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Posted 12 December 2022

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 128gb £1005.40 / £555.40 sim-free via O2 Refresh (after £300 cashback and £150 guaranteed trade in) at O2 Shop

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**Update 2: Purchase of this device also gives you a 12 month free subscription to Disney+**

**Update: check that your trade in device is in the system and will be accepted on o2recycle.co.uk before starting this process - if your device isn't listed, then you won't be eligible for the extra £150 trade in value**

My previous deal post on this wasn't probably described as accurately as it could have been so hopefully this makes up for it - here are the steps on how to get yourself a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 128gb (white; burgundy; green; or black) sim-free for what works out at £555.40 after £300 cashback from Samsung, and £150 guaranteed trade in when you trade in any phone via O2 recycle which has a usual trade in value of more than £0:

(note: there are probably better deals out there is you want to get the phone with a contract - cheapest I could see was 24 months with ID mobile £79 upfront and £38.99 per month for 24 months 25gb data (total £714.76) but this O2 deal might work for those with sim only plans who don't want to change provider or current sim deal (like me!)

1. Open the link, choose your colour phone, and then scroll down to and click on 'see all our pre-built plans'

2. On the next page, scroll down to and click on the 'See our plans' drop down next to where it says Pay for your device in full

3. Choose any of the airtime plans (the phone cost should be showing at £1,005.40 - i went for the lowest 2gb plan @ £10 per month - click straight on 'Choose this plan'; don't click on where it says Trade in your old device and save on your monthly bill (you'll trade in on the O2 recycle site after your order has been placed to get the £150 as a lump sum).

4. Don't worry about choosing any extras as these are all linked to your plan, which you will be cancelling after the order has gone through so you're not tied into a contract. Go through all the extras; accessories etc bits and then Go to basket

5. Checkout and place your order, choosing either delivery or pick up from store and wait until you have your device before the next steps

6. To redeem your Extra £150 O2 Recycle offer, wait until you’ve received your new device then trade in your old one at o2recycle.co.uk using your O2 order number (MS-xxxxxxxxx) as a voucher code on the page where it confirms all of your phone details, and states how much your phone is worth. When you get the option about how to get the money for your trade in, don't choose choose device plan credit to use your trade-in value to lower your monthly plan; instead, choose the option to have the lump sum transferred to your bank account

7. Visit samsung.com/uk/cashback-offer/ and follow the instructions to claim your £300 cashback (paid within 30 days of validation of your purchase

8. Call O2 and tell them you wish to cancel your airtime plan; as you're on a refresh plan, these are only monthly rolling plans - if you have passed the 14 day cooling off period by the time you complete the above and call O2 to cancel, then you will need to pay the first months device plan cost (this will depend on which plan you chose when ordering the phone). if you would prefer to wait until you have received both the cashback amount and trade in amount before cancelling the contract then obviously you'll end up paying for 1 or 2 monthly plan costs

9. Once the device plan has been cancelled, the phone is yours as you've already paid upfront. Enjoy!

There are a couple of conditions to this deals - £300 cashback from Samsung is only valid where the device has been purchased (assume confirmation of your order having being received and accepted) by 20th December 2022, and the cashback must be claimed direct with Samsung within 60 days of purchase; the £150 guaranteed extra for your trade in only applies to devices purchased (as above) by 28th December 2022, you then have until 3rd January 2023 to complete your order process to trade in your old device, and must then complete the trade by returning your device to O2 Recycle so it is received by 17th January 2023.

Also, as you are applying for a contract initially then there will be a search ade against your credit record so please consider this if going ahead with this deal.

Thanks to eldy123 for the heads up on my previous deal!

Info added by @PD2K79

Product Reviews


The Galaxy S22 Ultra pushes the boundaries for power, performance, and creativity in a smartphone. Powered by a lightning fast 4nm processor, enjoy a super long-lasting battery, an immersive Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with stand-out brightness, and night-time cameras with Dual Optical Zooms. Plus it comes with an advanced S Pen embedded in its minimalist design for serious multi-tasking.

5G enabled

Get ready for the next generation of mobile internet and experience incredible download speeds, or play games without the fear of lag. Please contact your mobile service provider regarding the 5G options currently available to you.

Advanced S Pen included

The first S series smartphone to have an S Pen embedded in its design, the S22 Ultra puts huge multi-tasking options at your fingertips. Sign documents, sketch ideas, take notes, and more. It's ultra responsive and precise, and Air Actions let you easily open files and control videos.

Epic stills and video, even at night

The Galaxy S22 Ultra houses a 40MP selfie camera, plus 12MP Ultra Wide, 108MP Wide, and 10MP Tele triple rear lenses, and is packed with tech for amazing content creation.

