|Specs||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra||Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra|
|Display (Same)||6.8 Inches 1440×3088 • 501 PPI • Dynamic Amoled • 120Hz Refresh Rate • HDR 10+||6.8 Inches 1440×3088 • 501 PPI • Dynamic Amoled • 120Hz Refresh Rate • HDR 10+|
|Brightness (Same)||1750 nits||1750 nits|
|Display Protection (Different)||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2|
|Back Body (Different)||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2|
|Battery (Same)||5000 Mah||5000 Mah|
|Front Camera (Different)||40 MP / F2.2||12 MP / F2.2|
|Back Quad Cameras (Different)||108 MP / F1.8 • 12 MP / F2.2 • 10 MP / F2.4 • 10 MP /F4.9||200 MP / F1.7 • 12 MP / F2.2 • 10 MP / F2.4 • 10 MP / F4.9|
|RAM & Storage (Different)||8 GB LPDDR5 & 128 GB UFS 3.1||8 GB LPDDR5X & 256 GB UFS 4.0|
|Fast Charging (Same)||45 Watt||45 Watt|
|Wireless Charging (Same)||Yes, 15 Watt||Yes, 15 Watt|
|Software||Android 13 • One UI 5.1||Android 13 • One UI 5.1|
|Android Updates||Upto Android 16||Upto Android 17|
|Processor (Different)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|Graphics (Different)||Adreno 730||Adreno 740|
|WiFi (Different)||Wifi 6||Wifi 6E|
|In-Display Fingerprint Scanner (Same)||Ultrasonic||Ultrasonic|
|5G Bands SIM 1 (Different)||FDD N1 / N2 / N3 / N5 / N7 / N8 / N12 / N20 / N25 / N28 / N66 • TDD N38 / N40 / N77 / N78||FDD N1 / N2 / N3 / N5 / N7 / N8 / N12 / N20 / N25 / N28 • TDD N38 / N40 / N41 / N77 / N78|
|Water Resistant (Same)||IP 68 • upto 1.5m depth for 30min||IP 68 • upto 1.5m depth for 30min|
|Weight||228 Grams||236 Grams|
|Color Variants||Phantom Black • Phantom White • Green • Burgundy||Phantom Black • Cream • Levender • Red • Green • Sky Blue • Lime • Graphite|
|Price (USA)||$899 (128GB) (Buy Now)||$1199 (256GB) (Buy Now)|
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Display & Design – S22 Ultra Vs S23 Ultra
Both Samsung phones have 2K 120Hz HDR10+ AMOLED display. The Samsung S23 ultra’s display is less curved than the S22 ultra, which does not cause accidental touches. Samsung S23 Ultra has Vision booster 3 which auto adapts & adjusts HDR content according to the external environment. The S23 Ultra’s display sports a cool tint while the S22 Ultra’s display sports a warm tint.
The back design of the Samsung S23 Ultra is flat compared to the S22 Ultra which gives a nice premium feel. While the S22 ultra makes a good grip in the hand. The edge to edge s pen works in the Samsung S23 ultra, while it was not the case in the S22 ultra. There is not much difference between S23 ultra and S22 ultra.
Camera & Photography – S22 Ultra Vs S23 Ultra
Front Camera: The S22 ultra has a 40 MP camera while the S23 ultra has a 12 MP camera. But the sensor size of S23 is bigger due to which there has been an improvement in the photos. More contrast is seen in the photos of S23 ultra. The S23 Ultra controls the backlight in photos better than the S22 Ultra. Samsung S22 Ultra is still better in videography as more megapixels bring more details in the video.
Back Camera: Samsung S22 ultra has 108 MP camera while S23 ultra has 200 MP camera. Improvements have taken place in the S23 Ultra’s camera, which includes edge detection, night photos, zoom and videography. But the camera of Samsung S22 ultra also performs well. The S23 Ultra supports video recording up to 8k 30fps while the S 22 Ultra supports up to 8K 24fps. OIS and all other essential camera features are present in both the phones.
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Performance Differences – S22 Ultra Vs S23 Ultra
Samsung galaxy S22 ultra has Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 gen 1 CPU and Adreno 730 GPU. Whereas Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 gen 2 CPU and Adreno 740 GPU. Samsung S22 Ultra gives almost 25% less performance than Samsung S23 Ultra. But this does not mean at all that the phone runs slow due to this. The Samsung S22 Ultra is capable of handling all tasks like gaming, multi-tasking and editing smoothly.
Samsung S23 ultra has the latest UFS 4.0 storage and LPDDR5X Ram. While Samsung S22 Ultra has UFS 3.2 storage and LPDDR5 RAM. The speed of S23 ultra is higher in numbers but there is not much difference between the two phones in real life usage.
Software & Updates – S22 Ultra Vs S23 Ultra
Both Samsung S23 ultra and S22 ultra phones will get Android for 4 years and security updates for 5 years. Because the S 22 ultra is a year old, updates up to Android 16 will be available. Updates up to Android 17 will be available in S 23 Ultra.
Future-proofing and Longevity
Definitely S 23 ultra is a year ahead than S22 ultra. But there is not so much difference that s 22 ultra should not be bought. The S 22 Ultra is still worth buying for less. Users with S 22 ultra should not buy S 23 ultra and if someone wants to buy a new phone then they can buy S 22 ultra.
Price and Value
The value of S22 ultra is higher than that of S23 ultra.
Price: S23 Ultra $1199 (256GB) • S22 Ultra $899 (128GB)
Both Samsung S 23 ultra and S 22 ultra phones are very good. S 23 ultra has latest hardware and has more than 1 year of updates. But there is not much difference felt in real life usage. If you like to use latest technology then S 23 ultra is for you. But if you keep the value of your money and calculate everything and buy then S 22 ultra is for you.