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Samsung Galaxy S23+ - Battery Performance Score



SMARTPHONE TIER: FLAGSHIP/PRO

Battery Capacity mAh: 4700

 

Middle of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series

- not a middle-of-the-road smartphone!






Smartphone Battery Performance Overall

Score: 38/100


Ranking #95





Credit Image: Samsung

 

All you need to know about the Samsung S23+ smartphone.


Overview


Samsung has recently introduced the S23 series to the smartphone Galaxy range. It comprises the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra. The Samsung Galaxy S23+ is said to be one of the best mobile phones around. However, it misses out on the 200MP camera and a larger battery of the Galaxy S23 Ultra.


ViserMark has recently tested the battery performance and written a review on the Samsung Galaxy S23. We will test the last smartphone in this new Galaxy series, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and will soon provide the battery performance results.


The Samsung Galaxy S23+ joins the other Samsung Galaxy S23 devices in the Flagship/Pro Tier (€700+), being the high-end category for smartphones similarly priced


The Samsung Galaxy S23+ sits in the middle of the Galaxy S23 series. It has the same design as the Samsung Galaxy S23, opting for flat sides, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which has a more curved display. Also, it has a smaller screen size of 6.6 inches than the Samsung Galaxy 23 Ultra, making it comfortable to hold while maintaining a premium look and feel. However, the Samsung Galaxy S23+ has benefitted from some of the new features of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.


The Samsung Galaxy S23+, like the rest of the Galaxy S23 series, has a Dynamic AMOLED display with a high resolution of 2340 x 1080. The screen has a high refresh rate of 120Hz, providing a smoother visual experience when scrolling through apps and websites. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, designed to withstand drops and scratches. Having an HDR10+ certification, the display provides a clear and sharp display. Also, the S23+ is certified for IP68 dust and water resistance.


Samsung has switched to Qualcomm hardware, customising the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and taking advantage of the One UI5.1 to deliver a better and more sustained performance for the user. Extra storage is available with the S23+ as it is sold as 512 GB and 8GB of RAM.


With a larger battery capacity than the Samsung Galaxy S23, the Samsung Galaxy S23+ offers a long-lasting battery performance to ensure you stay connected. It is ideal for gaming due to the improved interface optimisation, ensuring smoother performance and navigation. There is 45W wired and 15W wireless charging; although more than adequate, it is not as fast other some of its competitors.


One new feature of the Samsung Galaxy S23+ is the under-display selfie camera hidden beneath the screen. This allows for a seamless and uninterrupted display without a visible camera cutout. Users can also enjoy a refined Nightography camera to easily capture high-quality photos and videos. This feature is also incorporated into the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra designs.


The Samsung Galaxy S23+ runs Android 13 and is available in "fresh new colours" such as Lavender, Cream, Green and Phantom Black. Samsung has also ensured that this mobile phone meets the Standards for Sustainability for Mobile Phones and has been certified to PAS2050, an internationally recognised standard. The Galaxy S23+ is made from recycled glass and PET film, and each phone is tucked into a box of recycled paper and paper-based protective film.


A USB-C cable and a SIM ejector tool are shipped with the Samsung Galaxy S23+. However, the case or screen protector is omitted, so users of this smartphone may wish to purchase these items separately for added protection.


Product - Good Points


The Samsung Galaxy S23+ has the following features:

  • good design, easy to use and comfortable to hold

  • high-quality camera functionality

  • long-lasting battery life, good for gaming

  • adaptive 120Hz refresh and fast performance

  • the extra storage capacity is available

  • eye Comfort Shield keeps your eyes from getting tired

  • trade-in options offered for discounts on purchase

  • guaranteed updates for 5 years


Product - Be Aware of Points


The Samsung Galaxy S23+ lacks in performance in the following ways:

  • lacks fast charging

  • no MicroSD slot

  • expensive smartphone choice

 

Smartphone Battery Performance Score

and Battery Performance Results


We have designed and developed Battery Performance Labels to help Smartphone users.


Translated into the ViserMark Labels, the battery performance test results for the device, Samsung Galaxy S23+, are below.

Our experts are asked to test more than 100 Smartphones every year. As an independent mobile phone testing environment, SmartViser measures key areas of user experience.

More details can be found on how we perform our smartphone testing here.

 

Look at the review by ViserMark based on the results during testing. You can find the full results of our battery performance testing below:


Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score:


The Battery Performance Label shows a score between 0 and 100. It reflects the performance based on independent, repeatable, and rigorous testing.


Samsung Galaxy S23+ Smartphone Battery Performance Score


Using various testing criteria, measured using real-life scenarios and live networks, results collated with calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging results that amount to the total score.


Our battery performance test results show an overall score was given 38 out of hundred for the Samsung Galaxy S23+. When viewing the ViserMark Flagship/Pro Tier (€700+) tier, we can see the smartphones with similar results, as seen in the chart below.


Comparison of Smartphones in the Flaghship/Pro Tier



The chart shows that the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S23 series are comparable in battery performance. In our recent testing, the Samsung Galaxy S23 achieved 41 out of 100, and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, last year's predecessor, obtained a surprising 40 out of 100 when tested.


Although the Samsung Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S22+ remain unchanged in overall design and display, the performance has improved with the help of the new Snapdragon Gen 2 chipset. There is an optional upgrade on storage and an improved selfie camera setup.


Although there remains a slight difference of 2 in performance when comparing the Samsung S22+ and the Samsung Galaxy S23+, is there any urgency to upgrade? This question is probably what most people will be asking themselves.


Let us discover if our testing results can show a few more key improvements.


