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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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Lach
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Galaxy S23
Date ordered: 2/1
Ordered From: Spectrum
Model: S23 Ultra
Storage: 512GB
Color: Phantom Black
Trade in: Note20
Estimated delivery date: 2/17
Lach
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I called Spectrum after seeing comments related to devices being backordered. My phone is classified as "backordered" but I confirmed it still has a ship date of 2/17. This is the first time I have ever pre-ordered. Fingers crossed.
Lach
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Galaxy S23
Just got the charge to my credit card!!!!!
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Lach
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Delivery scheduled for tomorrow!!!!!
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Lach
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Just wanted to close the thread.....I got my phone on the 14th. It was a great experience....now waiting on Assurant to process my credit since they received my return. In retrospect the S23U is really a Note23....at least from my perspective. LOVE it!
Geno71
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@Lach 

Yeah, I think everyone agrees that the S22U and S23U are basically Notes with the S name.

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userj5z7yAAAsC
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Try to order on the Samsung App five times it failed every time, then realized how bad the trade-in deals are.

You want me to upgrade to a magenta Max plan that I don't need in order to be tied to that plan for 24 months?

Won't be ordering new phone unless you have a trade-in deals directly with Samsung that are similar to previous years.
Tiaza
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Ordered two S23s (not Ultra or +) Feb 4 from samsung.com.

Both got the free memory upgrade from 128 to 356.

Both traded in S21s for $240, plus a $100 credit for I don't remember what.

So the phones cost $610 each with taxes, etc.

The expected delivery date is Feb 17 for the lavender and Feb 28 for the graphite color.

I'll update after actual delivery. 👍🏼
Tiaza
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So both phones came over a day earlier than their projected delivery dates. Good business. The lavender is so pale it's almost pink. Boo. Shoulda got the classy cream color instead. LOVED the deeper purple off the S21. The graphite looks very sophisticated. Since the trade-in value wasn't spectacular, I decided to keep my old 21 as a back up phone, but my partner will be trading in his old one.
Geno71
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@Tiaza 

Awesome. I have a Graphite S22U, it's a very nice color.

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