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Samsung Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus X Samsung Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB) 23Points
6.1"
AMOLED

1080x2340

50
MP

12mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

3900
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10Points Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F) Compare Samsung Galaxy S23 X
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

Octa-core

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)} 23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB) vs Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)} 10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
+3.36GHz 64bit Octa-core (4nm)60%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)
+8GB LPDDR5X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4
+256GB (218GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB available)
+UFS 4.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+168 grams (5.88 ounces)3%
Lighter
vs173 grams (6.06 ounces)
+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)7%
Thinner
vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+(triple camera) 50MP + 10MP + 12MP5 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+1/1.56" inches63%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 12MP50%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)
+Android 14Advantage
Android 14 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+5G Sub6Advantage
The 5G Sub6 network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE-A
+(5G Sub6) 3000 Mbps193%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+3900 mAh11%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3500 mAh
+25W67%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6]Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6] is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5]
+5.3 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.3 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels69%
Higher resolution screen
422 PPIvs+531 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.1"vs+6.2"2%
Larger screen
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores

25 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+18 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
ModelGalaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Other model namesGalaxy S23 5G (SM-S911B/Dual-SIM)Galaxy S8+ G955F (Exynos), Samsung Dream 2
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date2/17/2023, Announced: 2/1/20234/21/2017, Announced: 3/29/2017
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)70.9 x 146.3 millimeters (2.79 x 5.76 in)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)
Weight168 grams (5.88 ounces)173 grams (6.06 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/back
Back: Gorilla Glass Victus 2
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

📲 Display

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)422 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass Victus 2Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate120Hz60Hz
Display features1750nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
HDR10

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
System versionAndroid 13Android 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 14Android 9.0 Pie
User InterfaceOne UI 5.1 / 6.0feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550-AC) (4nm)64bit: Samsung Exynos 8895 (10nm)
CPUOcta-core, 3 processors:
1x 3.36GHz ARM Cortex-X3 (Single-core)
4x 2.8GHz ARM Cortex-A710/A715 (Quad-core)
3x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A510 (Triple-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.3GHz M2 Mongoose (Quad-core)
4x 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 740ARM Mali-G71 MP20 (546MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 1231075 (v9)
Geekbench: 4950 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 110fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR5X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage256GB (218GB available)
UFS 4.0
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload3000/1920 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 ()LTE Cat16 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 ()Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat20 ()Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6Not supported

📷 Camera

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
50 megapixels
10MP telephoto f/2.470mm1/3.94"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution8160x6120 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.56" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras8K@24/30fps
4K@30/60fps
1080p@30/60fps
1080p@240/960fps (slow motion)
HDR10+
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Front camera (secondary)12 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.3 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Battery typeLi-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3900 mAh3500 mAh
Charger, watts25W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
USB Power Delivery 3.0
15W (9V/1.67A) Wired fast charging
Quick Charge 2
Inductive / wireless charging15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered34 hours (1.4 days)
Standbyfeature not registered343 hours (14.3 days)

➕ Other features

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, Lime
• Samsung DeX
• Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
• Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
• Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
• Curved edge screen
• Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
• Samsung Gear VR compatible
• Samsung Pay
• 32bit/192kHz audio

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.75W/kg (head), 0.7W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.963W/kg (head), 1.304W/kg (body)feature not registered
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