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Samsung Galaxy S23 - Battery Performance Score

Updated: Apr 4, 2023



SMARTPHONE TIER: FLAGSHIP/PRO

Battery Capacity mAh: 3900

 

Ideal Power Pocket Smartphone from Samsung




Smartphone Battery Performance Overall

Score: 41/100


Ranking #85






 

All you need to know about the Samsung S23 smartphone.


Overview


Samsung has recently introduced another smartphone series to the Galaxy range. The Samsung Galaxy S23 may not look different from the previous Galaxy S22, but it delivers good battery performance and functionality with some notable upgrades.


The latest Samsung S23 Series comprises the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra. ViserMark's first review of this series is the Samsung Galaxy S23, the smallest in battery capacity and display size and less expensive than the other two smartphones. We will test the remaining series and deliver the battery performance results soon.


Entering the Flagship/Pro Tier (€700+), the Samsung Galaxy S23 joins several other devices in this high-end category based on similarly priced smartphones. All the other Galaxy S23 series of smartphones also compete in this tier.


The Samsung Galaxy S23 is a highly advanced smartphone with a user-friendly interface that makes it very easy to use. It has a sleek, modern design with a large 6.10" 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.


This mobile phone features a glass front and back with a metal frame, which gives a premium look and feel and 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 with an impressive 91.3% screen-to-body ratio, providing an immersive viewing experience.


The camera set-up has improved with a fresher design than the Galaxy S22. One new feature 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 capture high-quality photos and videos easily. This design can also be incorporated into the Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra designs.


With a surprisingly smaller battery capacity than the Samsung Galaxy S23+ and Ultra, the S23 offers a long-lasting battery performance to ensure you stay connected.


The Samsung Galaxy S23 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:

  • compact design

  • high-quality camera functionality

  • long-lasting battery life

  • adaptive 120Hz refresh and fast performance

  • 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:

  • lacking storage capacity

  • 25W fast charging

  • 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, below are the battery performance test results for the Samsung Galaxy S23.

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.

ViserMark Battery Performance Label
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.


Within the ViserMark Flagship/Pro Tier (€700+), the Samsung Galaxy S23 competes closely with the Google Pixel 6 and a predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, when comparing battery performance shown in the chart below.


Comparison of Smartphones in the Flaghship/Pro Tier


In our recent smartphone review, the Samsung Galaxy S23 achieved 41 out of 100, compared to last year's Samsung S22 Plus; just one point more! By only a small margin, the

Google Pixel 6 obtained a slightly better overall battery performance of 42 out of 100.


Despite both Samsung devices having the same battery capacity 4500mAh, the Samsung Galaxy S23 benefitted from some notable upgrades to performance, enhancing user experience. The Google Pixel 6, with a 4600mAh battery capacity, is only fractionally bigger than both Samsung devices. The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro were the first smartphones to be released equipped with Android 12, the new Google interface.


Other smartphone battery performance results can be seen in the Flagship/Pro Tier Ranking table.


 

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.


ViserMark Battery Life Label
Samsung Galaxy S23 Smartphone Battery Life Results

Samsung claims that the Galaxy S23 has up to roughly 22 hours of video playback and is more than adequate to keep you connected without running out of power. During our testing, the Galaxy S23 provided 36 hours of good battery performance and could match other smartphones with 1.5 days of usage. When we tested the Samsung S22 Plus and the Google Pixel 6, only 3 hours separated all three devices. As shown in the chart below.


Comparison of Smartphones in the Flaghship/Pro Tier


Being powered by a Snapdragon processor, the Samsung Galaxy S23 offers fast performance, particularly better for gaming and video streaming, and a good user experience when running multiple applications simultaneously.


The Samsung Galaxy S23 has an adaptive refresh rate between 48Hz to 120Hz. It enables the display's responsiveness during gaming. With 1,750 nits of brightness, the 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 the Flagship/Pro Tier Ranking table.


 

Charging Times



Battery Charging Time - How long will this smartphone take to charge?


Time varies to charge different types and sizes of Smartphone batteries. Expressed in Hours and Minutes.



ViserMark Battery Charging Label
Samsung Galaxy S23 Smartphone Charging Time Results

During our independent testing of charging times, the Samsung Galaxy S23 takes over 1 hour and 59 minutes for a full 0-100% charge with 25W wired charging. Samsung says the Galaxy S23 supports “Super fast charging,” while the Galaxy S23 Plus and the Galaxy S23 Ultra support “Super fast charging 2.0.”


As you can see in the chart below, the Galaxy S22 Plus took over 2 hours to charge its 4500 mAh battery, and the Google Pixel 6 took 1 hour and 47 minutes for a full charge on its slightly higher battery capacity of 4600 mAh.


Comparison of Smartphones in the Flaghship/Pro Tier


Samsung continues to improve charging performance, as seen with the S23 series. However, it would be great to see a 45W charging speed on the Samsung Galaxy S23.


View all the smartphone Charging Times from our testing results.


 

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.


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 battery efficiency score of 1 out of 5. This matches the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and the Google Pixel 6, which achieved the same Power 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.


ViserMark Energy Consumption Label
Samsung Galaxy S23 Annual Energy Consumption Results

Our results calculated that the Samsung Galaxy S23 would use only 3.6 kWh per Annum; both other comparable devices, when tested, showed more usage in consumption.




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?


The Samsung Galaxy S23 is a premium smartphone with a high price tag. However, it is packed with top-of-the-line features and cutting-cut technology, which may justify the price for some users.


The device comes with a 3900 mAh battery, which provides all-day battery life and a highly responsive touchscreen, making navigation and typing quick and effortless. The camera system has been significantly improved, making it a great choice for anyone who loves to take photos and videos.


Offering a premium experience for users, the Samsung Galaxy S23 can deliver as long as it matches users' budgets and priorities.


 

Product Features and Specification

Release Date February 2023

Display

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

Processor

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

Memory

128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM

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

Video: 48K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS

Front Camera

12MP. Video: 1080p@30fps

Battery

3900 mAh

25W 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

146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6 mm and 168g

Colours Available

Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, Lime

 

Extra Insights

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S23 support 5G?

A: Yes, it does not

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 is the Samsung Galaxy S23 available?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S23 have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy S23 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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