Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review

Four prime lenses, infinite possibilities – Samsung’s 200MP S23 Ultra is the Android superphone to beat

5 Star Rating
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra combines the most powerful mix of cameras of any smartphone. While it might feel like deja vu for anyone coming from an S22 Ultra, the S23’s more efficient processor and subtle refinements to the whole experience shine through, making it not only a camera phone champion, but a fantastic smartphone in general.


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    Supremely versatile camera system

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    Fantastic display quality

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    Powerful performance

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    Strong battery life


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    Heavy-handed processing in auto mode

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    Very similar to the S22 Ultra

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    Will be too big for some

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Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra is very similar to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which is no bad thing, with the S22 Ultra having one of the best phone cameras available. Both phones have comparable camera setups, even though their pixel counts differ. They also sport very similar designs, can share cases, and pack virtually identical interfaces and features. So why would you buy an S23 Ultra over an S22 Ultra?

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• Read our guide to the best Android phones
• See our comparison of the latest Galaxy series –
Samsung Galaxy S23 vs 23 Plus vs S23 Ultra

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.