Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23: Which is the best smartphone?

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

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

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

Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung S23

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 screen resolution of 1344 × 2992 pixels. The Samsung S23 smartphone features a 6.1″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Both smartphones support a 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection.

About the processor, The Google Pixel 8 Pro smartphone comes with a brand new Google Tensor G4 chipset, whereas the Galaxy S23 smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The Samsung S23 chipset has a faster primary clock speed and offers better performance than the Google Pixel 8 Pro device which has the Google Tensor G4 chipset.

Coming to the Camera setup, Both smartphones support a triple-camera setup, The main camera is 50MP remains the same, but the Google Pixel 8 Pro devices offer a 48MP telephoto camera and 48MP ultrawide camera, a better Ultrawide and telephoto lens than the 10MP telephoto and 12MP ultrawide camera given on the Samsung S23 smartphone.

In front-facing cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S23 offers a 12MP selfie camera. Google Pixel 8 Pro has a 10.5MP selfie camera.

Talking about battery backup, the Google Pixel 8 Pro device packs the largest battery of 5050 mAh and supports the fastest wired charging feature of 30W, 23w wireless charging, and a reverse wireless charging feature. The Samsung S23 smartphone houses a 3900 mAh battery with 25W fast wired charge, 15W wireless, and 4.5W reverse wireless charge support.

In the final verdict, the Samsung S23 does indeed offer a few 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 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)146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6 mm (5.76 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)
Weight213 g168 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)6.1 inches, 90.1 cm2 (~86.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Screen Resolutions1344 x 2992 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~489 ppi density)1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~425 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 RAM128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 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 3900 mAh, non-removable
Fast Charger 30W wired, PD3.0, PPS, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
23W wireless
Reverse wireless
25W wired, PD3.0, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
15W wireless (Qi/PMA)
4.5W reverse wireless
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Comparing the overall specifications offered on the two devices, the Google Pixel 8 Pro smartphone has turned out to be the best smartphone in the comparison.

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