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Is the Galaxy S23+ “worth the money”?

With a starting price of 26.99 million VND in Vietnam, how is the Galaxy S23+ evaluated by technology experts?

Samsung has brought many pleasant surprises to reviewers with improvements and upgrades to the Galaxy S23+, making this flagship the best Android phone in early 2023.

With a starting price of VND 26.99 million for the 256GB version, the Galaxy S23+ is an excellent successor to last year’s Galaxy S22+. It’s also a great option for any Android users about to upgrade.

Design & Color

Galaxy S23+ has had a lot of design changes. Completely eliminating the seamless style of the Galaxy S22+, the new Galaxy S+ uses a separate camera lens cutout, providing a simpler and cleaner experience.

Color versions of Galaxy S23+.

In addition to a completely flat front and back design with Gorilla Glass Victus 2, Samsung’s premium phone also features a slightly curved Armor aluminum frame that feels comfortable in the palm of your hand.

Besides, Galaxy S23+ is still a perfect standard phone with IP68 dust and water resistance, stereo speakers, ultrasonic fingerprint scanner integrated under the screen.

The back design is more refined.

In terms of colors, Samsung has 4 standard color versions: Phantom Black, Cotton Cream, Botanic Blue and Lilac Purple. When purchasing through Samsung.com, users will have 2 more color options: Lime Green and Graphite Gray.


Galaxy S23+ owns a 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen, FHD + resolution, which displays brilliantly with excellent contrast and color vividness. With a pixel density of 393ppi, the flagship easily meets all the display standards of 2023.

Super sharp screen.

In particular, the screen also has the lowest brightness – 0.8 nit, helping to better protect eyes when used in the dark. At the same time, the maximum brightness is also much higher – about 1,100 nits!

Regarding the refresh rate, the screen still remains at about 48 -120Hz, so it is not possible to save energy with the screen with a refresh rate of 1-120Hz on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Camera review

In terms of specifications, the camera of the Galaxy S23+ only comes with a 50MP main wide-angle camera with f/1.8 aperture, a good 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 10MP optical telephoto lens with 3X zoom with f/ 2.4 (up to 30X digital zoom).

Galaxy S23+ camera interface.

On the front, Samsung has equipped the product with a new 12MP selfie camera with dual phase-detection autofocus, delivering sharp images even in adverse lighting conditions.

Compare selfies.

Through practical evaluation, the photographic disadvantages of the Galaxy S22+ have been overcome quite well on the Galaxy S23+. And yet, color rendering is also more natural on the Galaxy S23+, especially with skin tones.

Compare photos taken under normal lighting conditions.

In terms of portrait photos, the Galaxy S23+ also achieved notable improvements compared to the Galaxy S22+. HDR has been adjusted so that the overall brightness is raised, for better portraits.

In low light conditions, the Galaxy S23+ also performs equally well.

Compare portrait shots.

The new Galaxy S+ model can record 8K video at up to 30 frames per second (fps), an improvement over last year’s 24fps 8K video recording capability of the Galaxy S22+, supporting post-processing. period. In addition, the video recorded by the Galaxy S23+ camera is also capable of displaying more natural colors, without red, more stable and impressive than the video recorded with the Galaxy S22+.

Performance & Benchmarks

This year’s Galaxy S23 trio is all integrated with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip in all regions around the globe.

In fact, the performance of the Galaxy S23 + is very admirable, handling all tasks very smoothly, “beating” the predecessor Galaxy S22 +.

Galaxy S23+ has a performance that surpasses its predecessor.

In terms of memory, Galaxy S23+ has 8GB RAM options and 2 internal memory versions: 256 and 512GB, no microSD card slot for expansion.

Battery and charger

The Galaxy S23+ packs a 4,700mAh battery, up 5% from the 4,500mAh battery inside the Galaxy S22+ and just slightly smaller than the 5,000mAh battery in the larger and more premium Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Compare battery life between Galaxy S23+ and “competitors”.

When combined with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, the Galaxy S23+ works much more efficiently than its predecessor, delivering much better battery life.

Regarding the charger, this high-end phone still supports 45W wired fast charging, Fast wireless charging 2.0. It only takes users an hour to fully charge the Galaxy S23+ with a 45W charger or 74% charge after just 30 minutes of charging.


Overall, the Galaxy S23+ is a pretty big improvement over its predecessor. Hands-on experience also shows that Samsung has perfected the formula behind this phone.

Close-up of the rear camera cluster.

At a reasonable price, the Galaxy S23+ can be a great replacement for both the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra, and is a good stepping stone for users switching from other manufacturers and ecosystems.



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