Samsung’s annual S Series flagships compete annually with Google’s Pixel line as the king of Android phones. Plus, its global sales compete directly with the iPhone for the most bought phones worldwide. This year’s flagships include the top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, the mid-level Galaxy S23 Plus, and the smaller Galaxy S23.
Samsung phones include a slew of awesome features that help make them a perennial member of our best Android phones list, such as Dolby Atmos capability, a new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, and a beautiful screen. You can get them anywhere; at your carrier, on Amazon, or at a store like Best Buy. When you get your new S23 device, here’s a list of tips and tricks to help you take advantage of some hidden features to supercharge your experience.
1 Use Android and Galaxy apps
Samsung phones have access to Android apps through the Google Play Store and access to Samsung apps through the Galaxy Store. The Google Play Store has a much wider variety of apps than the Galaxy Store and is available on all Android devices. The Galaxy Store is only available on Samsung devices, but it has some exclusive apps that the Play Store does not have access to. It also includes themes, which can change the look of your phone. Using both app stores gives you access to a wider variety of apps than a typical Android phone, so take advantage of it. To access each, look for the corresponding app in your app drawer.
Samsung’s phones are jam-packed with features
Samsung’s phones are stuffed with useful features, making them some of the most compelling Android phones available. Many Samsung devices can even function as a sort of computer through their Samsung DeX software. Give it a go!