Best Way to Buy New Pixel Phone? Trade in Your Old One

Google Pixel is a popular Android smartphone, if you already own one and are in the market to buy the newer Google Pixel 3 or the Pixel 3 XL then read on.

Pixel and Pixel XL are Android smartphones designed, developed and marketed by Google. They are the first smartphones in the Google Pixel hardware line, succeeding the Nexus line of smartphones. In October 2017, they were succeeded by the second-generation Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The Pixels have an aluminium chassis, with a glass panel on the rear, a USB-C connector, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a 12.3 megapixel rear-facing camera. At launch, the devices featured certain exclusive software features, including the 7.1 “Nougat” update to the Android operating system, integration with the Google Assistant intelligent personal assistant, live technical support services, and unlimited full-resolution Google Photos backup for the life of the device.

The best way to buy the latest Google Pixel without paying full price would be to trade in your old Pixel. However, it is essential to trade it in while it is in good condition rather than later. The older your phone’s version becomes, the lower its re-sale value.

Before you decide to sell your phone here are some things you should do. First, inspect your phone and decide a realistic price you intend to get for it. Be prepared to be offered a lower amount. The phone should be in a good condition to find a new buyer. Also factor in things like scratches, dents, and other marks on the phone. Be honest about the battery and other factors.

Before you put your phone up for sale, erase all the personal preferences you have stored on it. Go on your Google account and remove all stored preferences and security options. Sign out of all apps and the Google services option. After you have erased all your personal preferences from the phone, delete all your data from it, ensure you have backed up all data before you delete it. In the main settings menu, choose a factory reset to send your phone back to the options it came with. After you have wiped your device’s storage, you are ready to sell your phone.

Finding a good place to sell your phone is essential. Whether you decide to do it offline or online choose a reputed re-seller. If you choose an online site to sell the phone, ensure it is a secure site and has good reviews. Sites like Swappa can be a good place to sell since they allow PayPal transactions but are secure sites. Others like long-time re-seller Gazelle, physically inspect electronics before making devices available for re-sale.

Using Google’s own trade-in program can be the best bet if your phone is not in great condition or if you want to expedite the process quickly while buying your new phone. However, Google’s own program won’t offer as much as you could get for the phone on third party platforms.

If you have the original 32GB Pixel phone in good condition, you could get around $200, if you have th128GB pixel you could get around $250. Another thing to remember is that if you have purchased a locked phone through Verizon carrier then the value could go down. However if you are using the Google trade in program you are likely to get only around $130. If the device has any cracks or other issues the price will be around $105 which is a good rate since it can be hard to get that in a third party sale.

Similarly depending on the model of your Pixel and the storage capacity you can get a good price from online mobile resellers or from the Google Trade-in program.