Now Black Friday has finished, you may think the deals are done for another year. That's far from the case and, in fact, we can recommend one of the best Cyber Monday deals we've found so far.
Right now you can buy a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in the US for as little as $299 from the Shop Samsung app. However, there are some caveats. You can't get this through the normal Samsung store website, so when your browser offers to open up Shop Samsung, you need to do so.
Clicking the link will get you get a 25% discount by default, taking the price down to $899. The rest of your potential saving comes from trading in a device. This is heavily dependent on what device you're parting with.
Update: If you don't want to jump through hoops, you can get the Galaxy S23 Ultra unlocked at Amazon for $899, which is $300 off.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: was $1,199 now $299 with trade-in @ Samsung (via Shop Samsung app)
With a valuable enough trade-in, the combined saving on Samsung's latest flagship phone when bought through the Shop Samsung app makes for an unbelievable discount on one of the best phones of the year. If you go the unlocked route the lowest price is $299 with the max trade-in value.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: was $1,199 now $899 @ Amazon
Best Deal without trade-in: Samsung's top-of-the-line flagship is getting an instant discount of $300 courtesy of Amazon. Not only is it unlocked and ready to be activated on any wireless carrier, but you're getting a premier phone that's the best camera phone around.
Price check: $899 @ Best Buy
You may recognize the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra from our best phones and best camera phones guides, the latter of which it's the number one pick. That's because of its incredible photography skills, powered by such impressive hardware as a 200MP main camera, and dual 10MP telephoto cameras with 3x and 10x optical zoom. Some of my favorite photos of this year have been taken on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, and likely couldn't have been managed on other devices because of the incredible zoom range.
There's plenty more going for the Galaxy S23 Ultra beyond its photos though. I've also loved using the phone's huge and bright display, which makes an ideal canvas for taking notes and making drawing with the included S Pen stylus.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra is also a powerhouse of a phone, though it doesn't shout about it. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chip is more powerful than other Android phones in its class, making demanding apps such as games run extra smoothly. And that performance doesn't impact battery life, with the phone also occupying a spot on our best phone battery life list.
Beyond the (usually) high price, the other downsides to know about for the Galaxy S23 Ultra are that it charges slower than some other Android phones, even with the 45W max charging speed. Also you should be aware that this phone comes with a curved display. This never bothered me during my time with the phone but some people find it awkward to use since the active areas of the screen extend into your palm, sometimes causing mis-touches.
If this deal isn't right for you, take a look at our Cyber Monday deals page right here to get the lowdown on the latest discounts worth looking at.
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Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.
This is false. The 25% discount applies to the final price, not the original price, therefore the phone is still $300 with trade in.Reply
Can confirm, even with the max amount trade in, the lowest it will be is $299.Reply
This does not work. It starts at $899 but if your trade-in is $800 they lower the discount on the other end. I confirmed this via chat with a CSR. Lowest price is just under $300 which is still better than when the S23 was released but no where near $100. Do you guys actually try these discounts before you write them up?Reply
Not a single S23 for $100 heck not a single one for under $545Reply
Hi, I went through the process in the app and it's as low as $299 unlocked but you can save more with carrier activation. Up to $1,030.jarkmon said:This is false. The 25% discount applies to the final price, not the original price, therefore the phone is still $300 with trade in.
Wait so there WAS a typo??admin said:You can get a Galaxy S23 Ultra for surprisingly little money with the help of a special discount for using a Samsung app, and further trade-in savings.
Not a typo! Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is just $100 for Black Friday right now : Read more
I just spent an hour with Samsung Support. They insist that you can get both the 25% off and the maximum credit for an S22 Ultra, bringing the final price to $100. They also acknowledge that the Samsung Shop app has this wrong. They suggested that I pay the higher price and they would do a price match and refund me the difference; however, Samsung's support is so undependable that I am not willing to take the risk.Mark Spoonauer said:Hi, I went through the process in the app and it's as low as $299 unlocked but you can save more with carrier activation. Up to $1,030.