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Samsung Galaxy A23 5G smartphone review: Powerful mid-range phone with OIS camera

Inflation in the middle class. The Galaxy A23 5G has made a significant price jump compared to its predecessor. More cameras, faster charging and a slightly more modern SoC are supposed to compenste for this. Is this enough, or are there better choices to be found in other inexpensive 5G phones?
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G

The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is one of the more affordable 5G smartphones in Samsung's lineup. In Europe, the smartphone was only available in the 5G version at the time of review, although the Galaxy A22 predecessor is also offered as a 4G variant and the Galaxy A23 4G is also available internationally.

The manufacturer is asking US$ 244.99 for the 64 GB version of the Galaxy A23 5G. This is a significant price jump of around US$ 70 more than the predecessor, which consequently changes the category of comparison phones. In the meantime, the price of the predecessor has fallen even further: The Galaxy A22 5G can be purchased online for around US$ 188.50 at the time of review.

In our review, we take a closer look at whether the surcharge pays off in light of the device's improvements, or whether you should buy the predecessor.

Note for international readers (outside the German speaking region): Prices may vary widely from location to location and so may not correspond to the aforementioned prices.

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Galaxy A Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 660 Gold (Cortex-A77) / Silver (Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
6.60 inch 20:9, 2408 x 1080 pixel 400 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, PLS, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (dedicated, up to 1TB) , 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B17/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B38/​B40/​B41/​B66), 5G (n1/​n3/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 165.4 x 76.9 ( = 0.33 x 6.51 x 3.03 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 25 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, OIS, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.2, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 1.492W/​kg (head), 1.251W/​kg (body) , fanless
Weight
197 g ( = 6.95 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80.3 %
10/2022
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
197 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2408x1080
79.6 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
203 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.60"2400x1080
80.8 %
07/2022
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
195 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.59"2412x1080
81.7 %
07/2022
Motorola Moto G82 5G
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
173 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.60"2400x1080
80.3 %
06/2022
Huawei Nova 9 SE
SD 680, Adreno 610
191 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.78"2388x1080

Case – Ambient edge design on the Galaxy A23

The Galaxy A23 5G is available in white, light blue or black. The smartphone has adopted Samsung's Ambient Edge design, which the higher-end Galaxy A devices currently have: The camera module merges very smoothly into the case thanks to curved edges and a matte back aims to give it a higher-quality look.

Indeed, the design is very suitable for everyday use and does not appear out of place in any situation. However, the glossy bezel of the smartphone does not quite match the matte back; a matte frame would have been better here. The phone feels stable, and selective points of pressure on the front is only visible in a few places in the screen's liquid crystal. When subject to torsional stress, the Galaxy smartphone creaks quietly.

Compared to the predecessor, the Galaxy A23 5G is slightly lighter, but still a few grams heavier than comparable phones. On the front, there is a clear frame around the screen with a thick chin, and the front camera is concealed in a waterdrop notch. The screen is protected by shatterproof Gorilla Glass 5.

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G

Size Comparison

167.2 mm / 6.58 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 203 g0.4475 lbs165.4 mm / 6.51 inch 76.9 mm / 3.03 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs164.3 mm / 6.47 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs164.64 mm / 6.48 inch 75.55 mm / 2.97 inch 7.94 mm / 0.3126 inch 191 g0.4211 lbs160.9 mm / 6.33 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Two memory variants

The Galaxy A23 5G is available in two variants:

  • 64 GB mass storage / 4 GB RAM: US$ 244.99
  • 128 GB mass storage / 4 GB RAM: Dependent on location, as this is not available in the US. In Germany, the RRP is EUR 329 (~US$ 330)

NFC for mobile payment services is available, as is the somewhat more modern Bluetooth 5.1. 

A USB-C port is installed and makes the device compatible with many chargers and other accessories. However, the port is only equipped with USB 2.0 internally, so data transfer is relatively slow.

Left: SIM slot
Left: SIM slot
Right: volume rocker, standby button with fingerprint reader
Right: volume rocker, standby button with fingerprint reader
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: speaker, USB-C, microphone, 3.5 mm audio port
Bottom: speaker, USB-C, microphone, 3.5 mm audio port

microSD card reader

We used the AV-PRO-Angelbird V60 microSD reference card to test the microSD port, which is conveniently separated from the two SIM slots. As in the predecessor, the Galaxy A23 5G is impressive in our copy test and achieves significantly higher data rates than other smartphones.

