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How to buy the Samsung Galaxy S23 in Australia
Telstra, Optus and Vodafone are all fighting hard to be your first choice for Samsung Galaxy S23 plans.
How to buy the Galaxy S23 in Australia
If you're ready to upgrade and pull the trigger on a brand new Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus or Galaxy S23 Ultra, we don't blame you. In fact, we want to help.
We've distilled the process of getting the shiny new Samsung Galaxy smartphone on a postpaid plan into a handful easy-to-follow steps. Just be sure to check out our guide to everything you need to know before you buy a Samsung Galaxy S23 in Australia before you commit.
Buying the Samsung Galaxy S23 on a plan
- Take a look at the Australian pricing for the new devices and decide which Samsung Galaxy S23 model is right for your budget and needs
- Find the best deal available from the mobile providers that offer you the right reasons to go with them
- Sit tight and wait for your shiny new device to arrive in the mail
Buying a Samsung Galaxy S23 outright
- Compare and contrast the different Samsung Galaxy models on offer and work out which one is right for you
- Scope out which local or online retailers will stock that version of the device and how they vary in price
- Put in your order and wait for a delivery person to knock on the door
Samsung Galaxy S23 plans
If you're not keen to pick up Samsung's lightest and latest flagships devices outright, we don't blame you. $1,349 is a lot of money to spend on a single device, especially in these inflationary times. For many Australians, a postpaid mobile plan might be a better bet.
As with last year's S22 line, the new Samsung Galaxy S23 (plus the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra) are all set to launch on both 24-month and 36-month plans through a number of Australian mobile providers, including Optus, Telstra and Vodafone.
The upside of this is that you'll have plenty of options to choose from, but the downside is that it's hard to know where to start.
Telstra Samsung Galaxy S23 plans
If you're looking to pick a Samsung Galaxy S23 up through Telstra, your cheapest option is going to be the Telstra Upfront Mobile Plan Basic. Priced at $58 per month, this plan includes 40GB of data, unlimited local calls and texts and access to both Telstra's 4G and 5G network coverage.
The cost of pairing this plan with the new Samsung Galaxy S23 is going to vary based on the exact model you choose. Assuming that the baseline Galaxy S23 is the device you're after, you're looking at $37.46 per month in handset fees on a 36 month plan. All told, this works out to a total $95.46 per month over 36 months.
If you'd prefer a 24 month plan, you're looking at $56.19 per month in handset fees and $114.19 overall.
Optus Samsung Galaxy S23 plans
If you're looking to pick up a Samsung Galaxy S23 on a plan via Optus, your cheapest option is going to be the Small Optus Choice Plus Plan. This postpaid plan includes 30GB of monthly data, unlimited local calls and texts and access to Optus' 4G and 5G network coverage and is priced at $49 per month.
Based on the cost of a Galaxy S23, you're looking at $37.46 per month in handset fees for a 36 month plan or $56.19 per month for a 24 month plan. In total, that works out to be $86.46 per month over 36 months or $105.19 per month for 24 months.
Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S23 plans
Since Vodafone's postpaid plans tend to start at a lower price-point than Optus and Telstra, it's a sure bet for those looking for the best value for their money when it comes to Galaxy S23 plans.
Priced at $45 per month, Vodafone's $45 Small Plan includes 40GB of Max Speed data and unlimited rollover data (capped at 2Mpbs) plus standard national calls and text. The unspoken downside here is that Vodafone's 5G coverage is much smaller than that of Optus and Telstra.
If you're looking to pick up a Galaxy S23 through Vodafone on a 36-month plan, you should expect to pay $37.46 per month for the device itself. Opting for a 24-month plan will cost you more at $56.19. Paired up with the $45 Lite Plan, you're looking at either $82.46 per month on a 36 month plan or $101.19 per month on a 24-month plan.
Samsung Galaxy S23 price in Australia
While Samsung kept prices steady last time around, 2023 seems like it'll be the year that inflation bites into the appeal of the Galaxy S lineup.
Australian pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S23 starts at $1349, while pricing for the Galaxy S23 Plus is slightly higher at $1,649 and the Galaxy S23 Ultra tops out the list with a starting price of $1,949.
As with previous generations, squeezing a little more storage into your shiny new smartphone will come at a surcharge. For example, on a dollars-to-gigabytes basis, a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with 256GB is cheaper and better value than its Galaxy S22 equivalent. However, the same can't be said for the 512GB and 1TB variants.
Check out the table below for a full breakdown of pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Galaxy S23 Plus
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Where to buy Galaxy S23 in Australia?
We're still working on an exhaustive list, but you can find the Samsung Galaxy S23 through the following partners and retailers in Australia.