The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is the company’s latest flagship smartphone, bringing tons of software and feature improvements over its predecessors. While many users will be delighted by the custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 For Galaxy chipset, 200 megapixel main camera, and the S Pen, there are still a lot of features that went under the radar.
In this article, we will explore what are the underrated features that could help you get the most out of your latest flagship smartphone.
1. Remove Background From Images With Image Clipping Feature
I’m sure that everyone has felt the disappointment when the “transparent” image they downloaded turns out to be a JPEG with white background. With the image clipping feature, all you need to do is to open the Gallery app, long press on the subject in an image, and you will get a cropped image with the background removed. You can then copy, share, or save the image.
2. Customise Your Galaxy S23 Ultra With Good Lock
For those who want to customise how their phones look beyond changing wallpapers and ringtones should look no further than the Good Lock app. It has all you could ever hope for when it comes to making your phone truly unique to you.
You can change almost everything: navigation bar, quick panels, custom motion wallpapers, AOD and more.
3. Have Dual Messaging Apps On Your Phone
As the Galaxy S23 Ultra supports dual SIM, users can have separate WhatsApp, Telegram and Messenger apps for both of your numbers. You can even have separate contacts lists, making it easier to split between your work and personal contacts.
To enable this, all you have to do is to go to Settings, tap Advanced Features, then select Dual Messenger. You now select which social / messaging apps to split.
4. Edit RAW Files With Lightroom On Expert RAW
Professional photographer tend to prefer to shoot images in RAW format, but most photo editing apps could not make full use of this useful file. Fortunately, Samsung has partnered with Adobe to allow users conveniently edit their RAW photos seamlessly.
You get access to a lot of powerful editing tools, such as masking, healing and even AI presets to make your images pop.
5. Automate Your Life With Modes & Routines
Modes and routines is one of the best features of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, where you can designate specific modes when an event is triggered. For example, when I reach my workplace, I can set my phone to vibrate only, change my gamer-styled wallpaper to a corporate one, and open specific apps.
6. Stack Two Widgets Together
Having too many widgets will make your Galaxy S23 Ultra look cluttered and unorganised. You can now stack widgets on top of another, creating a ‘gallery’ of sorts. All you have to do is swipe left or right to access your widget.
7. Access Widgets On Lock Screen
You can also access your widgets on the lock screen. Simply tap the clock on your Galaxy S23 Ultra lock screen, and it will show common widgets such as music controls, alarms, and voice recorder. You can even fine tune and reorder them as you like in the settings.
8. Hide Your Private Stuff With Secure Folders
When it comes to privacy, you can take it up a notch by creating Secure Folders for your apps. Apps that contain sensitive information such as banking apps can be protected with an added layer of security using this feature.
You can protect your apps using a variety of security measures, such as pin, patterns and fingerprints. You can move files and images to Secure Folders too.
To activate Secure Folder, head on to Settings > Security and Privacy > Secure Folder.
That wraps up our top 8 Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra features we wish we knew sooner. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is on sale starting at RM5,699, and you can get a complimentary Galaxy Samsung Galaxy Watch5 (40mm) worth RM1,099 for free!
Don’t miss out on this limited time deal and head on to Samsung’s official product page here.
To learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, check out our in-depth review here.