Samsung introduced the new Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra phones to the world at the beginning of 2023. The devices arrived in the Brazilian market as an evolution compared to their predecessors. We have here on our bench the most powerful brother in the family to start the battery tests.
The Korean top of the line features a 6.8-inch Quad HD+ 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for the Galaxy platform, 12GB of RAM, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of internal storage, and a camera Front from 12 MP, four rear cameras (200 MP / 12 MP / 10 MP / 10 MP), 5G connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, stereo sound, IP68 and Wi-Fi 6E, 5000 mAh battery with 45 W charging, pen Built-in S Pen and Android 13 running One UI 5.1.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
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Our official battery test runs several popular apps, games, and services in timed cycles until the battery is completely dead, given standby time between cycles to track background consumption. Screen brightness and grid settings were standardized so we could draw a parallel between all the models that passed our seats.
The implementations in cycles, and the specific implementation times for each cycle, are:
- 6 minutes of use (each) – WhatsApp, YouTube, MX Player (offline video), Spotify, PowerAmp (offline music), Chrome;
- 1 minute (each) – Pokémon Go, Asphalt 8, Subway Surfers, Candy Crush, Modern Combat 5, Injustice;
- 4 minutes of 3G / 4G calls;
- 2 minutes of use (each) – Facebook, Gmail and GMaps
After our tests, we came to the following conclusions with the Galaxy S23 Ultra:
- It took 30 hours and 11 minutes to drain the device’s battery;
- The screen was on for 15 hours and 26 minutes.
- We ran a full 23 test cycles that included:
- 138 minutes of browsing on Chrome;
- 690 minutes of WhatsApp, Spotify, PowerAmp, MX Player and YouTube (138 minutes each);
- 138 minutes of gaming (Pokémon Go, Subway Surfers, Candy Crush, Injustice, Modern Combat 5, Asphalt 8);
- 138 minutes from Facebook, Gmail, and Google Maps (46 minutes each);
- 92 minutes of voice calls over 3G/4G;
- The most consumed application is MX Player.
Samsung was very bullish about the hardware and software changes to the Galaxy S23 Ultra, being the only one in the group that didn’t gain a battery capacity boost. Apparently, the South Koreans really had reasons to do this, because the new model has proven itself to be a real giant in terms of autonomy, easily bypassing heavyweight competitors such as the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Edge 30 Ultra.
With over 30 hours of total usage time in our hands-on test simulating real-world usage, including over 15 hours of active screen in this period, the Galaxy S23 Ultra proves to be a great choice — and perhaps the best today — for anyone who wants a flagship and doesn’t give up on battery life. Good, as it can withstand up to two days of heavy use without major issues.
Stream is over!
2/18/2023 – 19.33
There were 30 hours and 11 minutes of use in total, with 15 hours and 26 minutes of active screen. A summary of the test can be seen in the updated agenda above. Thank you for the company.
2/17/2023 – 18.27
We have 7% battery left after 22 full cycles. Unfortunately, we’ll have to turn off the cell phone, and finish testing tomorrow.
2/16/2023 – 22.42
We’ve completed 14 cycles and now have 47% charge on the S23 Ultra. Let’s turn off the cell phone to continue testing in the morning.
(Updated Feb 22, 2023 at 2:04 PM)
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