I am a PC gamer, on smartphone I am not a gamer so I don't need the fastest processor, coming from oneplus, Samsung's UI is irritating me, if sammy was not doing very good deals when launching new Ultras I wouldn't have lasted 3 years with them. But this time I want to go lighter and without sammy limitations, the rumors are saying the S24U will be only 1 or 2gm lighter than s23u.So I have the Galaxy S23U and moved to the Pixel 8 Pro when it came out then went back to the Galaxy S23U.
The Galaxy has much better battery life, faster, better reception, less buggy and if you play games - is much better for that. It basically has a far superior processor and modem which leads to a bunch of improvements across the board. It also has a more versatile camera in that it has an additional lense which can do more things with it, plus video recording is better on the Galaxy. The UI is much more customisable as well in that you can change basically anything you want and with Good Lock, it takes customisation to pretty crazy levels.
I do prefer the Pixel camera if you're pulling out the phone, snapping a picture and putting it away, but that isn't enough to overcome the plethora of issues I've have with it. I'm just constantly concerned about battery and reception. If I'm out on 5G, the battery tanks, sometimes I'll lose connectivity and so Google wallet won't work at my train station for me to swipe past the gates, so I have to use my travel card. Never had an issue with that on the S23U.
Also, from what I've been reading, the Galaxy S24Ultra is supposed to be titanium? If that's the case, it should be lighter than the S23Ultra?
But give the Pixel a shot. You might really enjoy it far more than your S23Ultra, so it'll be the better pick for you.
As long as samsung is not letting us increase fonts in the statusbar and still using an akward double tap to open x, I will try either Pixel phone or Oneplus 12