The S23 Ultra and S23 Plus are from the same company
The Best Battery Life in the 14 Pro: Why the New iPhone Feels Like a Brick, Not a Button? Why the iPhone 14 Pro should not feel like a brick
This is the new iPhone that most people want. The new display features on the iPhone are not the reason for this. It’s the iPhone with a big display and a battery that goes for days.
The 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max have new display features, that don’t fit in the iPhone 14 Plus. That’s the shape-shifting notch called Dynamic Island that displays system status indicators and an always-on display that shows a dim version of your wallpaper even when the screen is locked. They’re handy features, but they’re more of a sign of what’s to come for the iPhone than must-haves. Instead, the 14 Plus provides the kind of quality-of-life upgrades that a lot of people want from a new phone right now.
The regular 14 starts at $799, while the Plus starts at $899. That makes it the least expensive 6.7-inch iPhone released yet, but it’s still far from cheap.
The new main camera in the 14 Pro uses a new method of generating 12- and 48-megapixel images, using pixels to maximize light sensitivity. The real-world improvements are subtle, with more detail in shadows and low light, but the differences compared to a standard 12-megapixel sensor in the iPhone 14 are hard to see unless you’re looking really closely. The higher-resolution sensor allowed a 2x telephoto mode, with a 12-megapixel crop from the middle of the sensor. It is the default view for portrait mode, and it feels very nice between the wide and 3x telephoto views that have been the only options in the past.
But here’s the thing about the iPhone 14 Pro: it comes in a smaller size. You can get the 6.1-inch model if you’d like and save your hand from becoming sore or uncomfortable after using it. Plus, you get all the same features as the Pro Max model — the cameras, processing power, and overall design are all identical. There are people that would be okay with less battery life, and a phone that doesn’t feel like a brick.
The best battery life in the iPhone is what Apple claims to be. It usually takes a day of moderate use, with about two hours of screen-on time and plenty of time away from the internet to drain the battery. I was able to use for three days on a single charge. Reader, I can’t remember the last time I used an iPhone that comfortably made it through multiple days of use.
The Emergency Service for the 14 Plus: Crash Detection, Satellite Help and a 48MP camera with the 48MP main lens
There are two new emergency features that are included on the 14 Plus, Crash Detection and Emergency SOS via Satellite. Crash Detection uses multiple phone sensors and inputs to automatically detect when you have been in a car accident and call emergency services. We haven’t tested it, but early reviews are mixed. On the one hand, it can sometimes work too well. On the other, it seems to rely on a lot of signals to tell it when you are in a moving car, which could cause it to miss some crashes if you haven’t been driving for a while.
Satellite help will come in November, which will allow you to tell emergency services when you are out of range. It is included free with the iPhone 14 Plus in the first two years. Even if you don’t end up needing it, you will likely be able to try it out to see how it works.
The camera on the 14 Pro takes a big leap forward from resolution to resolution with a 48MP main lens replacing the 12mp camera on the 13 Pro. It’s by no means as sharp as Samsung’s 200-megapixel camera, but it certainly gets the job done. The two cameras that I use can be used for everyday shooting. Photo quality from both is solid in well-lit environments as well as at night.
Comparing Android, Apple, and the S23 Ultra: How Do You Get What You Want? The Case Of Two Types Of Smartphones
Every smart device now requires you to agree to a series of terms and conditions before you can use it — contracts that no one actually reads. It is impossible to read and analyze all of these agreements. We started accounting how many times you need to agree to use the device, since these are not agreements most people can negotiate.
All in all, these are both terrific smartphones, and their $1,000-plus price points are easy to justify when you consider what you get in exchange. Personally, I think the Galaxy S23 Ultra is a more complete package thanks to those camera and battery life strengths, but the iPhone 14 Pro is a killer handset as well. It’s possible that you will choose which operating system you prefer:Android oriOS.
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Those are just a few of the surface differences, though. When you examine their displays, designs, and camera array more closely, the phone becomes even more distinct. To make choosing between both lineups a bit easier, we’ve compared some of the more relevant features to show you how they stack up against one another on paper.
Without some mention of the operating systems, it’s hard to compare Apple and SAMSUNG phones. Samsung’s S23 phones ship with Android 13, while Apple’s iPhone 14 comes with iOS 16. Both are solid operating systems, and which you should choose often comes down to a matter of preference. Apple’s mobile operating system is known for its simplicity, while Android is particularly good when it comes to flexibility and customization. Then there’s the ecosystem of devices you’d be opting into to consider.
