2023 was a superior year for the smartphone giants and the two most powerful companies iPhone and Samsung making it a hard competition. Before knowing the most selling phone for 2023, you should know which company makes the most important efforts for this.
iPhone launched its brand new iPhone 15 Series including 15 Plus 15 Pro And 15 Pro Max models while Samsung has also introduced the much-awaited Galaxy S23 series As usual Samsung has also introduced 3 models including Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, And S23 Ultra.
iPhone 15 Series
The iPhone 15 offers a wide range of features, including GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, LTE, and 5G connectivity. It was announced on September 12th, 2023, and released on September 22nd, 2023. With dimensions of 147.6 x 71.6 x 7.8 mm and a weight of 171 g, it has a sleek design with a glass front and back and an aluminum frame. The device supports Nano-SIM and eSIM, with dual eSIM functionality in the United States. The 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, with a resolution of 1179 x 2556 pixels, supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
The phone is powered by Apple’s A16 Bionic chipset, which includes a hexa-core CPU and Apple GPU. Storage options include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, all with 6GB of RAM. The dual main camera setup includes a 48 MP wide lens and a 12 MP ultrawide lens that can record 4K video. The selfie camera has a 12 MP lens and 4K video capabilities. Other notable features include Face ID, IP68 dust/water resistance, and a 3349 mAh non-removable battery that supports multiple charging methods.
Similar to the iPhone 15, the 15 Plus model supports GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, LTE, and 5G connectivity. It was also announced on September 12, 2023, with a release date of September 22, 2023. It has larger dimensions (160.9 x 77.8 x 7.8 mm) and weighs 201 g, but the design elements and display specifications are the same.
The internal hardware, which includes the Apple A16 Bionic chipset, camera setup, and storage options, remains unchanged. However, the iPhone 15 Plus features a larger 4383 mAh non-removable battery that supports various charging methods and wireless technologies.
The iPhone 15 Pro includes advanced features such as a titanium frame, an LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, and an Always-On display. With dimensions of 146.6 x 70.6 x 8.3 mm and a weight of 187 g, it retains IP68 dust/water resistance and Apple Pay functionality.
The LTPO display supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, with an 1179 x 2556 pixels resolution. It runs on the Apple A17 Pro chipset and has a hexa-core CPU and Apple GPU. The storage options range from 128GB to 1TB, with 8GB of RAM. The triple main camera setup consists of a 48 MP wide lens, a 12 MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 12 MP ultrawide lens.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max shares most of the same specifications as the iPhone 15 Pro, but it has a larger 6.7-inch LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display and a 4441 mAh non-removable battery. The triple main camera setup consists of a 48 MP wide lens, a periscope telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom, and a 12 MP ultra-wide lens. The device maintains its premium design with a titanium frame and storage options of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB with 8GB of RAM. Advanced features include Face ID, UWB support, and satellite-based emergency SOS.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
It runs Android 13 (upgradable to Android 14) with One UI 6 and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and Adreno 740 GPU. The main camera setup consists of a 50 MP wide lens, a 10 MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 12 MP ultrawide lens. The selfie camera is 12 MP. The Galaxy S23 has a non-removable 3900 mAh battery that supports 25W wired and 15W wireless charging.
The Galaxy S23 Plus has a similar design but with a larger 6.6-inch display and a more powerful 4700 mAh battery. The specifications include the same camera configuration, chipset, and charging capabilities as the standard S23 model.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra, with its 6.8-inch display, stands out with a stylus and an impressive quad-camera system that includes a 200 MP wide lens, a 10 MP periscope telephoto lens with 10x optical zoom, a 10 MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 12 MP ultrawide lens. The selfie camera is a 12 MP shooter.
The device has a massive 5000 mAh battery, 45W wired charging, and 15W wireless charging capabilities. The three models all support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth 5.3, and NFC. come equipped with a variety of sensors, including an under-display fingerprint sensor and support for Samsung DeX and Wireless DeX. The devices come in a variety of colors, including Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, Lime, and special editions like Sky Blue, Red, and BMW M Edition.
iPhone Vs Samsung: Most Valuable/Selling Phone Of 2023
As we have compared both phone key specifications, both are quite good and best at their place but when you look for a best-selling phone, it makes the competition interesting.
As per the reports of BusinessWire & IDC, Apple has taken the lead in global smartphone shipments for 2023, surpassing Samsung, according to preliminary data. What’s even more impressive is that among the top three companies – Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi – only Apple experienced positive growth in the year.
With a market share of 20.1% compared to Samsung’s 19.4%, Apple has proven to be the standout performer, increasing its shipments from 226.3 million units to 234.6 million units year-over-year. This marks a significant shift in the smartphone market dynamics!