Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Apple iPhone 15 comparison

In this article, we have compared the Samsung S23 with the newly launched iPhone 15 by Apple. So here you can find the Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Apple iPhone 15 comparison.

Samsung and Apple smartphones are totally different from each other. Samsung is focused on providing the latest features to their customers, on the other hand, Apple is focused on providing the most secure and personal mobile operating system.

Most Apple devices had the same design for years but Samsung is a very innovative brand and brings many new features to their smartphones before any other brand including Apple.

samsung s23 front and rear side look

Many people want to own Apple devices because of their brand value and for personal data and information security reasons. Apple provides the most secure and personalized mobile operating system in the world.

Samsung provides all the best features to their customers through innovations, own research and they even don’t hesitate to copy good features from other smartphone brands including Apple.

apple iphone 15 fron and rear look

Samsung S23 vs iPhone 15

Samsung S23 was announced on 01 Feb 2023 and was made available publicly to buy on 17 Feb 2023. Samsung S23 is really a compact size great smartphone equipped with the best features based on cutting-edge technology. Samsung S23 is powered by One UI 5 which is the customized version of Android 13.

Apple iPhone 15 customizations
Apple iPhone 15 customizations

Apple has just announced its iPhone 15 on 12 Sep 2023 and will be available soon to buy in online stores and Apple stores. iPhone 15 is the latest smartphone by Apple in 2023 and it is powered with iOS 17.

iPhone 15 is the successor of its previously launched iPhone 14 last year. It got upgrades in camera, performance, battery improvements, and software sections too. But there is a little difference between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 15 price.

Samsung S23 Customizations
Samsung S23 Customizations

Samsung S23 vs. iPhone 15 comparison is going to be a very close comparison because both devices have almost the same size, display, weight, and performance. Both give tough competition to each other in almost all aspects including features, look, design, battery, and brand value.

Samsung S23 vs iPhone 15 specifications

Here we have provided a detailed comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Apple iPhone 15 technical specifications in a consolidated table. So you can compare your favorite features side by side in the same table.

FeaturesSamsung S23iPhone 15
Display15.39cm (6.1″)
Dynamic AMOLED 2X
120 Hz (refresh rate)
2340 x 1080 (FHD+)
425 ppi
15.54 cm / 6.1″
Super Retina XDR display
60 Hz (refresh rate)
2556 x 1179 (FHD+)
460 ppi
BatteryLi-Ion 3900 mAh
25W wired
Li-Ion, 3877 mAh
35W wired
50MP (wide)
12MP (ultrawide)
10MP (telephoto)
48MP (wide)
12MP (ultrawide)
ProcessorSnapdragon 8
Gen 2 for Galaxy
Bionic 16
Storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Android 13
One UI 5
iOS 17
Size146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6 mm147.6 x 71.6 x 7.8 mm
Weight168 g171 g

Samsung S23 vs iPhone 15 Display

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Apple iPhone 15

Both the smartphones Samsung S23 and iPhone 15 feature the almost same size 6.1 inches display but both smartphones have different types of display.

Samsung S23 supports a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X (FHD+) display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution. It has a 120Hz screen refresh rate so it will give you amazing experiences while surfing the internet and scrolling on the screen fast. It has a brightness level of 1200 nits (HBM) and1750 nits (peak).

Samsung S23 Display
Samsung S23 Display

iPhone 15 supports 6.1 inches Super Retina XDR (FHD+) display with 2556 x 1179 pixels resolution. It has a 60Hz screen refresh rate so it can disappoint some people because 60Hz in the year 2023 for high-end devices is very low and people expect more from Apple. And it may ruin some people’s user experience while scrolling fast on the web or social media platforms. It has a brightness level of 1000 nits (HBM) and 2000 nits (peak).

Apple iPhone 15 Display
Apple iPhone 15 Display

Both smartphones have great brightness levels so you will not face any difficulties while using any of these smartphones in sunlight and low lighting conditions.

Samsung S23 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 screen protection on the other hand iPhone 15 comes with the Ceramic Shield glass screen protection.

DisplaySamsung S23iPhone 15
Size15.39cm (6.1″) full rectangle
14.99cm (5.9″) rounded corners
15.54 cm / 6.1″ (diagonal)
all‑screen OLED display
TypeDynamic AMOLED 2XSuper Retina XDR display
Resolution2340 x 1080 (FHD+)2556 x 1179 (FHD+)
Refresh Rate120Hz60Hz
Pixel Density425 ppi460 ppi
Brightness1200 nits (HBM)
1750 nits (peak)
1000 nits (HBM)
2000 nits (peak)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass Victus 2Ceramic Shield glass

Samsung S23 vs iPhone 15 processor

Samsung S23 supports Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy devices and it is the latest processor by Qualcomm by Snapdragon. It is an Octa-core processor and has 4nm processor technology. Its 8 cores are tuned at different clock speeds. It has one Cortex X3 core tuned on 3.36GHz clock speed, 2 Cortex-A715 cores tuned on 2.8 GHz, 2 Cortex-A710 cores tuned on 2.8 GHz clock speed, and the remaining 3 Cortex-A510 cores tuned on 2.0 GHz clock speed.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 supports a maximum download speed of 10Gbps and an upload speed of up to 3.5Gbps. It also supports Qualcomm Adreno GPU.