If you aren’t into the idea of owning a huge phone like the S23 Ultra, you are out of luck. The choices of a large or small phone is helpful for people who prefer a smaller phone.
Take it from me, a person who switches his phone just about every week to test a new phone. I have to get my carrier to transfer my eSIM from my phone to another one, and I have to give them all sorts of codes, Identifiers, and more to do it. It’s really annoying, so I envy the Galaxy S23 Ultra and its physical SIM card tray.
The S23 Ultra – A Big, Big, Fun, Smart, Low Cost, Full-Scale, Multi-Portfolio Android Phone
Some of the best pictures I have taken on the phone came from the camera, which is now 12MP higher than 10. It was easy to squeeze a friend into my shot without sacrificing any detail, because of the camera’s zoom out group selfie mode. I was amazed at how much I could change my portrait shots with a lot of filters, blur levels, and studio lighting, even though I was sitting in a dark bedroom. I didn’t notice a massive jump in selfie quality compared to the Galaxy S22, but fine details (such as the individual hairs of my scraggly beard) did come through with less pixelation.
That said, the two share many of the same features, like the ability to edit and undo sent messages and a Live Text feature that can grab text from videos and photos. There are some minor differences. Despite its plethora of customization options, for instance, Android phones lack the ability to add widgets to the lock screen. They do not come with Apple’s new drag-and-drop visual look up tool, which allows you to pull something from a photo and drag it into another app as a standalone object.
How well a phone integrates with the rest of your digital ecosystem is something that is becoming more and more important. The S23 Ultra has lots of connected features, including a feature called Smart View that will mirror your device to a TV, as well as the much-improved DeX for Windows PC integration.
Something that anyone can enjoy about Samsung’s software, though, is that it comes with a great support policy: four years of OS updates and five years of security updates. That’s a little short of Apple, which tends to offer OS upgrades for upwards of five years and the stray security update for much longer, but it’s definitely one of the best policies you’ll find among Android makers.
It’s still a very big phone, but it doesn’t feel heavy. The screen has a top 120Hz refresh rate, but is still a 6.8-inch panel. It’s lovely to use and basically the same as last year’s. My one complaint is with the embedded fingerprint sensor, which is inconsistent and a beat slower than the one I just used on the OnePlus 11 5G. Thankfully, face unlock is pretty speedy. I found that one or the other worked quickly with both methods enabled.
There are, of course, all the other trappings of a high-end phone: a robust IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, all flavors of 5G, wireless charging, fast 45W wired charging (charger not included), and built-in storage of at least 256GB — Samsung doubled the base-model storage this year.
Compared to the OnePlus 11 5G with the non-Galaxy 8 Gen 2, I could not tell you what difference this makes in practical use. The S23 Ultra simply feels fast. It feels almost crazy to whip through recently opened apps. There is nothing I can do to make it flinch. It comes with 8GB or 12GB of RAM. The unit I tested has 12GB, but either one should stand up to demanding tasks.
It worked perfectly on my 2016-era SAMSUNG TV. The TV does not connect to the S23 Ultra via Smart Things, despite being an older model. I can control the TV’s basic functions from the SmartThings app on my phone. At long last, I thought I’d conquered my need to get off the couch and find the remote. The TV is too old to support powered on via mobile. Looks like I will still need that remote after all.
The S23 Ultra and the To-do Lists of a Man’s Life: A Moment of Reorganization for a Rejoinder
I still find at least one instance where the slight curve throws me for a loop with the S23 Ultra. The left-aligned column of boxes in one of the notes app’s templates was enough to allow me to write in letterboxes, but since the stylus ran into the curve, I had very little space to work with. I’m hoping for a totally flat display in 2024.
I haven’t been a huge stylus fan in the past, and I still think that most people will rarely use one given the option. When I tried the S22 Ultra, it was more of a challenge for me to write a note than it was when I used the S Pen. At the risk of giving Samsung’s very slight redesign too much credit, I think this is partially because this phone is more comfortable to hold than the last one.
The digital to-do lists I have pinned to my home screen are useful for replicating my running real world to-do lists as I reorganize my life. Has it made me more organized? The jury’s still out on that one. But it feels like a happy medium between the convenience of an app-based to-do list and the tactile experience of jotting down a note.
Galaxy S23 Ultra Review: Battery Screen Pentapixels Upgrade for a High-Resolution, High-Fidelity Photo
I think the camera systems of the S23 Ultra are some of the best I’ve ever used. It’s led by Samsung’s new 200-megapixel main sensor which is an upgrade over the 108-megapixel camera on the S22 Ultra. The sensor uses a method known as pixel binning to create smaller and lighter cameras that are larger in size and have more detail than a traditional camera. The result is a sensor that can take a good picture during the day and a bad one in the evening.
It’s not that odd to take 200-megapixel photos, but it’s more of a chore with the new 200MP sensor. Yes, the option is there. If you choose a couple of menu options, press the shutter and voila, 200 million squares of space are available. You will find a lot more detail in the photos if the lighting is good. The standard shooting mode has a wider dynamic range, but if you want more detail, you can use the more advanced shooting mode.
But the more interesting way that it works is by combining those pixels into groups and treating them as bigger individual pixels (a process called pixel binning) to improve image quality in less-than-great lighting conditions. In bright light, the sensor uses something called a re-mosaic algorithm to mimic a traditional color filter pattern and use pixels individually and capture more detail. Even when you’re in the default shooting mode, which downsizes images to 12 megapixels, you should see the benefits of all that extra detail capture.
It does a surprisingly good job all the way to 30x and comes up with images I’m perfectly happy using on Instagram. Would my 30x Space Needle photo look great as an 8×10” print hanging on my wall? Probably not. But it’s well beyond the “good enough” threshold for social media. Digital zoom has progressed a long way.
Strangeness in Low-Light Portraits: A Review of a Galaxy Camera, Battery Screen s Pencil, and Colored Cameras
I saw a couple of weird things happen in challenging situations that are mostly fine low light photos. In back-to-back portrait photos of my toddler taken at a Mexican restaurant, he looks distinctly orange in one and incredibly pale in the very next shot. Maybe the colored walls and light sources threw the camera for a loop, but whatever the reason, it took the photo seriously off the rails.
There are a couple of low-light portraits that have unnatural look about them, with over-brightened shadows. Forcing night mode on in dim conditions also conjures up a bad HDR look — best to let the phone decide when it’s truly dark enough for night mode.
Otherwise, Samsung’s portrait mode remains one of the best in the game. It’s hands down the winner when it comes to subject isolation, as it keeps on giving with fine details like individual hairs. Background blur, especially on the 1x setting, still looks a little too uniform, producing that classic cardboard cutout look. It is not noticeable in 3x zoom portraits.
Video quality is good, too; recording is available at up to 8K/30p, though I stuck to 4K for the most part. Clips in good lighting show nice color and detail. I saw a tendency to flatten dynamic range indoors in a way that turned bright whites slightly gray. Bright colors look a little oversaturated, too. It is enough to grab some clips from a very active toddler and it doesn’t seem to bother his grandparents at all.
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It’s also not the most approachable device. All of those cameras, the deep menus, and, most of all, the steep price tag will put off a lot of people. It can take a bit of fiddling to remove the software from the device. You probably shouldn’t have to spend the time doing that on a $1,200 phone.
Calling your flagship phone the “Ultra” is a bold statement — not that Samsung’s ever been shy about that. This particular Ultra wears that title well. It has a deep feature set, top-notch hardware, and an unrivaled camera system. It is expensive and big. For one of the first new mobile devices of 2023, it sets an awfully high bar to clear. If all of that’s not Ultra-worthy, then I’m not sure what is.
The devices that did not make the cut for any of the categories are still worth mentioning. The Samsung S23 Plus just edged out the Google Pixel 7 Pro as our pick for the best Android phone for most people. It’s still a good device and the $899 price tag is attractive. We like its software more than the S23 Plus, and its camera system is better, although it doesn’t get any better than that. While the custom Tensor G2 is capable it is not certain how it will hold up over time.
These new handsets aren’t really a reason to upgrade if you’re coming from a flagship device in the last two years. But if you have something older in your pocket, or a more wallet-friendly device that you feel offers a compromised experience, then you should definitely take a look.
The newer S23 models are completely seamless on the back, compared to the previous S22 which had a large housing for its cameras. The new camera designs are bigger and stick out more, but I like the design that’s free of bumps. This look does a great job of highlighting the lavender and cream color options, which are both gorgeous, but are also very subdued. The Phantom Black, green, and lime colors are only available on a limited basis on the website.
