Samsung Galaxy S23 vs. Google Pixel 7: Compare the Specs of Both Android Phones
The Galaxy S23 series is finally here, but how does Samsung's new phone compare to the Pixel 7?
Sareena DayaramSenior Editor
Sareena is a senior editor for CNET covering the mobile beat including device reviews. She is a seasoned multimedia journalist with more than a decade's worth of experience producing stories for television and digital publications across Asia's financial capitals including Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mumbai. Prior to CNET, Sareena worked at CNN as a news writer and Reuters as a producer.
While reviews for the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are underway, there are plenty of details we can compare between Samsung's phones and Google's phones. Starting with price, the Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup starts at $800 (£849, AU$1,349), while the Pixel 7 starts at $599 (£599, AU$999), the same pricing held by 2021's Pixel 6. For Google, though, this price difference might not matter in the US, where most people buy devices from wireless carriers that have traditionally offered enticing upgrade deals on new Galaxy phones and iPhones. (This could be changing, however, at least when it comes to premium phones.)
Apart from the price, the Galaxy 23 and Pixel 7 differ in design, chipset, battery and display size. For instance, Google has a so-called camera bar running across the width of the chassis and uses its home-made chipset, known as the Tensor 2, while the Galaxy S23 runs on a special version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and lacks a camera bar or camera bump. Scroll down for a side-by-side look at the differences in specs.
Watch this: Samsung's Galaxy S23 Lineup Is Here With Big Camera Upgrades
The camera is a key deciding factor when buying a flagship phone. It's worth noting that the Galaxy S23 has a dedicated telephoto camera for capturing faraway objects, which isn't available on the more affordable Pixel 7. You have to move up to the $899 Pixel 7 Pro for that sweet optical telephoto zoom. Last year's Galaxy S22 was already one of the best nighttime camera phones, beating out the Pixel 7 Pro in our tests. It'll be interesting to see how much further the upgraded Galaxy S23 will take it. The Galaxy S23 Ultra, the most expensive in Samsung's new Galaxy S line, has a 200-megapixel main camera capable of getting a lot of extra detail and color into its photos.
For more information on how Samsung's Galaxy S23 series compares with Google's Pixel 7 series, take a look at below.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series specs vs. Google Pixel 7 series