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Samsung S23 plans in Australia

You can now get Samsung’s newly launched Galaxy S23 FE on a phone plan from Vodafone, Optus or Telstra and get some bonus gifts alongside.

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Which is the best Samsung S23 plan?

The best S23 plan for you will depend on which model and price fits your budget and needs.

Prices for the S23 lineup and the more budget-friendly S23 FE start at $999.

Samsung Galaxy S23 FE 128GB$999
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE 256GB$1,099
Samsung Galaxy S23 128GB$1,349
Samsung Galaxy S23 256GB$1,449
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus 256GB$1,649
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus 512GB$1,849
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 256GB$1,949
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB$2,249
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 1TB$2,649

Besides the price of the handset, you should also considering the following when choosing the best S23 phone plan for you:

  • If you're looking for the cheapest plan with extra bang for buck on the side, make sure you check out what deals are available and the monthly repayment cost.
  • Coverage could also be a big consideration depending on where you live. For example, Vodafone usually offers the cheapest phone plans but its coverage will be spotty outside of major metropolitan cities. Telstra is on the more expensive end but it does have the widest mobile network in Australia and could be a better option for those in rural or regional Australia.
  • Consider how much data you use and sign up to a SIM only plan to pair your handset with accordingly. There's no point getting a plan with 300GB of monthly data and could save money with lower data, entry level SIM only plans from either of the telcos.

Telstra S23 plans

Telstra's offering a $300 discount on the Galaxy S23 FE until 29 July 2024.

Signing up to a Telstra mobile plan, you can expect:

  • 5G network access if it's available in your area.
  • Data sharing with up to 10 upfront mobile or data services linked to your account.
  • 4-month access to Spotify Premium for new subscribers and 2-month subscription to BINGE for new customers.
  • No excess data charges. Your speeds will be capped at 1.5Mbps once you've used up your data allowance.
  • Unlimited international texts to all countries and at least 30 minutes of free calls.

Optus S23 plans

Save up to $500 when you buy an S23 FE from Optus on a 24- or 36-month phone plan until 30 July 2024. You can also score its Promo Plan with any S23 handset for $69 a month for the first 12 months, then $89 after.

Signing up to an Optus plan will also give you access to:

  • Optus Sport at a discounted price. You'll pay $6.99 per month instead of $24.99.
  • Its 5G network (as long as you have coverage in your area).
  • Endless data. Your speeds will be capped at 1.5Mbps once you've chewed through your data allowance.
  • Data sharing across eligible linked accounts.
  • Unlimited international calls and texts to 35 countries (on its Medium plan and above).
  • Up to 10% in savings when you bundle 3 or more subscriptions via Optus SubHub.

Vodafone S23 plans

Vodafone's currently offering a $500 discount on the S23 and $800 discount on the S23 Ultra. There are no deals available on the other S23 devices.

Pairing your S23 with a Vodafone plan also gets you:

  • Infinite data. Your speeds will be capped at 2Mbps once you've used up your data allowance.
  • Access to its 5G network if it's available in your area.
  • Hotspotting permitted from your mobile phone to your personal devices only.
  • Unlimited international texts and at least 300 minutes to selected countries on Medium plan and above.
  • $5 a day roaming to use your regular postpaid plan overseas.

Samsung S23 availability in Australia

The S23 line-up went officially on sale in Australia on 17 February 2023.

To help you decide which phone might be right for your needs, check out the specifications of the S23 range in the following table.

Galaxy S23 UltraGalaxy S23+Galaxy S23
Display6.8-inch QHD+ Edge, Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate (1~120Hz), 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode6.6-inch FHD+6.1-inch FHD+
Camera12MP Ultra-Wide Camera, 200 MP Wide Camera, 10MP Telephoto Camera, 12MP Front Camera12MP Ultra-Wide Camera, 50 MP Wide Camera, 10MP Telephoto Camera, 12MP Front Camera12MP Ultra-Wide Camera, 50 MP Wide Camera, 10MP Telephoto Camera, 12MP Front Camera
APSnapdragon® 8 Gen 2 for GalaxySnapdragon® 8 Gen 2 for GalaxySnapdragon® 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
Storage256GB, 512GB, 1TB256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB
OSAndroid 13, One UI 5.1Android 13, One UI 5.1Android 13, One UI 5.1
Water resistantIP68 rating: Water resistant up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutesIP68 rating: Water resistant up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutesIP68 rating: Water resistant up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes

Samsung S23 FE availability in Australia

The Samsung S23 FE is officially on sale as of 12 October 2023.

Here's a rundown of the specs so you can decide if it's the right phone for your needs.

Display6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED
Operating systemAndroid 13 with One UI 5.1
Camera50MP main, 12MP telephoto 3x optical zoom, ultrawide 8MP
IP ratingIP68
ProcessorEXYNOS 2200
Storage128GB or 256GB

Samsung S23 phone features

Samsung's trio of smartphones in the S23 series are similar in design to the S22 but this time around all phones have an Ultra-style layout for their rear cameras. The series has also been given a performance upgrade courtesy of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a brighter, more vivid display.

The phone giant has said the battery life also lasts 20% longer and the phones offer a better gaming experience.

If you're holding onto one of Samsung's flagship phones from the last couple of years (S21 onwards), you likely won't notice a major difference. That is unless your budget is leaning towards the S23 Ultra which offers a marquee of features albeit with an expensive price tag that could make you wince.

With that said, it's very much Samsung's most powerful Galaxy S phone to date and the only one to offer an S-Pen.

The main back camera is 200MP instead of 108MP, and the front camera is now 12MP instead of 40MP. Its performance in lowlight settings also takes things up a notch.

Right now if you want the best in overall Android performance, this (S23 Ultra) is the phone to buy – and it's likely to hold that position for some time to come.

Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman
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