I found the 6.1-inch S23 to be the perfect size for my hands. The S23+ was lightweight, but it was difficult to use as a two-handed object. If you don’t want them falling out of your hands, you’ll want to get a case for these phones because they are glossy and curvy. The best choice for my next phone would be the S23, if I had to choose it by myself.
I think a big part of that is Samsung’s excellent Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel, which offers some of the very best contrasts and black levels you’ll find on a phone. Every detail is pin sharp on this display, and its sharper 3088 x 1440 resolution helps things look clearer than they do on the 2796 x 1290 14 Pro Max or 2556 x 1179 14 Pro.
The phone turned in an impressive multi-core score of 5,163 on Geekbench 6. That’s nearly neck-and-neck with the standard iPhone 14, a little bit behind the iPhone 14 Pro and significantly ahead of the Google Pixel 7 that’s powered by Google’s own Tensor G2 processor. You’ll have a very hard time taxing this phone, and if you’re a heavy multitasker or gamer, you’ll be set for at least the next few years.
The new OneUI 5.1 software and fast performance of the S23 help to make the operating system more compatible with the new generation of phones. I found it convenient to quickly adjust settings and bounce around my go-to apps in the overall interface, which is slower than stock. The new perks include Modes and Routines, which let you set up automations and profiles that allow the GALAXY S23 to behave exactly how you want it to throughout your day.
I set up a sleep mode and work mode that kept my phone from ringing in the middle of the night. You can also link specific wallpaper to different modes such as the less distracting blue background that I use during the day and the photo of my dog I have active during off-hours. You can program Modes and Routines to make certain actions happen based on a number of factors, from your current activities to a specific location. It is very simple to set up, and similar to how Apple’s Focus profiles work.
Galaxy S23+: A Camera for Photojournalism, Music and Videos in all Spectacular Venues and Microscopic Locations
The S23’s triple camera setup is virtually the same as last year’s, packing a 50-megapixel wide camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens for those extra-panoramic shots and a 10-megapixel telephoto camera that enables the phone’s super-impressive 30x Space Zoom. It’s not quite as exciting on paper as the ridiculous 200-megapixel shooter we loved on the more expensive S23 Ultra, but it’s still a perfectly good setup that gave us great photos, selfies and videos in all kinds of environments.
The Galaxy S23 mostly held up well in low light, as the outdoor shots I captured of the Manhattan skyline in the evening were nearly as colorful and detailed as what I got during the day. However, when I took things inside to photograph a small, dimly lit punk show in Brooklyn, there was some noticeable blur. I could see houses and neon sign of local restaurants more clearly when I was photographing my neighborhood at night on the phone than I ever have before.
The Galaxy S23 can shoot video at up to 8K at 30 frames per second, or up to 4K at 60 fps. It wasn’t difficult to see that everything from the rippling waves of a river to the arrival of a speeding train looked fairly smooth when I was under decent lighting. The clips I captured of the concert were a bit less fluid since there was no light, but they were still great to watch and land on my story.
As is the case almost every generation, the Galaxy S23’s camera skews toward colorful and more saturated, the iPhone 14 takes shots that are more neutral and natural and the Pixel 7 is somewhere in the middle. Picking between the three cameras is a matter of personal choice and it also comes down to how much you care about the features like Action mode and Magic Eraser. While I’m personally partial to the way photos look on the iPhone, the Galaxy S23’s superior zoom, copious customization options and great overall color and detail make it one of the best mobile shooters out there.
When it came to using the S23+ during a day-to-day use, I would go days without having to add the phone to my device. Thanks to Super Fast Charging 2.0 technology, I was able to get a full charge in less than an hour. Your mileage may vary on the standard Galaxy S22 with its slightly smaller battery and lower-rated charging speeds, but overall, these are some of the longest-lasting smartphones you can buy.
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As smooth as Samsung’s OneUI interface is, I find it to be pretty busy and cluttered compared to the clean Android experience you get on a Google Pixel phone. If you want to get Office work done on the go, the phone comes with a lot of Samsung and Microsoft apps that can be used. But for everyone else, these apps may seem like unnecessary and confusing bloatware. (Do we really need a Galaxy Store on top of the Google Play Store for apps?)
If you’re looking to spend a little less and still get the best smartphone on a budget, you can find something really good for under $500. For those recommendations, you can check out our guide to budget smartphones.