On the other hand, the Apple iPhone 15 supports the Apple 16 Bionic chip specially designed for iPhones by Apple itself. Apple 16 Bionic chip is the latest processor ever released by Apple till 2023. Apple has not revealed much information about its Apple 16 Bionic chip.

iphone 15 processor apple 16 bionic chip

Apple 16 Bionic chip is a Hexa core or 6-core CPU where 2 cores are Everest performance cores tuned at the clock speed of 3.46 GHz and the remaining 6 cores are Sawtooth efficiency cores tuned at a clock speed of 2.02 GHz.

ProcessorSamsung S23iPhone 15
ChipSnapdragon 8
Gen 2
for Galaxy
Bionic 16
CPUQualcomm Kryo
Apple A16 Bionic
CoresOcta-core5‑core CPU
Clock speed1 (3.36 GHz Cortex-X3)
2 (2.8 GHz Cortex-A715)
2 (2.8 GHz Cortex-A710)
3 (2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
2 performance (3.46 GHz)
4 efficiency cores (2.02 GHz)
GPUQualcomm Adreno 740Apple 5‑core GPU

Samsung S23 vs iPhone 15 RAM & Storage

Samsung S23 comes with 8GB RAM and comes in three storage variants including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB variants. It doesn’t come in other RAM variants so you will only find the 8GB RAM variant.

iPhone 15 comes with 6GB RAM and also comes in three storage variants including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB variants. It doesn’t come in other RAM variants so you will only find the 6GB RAM variant.

Here you will notice that the Samsung S23 has 2GB more RAM than the iPhone 15. Apple has optimized its hardware with software more efficiently than Android devices. We have also noticed that Apple iOS and its apps are less resource-hungry than Android and its apps so 6GB RAM in iPhones may provide equal performance to 8GB RAM in Android devices.

iPhone 15 vs Samsung S23 Camera

samsung s23 vs iphone 15 camera specifications

Both devices iPhone 15 and Samsung S23 support 12MP selfie cameras with almost the same features.

iPhone 15 camera
iPhone 15 camera

iPhone 15 rear camera supports 2x optical zoom in and 2x zoom out so it has a large optical zoom range of up to 4x and it also supports up to 10x digital zoom.

Apple iPhone 15 front and rear camera
Apple iPhone 15 front and rear camera

However, the rear camera setup in both devices has different configurations. Samsung S23 supports a 50MP Triple camera setup whereas iPhone 15 supports a 48MP dual camera setup at the rear.

Samsung S23 supports up to 3x optical zoom and up to 30x digital zoom so it has more optical and digital zoom capabilities than iPhone 15.

Samsung S23 Camera Lenses
Samsung S23 Camera Lenses

It is capable of recording 8K Videos at 30fps with a video resolution of 7680 x 4320. So you can record large-size videos on the Samsung S23 and then iPhone 15.

CameraSamsung S23iPhone 15
50MP (wide) F1.8
12MP (ultrawide) F2.4
10MP (telephoto) F2.2
48MP (wide) F1.6
12MP (ultrawide) F2.4
ZoomOptical Zoom at 3x
Digital Zoom up to 30x
2x optical zoom in
2x optical zoom out
4x optical zoom range
Digital zoom up to 10x
Image FormatJPEGHEIF and JPEG
VideoMax resolution
UHD 8K (7680 x 4320)@30fps
Slow motion
960fps @FHD
240fps @FHD
Max Resolution
4K video recording at 60 fps
Slow Motion
1080p at 120 fps
1080p at 240 fps

iPhone 15 vs Samsung S23 battery

iPhone 15 supports 3,877 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery and gives a decent battery life. According to Apple iPhone 15 can play phone-stored videos for 20 hours online videos (streamed) for up to 16 hours and audio playback for 80 hours.

It also supports MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W and Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W. iPhone 15 can be charged up to 50% in 30 minutes when charged with a 20W or higher wired charger.

Samsung S23 supports a 3,900 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery and it also gives a decent battery life in normal day-to-day usage. According to Samsung, it can give 35 hours of talk time on a 4G LTE network, up to 70 hours of Audio playback time, 20 hours of internet usage on LTE or a WiFi network, and 22 hours of video playback time.

BatterySamsung S23iPhone 15
Capacity3,900 mAH3,877 mAh
ChargingUSB CUSB C
Fast Charging35W20W
15W wireless (Qi/PMA)
4.5W reverse wireless
15W MagSafe wireless
7.5W Qi wireless
Internet usage20 Hours
Audio Playback71 hours80 hours
Video Playback22 hours20 hours (streamed)
26 hours
Calling (4G LTE)35 hours

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Apple iPhone 15 Conclusion

iPhone 15 is the latest smartphone from Apple and announced on 12 Sep 2023. It is powered by 6 core Apple 16 Bionic chip which is a powerful chipset based on 4nm technology. Apple devices are known for their best data privacy and information security as iOS in Apple devices is more secure than Android in Galaxy devices.

Samsung S23 was released in Feb 2023 with Android 13 and will get Android 14 update soon. Samsung Galaxy devices are also secured by KNOX security. So these devices also provide better protection than other Android devices.

Samsung KNOX Security
Samsung KNOX Security

Samsung S23 has a better rear camera than iPhone 15 and Samsung S23 is also a winner in terms of performance and multitasking. Android devices provide more multitasking and customization options. Samsung S23 also has a better display than the iPhone 15 as it only supports a 60Hz screen refresh rate.

But Here iPhone 15 has the advantage of Apple’s brand value as well as providing comprehensive protection to your data protection and information security. In terms of design, it is totally up to you because many of us like Apple smartphone design in spite of having a big notch on iPhone devices.

In terms of features and performance Samsung S23 is the winner but in terms of brand value and data protection as well as information security iPhone 15 is the clear winner.

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