Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A23 are Samsung phones with mid-range technical data that bring interesting features to the price range below $200. Both have a 50 MP camera and a 6.6-inch screen. However, there are differences between the models that can make a difference when buying. Check out all the details below.
Galaxy A13 vs Galaxy A23
|Specifications||Galaxy A13||Galaxy A23|
|Launch||March 2022||March 2022|
|Current price (Amazon)||$189||$195|
|Screen||6.6 inches, TFT, 60Hz||6.6 inches, TFT, 90Hz|
|Screen resolution||2408 x 1080 pixels (FHD+)||2408 x 1080 pixels (FHD+)|
|Processor||Exynos 850, 8 cores up to 2.0 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, eight cores up to 2.4GHz|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||128 GB||128 GB|
|Memory card||Yes, computers up to 1TB||Yes, computers up to 1TB|
|Back camera||50 MP Main, 5 MP Ultra Wide, 2 MP Macro, and 2 MP Depth Sensor||50 MP Main, 5 MP Ultra Wide, 2 MP Macro, and 2 MP Depth Sensor|
|Operating system||Android 12 and Samsung OneUI 4.1||Android 12 and Samsung OneUI 4.1|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||165 x 76 x 8.8mm; 192 g||165.4 x 77 x 8.4 mm; 200 g|
|Colors||blue, white, pink, and black||blue, white, pink, and black|
Screen and design
Both Galaxy smartphones have a bar format, with a plastic finish. The screen occupies almost the entire front of the phone, with the front camera positioned in the drop-shaped notch. Both feature extra screen protection from Corning, Gorilla Glass 5. There is no mention of certification against splashes or dust.
The Samsung A13 and Samsung A23’s screens are 6.6-inch LCD and feature Full HD+ resolution, an extension of the popular Full HD due to the screen’s longer aspect ratio. The A23 shows its aptitude because of the 90 Hz refresh rate, with images appearing more fluid than on the A13, which has only 60 Hz. This difference should also be noticeable when watching movies where a lot of screen transitions occur.
Put side by side, with equal colors, the only physical difference is in the camera module, which in the Galaxy A23 has a relief to protect the sensors. And this is quite clear when viewing the devices laterally, since, in the case of A13, only the lenses are highlighted.
Samsung has chosen to place similar camera sets on both devices, in an arrangement characteristic of the new A-line devices: there are four sensors in the main module distributed together with the flash, and a front camera allocated in a drop-shaped notch. Both can capture images in HDR, but only the Galaxy A23 offers the option of recording videos in 4K.
The A23 also offers a nice feature aimed at photo lovers: optical image stabilization. This means that the sensor prevents striking moments from being wasted by a hand tremor, for example.
The devices’ sensors are arranged as follows:
- 50 MP main (f/1.8)
- Ultra-wide 5 MP (f/2.2)
- 2 MP Macro (f/2.4)
- 2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
- 8 MP (f/2.2) front-facing camera
The 50 Megapixels main camera should deliver good-quality photos in ideal lighting conditions. The ultra-wide and macro lenses, on the other hand, help when shooting wider or closer shots, respectively. The depth sensor helps to take photos in portrait mode. The 8MP front-facing camera is expected to deliver average-quality selfies.
Performance and Storage
Both Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A23 feature 128 GB of storage and can use MicroSD cards up to 1 TB. But the similarities end here, as the Galaxy A13 has Samsung’s own Exynos processor, while the Galaxy A23 has a Snapdragon chip.
The Snapdragon 680, even though it’s from 2017, runs at a higher frequency than the Exynos 850. The former reaches speeds of up to 2.4 GHz, while the latter is no more than 2 GHz. In practice, the A23’s performance overall should be better for multitasking or gaming.
Both devices have 4 GB of RAM, which is usually the current standard for this feature in mid-range phones.
No surprises on the battery: there are 5,000 mAh in both smartphones, which should work for a full day without the need for recharging. Both count with fast charging features, but the A23 can make use of chargers of up to 25W while the A13 is limited to 15W. Thus, the fuller model should reach 100% charge in less time.
Like some of Samsung’s latest releases, Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A23 already feature the latest version of Google’s system, Android 12. Samsung’s custom interface, One UI is also updated to version 4.1.
They should remain updated for close to the lifetime of the devices, as Samsung promises to update its smartphones with patches for four years after launch.
One of the features present in both smartphones is RAM Plus. This is a technology that uses part of the internal memory of the mobile phone as a virtual additional memory. With this, up to 4 GB of memory is used to work dynamically alongside the RAM of the smartphone. And this feature should optimize the multitasking work of the device, especially when running games.
Pricing and Availability
The similarities between the devices are also reflected in the price. On Amazon, the Galaxy A13 is available for $189 while the Galaxy A23 can be found for $195.