The card reader also proves to be fast in the CPDT benchmark.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
45.7 MB/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
44 MB/s ∼96% -4%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
28.9 MB/s ∼63% -37%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
27.5 MB/s ∼60% -40%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø41.4 (29.9-52.3)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø28.8 (15.3-45.8)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø36.2 (29.8-46.8)
Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø33.1 (23.8-41.8)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.9 (67.1-81.5)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø70.7 (11.8-76.8)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.1 (42.7-84.9)
Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.2 (38-84.1)

Software - A lot of preinstalled software

Samsung installs Android 12 and puts its own OneUI 4.1 on top, which is primarily designed so that you can use the smartphone well with one hand. All important homescreen buttons are located in the lower area of the screen.

The installed security patches were from August 2022 at the time of review and so could use another update. These are supposed to be released every 3 months, with Samsung specifying four years of updates in total. According to our colleagues at 9to5Google, an update to Android 13 is also planned, but it is not yet entirely clear whether Android 14 will be available for the smartphone. 

As is usually the case with Samsung, you have to live with a few preinstalled third-party apps such as Microsoft Office, LinkedIn or Spotify. Some of these can only be deactivated and are no longer visible, but unfortunately still take up storage space. Samsung also preinstalls its Software Suite, which contains several apps that are also included in Android (browser, news), thus adding to the total ballast. At least these can be uninstalled easily if so desired.     

Software Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Software Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Software Samsung Galaxy A23 5G

Communications & GNSS - Numerous 4G frequencies

WiFi 5 is the fastest WLAN standard in Samsung's Galaxy A23 and is therefore on par with the price range. The speeds we determined under testing with our Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 reference router are also on the usual level of around 350 Mbps. Transfer rates also proved to be very stable. 

In terms of mobile communications, 5G is supported, but only in the sub-6 range. The smartphone recognizes considerably more 4G frequencies than the Galaxy A22 5G predecessor, so you can use mobile internet often when traveling abroad.

We also randomly tested the signal strength in the 4G network. The Galaxy A23 5G is not always completely convincing. In some areas, it shows significantly fewer reception bars than higher-quality smartphones. The reception never breaks off completely, but the smartphone needs a much stronger signal in order to be able to communicate reliably with the network.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=123, last 2 years)
604 MBit/s ∼100% +83%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
352 (339min - 360max) MBit/s ∼58% +7%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
342 (321min - 351max) MBit/s ∼57% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
330 (304min - 343max) MBit/s ∼55%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
307 (299min - 312max) MBit/s ∼51% -7%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=125, last 2 years)
653 MBit/s ∼100% +82%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
366 (351min - 381max) MBit/s ∼56% +2%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
364 (349min - 382max) MBit/s ∼56% +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
363 (354min - 376max) MBit/s ∼56% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
358 (334min - 374max) MBit/s ∼55%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (16.9 - 1368, n=123, last 2 years)
510 MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
348 (340min - 353max) MBit/s ∼68%
iperf3 receive AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (31.1 - 953, n=124, last 2 years)
474 MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
361 (322min - 366max) MBit/s ∼76%
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Samsung Galaxy A23 5G; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø330 (304-343)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø358 (334-374)
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Our review device is able to access the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou networks for localization. Although not as many satellites are detected under testing, the accuracy is a good three meters immediately after stepping outside.

For our practical test, we went for a bike ride and took the Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch as a comparison device. It turns out that the Galaxy A23 5G is a little less accurate than the Garmin watch, but its tracking capabilities are not a total failure either.

So you can use the Galaxy A23 5G for everyday navigation with a clear conscience. Only when absolute precision is required should you look elsewhere.

Locating the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G - overview
Locating the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G - overview
Locating the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G - loop
Locating the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G - loop
Locating the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G - bridge
Locating the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G - bridge
Locating the Garmin Venu 2 – overview
Locating the Garmin Venu 2 – overview
Locating the Garmin Venu 2 – loop
Locating the Garmin Venu 2 – loop
Locating the Garmin Venu 2 – bridge
Locating the Garmin Venu 2 – bridge

Telephony & Voice Quality - Galaxy A23 5G with mediocre call quality

Samsung uses its own phone app, which shifts the focus a little more on the dialpad than Google's app. If you don't like the dialer, you can also install other apps from the Play Store, but you should be careful about which provider you choose to trust.

VoLTE and VoWiFi calls are possible, and the location of WiFi calls is relayed to the mobile network provider and Google so that the smartphone can be located in case of emergency calls. Conveniently, VoWiFi can be turned on and off via a button in the quick access menu.

Overall, call quality is rather mediocre. The internal earpiece does not have an overly high maximum volume, but booms quite strongly when you turn it up to max. At lower volume, the sound gets a little better. The microphone transmits speech with slight noise interference. The other party is quite understandable in hands-free mode, but sounds a little muffled. One should not speak too quietly here or the voice will no longer be audible.

Cameras - OIS on board

Photo with the front camera
Photo with the front camera

Compared to the predecessor, there is one more camera on the back of the Galaxy A23 5G: A macro lens has been added, but it can only be used in a special mode and is also severely limited by the low resolution of only 2 megapixels.

The main camera has a few million more pixels. The 50-megapixel sensor comes from Hynix and features optical image stabilization as a highlight. The full resolution will probably be only rarely used; the camera combines four pixels into one pixel by default and thus takes pictures at 12.5 megapixels. At first glance, images look quite decent, but details are a little blurry and less vivid than in higher-quality cameras.

In low light and high contrasts, the brightening is of a moderate quality, and nothing is usually recognizable in dark areas. Sharpness in the bright areas is acceptable.

Videos can be recorded with the main camera at a maximum of 1080p and 30 fps. Unfortunately, 4K remains a pipe dream for most smartphones in this price range. Brightness adjustment works quite well during recording, but the autofocus is a bit slow from time to time. The overall image quality is decent, as long as the ambient light is relatively bright. Switching between lenses is only possible before recording. 

A 5-megapixel wide-angle lens is also available on the Galaxy A23 5G, but this is more suited to snapshots: distant objects are little more than pixel mush when you look closely, and there is significant distortion and blurring at the edges. You can only switch directly between the main camera and the wide-angle lens, so a hybrid zoom is not possible.

In good light, the selfies from the front-facing camera are also pleasing, but you should not enlarge them too much, otherwise pixel artifacts will appear. 

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera - flowerMain camera - environmentMain camera - low lightWide angle camera

In the lab under set lighting conditions, the camera achieves average performance for an affordable mid-range phone: an image of the test chart at one lux brightness is still possible, but dark areas are no longer visible. A slight blur can also be seen in the center of the image in full studio lighting.

ColorChecker
15.2 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
11 ∆E
17 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
10 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
9 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A23 5G: 10.88 ∆E min: 2.64 - max: 17.01 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
49.8 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
42.7 ∆E
58.5 ∆E
49.5 ∆E
32.6 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
60.1 ∆E
60.4 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
31.2 ∆E
68.7 ∆E
39.2 ∆E
41 ∆E
68.9 ∆E
65.9 ∆E
50 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A23 5G: 42.97 ∆E min: 13.38 - max: 68.94 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - No charger included

The Galaxy A23 5G does not come with a charger, with the slim box containing only a SIM tool and a USB cable. Samsung's own store only offers a fast charger with 50 watts for around US$ 50. A suitable charger from the manufacturer is available online for just under US$ 10. On the other hand, power adapters from other manufacturers also worked without issue in our tests. 

In Germany, Samsung offers a 24-month warranty on its smartphone. This may differ from location to location, so be sure to check with your supplier before buying. 

Input Devices & Operation - Good fingerprint reader

The touchscreen and the physical keys of the Galaxy A23 5G work reliably. The adaptive 120 Hz screen makes touchscreen operation very smooth in some situations, but the automatic frame rate adjustment is not always optimal, so there are stutters from time to time.

The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the standby button, which unlocks the device with minimal delay and recognizes the scanned finger very reliably.

Unlocking via facial recognition is also possible. The screen provides ample brightness in the dark, which is usually sufficient to allow the smartphone to recognize the user. However, this is a software solution that analyzes images from the front-facing camera. This can be subject to hacking/manipulation and is thus less secure than a hardware solution with infrared, such as in the iPhone.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode

Display - Unfortunately not so bright

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The PLS screen, with its expanded resolution of 1080p, fits well in this price range, but Motorola proves with its Moto G82 5G that an OLED screen is also possible. 

