Which is the best Samsung phone? The answer to that question is not as straightforward as it might sound. Why? Usually, the most powerful smartphone from a brand is the overall best. How do we measure that? Primarily by looking at what model has the most powerful processor. Well, in 2023, Samsung has five (5) different models using the same top dog processor, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Those models are:
- Samsung Galaxy S23 (review)
- Samsung Galaxy S23+
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5
Of these models, which Samsung phone is the best? Which is the best Samsung phone to buy in 2023? The only correct answer is, “It depends”. Yes; it depends on your specific needs. What Samsung has done is make available the same premium flagship power and performance in five different form factors that meet different needs, so you can find one that best meets your needs. Below, I spell out which Samsung phone is the best for what. Come along.
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Which is the best compact Samsung phone?
While it looks like the whole world wants their phones bigger and bigger, there are certain individuals (including yours truly) who prefer more compact phones. If you are like me, the Samsung Galaxy S23 is definitely the best Samsung phone for you in 2023. It has a 6.1-inch display and behind that is the raw power of a premium flagship.
Which is the best foldable Samsung phone?
The best foldable Samsung phone of 2023 is the Z Fold5. It is superior in every way to any of the older foldables from Samsung.
Which is the best flip Samsung phone?
The best foldable Samsung phone of 2023 is the Z Flip5. It is superior in every way to any of the older clam shell models from Samsung. And you will enjoy the bigger, more capable cover display on this one.
Which Samsung phone is the best for photography and video recording?
If you want to be able to capture the best photos and record the best videos with a Samsung, the best Samsung phone for that is the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Sure, the cameras on all the other premium flagship Samsung models are similar, but the S23 Ultra has a trick up its sleeves – a 200 MP primary lens and a 10 MP periscope telephoto lens with 10x optical zoom. These two features are missing on the S23, S23+, Fold5, and Flip5. And these extra features mean that the S23 Ultra is capable of much more versatile shots and videos than any of the others.
Which is the best Samsung phone with a stylus?
The stylus is no longer a common feature in the smartphone world. Samsung and Motorola are two mainstream brands that still make stylus phones. If you want the best Samsung phone with a stylus, again, the resounding answer to that is the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The S23 Ultra has a stylus supplied and a large 6.8-inch display for you to put your artistic or professional self to task. It is an superb electronic stylus too, having Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro, all built in, for advanced features.
Which is the best Samsung phone with a medium-sized display?
Initially, I was not sure what the S23+ was best for, at this point. Perhaps you do not want to spend almost $900 on a smartphone but want the flagship experience on a larger screen than the S23 offers. That is a valid use case. Let’s say that the S23+ is the best Samsung phone with a medium-sized display.
Which is the best budget Samsung phone?
Outside of the top five models, if you are not able or willing to spend premium money for a premium flagship from Samsung, the best budget Samsung phone, without any controversy, is the Galaxy A54. For about one third the price of the Samsung S23 Ultra, you get a premium design and build, as well as performance and features that are close enough to make it a superior experience.
Which is the best Samsung phone for you?
Having broken things down for you, I can ask, which is the best Samsung phone for you? Is it the compact Galaxy S23, the Galaxy S23 Plus with a mid-sized display, the Galaxy S23 Ultra with a large display, stylus, and superb cameras, the Galaxy Z Fold5 that opens up into tablet size, the Galaxy Z Flip5 that is extremely pocket-able but opens up to give you a large display, or the extremely affordable Galaxy A54?