AH Reader's Choice Awards: Best Battery Life Phone – Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

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The Galaxy S23 Ultra has a battery that can outlast you

When it comes to smartphones there’s one universal trait that the majority of users want to know about and hold above all. The battery life. A great phone is no good to you if it’s dead. But to ensure it doesn’t die on you in the middle of the day it needs to have a large battery, an efficient power management system, or both.

Luckily, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra delivers on both of those fronts. It has a big battery at 5,000mAh and it’s so efficient with power management that it’ll outlast you daily. That isn’t a joke either. Even with heavy use chances are you’ll get tired before the battery in this phone dies. With more average use, you should expect 7-8 hours of screen-on time and around two days of use before the phone needs a recharge.

However, expect that to drop if you’re playing a lot of mobile games with demanding graphics. Such as Genshin Impact. Even if that were the case, the Galaxy S23 Ultra delivers impressive longevity with the battery and should last through the day. That brings us back to what the majority of users find the most important. Battery life. Samsung knows that users want a phone that will be able to stick with them for as long as possible. And that’s what the Galaxy S23 Ultra is.

Battery life isn’t the only important thing about a smartphone of course. It matters more than most factors these days. But there are lots of other things that the Galaxy S23 Ultra offers that make it an enticing device. So much so that AH readers chose it as the Best Smartphone of 2023.

Samsung didn’t stop at battery life as the Galaxy S23 Ultra is the complete package

Battery life is a major feature of this device but it’s hardly the only good thing about it. Samsung improved a lot this year on the camera to the point where it was almost as good as Google’s Pixel phones. That’s not an easy accomplishment given how good Google’s camera software is. Part of this is due to the 10x zoom but mostly due to the rich detail you get from the main sensor.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra also has an excellent display. Perhaps the best display of any smartphone this year. Then there’s the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor that keeps the device at peak performance. All-in-all this is a device that has pretty much everything you could ever want. Like we said though, none of that other stuff matters if the battery life is terrible. Because you’ll be able to use the phone less and have to charge it more. And no one wants to do that if they can avoid it.

Thankfully the Galaxy S23 Ultra doesn’t make you choose between great battery life and other awesome features. It gives it all to you. With so many different smartphone options out there, outshining the competition on battery life is no easy task, but Samsung has managed it. And it’s for this reason that our readers chose the Galaxy S23 Ultra as the Best Battery Life Phone of 2023.