Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23 Plus: Which is Best Flagship Smartphone?

This article will compare two flagship devices launched by Google and Samsung this year.

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

Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23 Plus
Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23 Plus

Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23 Plus

First, when we look at the display, the Pixel 8 Pro has an LTPO OLED display, with a higher display screen of 6.7″ and a higher screen resolution of 1344 x 2992 pixels. The Samsung S23+ smartphone features a 6.6″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Both devices support a 120Hz fast refresh rate.

About the processor, the Google Pixel 8 Smartphone is powered by its own brand processor, the Google Tensor G3 chipset with a primary clock speed of 3.0 GHz. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus smartphone has a Qualcomm snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset with a fast primary clock speed of 3.36 GHz and offers a better performance than the Pixel 8 Pro.

Coming to the camera setup, Both smartphones have a triple rear camera setup with a 50MP main camera sensor, but the Google Pixel 8 Pro offers a better telephoto lens of 48MP and an ultrawide camera lens of 48MP. The Samsung S23 Plus has a 10MP telephoto lens and a 12MP ultrawide camera lens.

Even in the front-facing camera setup, the Samsung Galaxy S23+ offers a better 12MP selfie camera, whereas the Pixel 8 Pro features a 10.5 selfie camera.

Finally, regarding the battery backup, the Pixel 8 Pro smartphone packs a larger 5050mAh battery backup and supports a wired charge of 30w, a fast wireless charge of 23w, and reverse wireless charging. The Samsung S23+ offers 4700mAh battery backup and supports 45w fast wired charging, 15w wired charging, and a fast 4.5w reverse wireless charging.

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 Google Pixel 8 Pro smartphone has turned out to be the best.

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Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23 Plus Specs


Release Date04 October 202301 February 2023
Dimensions162.6 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm (6.40 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)157.8 x 76.2 x 7.6 mm (6.21 x 3.00 x 0.30 in)
Weight213 g196 g


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, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth5.3, A2DP, LE, apt-X HD5.3, A2DP, LE


ChipsetGoogle Tensor G3 (4 nm)Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
Primary Clock SpeedNona-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X3 & 4×2.45 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4×2.15 GHz Cortex-A510)Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
Operating SystemAndroid 14Android 13, One UI 5.1
GPUImmortalis-G715s MC10Adreno 740


DisplayLTPO OLED, HDR10+, 1600 nits (HBM), 2400 nits (peak)Dynamic AMOLED 2X, HDR10+, 1200 nits (HBM), 1750 nits (peak)
Screen Size6.7 inches, 108.7 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)6.6 inches, 105.3 cm2 (~87.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Screen Resolutions1344 x 2992 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~489 ppi density)1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz


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), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS

10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom

12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Front Camera10.5 MP, f/2.2, 20mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1″, 1.22µm, PDAF12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF


Storage 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM


Fingerprint SensorUnder Display, Optical Fingerprint SensorUnder Display, Optical Fingerprint Sensor
Proximity SensorYesYes


Battery CapacityLi-Ion 5050 mAh, non-removableLi-Ion 4700 mAh, non-removable
Fast Charger 30W wired, PD3.0, PPS, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

23W wireless

Reverse wireless
45W wired, PD3.0, 65% in 30 min (advertised)

15W wireless (Qi/PMA)

4.5W reverse wireless
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Comparing the overall specifications offered on the Google Pixel 8 Pro and Galaxy S23+ devices, the Google Pixel 8 Pro smartphone has turned out to be the best smartphone in the comparison.

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