The Galaxy S23 lineup is ready to launch subsequent week on February seventeenth, however I received’t be one of many individuals lining as much as get my arms on one.
The Galaxy S23 Extremely, which is Samsung’s competitor to the iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max, will formally launch on Friday, February seventeenth. Samsung unveiled the newest era of its flagship smartphone at Galaxy Unpacked final week, taking a direct shot at Apple’s newest professional iPhones. Whereas the S23 Extremely has some technical advantages compared to the iPhone 14 Pro models when it comes to video, there’s not a lot that Samsung can do to get me to contemplate the brand new telephone.
I’ve been utilizing the iPhone 14 Pro since Apple launched it again in September 2022 and I’ve actually loved it. The Dynamic Island turned out to be much less of a gimmick and a function that I really use frequently to regulate audio from music and podcasts. The At all times On Show can be nice, as soon as Apple mounted the battery drain concern with a software program replace.
Earlier than the iPhone 14 Professional, I used the iPhone 13 mini. I beloved my mini because of the type issue being good for one-handed use. I assumed that I’d stick to a tiny iPhone for so long as I presumably may. So long as I presumably may turned out to be…one 12 months. Whereas Apple disillusioned me by killing off the iPhone mini with the iPhone 14 lineup, since I switched to the iPhone 14 Professional, I haven’t appeared again.
One of many issues that was an enormous improve for me upgrading from the iPhone 13 mini to the iPhone 14 Professional was the ProMotion show. Whereas some individuals can’t discover the distinction between a 60Hz and 120Hz show, I positively can and the distinction is huge. It’s now powerful for me to make use of my iPad Air and I’ve been watching an iPad Pro for months now.
I’m additionally actually happy with the digicam efficiency of the iPhone 14 Professional. I’m no photographer or videographer, however having the zoom and macro modes are actually useful relying on the state of affairs you might be in and wish to get a photograph or video. The LiDAR sensor on the again additionally got here in useful after I moved and wanted to measure and see how furnishings would look within the new place utilizing apps that supported augmented actuality.
The very last thing I actually like in regards to the iPhone 14 Professional is the brand new security options. Crash Detection is a pleasant addition in case I occur to be in a automobile accident. The actual unlock for me, nonetheless, is Emergency SOS by way of satellite tv for pc, Apple’s new function that allows the iPhone to speak with satellites with a purpose to contact emergency providers. As a hiker and backpacker, this function means peace of thoughts on the path and a viable backup to my Garmin inReach.
Can the Galaxy S23 Extremely do most of this stuff and, in some instances, do them higher? Can it additionally do issues the iPhone 14 Professional can’t do in any respect? After all, and for anybody who’s within the Samsung ecosystem, the brand new telephone goes to be a terrific addition to your setup. Nevertheless, for me, as somebody who’s within the Apple ecosystem and actually needs these security options the brand new iPhone presents, there’s nothing the Galaxy S23 Extremely may throw my strategy to get me to change.
If you happen to’re on the facet of the Galaxy S23 Extremely, get pleasure from taking footage of the moon beginning on February seventeenth!