Samsung has retired the Galaxy Note Series. Instead, this South Korean manufacturer plots the top model in the Galaxy S Series as their productivity smartphone.
This step began when the Galaxy S22 Ultra launched in 2022. The episode continued when the successor appeared in February 2023. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is the successor smartphone in question. This smartphone still carries the greatness of the Galaxy S Series camera and supports high productivity in the style of the Galaxy Note Series.
Discussing the differences between the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 Ultra feels important. Because, that way, you can measure how fast the changes are injected. So how many differences are there between the two phones? Find the answer in this article!
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Specifications
|Dynamic AMOLED 2X 6.8 inches
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
|128GB, 256GB, 512GB
|108 MP (wide) 10 MP (periscope telephoto) 10 MP (telephoto) 12 MP (ultrawide)
|Li-Ion 5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Specifications
|Dynamic AMOLED 2X 6.8 inches
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
|256GB, 512GB, 1TB
|200 MP (wide) 10 MP (periscope telephoto) 10 MP (telephoto) 12 MP (ultrawide)
|Li-Ion 5000 mAh
The Differences between Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra
If you just look at their appearance, the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra are like the same cellphone. However, the two cellphones actually have various differences. Read carefully the several points of difference between the two cellphones in the following descriptions.
1. Similar Design, but Not the Same
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has the same style as the Galaxy S22 Ultra. You can see it from the boxed corners and curved edges of the screen. Even the arrangement of the rear camera has not changed.
However, there are still things that make the appearance of the two cellphones so different. The first is the choice of color. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is available in four all-new color options. The color choices are Graphite, Sky Blue, Red and Light Green (Lime).
Meanwhile, four color options are also available for the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The four options include Burgundy, Phantom White, Phantom Black and Green.
The second difference from the appearance of the two cellphones is the body material used. The Galaxy S22 Ultra uses Gorilla Glass Victus + glass material for the back cover and screen layer. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S23 Ultra uses Gorilla Glass Victus 2 in the same place.
According to Corning’s claims, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is more resistant to impact than Gorilla Glass Victus+. They boast that the glass makes the cellphone resistant to impacts when dropped from a distance of up to 1 meter.
2. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
There are no more chipset differences for the Galaxy S23 Ultra which are marketed worldwide. Because all of them use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset made by Qualcomm.
This condition is different from the Galaxy S22 Ultra which uses two types of chipsets. Especially for the European region, there will be a variant with the Exynos 2300 chipset. Meanwhile, other regions, including Pakistan, will receive a model with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
What we will discuss here is not the Exynos 2200 variant, but the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to be compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. There are many improvements in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 even though it is still made with a 4nm fabrication.
This increase occurred because the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 uses a CPU with a new microarchitecture, new GPU, new component support, and embedded technologies such as ray tracing and hardware -based accelerators for the AV1 codec.
This gives an indication that there is a leap in performance improvement that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will receive. The data recorded by the Nano Review does show an increase in performance in various tests.
It’s just that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 tested in the Nano Review is slightly different from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 used by the Galaxy S23 Ultra. The SoC used by the cellphone is Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 which has been overclocked on the super core.
More specifically, one Cortex X3 super core on the Galaxy S23 Ultra has increased its frequency to 3.36 GHz. This frequency figure is different from the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Cortex X3 (3.2 GHz), including those used by the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+.
Overclocking also occurs on the Adreno 740 GPU, the chipset. The frequency which was originally 680 MHz was increased to 719 MHz. However, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 whether overclocked or not, is still superior to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
3. Different Generations of Memory Types
As mentioned in the previous point, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 used by the Galaxy S23 Ultra has support for new components. Among them are the type of RAM and internal storage.
The RAM used by the Galaxy S23 Ultra is of the LPDDR5x type, while the storage is UFS 4.0. Before the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 launched, no cell phone used this type of RAM and storage.
The RAM used by the Galaxy S22 Ultra is LPDDR5, and the internal memory is UFS 3.1. These specifications are in accordance with the requirements for mobile phones with SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 users.
In general, LPDDR5x has a data processing speed of 8.5 Gbps, aka 1.3x faster than LPDDR5. Meanwhile, UFS 4.0 has a read speed of 4200 MBps (4x faster), and a write speed of 2800 MBps or equivalent to 1.6x higher than UFS 3.1.
The entire Galaxy S23 Ultra sold in Pakistan has 12GB RAM, with 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which is marketed in Pakistan, still offers a variant with 8GB of RAM, but does not yet have a variant with 1TB of storage.
In detail, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is available with memory configurations of 8/128 GB, 12/256 GB and 12/512 GB.
4. 200 MP Main Camera on the Galaxy S23 Ultra
The big change apart from the SoC received by the Galaxy S23 Ultra is the camera, especially the main camera. Sure enough, the main camera of the Galaxy S23 Ultra now uses a new sensor with a resolution of 200 MP. The name of the sensor is Samsung ISOCELL HP2.
The sensor with a size of 1/3 inch is claimed to improve the detail and quality of low light photos. The sensor is combined with an f/1.7 aperture, 23mm lens focal length.
Meanwhile, the sensor used for the 108 MP main camera for the Galaxy S22 Ultra is ISOCELL HM3. The size is 1/3.3 inch, slightly smaller than the ISOCELL HP2. This sensor is covered with a 23mm focal length lens with an aperture of f/1.8.
The main camera of the Galaxy S23 Ultra does have an increased resolution. However, not with the selfie camera. The reason is that Samsung actually cut the resolution of the selfie camera on the cellphone to 12 MP, from the original 40 MP on the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
This decision was made possible after seeing that pixel binning technology is not very important for selfie cameras. Pixel binning technology is the ability to combine pixels by utilizing large megapixels.
5. Connectivity and Charging
Both the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra support the 5G network. That’s clear considering the SoC used by both phones contains an internal 5G modem. Even so, the supported generations of Bluetooth and WiFi differ.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra as a newer phone has adopted Bluetooth 5.3 technology which is more power efficient and has lower latency. It can also connect to WiFi 7 which supports networks with a 6 GHz spectrum.
Meanwhile, the new Galaxy S22 Ultra supports Bluetooth 5.2 and WiFi 6e. The discussion continues on to charging technology.
Actually there is no significant change because the 5000 mAh battery of both phones supports 45W fast charging. Both can also charge devices as they support 4.5W wireless reverse charging.
However, if the charger you are using is a wireless charger, it seems that the Galaxy S22 Ultra charges faster. Because the maximum power he can receive is 15W, 5W more than the Galaxy S23 Ultra,
Differences between Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra, The Galaxy S23 Ultra can be considered a minor upgrade from the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The reason is, major changes only occur in the main camera and chipset. In terms of design, battery, and other things are still similar.
Therefore, it’s not wrong if someone calls the Galaxy S23 Ultra the Galaxy S22 Ultra with better performance and a better camera. For users who are still satisfied with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, it seems that you don’t need to spend more money to buy the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
However, if you are an older smartphone user, it might be a good time to give the Galaxy S23 Ultra a try. How, are you more interested in the Galaxy S22 Ultra or the Galaxy S23 Ultra?