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“Asharq Al-Awsat” Tests “Samsung Galaxy S23 Fan Edition” Phone: Advanced Capabilities at Moderate Price

Samsung continues to introduce special devices under the name “Fan Edition” FE, with features that include design, durable construction, improved performance and better capabilities of cameras and audio, at a moderate price.

Asharq Al-Awsat tested the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy Buds FE headphones among the latest devices in the Arab region, and we provide a summary of the experience.

Advanced skills

The phone is a portable editing studio in the user’s pocket, with the ability to manually adjust controls for shutter speed, aperture, and more to the user’s desired settings. Capture exclusive shots using the Camera Assistant app, then choose which automatic features to use for a completely customized shooting experience. An AI-powered editing tool can enhance everyday photos and create perfectly shareable content.

Professional camera features allow the user to take stunning photos and video presentations, and offer ultra-high resolution cameras up to 50 megapixels and support up to 3x optical zoom. Additionally, the rear or front cameras have a low-light night photography feature and can capture images with extreme clarity. The camera supports Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to record impressive video presentations on the go.

A high-performance processor helps complete demanding tasks quickly and smoothly thanks to improved “Vapor Chamber” cooling technology, which helps control heat and maintain performance during extended usage sessions. The phone can be used for a long time by using a 4500 mAh battery, capable of charging from 0 to 50 percent in just 30 minutes thanks to support for 25-watt fast charging.

The 6.4-inch screen uses “Dynamic AMOLED 2X” technology to display images in rich colors. “Vision Booster” technology automatically detects light conditions and automatically adjusts screen brightness to maintain clarity of screen content. In addition to supporting easy copy-paste or drag-and-drop functions between phone and tablet, the phone also offers multiple control and quick sharing features to easily drag and drop content between different Galaxy devices.

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These features make it ideal for video content creators and gamers to communicate with others via social networks, listen to music, and watch video presentations with high precision and clarity.

*A tiny editing studio in a phone user’s pocket*

Technical notes

The phone uses an eight-core Exynos 2200 processor (1 core at 1.8 GHz, 3 cores at 2.5 GHz and 4 cores at 1.8 GHz) with a manufacturing precision of 4 nm. It works with 8 GB of memory and offers 256 GB. Built-in storage capacity. The screen diameter is 6.4 inches, and it displays an image with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and a density of 403 pixels per inch. The picture is displayed with Dynamic AMOLED 2X technology at a frequency of 120 Hz and supported. Along with offering High Dynamic Range HDR 10 Plus technology, a fingerprint sensor. Behind the scenes.

The resolution of the rear cameras is 50, 8 and 12 megapixels (for wide, far and ultra-wide images) with support for video recording in 4K ultra-resolution at 60 frames per second or 8K at 24 frames per second, the front camera resolution is 10 megapixels, and it allows recording video footage in high resolution. Ultra 4K 60 frames per second. With support for “Wi-Fi” a, b, g, n, ac, 6e and “Bluetooth 5.3” wireless technologies, the phone offers built-in speakers with near field communication (NFC) support and high audio quality. Technology. The phone is water and dust resistant to the IP68 standard, supports the use of two SIM cards and one eSIM, and runs Android 13 operating system and enhanced One UI 6 user interface.

As we mentioned, the battery capacity is 4500 mAh, with support for wireless charging. The thickness of the phone is 8.2 mm and it weighs 209 grams. It is available in Arab markets in green, grey, cream and purple colors at a price of 2299 Saudi riyals (about 613 USD).

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Compared to the previous version

Comparing the phone with its standard version “Galaxy S23”, we see that the “Galaxy S23 FE” has a larger screen (6.4 inches compared to 6.1 inches) and a more charged battery (4500 mAh – compared). to 3900). Both phones are equal in screen resolution, support for image display at a frequency of 120 Hz, support for “Dynamic AMOLED 2X” and HDR 10 Plus technologies, water and dust resistance according to IP68 standard, memory, wireless networks. Fingerprint sensor behind the screen and support for 25-watt fast charging.

The Galaxy S23 offers a higher image display density (425 pixels per inch versus 403 pixels per inch), lower thickness (7.6 mm compared to 8.2 mm), and lighter weight (168 grams compared to 209 grams). The use of a smaller screen, with the introduction of a processor “Snapdragon 8 Generation 2” octa-core (1 core at 3.36 GHz, 4 cores at 2.8 GHz and 3 cores at 2 GHz). The phone has 50-, 10- and 12-megapixel rear cameras (compared to 50, 8 and 12 megapixels), and 12-megapixel front cameras (compared to 10 megapixels), and supports reverse wireless charging for charging. Accessories and other devices with a capacity of 4.5 watts.

Galaxy Buds Fan Edition headphones provide excellent comfort for intensive use

Galaxy Buds FE headphones

The company also launched the “Galaxy Buds FE” headphones, which are distinguished by a winged design that prevents them from falling out of the user’s ears during quick movement. The headphones support high-quality bass audio playback and Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology to cancel out noise around the user (conversations, air conditioner sound, vehicles, wind or beach waves, etc.).

The headphones have an external part that allows you to interact with the audio by touching it to adjust the volume, pause and play the music, and other commands that are convenient to use without having to move the phone screen to execute those commands. The headphones are ideal for listening to all kinds of music, playing video presentations, and conducting audio and video conversations with absolute accuracy and clarity. Each part uses 3 built-in microphones to cancel noise and capture the user’s voice clearly.

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The headphones have noise-canceling technology that works for around 8.5 hours on a single charge when turned off or 6 hours when activated, with the ability to connect them to more than one device (such as a mobile phone and television) and move around. A touch between them or automatically, as desired. The headphones support automatic connection switching from the phone to the TV when the content display function is transferred to the TV and the audio playback ends. If the headphones are connected to the user’s phone and he forgets them while away from them, a message will appear on his phone through the Smart Things application. Also, the equalizer level of audio frequencies can be customized through the Galaxy Wearable app on the user’s phone.

The headphones support connectivity with devices via Bluetooth 5.2 technology, and each piece weighs 5.6 grams, while its case weighs 40 grams. Each piece charges 60 mAh, and the case provides a 479 mAh battery, enough to charge the headphones 4 times in a row, with noise canceling for about 30 hours of uninterrupted use. It takes about 21 hours when the technology is not activated and the headphones and case are fully charged, or when the noise canceling technology is activated.

The headphones are available in the Arab region in black and white for 379 Saudi riyals (about 101 USD).

Stuart Wagner
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