- Dec 16, 2009
So far I have mixed feelings about the S23 Ultra. The screen on the S22 Ultra was the best I've ever used so this weird color shifting screen on the S23 Ultra is disappointing. Sure it is a little faster than the Snapdragon S22 Ultra but it doesn't feel earth shattering. The camera is mostly good, but some low light and zoomed photos look worse than the S22 Ultra.
The battery life was amazing at first but has been a mixed bag the past few days. It was ending the day with 50+% where the S22 Ultra was about 30% but the gap is now narrowing for some reason. The speakers and vibrate function are way better than the S22 Ultra. The reception is phenomenal and data speeds are easily 10% faster than the S22 Ultra.
It's really hard to decide whether this was worth the upgrade or not. It's definitely two steps forward and one step back. If I'd never had a Samsung, this phone would probably be incredibly impressive, but they set the bar high last year. Perhaps I should try a replacement.
Can totally relate to this coming from the S22 Ultra.
* Display was better in S22 Ultra, and the S23 Ultra looks washed out sometimes, not sure what triggers it though.
* Battery life - S23 Ultra started way better. But once all the transfers and data uploading complete, it's somewhat very close to my S22 Ultra now, Marginally better.
* Camera is definitely a lot faster, I see less blurry photos compared to the earlier days.
* Root related matters are not that easy anymore. Haven't received a new Security patch yet to determine how much of work is involved to update it without losing data and how much of a risk it is. System R/W was possible thankfully, so most old mods are working.