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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: specs, release date, camera, screen, size, reviews

Added 12.15.22 | Updated 05.15.23

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

  • Rating: 4.19 out of 5 (86 votes)
  • Release Date:  February 01, 2023
  • Price: 1400 EUR
  • Processor: Octa-core (1x3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3x2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • Storage and memory: 256GB 8GB RAM
  • Screen: Dynamic AMOLED 2X 6.8 inc
  • Main Camera:  Quad, 200MP
  • Selfie Camera:  Single, 12MP
  • Related ModelsSamsung Galaxy S23 FE | Samsung Galaxy S23 | Samsung Galaxy S23+ |

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Description of Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is a high-end smartphone that was released on February 1, 2023. It is a versatile device equipped with extensive network technology support covering GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, LTE, and 5G, ensuring seamless connectivity worldwide.


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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra specs

Common | Price | Design | Screen | Hardware | Memory | Software | Main Camera | Selfie camera | Cellular | Connectivity | Battery | Audio | Sensors | Performance Benchmark

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Release dateCommon

Brand and model

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Launch date

01 February 2023

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra PricePrice

First price

1400 EUR

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra dimension, size, weightDesign

Height

6.43 inc (163.4 mm)

Width

3.07 inc ( 78.1 mm)

Depth

0.35 inc ( 8.9 mm)

Weight

8.25 oz (234 grams)

Build materials

Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminum frame

Water resistant

IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) Stylus (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)

Colors

Phantom Black, Green, Cream, Lavender, Graphite, Sky Blue, Lime, Red, BMW M Edition

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra screenScreen

Technology Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Size

6.8 inc

Screen Area

114.7 cm2

Resolution

1440 x 3088 px

Points per inch

500 PPI

Color Depth

16M

Ratio (height:width)

Ratio (screen:body)

89.9%

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2

Additional Features

-120Hz
-HDR10+
-1750 nits (peak)
-1200 nits (HBM)
-Always-on display

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra ProcessorHardware

Chipset

Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)

Processor CPU

- Octa-core (1x3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3x2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)

Graphics processor GPU

- Adreno 740

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Memory and storageMemory

Internal Memory

256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM

Memory Card Slot

No

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra SoftwareSoftware

Operating System (OS)

Android 13, One UI 5.1

User Interface

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra main camera specsMain Camera

Number of Cameras

Quad

Specs

-200 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.3", 0.6µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
-10 MP, f/4.9, 230mm (periscope telephoto), 1/3.52", 1.12µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom
-10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.52", 1.12µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
-12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Super Steady video

Features

LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Video Recording 8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
DxOMark Rating140 (Position 20 out of 292)
DxOMark Photos139
DxOMark Video137

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra selfie camera specsSelfie camera

Number of Cameras

Single

Specs

-12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF

Features

Dual video call, Auto-HDR, HDR10+

Video Recording 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Rating141 (Position 11 out of 100)
DxOMark Photos139
DxOMark Video145

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Cellular BandsCellular

Bands GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
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SIM Card Nano-SIM and eSIMDual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs and eSIM, dual stand-by)
Speed HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G
SAR EU 0.96 W/kg (head) 1.40 W/kg (body)
SAR 1.12 W/kg (head) 0.92 W/kg (body)

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra wifi bluetooth gps nfcConnectivity

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE
GPS GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
USB USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Battery type and CapacityBattery

Capacity

5000 mAh

Type

Li-Ion, non-removable

Charging

-Fast charging 45W, 65% in 30 min
-Power Delivery 3.0
-Wireless charging 15W (Qi/PMA)
-Reverse wireless charging 4.5W

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra sound and multimediaAudio

Headphone Jack No
Radio No
Others -32-bit/384kHz audio
-Tuned by AKG
-stereo speakers

Sensors

Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Other specifications

Others

-Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
-Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-Ultra Wideband (UWB) support

Performance Benchmark

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra antutu score Antutu Score

Antutu 10 Total1530695 (Position 29 out of 255)
Antutu 10 CPU377291 (Position 18 out of 178)
Antutu 10 GPU595608 (Position 13 out of 178)
Antutu 10 Mem286984 (Position 15 out of 178)
Antutu 10 UX270813 (Position 31 out of 178)
Antutu 9 Score1287951 (Position 21 out of 1345)

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra geekbench ScoreGeekbench Score

GeekBench 6 Single Core1883 (Position 27 out of 562)
GeekBench 6 Multi Core4993 (Position 28 out of 561)
GeekBench 6 Vulkan5815 (Position 26 out of 281)
GeekBench 6 OpenCL8807 (Position 3 out of 324)
GeekBench 5 Single Core1396 (Position 51 out of 1886)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core4882 (Position 20 out of 1875)

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Disclaimer: This information is based on public data and official specifications from Samsung. However, there may be differences in specifications.

*Source of data https://www.samsung.com/us/smartphones/galaxy-s23-ultra/specs/

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Reviews and Opinions

Rate this smartphone
4.19 / 5
(86)

Pros:
  • Powerful 200MP camera
  • Flatter display, better for S Pen
  • Exclusive Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip for Galaxy
  • Smart One UI 5.1 improvements
Cons:
  • Very expensive
  • No improvement in charging speed

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Frequently Asked Questions

The price of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra varies based on the specific model and storage capacity. As of the latest update, the base model starts at 1400 EUR. Prices increase for models with larger storage capacity and additional features.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra mobile was launched on February 01, 2023 in these colors: Phantom Black, Green, Cream, Lavender, Graphite, Sky Blue, Lime, Red, BMW M Edition.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has dimensions of Height: 163.4 mm Width: 78.1 mm Thickness: 8.9 mm and weighs approximately 234 grams.
When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.8 inches diagonally offering a resolution of 1440 x 3088 px at a pixel density of 500 ppi.
Device comes with chipset Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) with processor Octa-core (1x3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3x2.0 GHz Cortex-A510). Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is available with internal memory of 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM.
The device have a Quad rear camera setup with specs of 200 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.3", 0.6µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS 10 MP, f/4.9, 230mm (periscope telephoto), 1/3.52", 1.12µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.52", 1.12µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Super Steady video and features like LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
The device comes with Single front camera setup with specs of 12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF and features like Dual video call, Auto-HDR, HDR10+