Samsung’s Galaxy S23 is now available and has quickly become one of the best phones on the market. The phone features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset, a long-lasting battery life, and a powerful triple-lens camera system with a 50-megapixel main shooter. But how does it compare to Apple’s flagship phone, the iPhone 14 Pro? Both phones have similar camera specs, with the Galaxy S23 featuring a 50MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera, and the iPhone 14 Pro featuring a 48MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto with 2x and 3x optical zoom. The phones also have optical image stabilization on their main and telephoto cameras.
When comparing the main camera images, the Galaxy S23 leans towards cooler colors and less contrast while the iPhone 14 Pro has more realistic colors and finer details. The Galaxy S23 image of a flower shows a more natural bokeh effect compared to the iPhone 14 Pro, but the iPhone 14 Pro captures finer details on the flower petals. The two phones also differ in their handling of grass with drops of rain, hanging lanterns, and sushi plates. Ultimately, the Galaxy S23 wins this round.
In the comparison of the wide-angle camera, both phones produce good images, but the Galaxy S23 performs better in low-light situations. The Galaxy S23 captures more details in tree branches and leaves during an overcast day, and the colors are brighter and more appealing in an ultra-wide photo of Pixar Pier. However, the iPhone 14 Pro has more true-to-life colors and sharpness with dirt and gravel in some of its photos.
Overall, both phones have excellent camera systems, and the choice between them may depend on personal preferences for colors, contrast, and handling of various lighting situations.