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Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra Ordering, Shipping, and Feedback Thread

(Topic created: 02-04-2023 11:35 AM)
Geno71
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Galaxy S23

Hi everyone, with almost every new major device release, we like to have one of these Pre-Order and Tracking threads going. Completely optional, of course, but people seem to like to keep the dates and order details in one place, so we can all get a better idea of what and when to expect.

Usually, we try to include the following information:

- Date ordered

- Where did you order from (samsung.com, carrier, retailer, etc.)

- Model, storage capacity, Color

- You can share your trade-in if you want

- Estimated delivery date

Then, once it ships, please come back and post an update with the same information above, but the actual stated shipping and delivery dates, and maybe even let us know once it's received. 

The thing is, as we all know, some popular items can start seeing their dates pushed back as they continue to receive pre-orders, plus, Samsung usually delivers their pre-orders a couple of days earlier than stated, and some carriers do too, so keeping track of this kind of information helps maintain a good idea of when to expect the new phone we are so excited for:)

I don't have the requested information yet myself, as I haven't pre-ordered, but I'm hoping to see some details from others that can maybe help me decide. At this time, I know I want the S23 Ultra. The smaller S23 is also amazing looking and feeling, but you just can't beat those Ultra cameras!

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What I can't decide on yet is color, and if I should order one from my carrier directly (AT&T) or on Samsung.com. Locked or unlocked. I usually get the unlocked model, but carriers might have a slightly better trade-in offer. On paper, a trade-in deal from AT&T is much stronger, as they accept any S or Note phone, from any year and in any condition (according to their own site), but keep in mind that their trade-in value is spread over 30 months, in a form of bill credits, while Samsung discounts the phone instantly. I assume other carriers work similarly.

(a side note, if you're looking at a carrier option on Samsung.com, check every step on the ordering page carefully. It looks like it defaults to adding the AT&T Next Up feature, which is a monthly charge, and personally, I don't want it, and you may or may not want it either, so just make sure you make all the right selections, so there are no surprises later)

So, when I do decide and place that order, I'll be sure to come back and post an update, but in the meantime, please don't hesitate and share your stuff here. 

Thanks everyone, let's go....

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Green4
Astronaut
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Galaxy S23
Ordered Feb 2nd, 2023
S23+, 512gb
Through Samsung
Trade in for ATT credit
Original delivery date was feb 16th, still have not received phone.
Delivery date has been pushed 10 times! It is supposed to be tomorrow but I am smart enough to know this ain't happening since no tracking received.
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dja2k
Cosmic Ray
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Galaxy S23
Quick question... What's the return period for S23? It's past 30 days since delivery and still able to see "Return". I'm waiting for my Samsung Rewards points to be available. Thanks
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dte230
Galaxy
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Galaxy S23
I have a s23 and I can't get a trade in price for the flip four or flip five. I called sales at Samsung and they said they wouldn't have any trade-in values until August but I really don't want to wait that long
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cHuLhAk
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Okey samsung realmente a mejorado mucho desde su primer lanzamiento directo en competecia del iphone por esa epoca no me causó mucha impresión pero despues de casi 14 años de ser usuario de iPhone me cambie a Samsung, sin embargo todavía me.estoy adaptando a su ecosistema, el reconocimiento facial no es tan bueno sus limitaciones en la oscuridad son realmente serias no reconoce y tengo que introducir mi código lo cual tambien no puedo elegeir una opcion de 4 digitos, espero que si hay una actualización de su sistema operativo puedan mejorar algunas de las cosas que se necesita, como en todo hay muchas cosas nuevas, para mi, un mes atras marzo compre un Oneplus 95g y su reconocimiento facil es excelente incluso en la noche, por ahortia me.quedo con Samsung es un dispositivo realmente muy eficiente y que bueno que ahora ya no te invadan con tanta publicidad como en sus inicios, aun iPhone se lo lleva por mucho.
citytrader
Asteroid
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Galaxy S23
 
Come on Samsung, why you have so bad software department that a camera software from a S23 Ultra is subpar compared to a 3 generations old phone not flagship like S20?

Over sharpening photos doesn't make a picture better...

How bad a software department in Samsung could be to make this happen?...

XDA S20 vs S23U comparison

mrgoofball
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Galaxy S23
I have had my s23 ultra for about 3 months now. I can honestly say it's the best phone best camera out of all the phones I have had.
Yamialex224
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Galaxy S23
I have an s22 plus and am thinking of upgrading. Should I stick with Samsung and if so what should I get
Z flip
S23 plus
Switch to pixel
Switch to iphone
King_Evx
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Currently, it is best to wait a while. I would recommend sticking with Samsung, and that's not even coming from a fanboy position. Now all of the seamless transfer features from iphone like connect to Mac are available on Windows. Pixel phones are good, but still don't compete with Samsung. Zflip is a feature phone, and is barely worth it, and I feel you'd find yourself leaving it unfolded. Also the screen is plastic. I myself am still on the S10+ and it's still perfect. If you really want to upgrade, wait and get the S24.
Ekamek
Supernova
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Galaxy S23
Second this motion! Wait
ducsurfer
Cosmic Ray
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Iphone would be a downgrade.... s23plus you only get 280 on trade in on a s23 ultra in Lime you get a free 512gb for the price of a 256 plus 530 trade in for your 22+ $670 before tax sounds like a good deal?
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