Other smartphone battery performance results can be seen


 

Battery Life


Battery Life - How long will this Smartphone battery last?


The Battery Life ViserMark Label displays the “Days-of-Use” in both actual days and provides accurate information in hours. It reflects the usage of a smartphone from a full charge.



Samsung Galaxy S23+ Smartphone Battery Life Ratings


Samsung has increased the Samsung Galaxy S23+ battery capacity to 4700mAh from the Galaxy S22+, that only has 4500mAh. When we tested the Samsung S22+, it had up to 1.5 days of battery life, translating into 28 hours. The Samsung Galaxy S23+ did not disappoint, delivering more than 2 days of battery life, translating into 49 hours, displayed below.


Comparison of Smartphones in the Flaghship/Pro Tier


With the extra 3000mAh battery capacity and the Snapdragon Gen 2 chipset, the Galaxy S23+ "delivers much better-sustained performance than last year," a recent announcement post stated.


Our testing results seem to have provided some evidence when looking at the battery life of comparable devices. The Samsung Galaxy S22+ had up to 1.5 days of battery life, which translates into 38 hours, and the Samsung Galaxy S23+ did not disappoint by delivering up to 2 days of battery life, 49 hours.


As previously mentioned, both the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Samsung Galaxy S23+ have been given an increased battery capacity compared to the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+.

With an adaptive refresh rate between 48Hz to 120Hz, the display's responsiveness during gaming is impressive and can be enhanced further with extra battery life to help extend even more gaming time.


With 1,750 nits of brightness, the Samsung Galaxy S23+ display is excellent indoors and outdoors, and the Advanced Vision Booster feature automatically optimises colour accuracy and contrast in certain conditions. There is a Dark Mode feature that helps to save battery life.


Other smartphone battery performance results can be seen in


 

Power Efficiency



Power Efficiency - How power efficient is this smartphone?


Maximising the smartphone performance while reducing the energy it consumes, with minimal impact on battery life.

Samsung Galaxy S23+ Smartphone Battery Efficiency Results


Calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity and expressed in “Leaves", it reflects a rating between 1 being the least and 5 being the most power efficient.


When tested, the Samsung Galaxy S23+ gained a 1 out of 5 battery efficiency score. This matches all the Samsung Galaxy devices when tested for battery efficiency.



Comparison of Smartphones in the Flaghship/Pro Tier


The Power Efficiency of more smartphones can be viewed.


 

Annual Energy Consumption



Power Consumption - How much energy does this smartphone use?


All smartphones use energy, and although it is only a small amount, each smartphone varies in consumption.


Samsung Galaxy S23+ Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption Results


Our results calculated that the Samsung Galaxy S23+ would use only 3.1 kWh per Annum; when tested, both comparable Samsung devices showed more usage.


Interestingly, improvements have been made from the Samsung Galaxy S22 series to the S23 series, as shown in the chart here.


Comparison of Smartphones in the Flaghship/Pro Tier


Through the ViserMark testing protocol, end-users can see an objective benchmark across all devices on their smartphone's expected annual electricity consumption.


 

Should I buy it?


Samsung has introduced users of smartphones to longevity. If you still have a Samsung Galaxy S22+ and it is a year old, you are still benefitting from the guaranteed updates to the Android software and security updates. Therefore is there any rush to upgrade to the newer Samsung S23+ smartphone?


However, an incentive is offered to trade in your Samsung Galaxy S22+ with certain providers; this may sway you to upgrade and take full advantage of the new features, including smoother performance, longer battery life, more storage and an improved selfie camera - perhaps it's hard to say "no"


The Samsung Galaxy S23 series delivers on all key performance features, and the Samsung Galaxy S23+ is no exception. Therefore, deciding which model to purchase will be a personal choice regarding usage, specific requirements and budget.


 

Product Features and Specification

Release Date February 2023

Display

5.76 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches, AMOLED, 120Hz, 1080 x 2380 resolution

Processor

Android 13, One UI 5.1, Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)

Memory

8GB RAM + 256GB storage and 8GB RAM + 512GB

Protection

Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminium frame. IP68 dust/water resistant

Main Camera

​50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 12 MP, Ultrawide

Front Camera

12MP. Video: 1080p@30fps

Battery

4700 mAh

45W wired, PD3.0, 50% in 30 min (advertised), 15W wireless (Qi/PMA)

4.5W reverse wireless

Communications/Audio

Stereo speakers. No headphone jack. NFC: Yes. Radio: No

Dimensions and Weight

157.8 x 76.2 x 7.6 mm and 196g

Colours Available

Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, Lime (limitations)

 

Extra Insights

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S23+ support 5G?

A: Yes, it does

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S23+ have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S23+ support wireless charging?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S23+ have dual-SIM capabilities?

Q: What storage and RAM variants are the Samsung Galaxy S23+ available?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S23+ have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S2+ have a microSD card slot?

Q: Is the Samsung Galaxy S23+ VoLTE enabled?

 

ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser’s test automation solution viSer. The automation test includes a variety of user actions, from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

 
 

VCX (Valued Camera eXperience)


The VCX Forum has been working with its members on the system and infrastructure as a non-profit organisation. We strive to improve our technology to develop and exchange accurate and objective quality and performance indicators that are our ultimate goal. We will also serve as a compass for the smartphone camera industry. We appreciate your interest in VCX-Forum.


No VCX reviews are available for this smartphone.

 

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Background


The Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most united under the Samsung brand. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 74 countries and employs around 290,000 people. Samsung is a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, image sensors, camera modules and displays for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia.


 

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