Buy a Note 10, Get Big Trade-In Values on Select Phones

Posted on July 26, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 0 Comments

Samsung is offering tremendous trade-in values on select Galaxy, iPhone, and Pixel handsets if you pre-order the Note 10.

To see the deals, visit Samsung’s Note 10 Reservation website, where you can sign-up to reserve your Note 10 pre-order. As part of this reservation, you can select your carrier, including an unlocked option, and check-out how much you’ll get for trading-in your current Galaxy, iPhone, or Pixel handset.

The newest devices will fetch $600 on trade-in. And it’s a surprisingly long list that includes the Apple iPhone X, XR, XS, and XS Max, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, S10, S10e, and S10 Plus. Other handsets—including iPhones back to the 6S, both previous-generation Pixels, and Galaxy S7 and newer—will fetch $200 to $350.

But there are two very interesting things about the current trade-ins.

First, Samsung doesn’t care about your phone configuration. A Pixel 3 XL is worth $600 on trade-in, no matter which storage option or color you chose, for example. And so is the Pixel 3, which you can buy brand new, today, from the Google Store for … wait for it… $600.

Second, some of the top-tier iPhone trade-ins are either not the latest model (like the iPhone X, which debuted in 2017) or are not flagships (like the iPhone XR). That an iPhone XR, which starts at $750 new, is worth as much on trade-in as an iPhone XS Max, which starts at $1100 new, is rather curious.

Point being, if you have one of these handsets and are at all interested in getting a Samsung Note 10, you might want to reserve your pre-order just in case. Samsung says that it will email those who do reserve a Note 10 ahead of the device’s late August launch so that they can configure the new phone as they prefer. Right now, all you can do is indicate your interest and then specify the phone you may want to trade-in.

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