Samsung Galaxy A23 vs Galaxy A22

Here we compared two budget smartphones: the 6.6-inch Samsung Galaxy A23 (with Qualcomm Snapdragon 680) that was released on March 4, 2022, against the Samsung Galaxy A22, which is powered by MediaTek Helio G80 and came out 9 months before. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy A23
  • 46% higher pixel density (400 vs 274 PPI)
  • More energy-efficient CPU – Snapdragon 680
  • 20% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (266K versus 222K)
  • The phone is 9-months newer
Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy A22
  • Shows 9% longer battery life (39:25 vs 36:17 hours)
  • Delivers 29% higher peak brightness (596 against 461 nits)
  • Super AMOLED display (versus competitor's PLS TFT)
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Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests

Display

Type PLS TFT Super AMOLED
Size 6.6 inches 6.4 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2408 pixels 720 x 1600 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9 20:9
PPI 400 ppi 274 ppi
Refresh rate 90 Hz 90 Hz
Max rated brightness 460 nits 390 nits
HDR support No No
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 83% 84.3%
Display features - - Always-On Display
Display tests
RGB color space - 140.9%
PWM - 127 Hz
Response time - 6 ms
Contrast - ∞ Infinity
Peak brightness test (auto)
461 nits
Galaxy A22 +29%
596 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [3]

Design and build

Height 164.5 mm (6.48 inches) 159.3 mm (6.27 inches)
Width 76.9 mm (3.03 inches) 73.6 mm (2.9 inches)
Thickness 8.4 mm (0.33 inches) 8.4 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 195 g (6.88 oz) 186 g (6.56 oz)
Waterproof No No
Rear material Plastic Plastic
Frame material Plastic Plastic
Colors White, Black, Blue, Yellow White, Black, Green, Purple
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in home button Yes, in home button
Screen-to-body ratio
84.3%

Performance

Tests of Samsung Galaxy A23 and Samsung Galaxy A22 in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 MediaTek Helio G80
Max. clock 2400 MHz 2000 MHz
CPU cores 8 (4 + 4) 8 (2 + 6)
Architecture - 4 cores at 1.9 GHz: Kryo 265 Silver (Cortex-A53)
- 4 cores at 2.4 GHz: Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73)
- 6 cores at 1.8 GHz: Cortex-A55
- 2 cores at 2 GHz: Cortex-A75
Lithography process 6 nanometers 12 nanometers
Graphics Adreno 610 Mali-G52 MP2
GPU clock 1114 MHz 1000 MHz
FLOPS - ~54.6 GFLOPS

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
385
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Galaxy A23 +19%
1624
1364
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
Galaxy A23 +20%
266751
222575
CPU 81885 68025
GPU 48510 46024
Memory 64789 41055
UX 71783 67687
Total score 266751 222575
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Galaxy A22 +56%
683
Stability 98% 98%
Graphics test 2 FPS 4 FPS
Graphics score 439 683
PCMark 3.0 score 7180 6713
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Memory

RAM
RAM size 4, 6, 8 GB 4, 6 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory clock - 1866 MHz
Channels 2 2
Storage
Storage size 32, 64, 128 GB 64, 128 GB
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Memory card MicroSD MicroSD
Memory card max. size Up to 1024 GB Up to 1024 GB

Software

Operating system Android 12 (Can be upgraded to Android 13) Android 11 (Can be upgraded to Android 13)
ROM One UI 5.0 One UI Core 5.0
OS size 24 GB 18.1 GB

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 5000 mAh 5000 mAh
Charge power 25 W 15 W
Battery type - Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging No No
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging Yes (32% in 30 min) Yes (23% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:43 hr 2:20 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing 13:42 hr 14:47 hr
Watching video 12:41 hr 15:49 hr
Gaming 06:33 hr 05:52 hr
Standby 127 hr 130 hr
General battery life
36:17 hr
39:25 hr
Phones With the Best Battery Life (73rd and 25th place)

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 50 megapixels 48 megapixels
Image resolution 8700 x 5800 8000 x 6000
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash LED LED
Stabilization Optical Optical
8K video recording No No
4K video recording No No
1080p video recording Up to 30FPS Up to 30FPS
Slow motion 120 FPS (720p) 120 FPS (720p)
Lenses 4 (50 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP) 4 (48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 50 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
- 48 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Ultra-wide lens - 5 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Pixel size: 1.12 micron
- Sensor: 1/5" (CMOS)
- 8 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Pixel size: 1.12 micron
- Sensor: 1/4.0", Sony IMX355 (CMOS)
Macro lens - 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
Depth lens - 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- Bokeh mode
Selfie camera
Megapixels 8 megapixels 13 megapixels
Image resolution 3264 x 2448 4128 x 3096
Aperture f/2.2 f/2.2
Pixel size - 1.12 microns
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size - 1/3.1"
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
Bluetooth version 5 5
Bluetooth features PBAP/PAB, PAN, OPP, MAP, HSP, HID, HFP, DIP, AVRCP, A2DP PBAP/PAB, PAN, OPP, MAP, HSP, HID, HFP, DIP, AVRCP, A2DP
USB type USB Type-C USB Type-C
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
NFC* Yes Depends on the region
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 2 2
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby Standby
eSIM support* No No
Hybrid slot No No
LTE Cat* - 7
5G support No No

Sound

Speakers Mono Mono
Headphone audio jack Yes Yes
FM radio Yes Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Speakers test
Max. loudness
80.1 dB

Other

Category Budget Budget
Announced March 2022 June 2021
Release date March 2022 June 2021
SAR (head) - 0.52 W/kg
SAR (body) - 1.59 W/kg
Sensors - Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Compass
- Fingerprint
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

These smartphones have a lot in common, but we would recommend the Samsung Galaxy A23.

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Debzz W 15 January 2023 04:52
I had Samsung Galaxy A22 from 2022 but didn't use it straight away due to family deaths, so when I tried to use it screen wouldn't scroll up/down cos I ordered online + didn't send it back within 14 days, I was stuck with a phone I didn't/couldn't use (although it was still in Box + wasn't used including charger/wire! So went back to using Samsung Galaxy A6, and was still using it 6yrs later, although the charger/cable was different to A22! My A6 torch has just gone, so tried to get an upgrade + was interested in Samsung Galaxy A23 5G + ordered it online but was told that I need to pay £20 for an adaptor/charger doing searches I've just found out that I can use my Samsung Galaxy A22 charger/adaptor for a Samsung Galaxy A23 phone? Just want to check if it's compatible cos if I've got a brand new Samsung Galaxy A22 adapter/cable that would work with a Samsung Galaxy A23, then I'd save £20! Just checking that it would be compatible b4 ordering cos the delivery charge is added, each time I order something, so sometimes delivery + return charges can be more than the adaptor/cable. I would appreciate it if someone could advise me as to what the best option would be. Thanks, really appreciate it! PS: still got the original Samsung Galaxy A22 in the box with the adaptor/cable in the box, been used once + was wanting to know if Samsung Galaxy A22+Samsung Galaxy A23 had the same adaptor/cable. Would appreciate any response or knowledge about this! Thanks, really appreciate it, Debbie (Debzz)
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