Google Brings its Trade-in Program to the Google Store with Pixel and Pixel XL

Google Brings its Trade-in Program to the Google Store with Pixel and Pixel XL

Google seems to really be ramping up for the upcoming launch of the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Google Home Mini and more that’s happening in just a couple of weeks. The company recently partnered with Motorola to launch the first Android One smartphone in the United States and with that they also introduced a trade-in program for Project Fi customers. Now, we can see they have brought an expanded version of this trade-in program to the Google Store for those who want to purchase a Pixel phone.

It was only a couple of days ago when we learned of Project Fi’s trade-in program for select Nexus devices. For most, that seemed to be a major drawback to the program as it was limited to Nexus devices in the first place. Not only that, but you were only able to get up to $165 and most will get less than that due to the checks and requirements they have. It was speculated that Google would bring a trade-in program to the Google Store for the launch of the new Pixel phones, but it looks like that happened early.

If you head to the Pixel phone product page in the Google Store, you’ll see a trade-in widget right under the storage option one. Thankfully, this trade-in program is much more diverse than the one offered by Project Fi as it lets you trade-in a device from the following manufacturers: Apple, Samsung, LG, Google, Huawei, and Motorola. After you choose which OEM makes your smartphone, you’ll be asked for details about it including storage capacity, carrier, and the condition of the device.

Since the OEM option varies so widely, we also have a big variance on how much you can get for the trade-in. The lowest amount looks to be for the iPhone SE which can go as low as $30 (or as high as $143), while the best offer is for the iPhone 7 Plus which goes as high as $388. You can find a list of devices available in this program below.

  • Galaxy Note5: $61-150
  • Galaxy S8+: $66-$345
  • Galaxy S8: $59.60-$305
  • Galaxy S7 edge: $40.40-$175
  • Galaxy S7: $52-$150
  • iPhone 6: $35-$143
  • iPhone 7 Plus: $68-$388
  • iPhone SE: $30-$143
  • LG G6: $35.20-230
  • Nexus 6P: $113-165
  • Nexus 5X: $82.50-$115
  • Nexus 6: $35-$80

Via: Android Police Source: Google Store Help

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Doug Lynch
Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.