Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23 FE: Which is the Best Flagship Phone?

This article will compare two flagship smartphones Google Pixel 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S23 FE smartphone by Google and Samsung.

Let’s compare the Google Pixel 8 Pro smartphone and the Samsung S23 FE devices and find the best flagship smartphone device among the two.

Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23 FE
Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23 FE

Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23 FE

First, when we look at the display equipped with the smartphones, the Google Pixel 8 Pro has a larger display screen of 6.7″ LTPO OLED display and a higher peak brightness of 2400 nits. The Samsung S23 FE smartphone features a 6.4″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display and a peak brightness of 1450 nits. Both smartphones support a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support.

About the processor, The Google Pixel 8 Pro smartphone is powered by a Google Tensor G3 chipset based on 4nm with a primary clock speed of 3.0 GHz whereas the Samsung S23 FE is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset based on 4nm with a primary clock speed of 3.0 GHz. The two smartphones will offer almost the same performance.

Coming to the camera setup, At the rear, the Google Pixel 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S23 Fe support a 50MP triple camera unit. The Google Pixel 8 Pro device has a 48MP ultrawide and 48MP telephoto camera sensor, At the same time, the Samsung S23 Fe features a 12MP Ultrawode and 8MP telephoto camera sensor.

Even for the front-facing cameras, the Google Pixel 8 Pro offers a 10.5 selfie camera. Samsung Galaxy S23 FE smartphone has 10MP front camera.

Finally, regarding the battery life, the Pixel 8 Pro has a big battery backup of 5050 mAh non-removable battery, whereas the Samsung S23 FE houses a 4500 mAh non-removable battery. However, the Google Pixel 8 Pro also has fast-wired charge features of 30W, wireless 23W, and reverse wireless. The Galaxy S23 FE supports 25W wired charge and wireless charge support.

In the final verdict, the Samsung S23 does offer better specs, than the Google Pixel 8 Pro device, but when looking at the overall specifications, the Pixel 8 Pro smartphone has turned out to be the best.

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Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23 FE Specs

General

Release Date04 October 202304 October 2023
Dimensions162.6 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm (6.40 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)158 x 76.5 x 8.2 mm (6.22 x 3.01 x 0.32 in)
Weight213 g209 g

Connectivity

Network Connectivity2G,3G,4G,5G2G,3G,4G,5G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e/7, tri-band, Wi-Fi DirectWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth5.3, A2DP, LE, apt-X HD5.3, A2DP, LE

Processor

ChipsetGoogle Tensor G3 (4 nm)Exynos 2200 (4 nm) – International

Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) – USA
Primary Clock SpeedNona-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X3 & 4×2.45 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4×2.15 GHz Cortex-A510)Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A510) – International

Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510) – USA
Operating SystemAndroid 14Android 13, One UI 5.1
GPUImmortalis-G715s MC10Xclipse 920 – International

Adreno 730 – USA

Display

DisplayLTPO OLED, HDR10+, 1600 nits (HBM), 2400 nits (peak)Dynamic AMOLED 2X, HDR10+, 1450 nits (peak)
Screen Size6.7 inches, 108.7 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Screen Resolutions1344 x 2992 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~489 ppi density)1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz

Camera

Rear Camera50 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/1.31″, 1.2µm, multi-directional PDAF, multi-zone Laser AF, OIS

48 MP, f/2.8, 113mm (telephoto), 1/2.55″, 0.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom

48 MP, f/2.0, 126˚ (ultrawide), 0.8µm, dual pixel PDAF
50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), PDAF, OIS

8 MP, f/2.4, 75mm (telephoto), PDAF, 3x optical zoom

12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
Front Camera10.5 MP, f/2.2, 20mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1″, 1.22µm, PDAF10 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide)

Storage

Storage 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM

Sensors

Fingerprint SensorUnder Display, Optical Fingerprint SensorUnder Display, Optical Fingerprint Sensor
AccelerometerYesYes
Proximity SensorYesYes
GyroscopeYesYes
BarometerYesNo
CompassYesYes

Battery

Battery CapacityLi-Ion 5050 mAh, non-removableLi-Ion 4500 mAh, non-removable
Fast Charger 30W wired, PD3.0, PPS, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

23W wireless

Reverse wireless
25W wired, PD2.0, 50% in 30 min

Wireless
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Comparing the overall specifications offered on the Pixel 8 Pro and Galaxy S23 FE devices, the Google Pixel 8 Pro smartphone has turned out to be the best smartphone in the comparison.

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