With the introduction of the iPhone 14, Apple lowered the price on the 13 to $699. If you’re paying upfront rather than subsidizing your purchase with a carrier, then this is the best bang for your buck in 2022.
The rear triple-camera system is also recycled from last year’s model, and for the most part, that’s fine. The 50-megapixel main sensor produces punchy, vibrant 12-megapixel photos by default. Portrait mode photos from either the main sensor or a 3x telephoto camera are excellent and have excellent subject isolation. Outside of portrait mode, the camera looks average. It’s a shorter focal length than the 5x telephoto on the Pixel 7 Pro, so it’s a bit less useful for distant subjects.
Our least favorite part of a Samsung phone is the out-of-box software experience, as it comes with a lot of duplicate apps to replace or accompany Google’s stock apps like Messages, Google Calendar, and Google Assistant. It will take a little time to remove the S23 Plus from your possession. The Pixel 7 Pro has a simpler experience out of the gate. But there’s good news: the phone ships with One UI 5.1 and is slated to receive four more OS platform upgrades and five years of security updates. That means you can use the phone safely for a long time, and still get the most out of it.
The 14 Pro comes with a 6.1-inch screen, and the Pro Max has a 6.7-inch screen. They’re both ProMotion displays like the 13 models, with adaptive refresh rates that go up to 120Hz for smooth scrolling and animations. New to this generation is an always-on display: when you lock your phone, the screen dims and drops into a low-power mode, with frame rates as low as 1Hz, but the clock, widgets, and wallpaper all remain visible. This means you can check the time or see if you have notifications without having to wake the display.
The display’s other new trick is, of course, Dynamic Island. The notch, the area of the screen where the front-facing camera and Face ID sensor are located, was turned into a pill-shaped cutout that shows system indicators and notifications. It’s a handy place to quickly see what your phone is doing, whether it’s playing back music, sending files via AirDrop, or using navigation. It is good, but Apple and third-party developers will keep making more useful in the next few years, which is not something to upgrade for right now.
There are a lot of familiar things outside the new stuff. The phone runs on a moderate day of use, though the batteries seem to run down a little faster than the 13 Pro. The camera is one of the best in the game and still records very nice video clips, even though Apple claims it is a leap forward in photography. The new A16 Bionic chip is ideal for intensive tasks like gaming.
The Integrated S Pen is a nice tool that can be used when you have to quickly write something down. A variable refresh rate of up to 120 cms is all the way down to 1 cms, with a smooth screen and detailed scrolling. The 5,000 mAh battery can hold it’s power for a day, but doesn’t mean it will last more than one day.
The Zenfone 9: A Smaller Model for a Smaller Smartphone: The 8-Inch Flip 4, the 12 Megapixels Flip 4, and the 8-inch Flip 4
All the features and cameras of the bigger ones are present in the smallest version of the phone, the iPhone 13 Mini. It is the same A15 chip as other iPhone 13s, has a larger display, 128 gigabytes of storage, and a smaller battery.
Though it’s much smaller in size than pretty much every other modern smartphone, the Mini’s 5.4-inch screen is still big enough for text messaging, email, web browsing, apps, video, and games, and if you’re coming from an iPhone 6, 7, or 8, it will feel quite spacious. It is small enough for most people with small hands to be able to reach the screen with their thumb. You won’t need a PopSocket on this one.
The Zenfone 9 features a relatively small 5.9-inch display and a unique camera stabilization system that mimics the action-smoothing effect of using a gimbal.
The day to day performance of the Pixel 6A is similar to that of the 6 and 6 Pro. And it should keep up for a long time: the phone will get security updates through July 2027. Sure, the 6A misses out on a few nice things, but it’s got it where it counts.
The cameras are a step ahead of the flagships from the company, but still have some of the same capabilities as the rest of the class. Face Unblur, a software feature that uses data from both rear cameras to make human photos appear sharper even in dim lighting, is one example of how smart image processing can be.
The Flip 4 cameras are the same as the Flip 3, and they are a bit behind what you would expect from your flagship phone. There is a 12-megapixel main camera with bigger pixels, a 12-MIP ultrawide camera, and a 10-MIP selfie camera. The Z flip 4 isn’t the only phone that does not have a telephoto lens. It is fun to record and take pictures in the phone’s Flex mode. (Just try and name another phone that comes with its own built-in kickstand.)
