Considering getting an S23 256GB (live in UK).

Current price is £899, but there’s a samsung.com deal on right now where they give £100 cashback, galaxy buds FE (worth ~£100), and a year Disney+ subscription if you buy it from one of their big list of retailers (it’s basically any legit retailer, but excludes, say random Amazon sellers). So I think I get one for ~£810; factor in the £100 cashback, and I’d be paying ~£710 for an S23 and buds.

Looking at Amazon (https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B09NRTV752?context=search&tp=1y), it looks like the S22 dropped £100 when the S23 came out. Does that sound about right to people? In which case, is there any point waiting another few months to wait for a price drop when the S24 comes out?

  • @nottheengineer@feddit.de
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    34 months ago

    As always: If your phone is still fine to use, that’s a question worth asking. But if it’s no longer getting security updates or there’s another reason to not use it anymore, save yourself the hassle and buy a new one now.

    Buying old android phones used to be a no-go because of the very limited update period, but the S23 will get 5 years so that’s fine.

    Not sure of what prices are like in the UK. Over here in germany I usually use geizhals.de to check trends. They also have the geizhals.eu site, which just shows german stuff for me. Maybe they also have UK prices.

    • @ladelOP
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      24 months ago

      I’ve got an S7 now, and I can probably stretch it another 6 months or so, but I’ll have to upgrade eventually. The S7 was a great phone for me, but I’m not sure the S24 (however much it is) will be worth the price just to have the latest and an extra year of updates.

      The .eu site just shows German stuff for me too - it show a gradual decrease of about €50 when the S23 was released, so not that much. Thanks for the advice.

      • ladfrombrad 🇬🇧M
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        44 months ago

        How long have you had your S7?

        That must be knocking on a bit now, and to be honest you could save yourself some wonga but still enjoy an upgraded experience even with some older…ish Android phones.

        Which brings me to another question. Is Samsung the only OEM you’re looking at, because there’re some pretty good deals from others such as Moto/Xiaomi/Sony etc?

        • @ladelOP
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          4 months ago

          I got it in H2 2016, so I’ve done a full 7 years. I have considered other options/brands, but… I don’t know, it’s not necessarily logical, that’s just what I’m set on now. Though if I do wait another 6 months, something else might have caught my eye.

          • ladfrombrad 🇬🇧M
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            24 months ago

            I think it’s bloody excellent in both that you’ve had that phone so long, and now have the mindset to shop in advance for something to buy outright (I hate contract phones) for something that will see you right again for hopefully as long again.

            Each OEM has their ups and downs, and what I’d do is watch some YT reviews from reputable peeps like MrMobile whilst then loading up GSMarena’s phone compare tool to check the specs of devices that take your fancy, and then hit up eBay/Swappa etc to see what after sale prices are like to determine if owners devices are holding their price (cheap after prices = poopeyer phone?) but also showing if people are keeping them… because they just work without complaint. Just like your S7 for the past 7 years 👌

            Good stuff, and happy phone shopping you ;)

      • @jacktherippah@lemmy.world
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        4 months ago

        That phone is really old now. Buy yourself a new one and enjoy, you’ve earned it =D. If you keep your phone for that long, then check out the Pixel 8. It will have 7 years of updates, plus repair parts provided by iFixit. However, the S23 is no slouch either, so yeah, if you want that, I think waiting for a price drop is reasonable.