Gorilla Glass Victus 2 stands as much as the warmth

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely is the jewel within the crown of the brand new S23 collection, and can little question set a excessive bar for the most effective Android telephones in 2023. Whereas the telephone has obtained a good quantity of criticism for not doing sufficient to innovate, we won’t deny that it is operating circles round its competitors — even with a less-than-inspired design. At this time, although, we’re speaking much less about efficiency and extra about construct high quality, as Zack from JerryRigEverything conducts slightly torture take a look at to indicate us simply how sturdy the S23 Extremely actually is.


Final yr, we shared the Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely actually holding its personal in opposition to numerous abuse, and contemplating how a lot of the telephone we are able to nonetheless see within the S23 Extremely, it ought to solely observe that this yr’s mannequin is able to take a licking and carry on ticking.

That stated, there are a couple of necessary upgrades to examine in on this time round, just like the debut of Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus 2. And whereas that does embrace a middling quantity of recycled supplies (a little bit of greenwashing that Zack appears notably pissed off with) , there actually aren’t any practical enhancements right here, with the glass starting to scratch with supplies at a Mohs degree of 6, and displaying deeper scratches at 7 — precisely the identical outcomes he acquired from the S22 Extremely final yr.

Though the display is not scratch-proof, and the metallic physique does not fare higher, the S23 Extremely proves immune to extra critical harm. The physique resists bending like a champ, and the display withstands a full minute of flame publicity with out disfiguring. Actually, we weren’t anticipating something much less, however it’s nonetheless satisfying to see this telephone present the type of resilience that can hopefully assist customers really feel slightly extra snug with its $1,200 worth.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in Green

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely

In the event you’re searching for the most effective of the most effective out of Android in 2023, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely is it. It is the one one within the S23 lineup to function the corporate’s flagship 200MP ISOCELL HP2 digital camera sensor, the one one with a 5,000mAh battery, and the one one to push the storage envelope as much as 1TB. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Cell Platform for Galaxy ought to run quick and straightforward and every little thing on that 6.8″ Dynamic AMOLED 2x show (the one one within the collection with adaptive refresh charges between 1 and 120Hz) ought to look clean and delightful. And who can Neglect about all of the note-taking options and the added comfort the S Pen brings?


Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Cell Platform for Galaxy

6.8″ QHD+ curved-edge AMOLED, 1~120Hz refresh, 240Hz contact sampling

8GB or 12GB

256GB, 512GB, or 1TB


USB-C, S Pen silo

Working System
One UI 5.1 w/ Android 13

entrance digital camera
12MP f/2.2

rear digital camera
200MP f/1.7 OIS important, 12MP f/2.2 vast (120°), 10MP f/2.4 OIS zoom (3x), 10MP f/4.9 OISzoom (10x)

4G, 5G, UWB, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC


Phantom Black, Cream, Inexperienced, Lavender + Samsung.com Unique Lime, Graphite, Sky Blue, Pink


45W wired (Fast Cost 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Quick Charging), 15W wi-fi (Quick Wi-fi Charging 2.0, WPC), Wi-fi PowerShare

IP Ranking

From $1,200

Micro SD card help

stylus sort

Fingerprint (Ultrasonic, under-display), Facial