Sophisticated AI and a 4nm processor let you capture supremely bright, blur-free and super-smooth videos, and you can create superb footage after dark with the 'Nightography' feature. Auto Framerate automatically adjusts each frame by lighting condition. A large pixel sensor captures every tiny detail, and OIS and Auto Focus keep every clip steady and sharp.

For stills, take pro-grade portraits in low-light with AI enhanced cameras. Adaptive Pixel uses the Wide lens in both modes to combine stunning brightness with exceptional clarity. Detail Enhancer Mode improves sharpness and colour, and you can get closer to the action with 100x Space Zoom and 3x/10x optical zoom.

Brighter, smoother viewing

Its QHD+ AMOLED 2X display has a 1 – 120Hz refresh rate, and it adapts to your activity, so scrolling is smoother than ever.

5000 mAh battery

Thanks to housing a 5000 mAh battery, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will see you through the day. Helpfully, when you do need a top up, super-fast charging technology means you won't be hanging around for long. If you prefer to power up via a Qi wireless charger, don't worry – with Fast Wireless Charging, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has you covered.

Qi Wireless Powershare

Want to power up a (Qi wireless charging compatible) device such as your GalaxyBuds or a Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (sold separately), while you're out and about? No problem – just place your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra face down and put the battery-drained item on the phone's back to start charging.

What is RAM?

RAM (Random Access Memory) is different to the permanent storage provided by hard disk drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD) or memory cards in your equipment. RAM is used by your device to temporarily store data to carry out everyday operations. The more RAM your machine has, the faster you can expect it to open and run programs.

This device has 12GB RAM.

Stay connected

Across the S22 range, you can collaborate, create, and chat together, even when you're apart, with Google Duo Live, share reactions to the latest Youtube videos, or share your screen to brainstorm ideas.

Galaxy tech

Take the Galaxy experience further with the One UI 4.1, a secure Digital Wallet, enhanced security and privacy, and smarter pairing with other Galaxy devices.

  • 6.8-inch AMOLED display
  • 108MP quad-lens camera
  • 40MP selfie camera
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Google Assistant
  • Fingerprint scanner


  • Connectivity - GPS, NFC, 5G Ready
  • Camera Features - LED flash, Hyperlapse, Panorama
  • Dimensions - 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9mm
  • Weight - 228g
  • Display Size - 6.8-inches
  • Battery Size - 5000mAh
  • Standard Features - Fast charge battery, Finger Print Recogniton, Face Recognition
  • Internal Memory - 512GB
  • Expandable memory - No

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    Pixel 6a is better, and pretty much does 99% of what this phone does.
    6a nowhere near this tbh
  2. Avatar
    haha £66 trade on P30 pro take a hike O2 lol (edited)
    … and then add £150 trade in bonus on top of that, so in total your trade in value is £216. So with the £300 cashback, the £216 ‘recycling bonus’, you get the device for 489 (1005.40-300-216)
  3. Avatar
    Over a grand and all you get is 128GB storage lmao
  4. Avatar
    Ask yourself, do you really need to upgrade? Two of my mates this week got this phone, £60pm almost to click through Instagram reels, which their previous still almost top spec phone could also do.
  5. Avatar
    £90 more for the 256 variant.
    Probably worth it to avoid the hassle of clearing space continuously
  6. Avatar
    I think the £570 deal was much better as there was no need to trade phone which wouldnt be an issue if they accepted all.

    🔥 added as price is good and will benefit many (edited)
    Where was this one pls?
  7. Avatar
    Posted the other day, I looked into this but the £150 trade in comes off contract price and not a payment to you
    If you do it as per the description through o2 recycle (separately after you've placed the order) , you can get it as a lump sum as opposed to coming off the monthly airtime plan
  8. Avatar
    Hi, I got my S22 Ultra from the store today. So main problem I got now is on the O2 Recyle website where you claim the £150 it is not accepting the model of phone I want to trade in. I put this model on the checkout pages on the O2 website where it appeared to be accepted, but the O2 Recyling website does not acknowledge that model, so seems to be a mismatch of what can be traded in despite O2 saying it will guarantee any phone for £150 cashback
    Any phone with the value of 1p, if it’s not in the recycle system, sadly won’t be accepted
  9. Avatar
    I have read somewhere that O2 have stopped doing that and if you cancel the device it would need to be returned. Is that not the case?
  10. Avatar
    2Gb plan is £37, not £10
    I've not looked but I'm assuming the data/calls portion of the payment is £10 The remaining £27 is for the device. As I said I've not looked but sounds typical
  11. Avatar
    you have to pay extra for the samsung 45w charger to use the super charging 2.0
  12. Avatar
    No micro sd card expansion so think about that when buying 128GB version
  13. Avatar
    Do you also get 12 months disney+.or is that a sumsung exlusive offer?

