not significantly.

The S23 series comes pre-installed with Android 13 and One UI 5.1, and Samsung keeps its pledge to provide four years of core OS upgrades and security patches for five years.

Galaxy S23+

The design resembles the S23’s overall appearance, colour scheme, and dimensions. The most significant distinction is that it has a little larger screen (6.6 inches), but other than that, it has identical specifications to the Galaxy S23.

S23+ offers an upgrade to 512GB starting at 256GB, twice as much storage as the less expensive model. Other advantages include a bigger battery (4700mAh vs. 4500mAh of the S22+) and quicker cable charging (45W) than the standard S23.

Galaxy S23 Ultra

With a 6.8-inch screen, it has the most prominent display of the bunch and is the only one with an adaptive refresh rate that ranges from 1-120Hz. The S23 Ultra is the only TELUS phone of the series that supports the S Pen pen, which is included and slides into the phone, and has the only slightly curved display of the three. This has undergone a minor design change in that it is always black; the only part that matches the phone’s finish is the end.

With the addition of the option to extend storage to a full 1TB, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset is once again included, and the base storage options are identical to those of the S23+. For even quicker performance, you can increase your RAM to 12GB.

The 5000mAh battery is the biggest of the bunch but similar to the one in the S22 Ultra. It also has the same 45W wired and 15W wireless charging as the S23+.

The Ultra excels in the camera, which is the last component. The 200Mp monster primary back camera is the most significant improvement, which uses the ISOCELL HP2 sensor. The Galaxy S23 Ultra has a substantial 1/1.3-inch sensor, greater HDR, better low-light focusing, and Tetra2 pixel technology, which enables the phone to pixel-bin at various levels depending on the lighting.

The S23 Ultra has the same zoom camera technology as its predecessor, translating to 10Mp for the two telephotos and 12Mp for the ultrawide. These additional cameras are used in addition to the primary camera.

The Ultra also adopts the same 12Mp front camera as the S23 and S23+, but this appears to be a drop from the 40Mp sensor previously employed.

Samsung S23 series incorporates many improvements to deliver a solid performance and experience. Contact our store or shop online to learn more about Samsung S23 special offers.