Hardly presented to the public, the new Samsung smartphone is already listed in many online shops. However, delivery should begin in mid-February at the earliest – even the manufacturer states a delivery time of several days on its website. The Dutch (and reputable) company Gomibo apparently received the Android flagship earlier and wants to make customers happy with it in “1-2 working days”. You can choose between the two storage sizes of 128 and 256 GB, each in the color variants Green, Lavender, Phantom Black and Cream. Orders placed before 7:00 p.m. are shipped the same day during weekdays.
The only catch: The offer is only valid in connection with a mobile phone contract from Klarmobil. You have the choice between the Telekom and Vodafone networks. It starts with 10 GB data volume with up to 25 MBit/s (Telekom) or up to 50 MBit/s (Vodafone) for the price of 19.99 euros per month – frequent surfers can access up to 25 GB (Telekom for 29. 99 euros per month) or 40 GB (Vodafone for 44.99 euros per month). With the top tariff in the Vodafone network, Klarmobil even offers a 5G option for five euros more per month, which increases the maximum transmission speed to 150 Mbit/s. A telephone and SMS flat rate is always included. The one-off connection fee is EUR 19.99.
Important: The prices mentioned only refer to the tariff. Depending on the one-off payment made for the device, there are additional monthly costs of up to 15 euros. This results in total costs of between 1,075.75 and 1,460.75 euros over the 24-month minimum contract period – plus shipping costs of 4.95 euros.
For comparison: The new Samsung Galaxy S23 has a recommended retail price of 949 euros (128 GB) or 1,009 euros (256 GB). From this point of view, the Gomibo tariff bundles are fairly priced. By the way: If you send in your previous cell phone, you will receive an exchange bonus of 60 euros in addition to the residual value.
Like the predecessor, Samsung also offers the new Galaxy S23 in three different versions, which we will present to you in more detail in our preliminary test. The standard model offered by Gamibo has a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with Full HD Plus resolution (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) and a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hertz. Inside, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy from Qualcomm now does its job instead of the in-house Exynos processor; flanked by 8 GB of RAM. You have to decide between 128 and 256 GB for the system memory size – expansion via microSD is not possible.
As with the predecessor Samsung Galaxy S23, the camera setup consists of three lenses. In terms of hardware, not much has changed here. The main camera still has a resolution of 50 megapixels, but is supposed to improve the depth and sharpness of the recordings with the help of the AI-based “Detail Enhancer Technology”. Further details and information can be found in our first impression mentioned at the beginning.
If you cannot or do not want to wait until the official start of sales of the Samsung Galaxy S23, you should definitely take a closer look at what Gomibo has to offer. Taking the RRP into account, the tariff bundles are comparatively cheap. However, there are a few pitfalls lurking here that you might get annoyed about later. For example, the 10 GB tariffs apparently cost the same, but a maximum of 25 MBit/s is available in the Telekom network, while the Vodafone variant promises twice the surfing speed – with the 5G option even up to 150 MBit/s .
Also, the smartphone costs a few euros more if you decide to pay for the device monthly. The one-off price of up to 493 euros (128 GB) or 525 euros (256 GB) may seem a bit high, but it is only half the RRP. Experience has shown that the price should fall quickly in free trade. So if you’re not in a hurry, the saving tip of the day is “Wait”.
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