The screen in the Moto phone is also much brighter than in our review sample, which averages 428 cd/m². While this clearly surpasses the predecessor, it is still a moderate value in view of the comparison devices.

Together with the black value, the contrast ratio is only average, which is not exactly conducive to color brilliance.

435
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
447
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
457
cd/m²
431
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 457 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 428.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.96 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 447 cd/m²
Contrast: 1442:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.54 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 7.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.03
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
PLS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.60
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
IPS, 2412x1080, 6.59
Motorola Moto G82 5G
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.60
Huawei Nova 9 SE
LCD, 2388x1080, 6.78
Screen
4%
8%
35%
16%
Brightness middle
447
415
-7%
590
32%
635
42%
546
22%
Brightness
428
378
-12%
561
31%
640
50%
523
22%
Brightness Distribution
86
76
-12%
92
7%
96
12%
93
8%
Black Level *
0.31
0.26
16%
0.38
-23%
0.75
-142%
Contrast
1442
1596
11%
1553
8%
728
-50%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.54
5.41
2%
5.15
7%
2.96
47%
0.6
89%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
10.04
9.77
3%
10.35
-3%
7.63
24%
1
90%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
7.3
4.8
34%
7.1
3%
4.8
34%
0.8
89%
Gamma
2.03 108%
2.348 94%
2.143 103%
2.214 99%
2.25 98%
CCT
8853 73%
7748 84%
8540 76%
6970 93%
6540 99%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19370 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The first thing we noticed in our measurements with the spectral photometer and the CalMAN software was that the smartphone's brightness sensor didn't always work optimally and occasionally provided too little brightness in bright surroundings.

Our measurements also revealed a clear blue tint and color values that deviated very strongly.

On the other hand, we did not register any PWM flickering, even at very low brightness.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 53 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (22.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
18 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 22 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.7 ms).

The smartphone can still be used outdoors on cloudy days, but strong reflections on the screen and the relatively low maximum brightness become a problem in direct sunlight.

Viewing angle stability is good. At most, a slight color shift becomes visible at very flat viewing angles.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - Galaxy A23 5G with solid power

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G is an SoC from last year that fits well in a budget mid-range device. The Galaxy A23 5G definitely has more power than its predecessor, and the smartphone usually runs smoothly in everyday use.

However, the system is not very responsive after a restart or when a new SIM card is inserted. The performance also reaches its limits with more complex apps, but you can still run many simpler and moderately complex programs without problems.

Even though the display is a 120 Hz panel, you cannot make the 120 Hz setting permanent, which means operation is either smooth or subject to slight delays, depending on the situation.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=258, last 2 years)
765 Points ∼100% +13%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
687 Points ∼90% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
680 Points ∼89%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (659 - 697, n=14)
678 Points ∼89% 0%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
671 Points ∼88% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
564 Points ∼74% -17%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
382 Points ∼50% -44%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=258, last 2 years)
2461 Points ∼100% +23%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1998 Points ∼81% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1997 Points ∼81%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1946 Points ∼79% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1663 - 2038, n=14)
1916 Points ∼78% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1712 Points ∼70% -14%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
1661 Points ∼67% -17%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=164, last 2 years)
600849 Points ∼100% +74%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
409358 Points ∼68% +19%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
399726 Points ∼67% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (344344 - 409358, n=10)
388907 Points ∼65% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
344344 Points ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
287506 Points ∼48% -17%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=223, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼100% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
9742 Points ∼94%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
9363 Points ∼90% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6897 - 10834, n=13)
9226 Points ∼89% -5%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7843 Points ∼76% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
7434 Points ∼72% -24%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
6687 Points ∼65% -31%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=101, last 2 years)
786 Points ∼100% +51%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
593 Points ∼75% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (521 - 604, n=10)
575 Points ∼73% +10%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
552 Points ∼70% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
521 Points ∼66%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=170, last 2 years)
4812 Points ∼100% +52%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3705 Points ∼77% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3171 - 3848, n=11)
3644 Points ∼76% +15%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3596 Points ∼75% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3171 Points ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3005 Points ∼62% -5%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
2575 Points ∼54% -19%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=170, last 2 years)
8439 Points ∼100% +24%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7986 Points ∼95% +18%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7976 Points ∼95% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6789 - 8072, n=11)
7748 Points ∼92% +14%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
6789 Points ∼80%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
6486 Points ∼77% -4%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
5667 Points ∼67% -17%
Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=170, last 2 years)
5370 Points ∼100% +70%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4836 Points ∼90% +53%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
4473 Points ∼83% +41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3167 - 4836, n=11)
4329 Points ∼81% +37%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4311 Points ∼80% +36%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
3424 Points ∼64% +8%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3167 Points ∼59%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=170, last 2 years)
9579 Points ∼100% +130%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4423 Points ∼46% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (4166 - 4426, n=11)
4359 Points ∼46% +5%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4323 Points ∼45% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
4166 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2398 Points ∼25% -42%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
2123 Points ∼22% -49%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=170, last 2 years)
1430 Points ∼100% +27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1078 - 1378, n=11)
1208 Points ∼84% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1172 Points ∼82% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1128 Points ∼79%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1125 Points ∼79% 0%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1103 Points ∼77% -2%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
1067 Points ∼75% -5%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=144, last 2 years)
49453 Points ∼100% +863%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8794 Points ∼18% +71%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
5265 Points ∼11% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (4924 - 5839, n=10)
5173 Points ∼10% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
5133 Points ∼10%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4924 Points ∼10% -4%

