This Goldilocks Samsung phone is $250 off for Prime Day

Home screen of Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus against white background
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If you're on the hunt for a new smartphone, Prime Day 2023 turned out to be a surprisingly good time to find all of the best Android phones at a low price. That includes the Samsung Galaxy S23+, which is up to $250 off on Amazon, depending on how much storage you buy.

I call the Galaxy S23+ the Goldilocks phone of the lineup for a reason. It gives you plenty of display space at 6.6 inches without being difficult to hold, like the S23 Ultra. It has a couple of key spec upgrades over the smaller Galaxy S23 that make it the more compelling option. And for Prime Day, you can get it with a massive 512GB of storage — for what you'd normally pay for a 256GB Galaxy S23. 


Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus: $1,119.99 $869.99 at Amazon

Thanks to the fastest (Samsung-exclusive) chip on any Android phone, combined with our favorite OS (One UI 5.1), the Samsung Galaxy S23+ is an absolute pleasure to use for both everyday browsing and hardcore gaming. Our reviewer praised the "incredible performance," "excellent cameras," ultra-bright and smooth AMOLED display, and all the other intangibles that make the S23+ so impressive.

While I liked and highly reviewed the Galaxy S22+, the S23+ fixes the biggest flaw with that phone: that it felt like a performance downgrade because Samsung reserves 12GB for its Ultra phones. This year, the S23+ doesn't need extra RAM because the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 blows away all past Android benchmarks for performance and efficiency. 

It's a gaming-ready phone out of the box, with a gorgeous 120Hz display and improved battery life, beating most of the best Android phones in benchmarks, software, and a less cumbersome design for one-handed use.

If you're mainly concerned about getting the lowest possible price, you can buy the 256GB variant for $799 ($200 off). That still gets you Samsung's upgraded UFS 4.0 storage, which helps load Android games twice as fast as past generations of phones — even before you take the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 into account. 

Otherwise, you'll also find the Galaxy S23 and S23 Ultra on sale in our list of Prime Day 2023 phone deals. Snagging the 256GB Galaxy S23 for just $659 is a pretty great steal; make sure you buy the extra storage, since the 128GB model downgrades to UFS 3.1.

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Michael L Hicks
Senior Editor, Wearables & AR/VR

Michael is Android Central's resident expert on wearables and fitness. Before joining Android Central, he freelanced for years at Techradar, Wareable, Windows Central, and Digital Trends. Channeling his love of running, he established himself as an expert on fitness watches, testing and reviewing models from Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung, Apple, COROS, Polar, Amazfit, Suunto, and more.