Samsung Galaxy M23 is a solid option in the mid-range segment if your priorities are battery life and performance. Where the phone could have been better, is its display quality. It has a 6.6-inch FHD+ TFT LCD screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The device’s screen-to-body ratio is 82.3%, while the PPI density stands at an impressive 400. Samsung’s work in the display department can be best described as a mixed bag. This is because, on the one hand, the device has missed out on an AMOLED screen. But on the other hand, it has added 120 Hz, which hardly any manufacturers offer at this price.
Like many other phones in its segment, it has a loudspeaker and a headphone jack. Sadly, there are no stereo speakers to be found. Speaking of price, the phone comes in at a starting price of €228 (roughly $244). Samsung Galaxy M23 has two variants and both variants have 128 GB of ROM. For RAM, they get to choose between 4 GB and 6 GB. Samsung deserves credit for including 128 GB ROM in the base variant of its device at this price. Furthermore, the device can support two Nano-SIM cards, a memory card, and connections up to 5G. The phone has a solid build quality, much like most other phones in its segment.
It has a glass front with a plastic back and frame. The back panel has a matte finish, so you don’t need to worry about fingerprints and smudges. It looks great, and it comes in Deep Green, Light Blue, and Orange Copper. However, the presence of a teardrop notch might not appeal to everyone. Samsung Galaxy M23 measures 6.52 by 3.03 by 0.33 inches and weighs 198 grams. Looking at the specs, it can be said that the device is neither compact nor lightweight. Coming to sensors, the phone has an accelerometer, gyro, compass, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and virtual proximity sensor.
As for the cameras, the phone’s overall performance is decent. It has a 50 MP wide-angle, 8 MP ultrawide, and 2 MP macro sensor camera on the back. Selfies are handled by the 8 MP wide-angle camera. Samsung Galaxy M23 has all the usual camera features and can record videos up to 4K@30fps. One of the highlights of this device is its awesome overall performance. However, if you are a gamer, it’s better to look elsewhere. The chipset and GPU used here are Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G and Adreno 619 respectively. On the software side, the device runs Android 12 out-of-the-box with One UI 4.1 on top.
Battery life is also among the pros of owning the Samsung Galaxy M23. The phone gets you around 1.5 days, on average use. If you are a light user, it may very well last up to 2 days. It has a 5000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery with support for 25W fast charging. While the battery life is amazing, its charging speed could have been better. In the communication department, the device has dual-band Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. Additionally, it’s one of those rare phones that have both NFC and FM Radio.