Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Specs Comparison

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Display

Size:

5.8 inches
6.8 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI
3088 x 1440 pixels, 19.3:9 ratio, 501 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
89.87 %

Peak brightness:

1750 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SM8550 (4 nm)

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1x 3.36GHz Kryo Prime + 4x 2.8GHz Kryo Gold + 3x 2.0GHz Kryo Silver

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 740

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5X

Internal storage:

64GB
256GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (13)

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Fast charging, Qi wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 45.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
200 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Sensor size: 1/1.3"

Second camera:

10 MP (Telephoto, OIS)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 69 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.52"

Third camera:

10 MP (Telephoto)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 10.0x; Aperture size: F4.9; Focal Length: 230 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.52"

Fourth camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"

Flash:

LED
Dual LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (30 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps)

Features:

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR

Front:

8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
12 MP (Autofocus)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
6.43 x 3.07 x 0.35 inches (163.3 x 78 x 8.9 mm) , thickness with camera 0.42 inches (10.68 mm)

Weight:

5.47 oz (155.0 g)
8.25 oz (234.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Yes; IP68

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red
Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender

Cellular

5G:

n1, n7, n28, n41, n66, n71, n78, n258, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

4G (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

4G (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

3G:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Dual Nano SIM + eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0, EDR
5.3

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax, Wi-Fi 6E; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Charging, Video out, Mass storage device
Charging, OTG

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Ultra Wideband (UWB)

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG950U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.49 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.46 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1200

In The Box:

USB-C cable, SIM Tray ejector, Paperwork

Availability

Officially announced:

Yes
Yes
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