Review Samsung Galaxy F23 – Galaxy F23 features an updated design. It swaps the square camera module of the last model for a rectangular one and the textured back for a smooth one, giving the phone a more premium look.
The front is covered by a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, but Samsung doesn’t specify anywhere on its website whether it’s an AMOLED or LCD panel — we’re inclined to believe it’s an LCD panel.
The Galaxy F23 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor, a step up from the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC on the Galaxy F22.
The chipset is paired with 4GB/6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB storage with microSD expansion support. The phone also has a heat dissipation system.
Samsung calls it “Power Cool” technology, and it’s supposed to dissipate excess heat from the processor area to keep things running relatively cool during long gaming sessions and other intensive workloads.
The main camera has been upgraded from a 48MP sensor to a new 50MP sensor. However, the 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro sensors are unchanged from the last model.
While last year’s model packs a huge 6,000mAh battery, the Galaxy F23 comes with a smaller 5,000mAh cell. The battery is charged via a 25W fast charger.
Other notable highlights of the Galaxy F23 include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock, Samsung Pay support, and 5G support.
On the software front, the phone runs Android 12 out of the box with One UI 4.1 on top. In addition, Samsung promises two years of OS updates and four years of security updates for the device.