Samsung Galaxy S23 FE: Which Processor Reigns Supreme? Snapdragon vs. Exynos Comparison

Samsung has released the Galaxy S23 FE, which is an updated version of the popular Galaxy S21 FE. The new version features improvements in design, performance, and camera quality. The Galaxy S23 FE comes in two different variants, depending on the market. The North American model is based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, while the global model uses the Exynos 2200. The difference in chipsets may lead to variations in battery life, camera performance, and system stability.

Both models of the Galaxy S23 FE feature 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X screens with a 1,080 x 2,340-pixel resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ streaming support. The models also have nearly identical display brightness capabilities. The Snapdragon version has a slightly longer battery life compared to the Exynos model. It also offers faster speed charging of up to 25W in both versions.

In terms of performance, both models are powered by 4,500 mAh batteries. Additionally, the Snapdragon model boasts a 5%-6% boost over the Exynos version. However, the Exynos model has a more stable GPU with newer Vulkan 1.3 support.

The Galaxy S23 FE has three cameras on the back – a 50MP OIS primary, a 10MP 3x OIS telephoto, and an 8MP ultrawide. The front camera is 10MP. Both models take high-quality photos, but the Snapdragon version stands out with better noise reduction and sharper images. The Snapdragon-based model also produces slightly better videos in daylight, while the Exynos-powered model excels in low-light video capturing.

Despite some differences, the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is a solid smartphone that is worthy of recommendation once the price settles down. While the variations in the Snapdragon and Exynos models may impact certain aspects of performance, both versions offer high-quality features and capabilities.