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Samsung Galaxy S23 colors: see it in Phantom Black, Green, Cream, Lavender and more
With 8 colors to choose from – 4 exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S23 store page – which should you pick?
Update: We’ve embedded a video showing off the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra colors in this page, in case you’re trying to decide between the default Green, Phantom Black, Cream and Lavender colors, or trying to snag the Red, Lime, Graphite or Sky Blue colors exclusive to the Samsung Store website.
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: New Samsung S23 colors
⬛️ Phantom Black shade looks slightly lighter than last year’s black color
🌲 Green is earthier than the S22 color, giving it an army green feel
🐑 Cream has a more yellow tinge, but otherwise, it’s the white phone this time
🌸 Lavender seems more purplish than last year’s pink
🏎️ Red is a muted S23 Ultra Samsung web exclusive with very cool black accents
🟩 Lime is a lighter pastel shade exclusive to Samsung’s website
✏️ Graphite is a dark industrial gray with black frame, only on the Samsung site
🦋 Sky Blue is a muted light blue Samsung only sells on its web store for S23 Ultra
What colors does the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra come in? For 2023, you can pick from Phantom Black, Cream, Green and Lavender colors for all three phones: the S23 Ultra, the compact Samsung Galaxy S23 and the bigger Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus alike. Check them out:
But that’s not all. If you buy straight from Samsung, you get the additional choice of Lime and Graphite for all three, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra colors see two more exclusives: Red and Sky Blue.
In short, for the most part, you won’t need to decide between performance and your favorite color, unlike previous Samsung Galaxy S phones. I guess Samsung heard me yelling at a cloud about that.
So then, which Samsung S23 color should you buy? Depends on your personality, but with a little thought, you can get a Galaxy S23 in a shade hue won’t regret.
1. Phantom Black
Ah, black, the quintessential smartphone color. The Galaxy S23 in Phantom Black is 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.
Black is also the safest choice, and for good reason. It’s easy to tire of any other smartphone color, but black 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 probably makes the best use of the muted matte finish of this year’s lineup, yielding an almost army green shade that gives the new smartphone a professional bent.
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.
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Puff the Magic Snapdragon
Samsung isn’t quite selling a phone in true white this year, and the Cream Galaxy S23 – the presumptive stand-in for last year’s Phantom White – takes on a barely-there, pale yellow that could, like Apple’s Starlight tone, look yellow or white, depending on the lighting.
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.
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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. Hurry, it’s only available in limited quantities unlocked at Samsung’s website.
Samsung’s website exclusive has all three models of the Galaxy S23 in Lime “while supplies last” when you select the Unlocked option – that is, just the phone, with no associated carrier. Act fast if you love lighter shades, because there’s no telling when this one will sell out.
Pencil in this phone
If you love a gray phone, you can get the Galaxy S23 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 Galaxy S23 Ultra in Sky Blue 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 for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, will be around only while supplies last, so if you want to get your hands on one, now is the time.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Deals
Ready to pick up a fresh Samsung Galaxy S23? Samsung has some great Galaxy S23 deals for all you early pre-order folks out there, and while you’re at it, check out our rundown of Galaxy S23 cases and Galaxy S23 screen protectors, too.
Published: February 1, 2023
Updated: February 24, 2023