Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Video Review by Tech Spurt
date : 2023-05-30 15:00:52
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Titre Original: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Review | Three Months Later...
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All right so the Samsung Galaxy s23 Ultra heard of it and if you follow absolutely any Tech YouTubers then of course the answer is yes because this is one of those phones that Us online nerds can't help but dribble over and bang on about incessantly
now I've had the s23 ultra either in my pants or for Comfort reasons a backpack pretty much since launch and I've used it as my full-time smartphone for a good chunk of that time in between other phone reviews and
now finally here is my full in-depth Samsung Galaxy s23 Ultra review you might be asking hey Chris why did it take so long well why does your mum make me dress like Wiley Coyote in the bedroom it's just one of those little Mysteries first up let's address the elephant in the room and that is the elephant sized price tag this blower costs from 1249 Pond which is some crazy money although the generous drilling scheme does take some of the sting out of it like Samsung giving you Gentle kisses and stroke in your hair as they bend you over the table but is this Almighty phone actually worth that cash and if not what are the Alternatives well as far as those looks go the s23 ultra certainly ain't anything to scream about while Rivals such as the xiaomi 13 Ultra and the honor magic 5 Pro boast bold striking designs Samsung's giant instead goes down the smart and simple route and don't get me wrong it doesn't look bad by any means it's just remarkably unremarkable especially as it's practically a clone of last year's Galaxy s22 Ultra Samsung has only made a few subtle refinements here and there like an ever so slightly less curvy display and you've also got a bit of upgraded Gorilla Glass victus 2 action to help prevent the screen and the rest of the phone from getting all banged up and so far three months on I can see a few teeny Nicks on that screen and some light scratching on the back so you will want to keep it in a case if you want it box fresh plus you got that ip68 water industrial resistance or the Galaxy s23 Ultra can get wet steamy whatever
now one of the best upgrades you can't even see because Samsung is making these bad boys out of more recycled materials than ever before including ocean-bound Plastics so bung this thing in your pants and you're a friend of the fish now I'm guessing I probably won't shock you too bad when I say that the s23 ultra is very big and rather heavy I could just about stuff it into my jeans but then when I sit down at least one of these sharp Corners is generally violently wedged into my pancreas some people might enjoy that personally I do not it kind of makes me wish I had one of those Wee Man bags at times and yet sadly the size of smartphone is swiftly becoming the norm but they're all more compact Alternatives out there if you want them the likes the pixel 7 and of course sometimes regular Galaxy s23 you've only got a small choice of colors when you purchase this phone but that does include a rather lovely Moody green and this creamy color right here absolute Banger love it anyway Samsung hasn't messed around much with the software side of things either the Galaxy s23 Ultra runs Android 13 with one UI 5.1 smashed on top it's effectively the same sort of setup you'll get in something's much more affordable smartphones like the Galaxy a34 or the a54 so don't feel like you have to upgrade to the ultra to get all of the features and while there's not much in the way of new bits in 5.1 I am still a big fan of that automation including Samsung's excellent mods which can toggle features on your behalf depending on your location or the time of the day or what you're actually up to and as with Bixby routines you can actually craft your own mods with some surprising depth in there so for instance my cat mode activates at 6 30 PM every evening Bessie shuts off all notifications plays nice relaxing music on Deezer and also prevents me from using any other apps as well so I can just
now so far there's really been bugger all difference between this here s23 Ultra and the couple 100 quid cheaper s23 plus that is until I give it a poke down below and extract this skinny weed Delight
now the S Pen again hasn't really evolved for this generation but it is a feature that you won't find in other flagships and any kind of USP let's face it it's pretty bloody remarkable these days when every Flagship smartphone is almost becoming a clone of each other the pen is comfortable to clutch and while you don't get the tactile feedback of an e-paper device those pressure levels are on point
now personally I only occasionally yank out my S Pen in order to scribble some notes or sign a document that's about it but I know plenty of fellow Tech nodes who find this thing indispensable be it for sketching up a storm to relieve some stress or just writing down some notes and memos although I still don't know anyone who actually uses it as a remote control still find that a bit weird and whatever you do don't lose this bloody thing otherwise that's another 50 quidual or Samsung
now basically every flagship phone these days comes with a stunning screen and the s23 ultra of course does not disappoint that 6.8 inch AMOLED panel spaffs out pin shop eye candy courtesy of the Quad HD Plus resolution and man do I love those vibrant visuals with this Vivid mode switched on Dolby vision is MIA but you do have HDR 10 support plus 100 20 Hertz refresh and let me tell you this panel is so bright it's practically blind and so you'll have no trouble seeing what's going on even if you you know go to a foreign country where they occasionally have a bit of sunshine and the s23 ultra stereo speakers setup is pretty well balanced and they belt out some beefy audio nice and loud and clear I found the Bluetooth 5.3 wireless streaming is Flawless complete with that tasty Dolby Atmos action so if you are a movie or music lover you'll certainly enjoy the s23 ultra although I wouldn't say it's really heads and shoulders above any of the competition in this area and
