The all-new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is pro-productivity
To be frank, I’ve never had such a busy schedule before. Having to balance my internship at Wonder, advocacy projects, thesis and academics—not to mention having to squeeze in time for my friends and family, things can surely get overwhelming. But as the pabibo Gen Z girlie that I am, giving up any of these is not an option. After all, they were once my unanswered prayers. I simply had to find a way to navigate through them and I am able to do so, thanks to a lot of hard work and the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
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NGL, I was once the type to not care about gadget specs. As long as it could let me text, call and take (cute) photos, I was fine! But our phones are an extension of ourselves now, so finding the right fit really does make a difference.
If you’re like me and constantly looking for ways to up your productivity and creativity, then the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is the phone for you. Starting with the basics, its screen measures around 6.8-inch QHD+ Edge and the phone weighs 234 grams. It’s equipped with Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, which delivers clear and colorful details regardless of how bright or dim your screen is. Plus, with the vision booster, you’re sure to get the accurate colors and contrasts that any kind of content calls for. It’s all about smoothness with this smartphone, as its 120Hz technology intelligently optimizes the refresh rate, which also helps with saving battery (though the battery is already long-lasting…hello, 5000mAh!).
And, of course, the camera. With so much going on, you would need a great camera to capture and document everything. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is adorned with five cameras. You read that right, five! The 12MP Front Camera, located on the screen, is perfect for selfies. At the back are the 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera, the 200MP Wide Camera and two 10MP Telephoto Cameras—with 3x and 10x Optical Zoom, respectively. These allow you to explore the wonderful world of visual storytelling, from multi-exposure photographs, stable night videos and even astrophotography. But what good would these be without the memory to store them in? Luckily, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra comes in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB.
As a student and advocate
I’m a senior in college currently in my final academic term. Having spent half of my college life online, I really don’t mind face-to-face classes! But let’s be real, the long break times often lead to boredom. I use these as an opportunity to walk around the campus and take everything in, especially since we lost a great chunk of time to do just that.
Since high school, I have been working towards my advocacies, focusing on the upholding of children’s rights. Being in college allowed me to solidify that since I found an organization that helps me practice it. We recently conducted one of our flagship projects, wherein hundreds of kids went to our campus to have a day filled with dashing performances and fun games! Upon seeing their smiles, the 3:00 AM call time was definitely worth it.
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve learned that our phones are simply us in gadget form. This is why I was proud to be carrying a phone that was designed with the planet in mind. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is made with 20% recycled ocean-bound plastic, 22% recycled glass and 80% recycled PET. Sustainability is one of my causes, too! I’ve been using my many platforms to talk about it.
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As an intern
Speaking of Wonder, I am in my final month of editorial internship! This was only a dream when I was in the ninth grade, and now I have a first-hand experience of what it’s like. Most of the time, it doesn’t feel like work (which is a luxury in itself).
Aside from being able to do what I love AKA writing, I also get to meet amazing people and try delicious food, among others!
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With the S Pen, it’s possible to make memories even more personal. My sister, Bianca, is much more blessed with design than I am, so she decorated the photos above! Despite the difference in our artistic abilities, we can both say that it’s a fun and fuss-free way to turn personal experiences into something even more special.
As an individual
Downtime is essential to a productive life. Being able to sit down and catch your breath helps you keep up with the hustle and bustle of life! For me, one of the best ways to cap off the busy week is by having a drink with my friends and family.
Spent the evening at one of my favorite places to dine and drink, Botong’s
Mantra of the night!
No matter how busy life gets, make time for yourself. Complement your clear mind and energized spirit with the best sidekick for productivity, and you’re good to go.
Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra here.
Photos Kyla Villena using the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Words Kyla Villena
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver