BeeastFarmer Posted September 7, 2018 Share Posted September 7, 2018 On 8/10/2018 at 3:08 PM, jcgoble3 said: I traded in my Pixel 1 toward a Pixel 2 just a couple months ago and got $325 credit for it through Verizon, cutting the cost of my Pixel 2 in half. With that credit, I'm paying less than $14/month on the Pixel 2. Flagship model lines will always be worth more than anything else. For Android phones, that's the Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Note series and the Google Pixel series. Those will carry good resale value into the next few years, especially if you pay attention to carrier promotions (which you often have to go into the store and ask about, as I did to get that $325 credit). All other Android phones have basically no resale value the moment you buy it. Like anything else, you have to know the market and watch for opportunities to take advantage. EDIT: Also, iPhones may carry a little higher resale value, but they also cost more than most Android phones to begin with (which is WHY they have more resale value; a two-year-old BMW is going to be worth more than a two-year-old Kia, right?). It's not about the resale value alone; it's about the net price of the new phone after the trade-in or resale value is deducted, i.e. what you're ultimately paying for that new phone. $325 for my Pixel 2, the current flagship of Android itself, is a pretty good deal. I'm ok with being a model behind on phones. So, I have a Pixel XL. Maybe I'll get the XL2 down the road. I use Total Wireless as my carrier (runs on Verizon towers). Great phone on great service for $35/month and I can go to another carrier at will if and when I want to. Much better than when I was paying $80/month on a contract. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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