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now one of the advantages of making your smartphone the size of a Zeppelin is the fact that you can cram in An Almighty battery and so it's not a massive shocker that Samsung has crammed a 5 000 milliamp hour cell inside of this Frame and the battery life on this thing oh forget a chef's kiss it's a full-on chef snug with extra tongue action and some awkward but strangely agreeable groping no seriously this thing is harder to kill than Jean-Claude Van Damme after being encased in concrete wrapped in barbed wire and guarded by a family of hungry and pissed off lions with oozies it doesn't matter what you do you can go camera crazy you can stream video play games Google your favorite actor only to discover that yes they are a sex pest you'll easily make it through a full intensity even with like seven eight hours of screen on time and yeah that is no doubt in part down to the chipset change and when you do finally manage to drain this thing well you've got 45 watt wide charging and a lovely spot of wireless charging as well so it's not the nippiest around but it's certainly quicker than the iPhone 14 pro Max and it's considerably faster than the pixel 7 Pro which brings us finally on to another reason beyond the S Pen to grab the s23 ultra over the plus and that is the all-new 200 Meg adaptive pixel hp2 camera this isn't as big as sensors found in Rivals like the xiaomi 13 Pro but hands down this is one of the best smartphones for capturing memories and making them look really bloody good whether you're buggering about down the DIY shop or taking in breathtaking Vistas on the other side of the world and this is all just in full auto mode too just point and shoot like those pixel phones no brain power required by default the s23 ultra uses 16 in one pixel Benin versus nine in one on the old s22 Ultra while also benefiting from Samsung's enhanced super quad pixel autofocus this uses that 200 Meg sensor to accurately determine distances and keep your subject perfectly crisp and let me tell you this phone almost never pumps out a fuzzy or blurry shot even in the most tricky light and conditions you can boost colors and enhance textures with Samsung scene Optimizer mode or go for a more natural Vibe by shutting it off that's completely up to you the s23 ultra is fantastic for capturing accurate tones with the portrait mode impressing even in proper law light and as for HDR situations well the ultra is again better than most of its peers including the xiaomi 13 Ultra only the Huawei p60 pro has a slight Edge in these high contrast circumstances speaking of the p60 pro that also has the Galaxy slightly beat when it comes to night snaps but the s23 ultra is a very close second low light picks still pack in a serious amount of fine detail and this phone keeps noise of beer with a cocky Swagger just make sure your subject is still otherwise there might be
now been integrated in there you've got the pro mode as well if you actually want to fiddle around with the individual camera settings if you want to tweak your photo after you've taken it well you've got more options
now in the gallery app and I also recommend downloading Samsung's enhanced X app from its very own app store this can be helpful if you want to remove Shadows or nasty Reflections when shooting through glass definitely check out my shorts on the app for a closer look
now in video mode the Samsung Galaxy s23 Ultra is once again an absolute belter you can shoot up to 8K resolution video
now with the wider than ever view an angle and at 30 frames per second I'll choose from 30 or 60 FPS in 4k modes either way the visuals are crispy the colors are true to life and that stabilization is tastily smooth even when you're wondering about the place and panning the camera and the only time I saw the focus struggle even a teeny bit was when shooting a flamboyant metal band with lasers and flail and Limbs and all kinds of shenanigans going off and even then the s23 ultra mostly kept up with it all and last up Samsung's Galaxy s23 Ultra Sports a 12 Meg selfie cam that's fewer MPS than before but it's still pretty good as long as you've got a decent bit of lighting otherwise your snaps can get a bit grainy and dark with flaccid tones and that right there my lovelies is my full final Frank thoughts on the Galaxy s23 Ultra from Samsung a good three months or so after launch and I gotta say almost every aspect of this Smartphone is bloody marvelous everything apart from obviously that's Sky High asking price you've got a couple of reasons to upgrade from the previous generation including the upgraded camera attack and that absolutely oh yes please performance and there's also a couple of incentives to upgrade from the s23 plus to the s23 ultra including the S Pen stylus if you think you're going to get some use out of that and again the camera Tech is a big Improvement especially in those low light conditions but what are the Alternatives right
now well you've got that Huawei p60 Pro which brought some even better camera especially that telephoto shooter in low light is just absolutely mind-boggling but then of course you've got the lack of Google Wars the lack of 5G action as well and there's always the xiaomi 13 Ultra which you know again impresses in pretty much every area though has some similar software Wars the fact that it's an actual bugger to buy right
now is also a massive check against it my personal pick for the best rival to the Galaxy s23 Ultra would be the pixel 7 Pro still which conveniently cost a few hundred quid less as well the camera Tech is again tops and I love that stock Android Vibe though the performance and the battery life can't quite match the s23 Ultra Man anywho that's what I reckon of this Almighty flagship phone what do you guys think have you been using the s23 also it'd be great to hear your three-month reviews down in the comments below as well please do poke subscribe and
Reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra three months later, including an in-depth camera test, battery life verdict, performance and more. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is one of the best flagship smartphones of 2023 vs the Pixel 7 Pro, Huawei P60 Pro and Xiaomi 13 Ultra. However, Samsung's mega-phone is also far from budget friendly, so should you upgrade or get the S23 Plus?
If you want incredible battery life, this mighty mobile is certainly in the top five easy. I've struggled to kill the thing in a single day even with plenty of camera play, and a generous slice of gaming.
Speaking of that camera, the Samsung S23 Ultra boasts a fresh new 200MP sensor that you won't find on the regular or Plus models. This is great for low light shooting, almost as hot as the P60 Pro, while the telephoto shooters are great for natural pet/kid snaps.
Gaming is a breeze thanks to Samsung's wise decision to shove a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 inside of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. This is a massive upgrade vs the Exynos chipset of the S22 Ultra, so you'll get beautiful smooth performance all day long. It's really only the sky high asking price that makes me balk. And the long term prospects are good, as you get years of OS and security updates.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Review Chapters:
0:00 - How much??
1:04 - Design
2:51 - One UI 5.1 & features
5:29 - S Pen stylus
6:26 - Display & audio
7:22 - Performance & gaming
8:26 - Battery life
9:33 - Cameras
13:22 - Verdict