Samsung Galaxy S23 colors: what color matches your personality?
There may be as many as eight different Galaxy S23 colors – but half are rumored to be exclusive to the official Samsung Store
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: New S23 colors
⬛️ Phantom Black shade looks slightly lighter than last year’s black color
🌸 Rumored Mystic Lilac seems more purplish than last year’s pink
Samsung Galaxy S23 colors have seen a key change that makes deciding which Galaxy S23 color is best – whether you’re getting the compact Samsung Galaxy S23, the expansive Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus or the powerhouse Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, all three models share the exact same colors, so you don’t sacrifice performance for flashiness.
What Samsung Galaxy S23 color should you buy? Depends on your personality, but with a little thought, you can get a Galaxy S23 in a shade you won’t regret. Let’s take a look at what Samsung’s got cooking.
1. Phantom Black
Ah, black, the quintessential smartphone color. It’s sleek, refined. Its finish absorbs light and exudes class. It tells folks you’re mysterious. This dusky hue also hides blemishes, and that’s no small bonus for something you might handle as much as 96 times a day.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 in Phantom Black is also the safest choice, and for good reason. It’s easy to tire of any other color, but black, for all its power, never really gets old – and despite having gone for other phone colors over the last four cycles, I feel a tinge of jealousy when I see my preferred smartphone in that sable color.
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Plant your hands on this one
Things can look different in person, of course, but the Samsung Galaxy S23 in Green looks to be an almost army green smartphone color – makes sense, given that color is intended to blend into nature. This phone works best with the stark figure cut by the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Get this phone if you’re bored of black but you want to keep to a natural, neutral tone that won’t jump out too much but still looks slick and professional.
Puff the Magic Snapdragon
Samsung isn’t quite selling a phone in true white this year, and the Galaxy S23 in Cotton Flower – the presumptive stand-in for the Galaxy S22’s Phantom White – takes on a barely-there, pale yellow that could, like Apple’s Starlight tone, look yellow, silver or white, depending on the lighting.
Like all of the other widely available retail colors of the Galaxy S23 line, this one should work with a broad range of styles while avoiding the pitfall of seeming like any old Android phone, although with this year’s design you’ll have to settle for it looking more than a little like an iPhone.
The new Samsung Galaxy S23 Lavender color is an airy, not-quite-pink-and-not-quite-purple that lends it versatility, as lavender tends to pair well with colors all over the spectrum, from bright orange to dim gray.
I personally think picking Lavender for the Samsung Galaxy S23 or Galaxy S23 Plus works better than the Ultra, as the shade complements the friendly, approachable curves of those phones more than the harsh angles of the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Little red Galaxy S23, you’re going way too fast
Maybe the slickest-looking version of the Galaxy S23 series, the Samsung web-exclusive Galaxy S23 Ultra in Red has a neat little detail in its black aluminum frame, giving it an almost racing stripe look that brings a whole new dynamic to the phone. Sure, it’s there on the Graphite edition as well, but it really pops on the Red.
If you’re looking to pick this one up, it’s only available in limited quantities, and there’s no guarantee Samsung will bring it back. Pick the unlocked, carrier-free version to find it.
Samsung’s website exclusive Galaxy S23 Ultra, S23 and S23 Plus in Lime available “while supplies last” when you select the Unlocked option – that is, just the phone, with no associated carrier. Pick this option for a good time.
Pencil in this phone
If you love a gray phone, you can get the Graphite color right now, exclusively at Samsung’s website when you select the unlocked option without a carrier. The Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra all look great in this new Graphite shade, and are available “while supplies last.”
8. Sky Blue
Mr. Blue, you did it right
Pick up the serene Sky Blue variant if you love a calming color on your phone. This color, available only at Samsung’s website when you select the no-carrier unlocked option, will be available only while supplies last, so if you want to get your hands on one, now is the time.