Samsung Galaxy S23 Review: The Overpriced Gamer Phone That Just Works

Samsung Galaxy S23 Review: The Overpriced Phone That Works

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Yo, what’s good, guys, it’s GPR, and today we’re talking about gaming on mobile. For those who are serious about their mobile gaming, there’s a whole range of Android phones out there that are specifically designed for gaming. Brands like ASUS, Redmagic, Xiaomi Black Shark and others have got you covered sweating. These phones boast 144Hz or 165Hz displays, lightning-fastouch sampling, beefed-up cooling systems, built-in trigger,s and customizable gaming tools that the big brands like Samsung and Apple just can’t match.

Samsung Galaxy S23: The Ultimate Smartphone Experience

Now, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series has to balance other important factors like cameras, which often get overlooked by the gaming-focused brands. This is why the Galaxy S22 series had some overheating issues. It just couldn’t keep up with the heat generated by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, leading to some throttling.

But with the introduction of the overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Galaxy S23 phones, especially the S23 Ultra, are changing the game. You no longer need a dedicated “gaming phone”. Sure, the ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro might be the king of gaming phones, but the S23 series can still give you a top-notch gaming experience with consistent frame rates and even ray tracing.

So, whether you’re a casual or a serious mobile gamer, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series is definitely worth checking out.

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As a highly educated technology expert, I can confidently say that the Galaxy S23 Ultra is a force to be reckoned with in the mobile gaming world. Our hands-on tests with popular games like Fortnite and Genshin Impact, coupled with discussions with Samsung engineers, have only solidified our belief that the S23 Ultra will not only be the best gaming phone of the year, but that the S23 and S23+ are also worth considering for serious mobile gamers.

Despite Samsung’s emphasis on cameras during the Galaxy Unpacked event, the company did reveal a significant 34% increase in CPU and 41% increase in GPU compared to the previous generation. But what does this translate to in practical terms?

I had the privilege of speaking with Samsung’s EVP and Head of Mobile R&D, Wonjoon Choi, to get to the heart of the matter. After all, the previous generation of Samsung phones, the S22 series, had to impose strict throttling on 10,000 apps using its Game Optimization Service (GOS) to prevent overheating. While Samsung allows disabling of this feature, the S23 series has brought back GOS throttling by default.

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So, with the best Android games in mind, I posed the question: can Samsung harness the full potential of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or is this increase simply for benchmarking purposes?

Choi put my concerns to rest, highlighting that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is inherently more efficient and that the phones themselves have improved heat dissipation. Moreover, Samsung has optimized its software to better support gaming, ultimately reducing the number of instances where throttling is necessary. It’s clear that the Galaxy S23 series has made the leap from merely being a contender in the mobile gaming arena to becoming a reigning champion.

As a highly educated technology expert, I can confidently say that the Galaxy S23 series is poised to revolutionize the gaming landscape in 2023. The enlarged vapor cooling chambers in all three models are a true testament to Samsung’s unwavering commitment to delivering the ultimate gaming experience. No longer will gamers have to endure dropped frames or overheating during extended play sessions, as the active cooling system will keep the phone running cool and smooth, like a well-oiled machine.

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs iPhone

If you want to play games, you better see if your games are on the Apple Play store, as most are exclusive to Anroid, making the choice a matter of software rather than hardware. UFS 4.0 storage takes the gaming experience to the next level, with read and write speeds that are blazing fast. Downloads and load times will be a thing of the past, with 46% improved efficiency that not only makes the phone run faster, but also cooler. The exclusive Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, made by TMSC, is the cherry on top. With its overclocked cores and Adreno 740 GPU, it absolutely crushes the previous generation and delivers performance that is nothing short of phenomenal.

Qualcomm has truly delivered on their promise of efficient performance, and the best Android phones in 2023 will be excellent for gaming. But, without a doubt, Samsung’s phones will stand at the top of the pack, shining like a beacon of technological prowess. The Galaxy S23 series is the epitome of a Hollywood blockbuster, with a sleek design, cutting-edge technology, and a plot that is guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours on end.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra, the latest addition to Samsung’s flagship lineup, is already turning heads in the gaming community. Our Phones Editor, Nick Sutrich, who was equally impressed by the Galaxy S22 Ultra, confirms that the new model outpaces its predecessor in a multitude of ways.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Battery Life and Overheating

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which powers many of last year’s top Android phones, has struggled to keep up with the demands of demanding games, often overheating and slowing down the average FPS below what even older flagships could handle. The Galaxy S23 Ultra changes that with its Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. During a one-hour gaming session of Fortnite, Nick was able to maintain a consistent 60FPS, with the phone “barely even warm” at the end of it. The Galaxy S23 Ultra also boasts impressive battery life, with 57% remaining even after a day of active use beyond gaming.

While gaming-specific phones might offer higher frame rates for specific games, efficiency and consistency are better traits for a gaming phone. With the Galaxy S23 series, gamers can enjoy a game for longer without worrying about plugging in and losing performance. Although we have yet to test the Galaxy S23 and S23+, both of which have 8GB of RAM and FHD+ displays, Samsung’s emphasis on gaming upgrades for all three models suggests that fast and efficient gaming can be achieved even at a lower cost.

The Samsung Galaxy S23: An Overpriced Safe Option

As exciting as the Samsung Galaxy S23 is, the gaming phone market is far from settled. The upcoming ASUS ROG Phone and phones with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2+ later this year, such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, are expected to perform even better. But it’s worth noting that a quality all-around experience, including cameras, battery, software, and other areas, is still a must for everyday gamers who are willing to spend on a phone.

The Galaxy S22 series, despite its shortcomings in performance, delivered in almost every other area. The Qualcomm-powered Galaxy S23 takes the last piece of the puzzle and promises to be the phone that everyday gamers have been waiting for.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Review: The Overpriced Gamer Phone That Just Works
Samsung Galaxy S23 Review: The Overpriced Phone That Works
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