The screen is protected by thicker glass than the flip 3. There’s a non-user-replaceable screen protector in place, as there was on the previous model, but the adhesive that attaches it is stronger this time around. The bubbling problem that some owners of previous-gen foldables have encountered will hopefully be avoided by that.
If you’re a Flip 3 owner, there’s nothing about the Flip 4 worth upgrading for. Many of the new features introduced with the 4 are already part of the 3. Increasing the size of the cover screen is one of the ways that SAMSUNG could improve on its design. The Flip 4 feels like a more mature product and less of a concept, thanks to some valuable refinements over the 3. There are likely significant improvements coming down the line for the Flip series, but right now, it’s undeniably fun and different.
The Fold 4’s outer screen is the same size as any other slab-style screen, but you are looking at something a bit different when unfold it. For starters, there’s a non-user-replaceable screen protector glued to the inner display to protect against scratches — the ultrathin glass that allows it to fold is easily damaged without it. The whole device is IPX8-rated, meaning it offers robust water resistance but no dust resistance. It’s not recommended to have folding phones at the beach.
The Fold 4 is more than just a cool device that stays at home, but it is also a device you could actually use every day, as your daily driver. The Fold is closer to the mainstream than before due to the refinements over the fold 3 like a larger aspect ratio on the screens and better adhesive on the inner screen protectors. With apologies to the also-ran Microsoft Surface Duo 2, there’s just nothing else like it on the market — if you’re willing to pay the very high $1,800 premium.
The Oxygen 11 Smartphone: a Low-Cost, High-Performance 5G Wirelessly Charging Device for the Low-end End
After a long journey of self-discovery, the company has returned to its roots and is now making phones that cost less compared to high-end devices. The OnePlus 11 costs $699, includes a fantastic Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, has an excellent 6.7-inch screen, and comes with a great software support policy with four OS upgrades and five years of security updates. That alone makes it a very competitive option.
However, the price of it was cut a few corners by the company. It is less robust than most other devices in the same price range because it doesn’t have the splash resistance rating. Virtually all phones over $500 have wireless charging, but there is also no wireless charging for this phone. You get 80W wired charging, if you are in the US and 100W elsewhere. That’s enough to fully charge the phone in less than 30 minutes. You have to use a included cable to charge the phone, but they don’t deliver the speeds of other devices. But hey! There’s a charger in the box.
That is the bad news. There is good news that the new device, the Oxygen 11, works on all three major 5G networks in the US right out of the gate. The fan-favorite three-stage alert slider is back after taking a hiatus on the OnePlus 10T. And the 1440p OLED offers excellent detail along with smooth scrolling thanks to a 120Hz top refresh rate. It’s a great screen for the price.
The S23 Ultra-vs-Iphone-14-Promax: An Ultra-Bright, Bright, and Bright AMOLED Content Container
It is massive. At 6.8 inches, it’s larger than both the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch 14 Pro devices. And at the end of the day, who doesn’t like a big, bright, and colorful AMOLED display to watch movies and scroll Instagram on?
Also included in the bundle are a 10MP 3x lens for a better portrait shooting, a 12M ultra-wide camera that is very good during the day and night, and also a 100x space zoom feature. It allows you to zoom in all the way to 100x on your subject, so you can take those sweet pictures of the moon.
For the record, I don’t think the Dynamic Island is a reason to get the iPhone 14 Pro over any smartphone, let alone the S23 Ultra. It is a useful feature, but it is not a must-have.
In the case of iPhone updates, Apple doesn’t publically confirm how many updates it will give out. It is safe to assume that you will have at least five years of good software updates in the next couple of years.
TL;DR: At the end of the day, you might pick the iPhone or Galaxy strictly because it runs iOS or Android. At least you’ll get a great software experience either way.
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If you want to do any of that on your iPhone 14 Pro, you’re out of luck. The iPhone doesn’t support stylus inputs, like the cheap rubber ones that work like a fingertip. We want Apple to add support for the Apple Pencil one day, but they haven’t done it yet.
I’ve played a lot of music on both devices, from hip-hop to classic jazz, as well as a handful of movie trailers and podcasts. I can confidently report that the 14 Pro is the best phone to play audible content on, while the S23 Ultra is a close second.
The physical sims can be ejected from one device and placed into the other. If you need to send your phone in for repairs and you need to move your service to a temporary device, this might be useful to you. It’s a lot easier to take the card yourself and slot it in the new one than going through carrier support to ask them if they’ll move it for you.