The Galaxy A23 5G's graphics performance is not only on par with its predecessor, but is much faster. So the Adreno 619 does a good job here.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1073 Points ∼100% +206%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
354 Points ∼33% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
351 Points ∼33%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
351 Points ∼33% 0%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
124 Points ∼12% -65%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
363 Points ∼100% +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
360 Points ∼99% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
355 Points ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
316 Points ∼87% -11%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
125 Points ∼34% -65%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
125 Points ∼34% -65%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1204 Points ∼100% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1201 Points ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1196 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1074 Points ∼89% -10%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
442 Points ∼37% -63%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1209 Points ∼100% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1206 Points ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1198 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1094 Points ∼90% -9%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
453 Points ∼37% -62%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2898 Points ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2865 Points ∼99%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2822 Points ∼97% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2698 Points ∼93% -6%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2540 Points ∼88% -11%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2736 Points ∼100% +3%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2710 Points ∼99% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2655 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2141 Points ∼78% -19%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1120 Points ∼41% -58%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2770 Points ∼100% +3%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2734 Points ∼99% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2699 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2244 Points ∼81% -17%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1279 Points ∼46% -53%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3561 Points ∼100% +5%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3529 Points ∼99% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3383 Points ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3350 Points ∼94% -1%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2853 Points ∼80% -16%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3001 Points ∼100% +4%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2973 Points ∼99% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2899 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2290 Points ∼76% -21%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1190 Points ∼40% -59%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3104 Points ∼100% +4%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3086 Points ∼99% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2994 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2463 Points ∼79% -18%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1367 Points ∼44% -54%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2959 Points ∼100% +4%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2917 Points ∼99% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2856 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2360 Points ∼80% -17%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1343 Points ∼45% -53%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2837 Points ∼100% +4%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2809 Points ∼99% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2733 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2217 Points ∼78% -19%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1168 Points ∼41% -57%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3481 Points ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3393 Points ∼97%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3370 Points ∼97% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3047 Points ∼88% -10%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2817 Points ∼81% -17%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
81 fps ∼100%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
60 fps ∼74% -26%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
60 fps ∼74% -26%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
52 fps ∼64% -36%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
95 fps ∼100% +4%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
93 fps ∼98% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
91 fps ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
61 fps ∼64% -33%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
43 fps ∼100% +5%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps ∼98% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
41 fps ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
33 fps ∼77% -20%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
48 fps ∼100% +4%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps ∼98% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
46 fps ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps ∼77% -20%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps ∼100% +3%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
30 fps ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼70% -28%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps ∼97%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps ∼97% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps ∼69% -29%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps ∼100% +6%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
17 fps ∼100% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼65% -31%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps ∼100% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼95%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼95% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼70% -26%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼100%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼100% 0%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
12 fps ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.1 fps ∼68% -32%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.8 fps ∼40% -60%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.1 fps ∼100% +5%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7.8 fps ∼96% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.7 fps ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.5 fps ∼68% -29%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.3 fps ∼41% -57%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼100% +6%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
19 fps ∼100% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
18 fps ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼68% -28%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.2 fps ∼43% -54%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps ∼100% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps ∼95%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
21 fps ∼95% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps ∼68% -29%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.7 fps ∼44% -54%

