The Samsung Galaxy s23 Ultra and Google’s Pixel 8 Pro are a head-to-head competition for the best camera. Both phones have a rectangular design, with slightly skinnier bezels and a flat display. The Galaxy S23 Ultra has a Gorilla Glass Victor 2 front and back end, which is highly shatter and scratch resistant. Both phones are IP68 water and dust resistant, making them suitable for various environments.
The Pixel 8 Pro has a more comfortable grip, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra is a heftier device with rounded corners. The Galaxy S23 Ultra runs on Android, but the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a one-UI launch launcher, which offers a similar basic UI to both phones. However, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has some aesthetical differences, especially in the notification bar.
Both phones are water and dust resistant, making them suitable for various environments. The Pixel 8 Pro has a more comfortable grip, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a more streamlined design.
The Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 Ultra have different software experiences, with the Pixel 8 Pro offering a more comprehensive UI and customization options. The Pixel 8 Pro has an AI wallpaper feature, different themes, and wallpapers, while the Pixel 8 Ultra has Google’s own versions of Google’s apps and services, such as Google Gole assistant and Samsung Pay. The Pixel 8 Pro also has a S Pen stylus for creative use, which is useful for sketching and signing documents.
The Pixel 8 Pro has a temperature sensor for taking temperature readings, while the Pixel 8 Pro has an optical scanner for unlocking the phone. Both phones support eIM and physical SIM, making them suitable for travel or temporary use. The Galaxy S23 Ultra has a 1TB storage capacity, while the Pixel 8 Pro has a 512GB capacity.
The Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 Ultra both support eIM and physical SIM, making them suitable for travel and temporary use. However, the Pixel 8 Pro has a fingerprint sensor, which is less secure than the fingerprint sensor. Both phones also support eIM and physical SIM, making them suitable for travel and temporary use.
The Pixel 8 Pro and Galaxy S23 Ultra are two smartphones with similar specifications and features. The Pixel 8 Pro has a 6.7-inch display with Dynamic AMOLED 2x technology, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a 388×440 resolution. Both phones support HDR10 content and have gorgeous deep blacks. Both phones have an LTE panel, allowing for a smooth, fluid experience when using the UI. The Pixel 8 Pro is clearer in brightness levels, reaching 2400nits compared to 1750nits on the S23 Ultra.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra has a stereo speaker setup, slightly louder than the Pixel 8 Pro but maintaining clarity. However, headphone jack support is limited on both phones. In terms of performance, the Pixel 8 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 power, while the Pixel 8 Pro has a Tensor G3 processor. Both phones have a gaming mode, but the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a more fluid experience with less noticeable frame rate drops. Battery life is good for both phones, with the Pixel 8 Pro offering up to a 20-30 minute gaming session.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Pixel 8 Pro are two powerful blowers with 5,000mAh capacity batteries, providing excellent battery life. Both phones can last all day on a single charge, with the Galaxy S23 Ultra lasting around 7 to 8 hours of screen time and a good bit of camera playback. The Pixel 8 Pro is slightly faster at around 7% on average, resulting in over 15 hours of video playback and just over 13 hours for the Pixel 8 Pro.
The camera setup is different, with the Galaxy S23 Ultra having a 200-megapixel ISO cell hp2 sensor and a 50-megapixel OCTA PD sensor. Both phones offer full Pro-style camera controls, including light, ISO levels, shutter speed, and Wi-Fi. Both phones have the option of shooting in raw format for editing on the go.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra offers slightly brighter colors and brighter colors in good light, while the Pixel 8 Pro has more natural output. The Pixel 8 Pro has a three-time zoom and a single take mode, while the Pixel 8 Pro has a few extra bonus modes, such as long exposure and action pan. The Ultra Wide Angle Shooter has a 48 Meg effort on the Pixel compared to 12 Megs on the S23 Ultra.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra offers better photo quality with warmer colors and brighter, bolder night shots. It has dual 10 Megapixel Snappers, while the Pixel 8 Pro has a solo 48 map shooter with 5 times optical zoom. Both phones offer optical image stabilization. Samsung can zoom in up to 100 times, while Google hits the sealant at 30 times. The Pixel 8 Pro has stronger AI tools and more conventional editing features. The Pixel 8 Pro camera has features like best take, motion animation, and audio enhancements for video. Both phones can shoot up to 8K resolution footage, but the Pixel 8 Pro has a video boost feature that will brighten and sharpen footage at night. The Pixel 8 Pro has a 10.5 megapixel selfie snapper and a slightly sharper 12 megapixel effort on the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Both phones produce snaps with plenty of facial detail and respectable tones in good light and lower light. The Pixel 8 Pro offers the added reassurance of the extra 3 years of software updates in terms of performance.