    If you order this phone, you'll get 12 months Disney + through Samsung (o2 were only offering 1 month when I got the deal)
  14. Avatar
    Not worth it exynos 🤢
    grow up, still playing top trumps ?, for the usual customer this makes no difference
  15. Avatar
    Worst battery 🔋 life . I hate Samsung phones with Exynos CPU overclocked inside. Yes it can work fast for 1 or 2 hours , but battery 🔋 dies very soon. Samsung used to make fun of Apple 🍎 users in Adverts glued to the wall chargers but that is what is going to happen to you if you buy this . Unless you carry a battery 🔋 pack at all times, phone will die at short notice. Seems like battery 🔋 failure. But it is Samsung overclocked overheating Exynos inside which kills the 🔋 battery. (edited)
    Very true, is there any update about S23 ultra ? Does it have sd card back?
  16. Avatar
    I'm wondering if they take HTC HD 2 for trade in :/
  17. Avatar
    See if it was £555 before trade in then it would be worth it.
  18. Avatar
    Tempted to upgrade from my (cracked with overly poor battery life) s20 Ultra, but no SD Card puts me off
  19. Avatar
    I've got this phone. I have big hands and feet. This thing is huge.
  20. Avatar
    Just thought I’d mention it in case it helps anyone else. I saw a comment on here about someone getting a better deal through the live chat so gave that a go whilst mentioning the deal and managed to get the 512GB for £27.38 over 36 months with no upfront fee

    So I deleted my earlier comments as the o2 guy wanted the link to here. Anyway after the best part of 2 hours on chat I got the deal, so thank you very much for the heads up! I will say this - He didn't realise but he had processed a 128gb model and ended up having to waive £200 on the initial cost for it to add up with a 512gb model. I don't think he would have done if he had realised the differences earlier and I hadn't been on the chat for the best part of 2 hours. (edited)
  21. Avatar
    Can't find the conditions of the trade in, can it be anything smartphone wise and does it matter if it's broken?

    They don't appear to have been updated since October though.

    Use o2 recycle.co.uk to try out your trade in and after entering all details (condition etc), if the recycle is valued at £0.01p or over then it should apply
  22. Avatar
    ID Mobile seem to be out of stock for this device - what's the next best deal around?
    Id mobile is £700?
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    How do I get it sim free?
    Just follow the instructions in the description.
  25. Avatar
    Side note.
    O2 = poor network.

    Plusnet was brilliant.
    Depends where you live . I have very good 5G signal from Vodafone and O2 .
  26. Avatar
    Better off with the snapdragon chipset and bigger memory

    Didnt realise it doesn't have a memory slot neither... not great to be fair, one of the reasons iPhones were slated .. what next, headphone slot disappearing
    Already disappeared:))) wireless or with adaptor
  27. Avatar
    Does anyone have this phone yet and rate it?
    Just ordered for 2yr contract switching from iPhone but now debating if made the right decision :/
    I’ve been iPhone since the 4s
  28. Avatar
    I watched a video from a very smart tech guy called Gakerwan or something like that and he was saying these Samsung phones CPUs aren’t much different to the CPUs in 2018 phones. The benchmarks are awesome but real world gaming etc only uses a fraction of that and due to poor efficiency, it makes these CPUs meh.

    Seems like the Dimensity(sp?) or wait until 4nm CPU is the way to go forward if you game. If not, the IP13 Pro Max is still and absolutely incredible device for gaming+battery life.
  29. Avatar
    Cheapest phone to buy for trade in that's on the O2 recycle list?
  30. Avatar
    Flagship Samsung device although 128GB internal storage and Exynos SoC; expect more deals for this with S23U out soon with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC (edited)
  31. Avatar
    Great deal, writing from the same phone got on contract with o2/100gb for total 600 over 2 years last week.

    Phone is good. Upgraded from a damaged s10 5g that started refusing to get signal after the back smashed.
  32. Avatar
    Got to say I'm leaning towards pixel 7 pro with discounts and overvalued trade ins and Google credit it should come out to about £250ish
    How do I get that sorry?
  33. Avatar
    Always been Apple user but this phone made me leave Apple
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    Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra O2 Recycle Extra £150 OfferPurchase the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra on a pay monthly tariff direct from O2 between 07 July 2022 and 5 October 2022 and get an extra £150 when you Recycle your existing device (the “Offer”) – Full Terms and Conditions

    These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern this Offer which you must accept to participate. Please read the following Terms carefully and keep a copy for your information.