Internet surfing with the smartphone is quite fast: pages are loaded quickly and images are also displayed rapidly. Of course, there are short waiting times now and then, but these are still within limits.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=167, last 2 years)
77.5 Points ∼100% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Chrome 106)
67.19 Points ∼87%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
64.165 Points ∼83% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (48.6 - 72.3, n=11)
60.2 Points ∼78% -10%
Motorola Moto G82 5G (Chrome 102)
56.647 Points ∼73% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
38.21 Points ∼49% -43%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=155, last 2 years)
73.1 runs/min ∼100% +80%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
47.11 runs/min ∼64% +16%
Motorola Moto G82 5G (Chome 102)
44.7 runs/min ∼61% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (38.7 - 47.7, n=9)
43.7 runs/min ∼60% +8%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Chome 106)
40.6 runs/min ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chome 92)
37.2 runs/min ∼51% -8%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=58, last 2 years)
90.6 Points ∼100% +51%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
64 Points ∼71% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (58 - 75, n=10)
62.7 Points ∼69% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Chrome 106)
60 Points ∼66%
Motorola Moto G82 5G (Chrome 102)
58 Points ∼64% -3%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=165, last 2 years)
104.9 Points ∼100% +21%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
96 Points ∼92% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (75 - 112, n=9)
89.6 Points ∼85% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Chrome 106)
87 Points ∼83%
Motorola Moto G82 5G (Chrome 102)
75 Points ∼71% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
58 Points ∼55% -33%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=192, last 2 years)
27709 Points ∼100% +33%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
22285 Points ∼80% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (17849 - 27593, n=11)
21915 Points ∼79% +5%
Motorola Moto G82 5G (Chrome 102)
21468 Points ∼77% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Chrome 106)
20787 Points ∼75%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
16870 Points ∼61% -19%
Huawei Nova 9 SE (Huawei Browser 12)
10729 Points ∼39% -48%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
2543 ms * ∼100% -31%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=177, last 2 years)
2397 ms * ∼94% -23%
Motorola Moto G82 5G (Chrome 102)
2009.8 ms * ∼79% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (1502 - 2501, n=10)
1975 ms * ∼78% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Chrome 106)
1948.1 ms * ∼77%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
1922.7 ms * ∼76% +1%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung installs a fast UFS 2.2 storage in the Galaxy A23 5G, which enables much faster transfer rates than the old-fashioned eMMC storage medium in the predecessor.

This is positively noticeable in everyday use thanks to better loading times and data transfer rates.

Samsung Galaxy A23 5GSamsung Galaxy A22 5GOnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5GMotorola Moto G82 5GHuawei Nova 9 SEAverage 64 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-48%
-3%
-5%
40%
4%
41%
Sequential Read 256KB
485.1
300.5
-38%
509.21
5%
473.4
-2%
973.13
101%
734 ?(485 - 928, n=12)
51%
1052 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=250, last 2 years)
117%
Sequential Write 256KB
487.4
210.3
-57%
482.15
-1%
445.7
-9%
714.41
47%
383 ?(120.6 - 519, n=12)
-21%
621 ?(11.9 - 2834, n=250, last 2 years)
27%
Random Read 4KB
188.2
118
-37%
179.02
-5%
180.8
-4%
154.28
-18%
148 ?(88.5 - 215, n=12)
-21%
190.8 ?(13.5 - 543, n=250, last 2 years)
1%
Random Write 4KB
163.1
69.2
-58%
147.46
-10%
155.5
-5%
211.27
30%
176.8 ?(95.4 - 216, n=12)
8%
196.4 ?(13 - 552, n=251, last 2 years)
20%

Gaming - Occasionally good frame rates

In gaming, the Samsung smartphone manages around 85 fps in Armajet, even if the frame rates fluctuate considerably. The full 120 Hz can only be utilized in a few cases. In PUBG Mobile at least, we see a stable 40 fps at low settings and 30 fps at high settings. Frame rates were measured with the GameBench software suite.

