Samsung Galaxy A23 Review!
Some of the 2022 refreshes so far have been fairly impressive, like the galaxy 53 and even the galaxy 83 to some extent. But you could probably just tell by looking at the specs that the galaxy a23 that i have with me is not a good phone for the price at 32 000 rupees here in nepal or 19 500 rupees in india for the 6.28 db variant. This is easily one of the most overpriced phones in its price bracket. Right now i mean there are so many better alternatives available that i find it to be an entirely unnecessary product. Even samsungs own galaxy f235g looks like a much superior phone while being a couple of bucks cheaper. The one aspect where the a23 might seem, like the better of the two at least on paper, is the cameras, but when we compared the camera system of these two phones, we found that the f23 delivers better results. In most cases, starting with the normal daytime shots. The f 23 captures sharper images with much better color processing, in almost every instance, be it hdr, optimization on contrast, levels or white balance, the f 23. Does it better its the same with ultra wide angle, shots as well in portraits. I am more fond of how the f23 handles background. Bokeh too skin tone looks a bit washed out from the galaxy a23 with a hint of reddish tint, whereas the f23 slightly warmer color does look somewhat better, but when it comes to selfies, there is no clear winner between the phones.
Sometimes the a23 takes better selfies with nicer skin tone, while the f23 captures more pleasant images with better sharpness and dynamic range. In some cases, then again, galaxy a23s ois does come in handy under low light conditions. As you can see, the phone captures sharper nighttime images with noticeably less noise in most cases when turning on night mode, the f23 turns up exposure to some degree but theyre, relatively grainier, in comparison about the videos samsungs official product page for the galaxy a23 mentions that The phone can record up to 4k 30 fps, but there is no 4k recording option in our unit, whereas we also know that the snapdragon 680 caps out at 1080p 60fps videos, so its most likely a typo on samsungs part or maybe 4k recording, is arriving with A future update, i cannot tell exactly um as of now. The a23 cannot record uh beyond 1080p 30 fps, where the video comes off too bubbly compared to the galaxy f23. Next up, the galaxy a23 disappoints in the display department as well, while last years, galaxy. A22. 4G featured a 90hz super amoled screen. This one has a 90hz tft lcd panel. For some reason. Yes, samsung has bumped the resolution from hd to full hd this time, but thats nothing. Other brands have been offering a 120 hertz full hd super amoled display in this price category since last year, and as expected, the galaxy a23 screen looks as dull as youd expect.
Its narrower color gamut means contents, dont, look nearly as vibrant or lively as they would on an oled panel, plus the way samsungs blue light filter is implemented on this phone looks pretty unnatural, especially under dark mode. We have thoroughly struggled with outdoor visibility on this thing. As well since it simply cannot get bright enough under harsh lighting conditions. Another thing, its viewing angle is not the widest either and the a33 easily has one of the worst cases of grayscale inversion. Ive come across in a smartphone recently, its like it has a pre applied privacy screen protector, but one that does not really work. Samsung has, however, optimized the adaptive 90hz refresh rate on the a23 quite aggressively well and its wide one l1 certified too, which means you can enjoy hd streaming on netflix and amazon, prime without any trouble adding to the media consumption experience is a single down firing speaker, While it can get fairly loud enough, a mono speaker for a phone of this price is clearly not right as a result, listening to anything with a white, sound stage is not an enjoyable experience here, and it also sounds a bit shrill and distorted at full volumes On to the performance, samsung has used snapdragon 680 4g chipset in the galaxy a23 the same chip we saw on a much cheaper, redmi, note, 11 and the vlv9i. So we already have a good idea about what to expect here. We have used the base 464 gb variant of the phone, and it has handled most of my regular everyday tours quite all right.
Its just that 4gb of ram is not enough to deliver efficient multitasking on full fledged run, ui 4.1, that its running on. So you will encounter a few stutters here and there based on android 12. This android skin is an absolute delight to use, though, from its excellent optimization to all available customization options. The software side of things is pretty solid on the galaxy a23 and samsung has promised two years of android and four years of security updates for this phone, which is still commendable. If you ask me, as for gaming, the galaxy a23 maxes out at just smooth graphics and high frame rates on pubg mobile under this, the phone manages a fairly stable 30 fps with minor flame drops every now, and then you can push it to balance, graphics and Medium frame rates, but the overall gameplay is noticeably worse under these settings. Likewise call of duty mobile maxes out at low graphics and high frame rates, where the 823 swings between 40 to 50 fps in general, but the game dips to as low as 28 fps. Sometimes i noticed the phone getting mildly, warm next to the camera module after six to eight minutes into the game as well, but relatively less demanding games like mobile legends give a pretty smooth 60 fps gameplay alongside cooler temperatures, though samsung has also optimized the galaxy a23 To run high fps games like mech arena and injustice 2., but because of such an under powerful processor, the phone does not hit the 90 fps mark in either game and hovers around 60 to 70 fps.
Instead, moving on samsung has tried to emulate a premium design on the galaxy a23. Everything from its camera module to the color options is similar to the rest of the a series phones this year, unlike the more expensive, a series phone which has this matte back and matte frames. The a23 has glossy all over theres, no ip certification of any sort too, and its sim tray also stays without a protective rubber gasket. Still in all, the phone is pretty well built with the right amount of heft. The weight distribution could have been more even, but that was not a very big deal to me for biometrics theres, a fingerprint reader mounted onto the power button on the side, which is admirably fast enough. Finally, the battery life on this thing is great. Samsung says that this is a 2d battery phone and thats 100, true under medium to heavy usage consisting of browsing social media, apps gaming and even running some power hungry benchmarks. We were getting seven to eight hours of screen on time on average. Just take a look at this pc marks battery endurance benchmark. On the other hand, this phone supports up to 25 watt fast charging. Although you only get a 15 watt power, brick inside the box, which comes with a type a port – and if you want to use the 25 watt charger, you will need to buy a 25 watt brick as well as a type c to type c data.
Cable. Because samsung has shipped a type a to type c cable here, okay, lets wrap up this review. Like i spoiled it at the very beginning. The galaxy a23 is a travesty. I guess you can argue that it has a few notable qualities like an attractive design. Optimized software and solid battery life, but the overall value that anyones looking for while buying a mid range phone, is just not there with this one. So if you want a well rounded phone in general, then the poco x4 pro and the galaxy f23 that we recently reviewed are a couple of terrific choices, want a stock android experience, theres the moto g71. Looking for the most powerful phone for the price check out, the real me 9sc, so what im trying to say is there are simply so many better options out there for everyone and until and unless you get some really heavy discount on the galaxy a23. You should definitely stay far away from it so guys that was all for our full review of the samsung galaxy a23.