If you were hoping to catch a deal on Google’s latest smartphones, you’re in luck. Just in time for the latest round of Pixel 7 discounts, Google Store trade-in values have shot back up.
Last year, when the Pixel 7 series first made its debut, Google offered some elevated trade-in values for older Pixels and especially iPhones. In some cases, users could upgrade to the latest model for as little as $20. But as the year came to a close, Google decimated trade-in values, to the point where previous-generation Pixel phones fetched no more than about $200.
As of this week, we’re seeing much higher trade-in values at the Google Store when buying a Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro.
The max trade-in value we’re seeing at the Google Store right now is $440 for a Pixel 6 Pro, regardless of storage configuration. While that’s not exactly an all-time high, it’s more than double what Google has been offering in recent months. You’ll get even more from Samsung Galaxy and iPhone flagships, with nearly $600 on the table for the latest devices from either brand.
Below you can see some of today’s trade-in values compared to what we were seeing back in December. Notably, some devices did see their values drop, but not to the same extent as we saw previously.
|Google Store trade-in values towards Pixel 7||Value 2/6/2023||Value 12/12/2022|
|Pixel 6 Pro||$440||$190|
|Pixel 4 XL||$280||$90|
|Pixel 3 XL||$220||$49|
|Galaxy S22 Ultra||$570||$285|
|iPhone 13 Pro Max||$625||—|
This comes right as Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have been deeply discounted yet again; Pixel 7 is down to $499 at the Google Store as well as other retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy. Pixel 7 Pro is also down to $749 at the Google Store, Amazon, and Best Buy. With the right trade-in, you could be looking… Source 9to5google.com