If you want your gaming fun to be absolutely future-proof and without stutters, you'll likely need to fork out more money, but most mobile games are acceptably playable on Samsung's Galaxy A23 5G.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Armajet
Armajet
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Samsung Galaxy A23 5G; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø85 (56-112)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.2.0: Ø39.4 (33-41)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.2.0: Ø29.4 (23-31)

Emissions - No dramatic heating

Temperature

The smartphone heats up most in the upper right area of the back: we registered up to 43.6 °C here. The waste heat is significantly lower in the lower area. Overall, you can feel the phone getting hot under prolonged load, but it doesn't become critical in mild weather. 

System stability is also at a very high level, so the processor doesn't need to throttle and full performance is maintained. This was confirmed in the 3DMark stress test.

Max. Load
 38.5 °C
101 F
33.9 °C
93 F
30.4 °C
87 F
 
 40.1 °C
104 F
33.5 °C
92 F
30.4 °C
87 F
 
 40.1 °C
104 F
32.5 °C
91 F
30.3 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 40.1 °C = 104 F
Average: 34.4 °C = 94 F
30.8 °C
87 F
34.3 °C
94 F
38.5 °C
101 F
31.3 °C
88 F
34.1 °C
93 F
43.6 °C
110 F
30.7 °C
87 F
35.5 °C
96 F
43.1 °C
110 F
Maximum: 43.6 °C = 110 F
Average: 35.8 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.6 °C = 107 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.4 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.1 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.6 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 21.7 °C / 71 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.7 % ∼100%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 % ∼100% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 % ∼100% 0%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.5 % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99 % ∼99% -1%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.1 % ∼100% +1%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.1 % ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
98.8 % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
98.6 % ∼99%
Huawei Nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
96.9 % ∼98% -2%
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Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.14 (2.13-2.16)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.16 (2.16-2.18)
Huawei Nova 9 SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø0.743 (0.73-0.754)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.2 (7.19-7.22)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.21 (7.21-7.23)
Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.24 (7.23-7.27)
Huawei Nova 9 SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø2.69 (2.68-2.69)
Heat develoment - front
Heat develoment - front
Heat develoment - back
Heat develoment - back

Speakers

The Galaxy smartphone's mono speaker does a decent job: maximum volume is good, music sounds reasonably rich, and the trebles are tolerable. But you shouldn't expect deep tones.

Those wanting really good quality sound can use the 3.5 mm jack and Bluetooth 5.1 to connect external audio devices. However, as is usual for Samsung phones, support for aptX Bluetooth codecs is lacking. In exchange, you get Samsung's in-house Scalable Codec. So you should pay attention to compatibility when buying wireless headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.229.12531.625.53128.224.84029.630.75034.235.26326.723.28019.42210020.119.412513.823.416013.336.120010.441.725011.247.33159.552.1400957.35009.461.56309.364.680013.170.6100015.178.7125015.578.716009.676.820009.374.6250010.172.2315010.676400011.471.650001257.8630012.952.8800013.569.21000014.170.11250014.959.61600015.552.6SPL24.485.9N0.559.2median 12median 61.5Delta2.111.745.643.140.24033.43231.237.53540.727.524.720.119.819.619.317.222.615.931.912.438.71245.910.249.610.154.18.760.615.266.616.368.415.673.913.174.611.174.111.57411.772.914.171.114.465.617.763.616.567.716.769.718.174.117.573.218.854.927.183.50.854.2median 15.2median 66.62.613.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A23 5GSamsung Galaxy A22 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 9.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (13.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 76% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 84% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 12% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 60% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 29% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 76% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - Galaxy A23 lasts for a long time

