Want to gift or treat yourself to a new smartphone for Christmas, but are hesitating between the iPhone 15, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, Google Pixel 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro and POCO F5? Here are the main characteristics of these mobile phones compared to help you make your choice.
When it comes to design, everyone has their own preferences. Note that the purest phone is the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra because it benefits from a completely polished back, with sensors that appear to be placed in the top corner, without any trickery. The POCO F5 also has a very sober design, somewhat similar to a Samsung mobile phone without a panel or bar. The iPhone 15 offers an island of lenses, relatively imposing at the top left and particularly flat features. This is also the case for the Redmi Note 12 Pro with a plate to accommodate the slightly protruding sensors. Google’s Pixel 7 uses a bar that takes up the entire width of the device to combine them.
The most compact of all is the iPhone 15 and it is also the lightest in our comparison at 171 grams compared to 181 grams for the POCO F5, 187 grams for the Redmi Note 12 Pro, and 197 grams for the Google Pixel 7. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is the heaviest but also the smallest at 233 grams. It is much larger than other mobile phones in this comparison.
For work, Xiaomi, Samsung and POCO phones have a 5000 mAh battery compared to 4355 mAh for the Pixel 7 while the iPhone 15 is satisfied with 3349 mAh. Both the POCO F5 and Redmi Note 12 Pro benefit from 67W charging, hence faster than other devices. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra can support 45W charging compared to 30W for the Pixel 7. The latter, like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and iPhone 15, can charge wirelessly and offer reverse charging, which is not the case with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. The other two.
Which is more powerful and what is the screen quality
In terms of performance, it’s the Apple phone that offers the most computing power thanks to the A16 Bionic chip paired with 6GB of RAM. Followed by the Galaxy S23 Ultra equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 For Galaxy chip with 8 or 12 GB of RAM. Then there is the POCO F5 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 processor combined with 8 or 12 GB of memory with the possibility of adding more by default, if necessary. The Google Pixel 7 is equipped with a Tensor G2 chipset with 8GB of RAM and then there is the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G from Xiaomi that uses the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 Soc with 6 or 8GB of RAM.
The most stunning display has been installed in Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra, making use of a 6.8-inch diagonal AMOLED panel with a refresh rate that can range between 1 and 120 Hz, supporting the HDR10+ format for movies and series streamed from certain streaming platforms. It displays a beautiful definition of 1440 x 3088 pixels. POCO F5 also offers a beautiful display area with a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel and a maximum brightness of 1000 cd/m2 that supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision formats. It provides a maximum frequency of 120 Hz with a definition of 1080 x 2400 pixels.
This is also the case for the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G display with the same diagonal, also at 120 Hz, but slightly less bright. The Pixel 7’s display uses a 6.3-inch HDR10+-compatible 6.3-inch AMOLED panel at 90Hz versus a slightly less smooth panel. But the screen that offers the lowest frequency is the iPhone 15 screen since it reaches 60Hz on the 6.1-inch panel that still supports the Dolby Vision format.
What compositions for images and what connection?
It’s the iPhone 15 that delivers the most beautiful photos with its 48+12 MP configuration, including a telephoto lens capable of offering 2x optical zoom. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is on par with the Pixel 7. The latter uses a 50+12MP configuration with an optically stabilized main sensor, but Samsung has the advantage of having two telephoto lenses for 3x and 10x optical zoom associated with a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and an optically stabilized main sensor 200 megapixel. The POCO F5 has a 64 + 8 + 2 MP block compared to 50 + 8 + 2 MP on the back of the Redmi Note 12 Pro.
For selfies and video calls, the POCO F5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G feature a 16-megapixel front sensor compared to the 12-megapixel lenses on the front of the Samsung and iPhone 15, while the Google Pixel 7 only has a 10.8-megapixel sensor. .
All mobile phones in this comparison are compatible with 5G networks. It also offers Wi-Fi 6 while Samsung and Google go a little further by offering more efficient Wi-Fi 6E. POCO and Redmi phones have an audio port for connecting headphones as well as an infrared transmitter to make them universal remote controls. They have an in-profile fingerprint reader while it’s placed under the display for Samsung and Google phones. The latter two, in addition to the Apple mobile phone, have the advantage of having IP68 certification, thus being able to resist immersion under water as well as dust.
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