    Extra £150

    Eligible Customers who make a Qualifying Purchase and then Qualifying Recycle using the order number from their Qualifying Purchase (“Participants”) will receive an extra £150 from O2 in addition to the amount of the O2 Recycle trade in value for their device (the “Extra £150”).The Extra £150 from O2 will be processed and paid or credited in accordance with O2’s standard O2 Recycle terms (see o2.co.uk/termsandconditions/mobile/o2-recycle) unless otherwise set out in these Terms. The O2 Recycle terms may change from time to time.There may be a time difference between you receiving your O2 Recycle trade in payment or credit amount and you receiving the Extra £150 depending on the method by which you complete your Qualifying Purchase and Qualifying Recycle, provided that this time difference will not be more than seven (7) days.One Offer per Participant only. Offer is not transferable. No cash or other alternatives.Eligibility & Participation

    This Offer is open to O2 customers, new or re-signing customers who make a Qualifying Purchase.A “Qualifying Purchase” is an order of a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra between 00:01 on 7 July 2022 and 23:59 on 5 October 2022 directly from O2 (the “Offer Period”) on a pay monthly tariff or Small Business tariff (pre-order terms apply, see o2.co.uk/termsandconditions/mobile/preorder-terms-and-conditions, provided that these terms may change from time to time).A “Qualifying Recycle” is the registration to trade in your device with O2 Recycle between 00:01 on 07 July 2022 and 23:59 on 10 October 2022 which has a value of over £0 on O2 Recycle, and the sending of the device to O2 Recycle so it is received by 23:59 on 24 October 2022.O2 Recycle terms apply to the trade in, see o2.co.uk/termsandconditions/mobile/o2-recycle. The O2 Recycle terms may change from time to time.Qualifying Purchases are subject to their own eligibility criteria, status and credit checks and O2’s general terms for consumers if you’re on an O2 Refresh contract which can be found at o2.co.uk/termsandconditions/mobile/our-latest-pay-monthly-tariff-terms.Qualifying Purchases that are purchased and returned within the Change Your Mind period, or purchased through a third party distributor, are excluded and will not qualify for this Offer and the Extra £150 will be forfeited and/or must be returned to O2.Participants who fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this Offer will be disqualified and the Extra £150 will be forfeited and/or must be returned to O2.Other important terms

    Participants should retain a copy of their receipt as proof of purchase.O2 reserves the right to remove promotional material from circulation, amend these Terms or withdraw the Offer at any point during the Offer Period. In the case of amendment or withdrawal a notice will be posted at the top of these Terms. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Extra £150 for an alternative of equal or greater value. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Promoter is final. No correspondence will be entered into.O2 will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this Offer, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (including personal injury, death and fraud) in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law.O2’s decision is final with regard to all Offer matters.These Terms prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials. Participation and Claim instructions are deemed to form part of the Terms.Data Protection: By participating in the Offer, Participants consent to the transfer of their personal data to the Data Controller and the use of their personal data for the purposes of the administration of this promotion and any other purposes to which the Participant has consented. Your personal details will at all times be kept in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which can be found here: o2.co.uk/termsandconditions/privacy-policy.These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
    Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra O2 Recycle Extra £150 OfferPurchase the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra on a pay monthly tariff direct from O2 between 07 July 2022 and 5 October 2022 and get an extra £150 when you Recycle your existing device (the “Offer”) – Full Terms and Conditions
  35. Avatar
    This is a good deal from the point of view of avoiding the risk of large RPI increases in the monthly payments. On the downside the £150 trade in list is restricted and it's only 128GB storage and 8GB RAM. The 256GB/12GB model looks like a much better option but there are no bargain options for this at the moment. I'm hoping Samsung has one of its regular deals in the new year where they allow more promos to stack than they realised!
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    Aah...thought this was infusing the contract! That would've been a steal of a deal!
  37. Avatar
    This is a good deal. But I ordered a pristine 512gb s21 ultra for £493.
    Where did you get it from? I have been trying to find a good used one.
  38. Avatar
    Looks like O2 have removed the guaranteed extra £150 from trade in devices
    It’s back £150 extra
  39. Avatar
    £150 Trade in guarantee has now been removed (edited)
    £150 extra is back
  40. Avatar
    my order is still in processing status. has anyone received the order?
    Your cashback claim, or phone order with O2? I placed my o2 order on Monday and got the phone yesterday
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