iPhone 14 Plus VS Samsung Galaxy S23+: Features, Differences and Prices

The new generation of Samsung smartphones has almost a model that corresponds to each of Apple’s latest proposals. The Samsung Galaxy S23+ is the rival of the iPhone 14 Plus, two phones that bet on big screens and generous batteries without relinquishing power. We put them face to face to know their characteristics, differences and prices.

With iPhone 14 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S23+


iphone 14 plus

Samsung galaxy s23+

dimensions and weight

160.8 x 78.1 x 7.8mm and 203 grams

157.8 x 76.2 x 7.6mm and 195 grams


6.7-inch 60 Hz Super Retina XDR OLED with a resolution of 1284 x 2778 pixels, HDR10 and Dolby Vision support and 1200 nits peak brightness (dots)

6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with adaptive refresh rate from 1 to 120 Hz and Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2340 pixels), HDR10+ compatibility, AOD function and maximum brightness of 1750 nits (certain moments)


Apple A15 Bionic

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

RAM and storage

6GB | 128, 256 and 512GB

8GB | 256 and 512GB


Rear: Dual 12 MP (Wide and Ultra Wide); Front: 12MP TrueDepth

Rear: Triple with 50 MP, 10 MP (telephoto) and 12 MP (ultra wide angle) main sensor; Front: 12 MP (wide angle)


WiFi 6, 5G, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, Lightning and UWB

WiFi 6E, 5G, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, USB-C 3.2 OTG


4323mAh, Lightning Fast Charge, 15W MagSafe and 7.5W Qi

4700mAh, 45W USB-C Fast Charge, 15W Qi Wireless and 4.5W Reversible

operating system

iOS 16

Android 13 with One UI 5.1 customization layer


Face ID, IP68 certification, Apple Pay, accident detection, satellite emergency services and Siri

Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, IP68 certified, Samsung Pay/Google Pay, Samsung DeX, Bixby/Google Assistant


From 1159 euros

From 1209 euros

Apple iPhone 14 Plus (128GB) - Purple

Apple iPhone 14 Plus (128GB) – Purple

SAMSUNG Galaxy S23+ 256GB + 45W Charger – Android Smartphone 4700mAh Battery Unlocked Smartphone Green Color (Spanish Version)

SAMSUNG Galaxy S23+ 256GB + 45W Charger – Android Smartphone 4700mAh Battery Unlocked Smartphone Green Color (Spanish Version)

  • design: Both Samsung and Apple remain reserved with the design of their latest terminals. no big changesWhile it’s true that the S23+’s rear camera module differs from that of its predecessor, it maintains greater cohesion with the rest of the line. They are available in different colors so that each user can choose the one that he likes the most (or the one that is the cheapest at the moment).
  • Screen: We start with the first differential point, and that is, although they are similar in size, Samsung Galaxy S23+ screen it shines well above that of the iPhone 14 Plus. The reason for this is that it has an adaptive refresh rate that varies between 1 and 120 Hz depending on the version, and it shows. Apple reserves this feature for its Pro smartphones for some reason, although considering what it costs, it should be in this device. In addition, it supports the AOD function (common for Samsung for many years) and in certain moments it reaches a maximum brightness of 1750 nits, which is crazy.
  • processor: Apple bets on the A15 Bionic, which we already saw on the iPhone 13, but which is still among the best on the market for its performance and efficiency. The problem of the processor has always been a point to criticize Samsung, since in many markets (including Spain) it was presented with the Exynos, while in other countries it was in service with the Snapdragon, and that made itself felt in relation to Performance and autonomy noticeable. Nevertheless, Samsung has learned from its mistakes and the S23+ integrates the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2of the best in the industry for an optimal experience.
  • RAM and storage: We’ve said it many times before: RAM in iOS is not managed in the same way as in Android. Just because the iPhone 14 Plus has 6GB and the Samsung Galaxy S23+ has 8GB doesn’t mean it performs worse. In fact, the iPhone doesn’t require that much RAM to run like a bullet and run apps very well. While on Android, the more RAM the better, Samsung only offers the 8GB option, so users don’t need to worry about that. In terms of storage, the iPhone 14 Plus comes in 128, 256, and 512GB, while the S23+ comes in 256 or 512GB.
  • cameras: the photographic theme in high-end phones that’s a matter of taste, because every company uses software post-processing, and some people prefer Samsung’s result and others choose Apple’s. However, in terms of video, the winner is still Apple and the iPhone 14 Plus, and the fact is that the recording is very smooth.
  • connectivity: Both devices have similar connectivity. The main difference is in the connector, and that Apple is still using Lightning, which in theory should change shortly. Samsung sticks with USB-C Type 3.2 and OTG for blazing-fast transfer speeds (speed on iPhone 14 Plus is USB 2.0).
  • battery: Apple has reached the table in terms of autonomy with the iPhone 13, becoming one of the most optimized smartphones. And this is repeated with the iPhone 14. In particular The iPhone 14 Plus can play videos for up to 26 hours. Samsung has increased the battery size in the S23+ and is now 4700mAh (it’s 4500mAh in the S22+). Better autonomy is expected with the change of processor to Snapdragon, but it will hardly reach the level of the iPhone 14 Plus, since Apple controls both hardware and software and can make the most of it.
  • operating system: iOS 16 vs. Android 13 with the One UI 5.1 customization layer. It’s a matter of taste: an operating system a priori more secure and with more careful applications, or a freer and more customizable operating system with Samsung’s customization layer that offers features unavailable in stock Android.
  • Other: Apple is keeping Face ID as its security system and Samsung is doing the same with the under-screen ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Each device has its payment methods and voice assistants. But Samsung DeX It’s a very strange trait that goes very unnoticed. It allows you to connect your smartphone to a monitor or television and add a keyboard and mouse to have a “conventional” computing experience thanks to a windowing system like that found in Windows. That means: in our pocket we have the most portable computer and also very powerful.
  • Price: If the 1,159 euros for the basic model of the iPhone 14 Plus seemed too much, the Samsung Galaxy S23+ surpasses it and starts at 1,209 euros. An atrocity.

Samsung Galaxy S23+ VS iPhone 14 Plus: Which to buy?

Samsung Galaxy S23+

Two of the best cell phones on the market, with their highlights and shadows. If one operating system is chosen over another, the decision is clear. But when other factors are considered, There are more points to evaluate and that may make us wonder which is the best for us to buy.

The Samsung Galaxy S23+’s screen is one of its strengths, especially when compared to the iPhone 14 Plus, which doesn’t have a high refresh rate and is less bright. But if autonomy is valued above all, Apple’s proposal can bring us more joy (although the Samsung Galaxy S23+ is not bad). Then there are other aspects, such as fingerprint or face recognition, Not to mention the ecosystem issue. And if you have more Apple devices, iPhone is the most appetizing option. But if we use more Google services and other Samsung devices, the South Korean terminal is juicier.

Apple iPhone 14 Plus (128GB) - Purple

Apple iPhone 14 Plus (128GB) – Purple

SAMSUNG Galaxy S23+ 256GB + 45W Charger – Android Smartphone 4700mAh Battery Unlocked Smartphone Green Color (Spanish Version)

SAMSUNG Galaxy S23+ 256GB + 45W Charger – Android Smartphone 4700mAh Battery Unlocked Smartphone Green Color (Spanish Version)

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