In one of the previous materials, we examined in detail the difference between the Samsung Galaxy S23 series smartphone models. Now let’s find out what the differences are between the flagship devices Samsung Galaxy S23 and Apple iPhone 14.
Let’s start with the fact that Apple offers 4 models of the iPhone 14, and the Galaxy S23 line includes 3 versions. Entry-level models from both manufacturers start at $799, but other versions are typically $100 or $200 more from Samsung.
If we consider the characteristics of the Galaxy S23 and iPhone 14, it can be noted that the comparable Samsung models have a slightly lower mass, although the Galaxy S23 Ultra is taller and heavier than the iPhone 14 Pro.
The most noticeable differences are in the displays. While both manufacturers use OLED panels, all Samsung Galaxy S23 devices support a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling. This screen refresh rate is available only in the top versions of the iPhone 14 Pro, and the basic models are limited to a frequency of 60 Hz. Always-on display technology is also available only in iPhone 14 Pro devices or in the entire Galaxy S23 line. An additional advantage of the S23 Ultra model is support for the included stylus.
Smartphones differ in the processors used. Apple A15 Bionic chips are used in iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, and A16 in iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The entire Samsung line is based on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors. It will be necessary to wait for performance tests to develop the most productive solution. However, in any case, performance should be high and roughly comparable.
The cameras in the Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones have sensors with a higher resolution, reaching 200 MP in the S23 Ultra. Even younger Samsung models have many times more megapixels compared to the iPhone 14 – 50 MP versus 12 MP. Although a larger number of pixels does not always provide better shooting quality. In terms of the total number of modules, the advantage is also on Samsung’s side.
Finally, devices differ in operating systems. The Samsung S23 smartphones come with Android 13, while the iPhone 14 comes with iOS 16. Both are solid operating systems, and the choice often comes down to personal preference.
Detailed technical characteristics of all models are presented in the table.
|Characteristics||Samsung Galaxy S23||iPhone 14||Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus||iPhone 14 Plus||Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra||iPhone 14 Pro||iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|OS||Android 13||iOS 16||Android 13||iOS 16||Android 13||iOS 16||iOS 16|
|Display||6.1 inch OLED||6.1 inch OLED||6.6 inch OLED||6.7 inch OLED||6.8 inch OLED||6.1 inch OLED||6.7 inch OLED|
|Display frequency||up to 120 Hz||up to 60 Hz||up to 120 Hz||up to 60 Hz||up to 120 Hz||up to 120 Hz||up to 120 Hz|
|Mass||168 g||172 g||196 g||203 g||234 g||206 g||240 g|
|Battery||3900 mAh||3279 mAh||4700 mAh||4325 mAh||5000 mAh||3200 mAh||4323 mAh|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||A15||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||A15||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||A16||A16|
|Refuge||128 GB, 256 GB||128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB||256 GB, 512 GB||128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB||256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB||128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB||128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB|
|Rear camera||50 MP (OIS), f1.8 wide, 12 MP, f2.2 ultra-wide, 10 MP (OIS), f2.4 telephoto||Advanced dual-camera system / 12 MP main, 12 MP ultra-wide||50 MP (OIS), f1.8 wide, 12 MP, f2.2 ultra-wide, 10 MP (OIS), f2.4 telephoto||Advanced dual-camera system / 12 MP main, 12 MP ultra-wide||200MP (OIS), Laser Auto Focus (LAF), f1.7 wide, 12MP, f2.2 ultra-wide, 10MP (OIS) 2PD, f2.4/10MP (OIS) 2PD, f4.9 telephoto||Pro camera system / 48 MP main, 12 MP ultra-wide, 12 MP telephoto||Pro camera system / 48 MP main, 12 MP ultra-wide, 12 MP telephoto|
|Front camera||12 MP (2PD AF), f2.2||12 MP TrueDepth camera with autofocus||12 MP (2PD AF), f2.2||12 MP TrueDepth camera with autofocus||12 MP (2PD AF), f2.2||12 MP TrueDepth camera with autofocus||12 MP TrueDepth camera with autofocus|
|Record video with the front camera||4K @ 60FPS|
|Record video with the rear camera||8K @ 30FPS, 4K @ 60FPS, FHD @ 120fps and 960fps (Super Slow-Mo)||4K @ 60FPS||8K @ 30FPS, 4K @ 60FPS, FHD @ 120fps and 960fps (Super Slow-Mo)||4K @ 60FPS||8K @ 30FPS, 4K @ 60FPS, FHD @ 120fps and 960fps (Super Slow-Mo)||4K @ 60FPS||4K @ 60FPS|
|Biometric identification||Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and facial recognition||Face ID||Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and facial recognition||Face ID||Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and facial recognition||Face ID||Face ID|
|Protection against dust and water||IP68|
|Wireless communication||5G / Wi-Fi 6E||5G / Wi-Fi 6||5G / Wi-Fi 6E||5G / Wi-Fi 6E||5G / Wi-Fi 6||5G / Wi-Fi 6||5G / Wi-Fi 6|
Source: The Verge