Those are crazy numbers for a flagship Samsung Galaxy smartphone. I mean, I don’t get that kind of battery life even on a Galaxy M (or Galaxy F) series phone, which has a battery capacity of 5,000mAh to 7,000mAh. Meanwhile, my S23 Ultra never ran out of battery in a day, even in the first week, despite having more battery-hungry features than mid-range devices.
As I write this, my Galaxy S23 Ultra still has 13% battery left, after two days and seven hours with no charger. And no, the phone isn’t always on standby – I also got about 5.5 hours of use over those 2 days without charging!
Honestly, I never thought I would see a day where a Galaxy flagship would last this long before having to be recharged, but the Galaxy S23 Ultra proved me wrong. The partnership between Qualcomm and Samsung and a custom Galaxy-only Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor seems to work very well.
In fact, the battery life of the S23 Ultra has me interested in seeing how long the smaller Galaxy S23 can last on a single charge. Its 3,900 mAh battery doesn’t sound like a big deal on paper, but if all three Galaxy S23 models are similarly optimized, that 3,900 mAh battery will probably outweigh its weight. The same thing probably happens with the Galaxy S23+’s 4,700 mAh battery.
Of course, without actual testing, none of my hopes and expectations have a solid foundation to stand on. However, after using the Galaxy S23 Ultra last week, I feel optimistic. I can’t wait to use the other two Galaxy S23 models and see how they perform once fully charged and disconnected from power. Fingers crossed that my optimism did not turn into disappointment!