Samsung Galaxy S23 colors: every shade, including the S23 Plus and Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S23 in various shades
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The Samsung Galaxy S23 series is here, and if you're planning to buy one, then as well as choosing which model to get, you also need to decide on the color.

There's no shortage of options there, particularly if you buy direct from, where a selection of additional exclusive colors can be found. But to help you out you'll find an overview of every option below.

And if you still haven't decided which phone to buy, we can help you there too – check out our complete Samsung Galaxy S23 review, our thorough Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus review, and our full Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review for our impressions of each new device.

Then head on over to our Samsung Galaxy S23 deals page for a look at all the best offers available.

Note that with the exception of Sky Blue and Red, every color is available for every Galaxy S23 model. Those two though are exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.


Samsung Galaxy S23 series in Cream

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Cream is the closest thing to white that you can get these phones in, and it's sure to be popular, given what a common shade white is for phones.

It’s not the most inspiring finish in our opinion, but if you want your phone to blend in rather than stand out, then this will do the trick.


Samsung Galaxy S23 series in Lavender

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Samsung's take on Lavender is a very pale purple that's almost pink. It's an understated shade but a bit more unusual than just a black or white phone.

This can be seen as a replacement for the Pink Gold you could get the Samsung Galaxy S22 in, which isn't an option this year.


Samsung Galaxy S23 series in Green

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You can also get the Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in green, and this shade is one of the most interesting options, simply because it's not a particularly common color for a phone.

It's worth noting that there's also a green option for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series, but that's a lot bolder than this one. As with the Lavender option above, this is an understated, smart take on the color; first impressions from our hands-on experience with the S23 series highlighted that vibrancy looks particularly muted under warm lighting.

Phantom Black

Samsung Galaxy S23 series in Phantom Black

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Phantom Black is a classic Samsung shade that we’ve seen numerous times before. It’s also just black, which is one of the most popular and common smartphone finishes in general.

Of course, there’s more than one type of black, and the way light diffuses on the phones' Gorilla Glass Victus 2 back shows that there's a dark metallic grey quality to it as well, that adds a little interest. Samsung clearly isn't interested in bright, bold or flashy shades with this line of phones.


Samsung Galaxy S23 series in Lime

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The four colors above are widely available for the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, but Lime is one of a number of shades that you can only get from

That means it will probably be less common than the options above, simply because fewer people will know about it or be able to get it.

It's also arguably the brightest and most showy color that you can get the standard S23 or S23 Plus in, though in keeping with the other shades, it's doesn't offer particularly heavy saturation. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is also available in this shade, but there's an alternative bright option for that phone which we'll get to below.

Note that this finish includes a silver frame, whereas the shades covered so far all feature colour-matched frames.


Samsung Galaxy S23 series in Graphite

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Graphite is the another Samsung Store exclusive for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

This is a smart-looking shade and a solid alternative to the Phantom Black model, if you want something dark but a little different. It also stands out a bit by having a dark black frame – darker even than the frame used by the Phantom Black model.

Sky Blue

A Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in Sky Blue

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Sky Blue is one of two shades that are not only exclusive to but exclusive to Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

As such, it's one of the more exclusive colors you'll find any of these phones in; a pleasant pale blue, bright but inoffensive while also managing to look a little unorthodox. It also – like the Lime shade – has a silver frame, that contrasts nicely with the blue.


A Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in Red

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Perhaps the most head-turning finish among the S23 series is also a exclusive that's unique to the S23 Ultra. It's simply, red.

This particular finish is surprisingly bright, to the point where it doesn't quite feel like it fits with the rest of the color options on offer. There's a warmth to the red, edging towards burnt orange that ensures it doesn't offer too harsh a contrast against the frame.

Speaking of the frame, it's black, the same darker shade you'll also find on the Graphite colorway.

This is sure to be a divisive choice, but those after something a little bolder will undoubtedly love it.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to, and and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.