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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F) vs Samsung Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)

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

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

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

Octa-core

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
23Points Samsung Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB) Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus X
6.1"
AMOLED

1080x2340

50
MP

12mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

3900
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)

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 S8 Plus (SM-G955F)} 10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F) vs Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)} 23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+1440x2960 pixels69%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+531 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs422 PPI
+6.2"2%
Larger screen
vs6.1"
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
2.3GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)vs+3.36GHz 64bit Octa-core (4nm)60%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4vs+8GB LPDDR5X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (51GB available)vs+128GB (100GB available)96%
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
173 grams (6.06 ounces)vs+168 grams (5.88 ounces)3%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)7%
Thinner
HDR10vs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
(back) 12.2MPvs+(triple camera) 50MP + 10MP + 12MP5 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.56" inches63%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 12MP50%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 14Advantage
Android 14 is newer and safer
4G LTE-Avs+5G Sub6Advantage
The 5G Sub6 network is newer and faster
(4G LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs+(5G Sub6) 3000 Mbps193%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
3500 mAhvs+3900 mAh11%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+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.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5]vs+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
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.3 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.3 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

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

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
ModelGalaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S8+ G955F (Exynos), Samsung Dream 2Galaxy S23 5G (SM-S911B/Dual-SIM)
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date4/21/2017, Announced: 3/29/20172/17/2023, Announced: 2/1/2023
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)70.9 x 146.3 millimeters (2.79 x 5.76 in)
Weight173 grams (6.06 ounces)168 grams (5.88 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Back: Gorilla Glass Victus 2
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 S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI422 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass Victus 2
Refresh rate60Hz120Hz
Display featuresHDR101750nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
System versionAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 13
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 14
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 5.1 / 6.0

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
Chipset64bit: Samsung Exynos 8895 (10nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550-AC) (4nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.3GHz M2 Mongoose (Quad-core)
4x 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Quad-core)
Octa-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)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20 (546MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 740
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 1231075 (v9)
Geekbench: 4950 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 110fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR48GB LPDDR5X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (100GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum Download / Upload1024/150 Mbps3000/1920 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat20 ()
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 ()
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20 ()
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6

📷 Camera

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(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
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8160x6120 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.56" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered8K@24/30fps
4K@30/60fps
1080p@30/60fps
1080p@240/960fps (slow motion)
HDR10+

📸 Front camera

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels12 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.3 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3900 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Wired fast charging
Quick Charge 2
25W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Inductive / wireless chargingQi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
Talk time autonomy34 hours (1.4 days)feature not registered
Standby343 hours (14.3 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
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: 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
• Colors: Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, Lime
• Samsung DeX
• Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B/DS 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.75W/kg (head), 0.7W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.963W/kg (head), 1.304W/kg (body)
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