Power Consumption

Under full load, Samsung's Galaxy A23 5G proves to be slightly less energy-hungry than its predecessor, whereas it needs slightly more energy in idle mode. The Galaxy Phone's idle consumption is also quite high in comparison with other devices.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1 / 1.5 / 2 Watt
Load midlight 3.6 / 5.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
5000 mAh
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G82 5G
5000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
5%
26%
14%
6%
-7%
Idle Minimum *
1
0.9
10%
0.8
20%
0.9
10%
0.83 ?(0.56 - 1.01, n=10)
17%
0.888 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=185, last 2 years)
11%
Idle Average *
1.5
1.3
13%
1
33%
1.2
20%
1.653 ?(1 - 2.47, n=10)
-10%
1.553 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=185, last 2 years)
-4%
Idle Maximum *
2
1.7
15%
1.4
30%
1.4
30%
1.814 ?(1.4 - 2.52, n=10)
9%
1.764 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=185, last 2 years)
12%
Load Average *
3.6
3.8
-6%
2.4
33%
3.3
8%
3.23 ?(2.4 - 4.83, n=10)
10%
4.32 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=185, last 2 years)
-20%
Load Maximum *
5.3
5.8
-9%
4.6
13%
5.2
2%
5.11 ?(4.47 - 6.5, n=10)
4%
7.17 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=185, last 2 years)
-35%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Samsung Galaxy A23 5G: Ø2.91 (0.893-5.31)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Samsung Galaxy A23 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.36 (3.19-3.57)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.15 (1.012-2.03)

Battery Life

With its 5,000 mAh battery, the Galaxy A23 5G manages long runtimes, but they do not quite match the predecessor. The differences amount to 5% overall, which shouldn't be too noticeable in everyday use. 18:19 hours in our Wi-Fi translates to several days of operation away from the power outlet, as long as the smartphone is not put under too much strain. 

The Galaxy Phone can be charged with a maximum charging power of 25 watts. This is much faster than the predecessor, which only allows a maximum of 15 watts. There is still room for improvement when compared to other manufacturers in this price range, but two hours of charging with a completely empty battery is okay.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
43h 06min
WiFi Websurfing
18h 19min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
21h 29min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 05min
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
5000 mAh
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G82 5G
5000 mAh
Huawei Nova 9 SE
4000 mAh
Battery Runtime
5%
-10%
-4%
-28%
Reader / Idle
2586
2853
10%
1985
-23%
2456
-5%
H.264
1289
1307
1%
1255
-3%
1245
-3%
WiFi v1.3
1099
1156
5%
1064
-3%
1022
-7%
795
-28%
Load
305
316
4%
277
-9%
298
-2%

Pros

+ good performance values
+ fast memory
+ long runtimes
+ no PWM
+ many 4G frequencies
+ 120 Hz screen
+ OIS in the camera
+ decent gaming capabilities
+ no throttling under load

Cons

- very low resolution macro camera
- case only moderately stable
- unreliable brightness sensor
- hardly any aptX Bluetooth codecs
- a lot of bloatware preinstalled
- display with little brightness...
- ... and inaccurate colors

Verdict - Renovated all around, but more expensive

In review: Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
In review: Samsung Galaxy A23 5G

Samsung has improved its affordable Galaxy A23 5G in many areas: faster charging, an even faster screen, more modern storage, optical image stabilization for the camera, greater processing power, and significantly improved usability when traveling thanks to more 4G bands.

However, the price has also increased significantly: You now have to pay US$ 244.99 for the smartphone. On the other hand, the Galaxy A23 5G performs well in this price range. Sure, the case could be more stable, the newly added macro camera is hardly usable due to its low resolution, and the battery life is slightly shorter than in the predecessor. Furthermore, you have to deal with a lot of bloatware in the system and settle for Samsung's own UI.

With the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G, Samsung has renewed its mid-range phone and improved it in many areas. But this comes at an increased price for buyers.

Similarly expensive competitors, for example, are to be found in OnePlus' Nord CE 2 Lite, which loads more quickly and offers more storage. The Motorola Moto G82 5G, for its part, has an OLED screen.

Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G with 64 GB of storage can be purchased directly via the manufacturer's website online in the USA for US$ 244.99. Interested buyers in other countries are advised to check directly via Samsung, Amazon or any other relevant supplier.

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G - 10/08/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
82%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
93%
Connectivity
48 / 70 → 68%
Weight
88%
Battery
92%
Display
83%
Games Performance
29 / 64 → 45%
Application Performance
68 / 86 → 80%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
67 / 90 → 74%
Camera
60%
Average
74%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-10- 9 (Update: 2022-10- 9)