The Samsung Galaxy S23 series has now been announced and as usual there’s deals galore across the retail and telco space in Australia. For those pre-ordering, the bonuses on offer are hot this year with telcos and retailers all pushing hard for your business and we’ve listed them all below for you to peruse.

The Galaxy S23 starts at $1349, while the Galaxy S23+ will start from $1649 and the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be priced from $1949 and will be available in a range of colours including Green, Lavender, Cream and Phantom Black. Samsung will be selling the phone on their online store and offering double memory deals and exclusive colours Lime and Graphite, as well as Sky Blue and Red for the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

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For our money one of the best deals is for a Galaxy S23 on an Optus plan with Harvey Norman. If you sign onto a $69 plan over 24 months you’ll get the Galaxy S23 handset for $0 – bargain! If you want the Galaxy S23+ you can pay $299 upfront on the same plan, or if you want the Galaxy S23 Ultra it’s $599 on the same plan – that’s epic!

All the retailers are offering double storage upgrades across the range. I.E if you order any of the Galaxy S23 models in 128GB and get an upgrade to the 256GB variant etc.

On the telco front, all three major Aussie telcos are offering great deals, but for our money the Optus Epic Upgrade is one of the best offering an upgrade on everything. That means double the storage as well as a bump on the model and you’ll also get the Optus Upgrade & Protect device protection included. You’ll also get an additional 500GB of data added to your plan.

If you’re a die-hard Vodafone customer there’s also deals to be had when you pre-order your new phone with up to $500 in Samsung Gift Cards to on offer depending on which model you’re after.

But if a new smartwatch has been on your radar, then Telstra has a great deal with a free Galaxy Watch5 when you order any of the Galaxy S23 models.

If you want to see what deals your telco or favourite retailer is offering, then read on!

Telcos

Optus

Optus are offering deals on the Galaxy S23 as well including Double Storage, as well as model upgrades meaning orders for the Galaxy S23 will be updated to a Galaxy S23+, or a Galaxy S23+ to a Galaxy S23 Ultra valued at $400. Bonuses for plans include saving $20 per month on their $89 plan over 12 months valued at $240. Optus customers will also see a 3-month free upgrade and protect upgrade valued at $45 and 500GB of bonus data.

Samsung Galaxy S23 256GB 5G
Optus is offering the Samsung Galaxy S23 256GB 5G for $37.46 per month (device payments only) over 36 months plus your chosen plan fees, when taken up with an eligible SIM plan (min. total cost $1494.86).

Samsung Galaxy S23+ 512GB 5G
Optus is offering the Samsung Galaxy S23+ 512GB 5G for $40.24 per month (device payments only) over 36 months plus your chosen plan fees, when taken up with an eligible SIM plan (min. total cost $1886.84).

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB 5G
Optus is offering the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB 5G for $45.80 per month (device payments only) over 36 months plus your chosen plan fees, when taken up with an eligible SIM plan (min. total cost $2280.90).

Vodafone

Vodafone will be offering the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra in Phantom Black, Green, Lavender and Cream colour options. The Galaxy S23 Ultra will be available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options, while the Galaxy S23+ will be available with 256GB or 512GB of storage and finally, the Galaxy S23 will be offered with in 128GB and 256GB storage options.

To mark the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S23 series, Vodafone is offering customers exclusive, bonus Samsung e-vouchers worth up to $500 when they pre-order a new Galaxy S23 phone on an eligible plan.

Customers who pre-order a new Galaxy S23 Ultra device on an eligible plan will receive a $500 Samsung e-voucher, while customers who pre-order the Galaxy S23+ and S23 on an eligible plan will receive a $300 Samsung e-voucher. The pre-order promotion is available until 16 February 2023. Bonus Samsung e-voucher redeemable via Samsung redemption process as directed by Samsung before 31 May 2023.

Highlights for the Vodafone deals include the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with 256GB of storage on their $45 Small Plan which comes with 40GB of monthly data for just $99.13 a month over 36 months (device cost + plan fees included, min cost $1993.68).

Customers looking at the Galaxy S23+ Vodafone are offering it with 256GB storage on their $45 Small Plan which includes 40GB a month of data for just $90.80 a month over 36 months on (device cost + plan fees included, min cost $1693.80).

You can check out all the Samsung Galaxy S23 deals across Vodafone on their Samsung hub.

Telstra

For pre-orders, Telstra is offering Samsung Galaxy Watch5, valued at up to $649 RRP, via redemption. Those pre-ordering will get a choice of 40mm Samsung Galaxy Watch5 in Graphite or Pink Gold, or a 44mm Samsung Galaxy Watch5 in Graphite or Silver. The Galaxy Watch5 can then be activated with Telstra One Number for $5/month on their mobile account.

Customers signing up to the Premium Upfront Mobile Plan for 12 months will also receive a $15/month discount on their plan worth $829.

As a bonus, until the 7th of February, you can also sign up to for ‘Samsung News’ on the Telstra website for a chance to win a Samsung 65” The Frame TV, valued at $2,599 RRP.

Retail

It appears that Samsung and retailers will be offering double storage as well as Gift Cards – with the value depending on what you spend across the range – for their pre-order deals, with in-store gift cards at your favourite stores on offer.

Officeworks and JB Hifi are also offering Trade-in Deals on the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Harvey Norman

As per our pick above, Harvey Norman are offering some of the best combo deals if you’re going with Optus. Not only do you get the usual Optus double storage deal as mentioned above but sign up to Optus $69 plan for 24 months and get:

Buy your phone outright and get a $250 Harvey Normal gift card with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, a $150 Harvey Normal gift card with the Galaxy S23+ and a $100 Harvey Normal gift card with the Galaxy S23.

Harvey Norman are also offering 25% off all Galaxy S23 accessories.

JB Hi-Fi

If you’re a JB Hi-Fi customer, then the great deals keep coming with Double Storage offers pretty much the standard across the Galaxy S23 series. You’ll also nab JB Gift Cards on offer for pre-orders, as well as trade-in deals.

On the gift card front, If you’re pre-ordering the Galaxy S23 Ultra you’ll get a $250 JB GIft Card, while you’ll get a $150 voucher for pre-ordering the Galaxy S23+ and, a still very good $100 when you pre-order the Galaxy S23.

For anyone updating an old device, you’ll definitely want to check out their trade-in deals, with up to $300 trade-in offered when you buy a Galaxy S23 Ultra and $200 trade-in when you buy either a Galaxy S23+ or Galaxy S23.

JB Hi-Fi are also interested in getting you into some accessories for your new phone, offering up to 25% discount on all Galaxy S23 series accessories when you buy.

Officeworks

Officeworks are also offering Double Storage across the Galaxy S23 series for pre-orders. You’ll also receive Officeworks Gift Cards on offer for pre-orders – great to keep around to take advantage of deals through the year – and of course you can get Trade-in deals for older devics.

On the gift card front, if you’re pre-ordering the Galaxy S23 Ultra you’ll get a $250 Officeworks GIft Card, while you’ll get a $150 voucher for pre-ordering the Galaxy S23+ and, a still very good $100 when you pre-order the Galaxy S23.

For anyone updating an old device, you’ll definitely want to check out their trade-in deals, with up to $300 trade-in offered when you buy a Galaxy S23 Ultra and $200 trade-in when you buy either a Galaxy S23+ or Galaxy S23.

Woolworths

That’s right, Woolies are in the phone game and they too are offering double storage for pre-orders. Woolworths are an MVNO, so as long as you’re on your Woolies Mobile plan you’ll also get a 10% off your Woolies grocery bill once each month up to $50 max.

Woolworths Mobile customers can also upgrade to the S23 series with the early upgrade fee being waived for existing customers.

In terms of plan options, Woolworths are offering a range of options but their best seems to be the Galaxy S23 Ultra from $78 63/mth (Save up to $450), the Galaxy S23+ from $59 83/mth (Save up to $350) or the Galaxy S23 from $60.83/mth (Save up to $250).

The Good Guys

The Good Guys are also offering the double storage deal across the Galaxy S23 series, with Gift Cards on offer for pre-orders. They’re also offering great deals on devices if you want to sign up for a Telstra plan in-store.

Anyone pre-ordering a Galaxy S23 Ultra will receive a $250 Good Guys GIft Card, while you’ll get a $150 Gift Card for ordering the Galaxy S23+ and $100 for the Galaxy S23.

If you want to buy a Galaxy S23 series phone from Telstra through The Good Guys you can nab a Galaxy S23 Ultra for $1,199 on a $69/mth plan over 12 months, or a Galaxy S23+ for $899 on a $69/mth plan over 12 months or a Galaxy S23 for just $599 on a $69/mth plan over 12 months.

Bing Lee

If you like Bing Lee, there’s the same Double Storage deal for pre-orders as well as Bing Lee gift cards up for grabs.

It appears the value of Gift Cards is also similar to other retailers, with $250 Bing Lee GIft Card for pre-ordering the Galaxy S23 Ultra, $150 for pre-ordering the Galaxy S23+ and $100 for pre-ordering the Galaxy S23.

Costco

If you’ve paid your $60 per year Costco membership fee, then you can also buy a Galaxy S23 series phone through the warehouse retailer who is also offering Double Storage and Gift Cards on pre-orders.

Costco customers will get $250 of Costco gift cards for pre-orders on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, $150 for pre-orders on the Galaxy S23+ and $100 on the Galaxy S23.

Amazon

For Amazon customers there’s Prime Credit available to add to your account if you pre-order a Galaxy S23 series phone from the American online retail giant, as well as double storage deals.

Amazon will give you $250 of Amazon Prime Credit for pre-ordering a Galaxy S23 Ultra, $150 of Amazon Prime Credit for ordering a Galaxy S23+ and $100 of Prime Credit for pre-ordering the Galaxy S23.

If you’re a Prime customer you will of course get free shipping on that, so it’s a pretty good use of your membership fee there.

Qantas

Lastly, Qantas are also selling the Galaxy S23 series phones. While it doesn’t look like they’ll be offering any credit towards flights, they will be offering the double storage deal.