Google debuts trade-in program for current and upcoming Pixel phones


The Android One Moto X4 is not the only one that will benefit from a trade-in program in the United States. The Mountain View company has just kicked off a similar trade-in program on the Google Store, which will allow customers to purchase the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for a cheaper price, or the current Pixel models.

The good news is Google will accept smartphones from other brands like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Motorola, not just Nexus and Pixel handsets.

So, how does it actually work? Well, there are no surprises there, as customers will register their smartphones online to get an offer, then purchase the Pixel phone, ship their phone to Google if they accept the offer, and then get a refund in the form of a credit on their cards.

Unfortunately, the trade-in prices offered by Google are really low, so it's unlikely many will opt to send their phones to get a small discount on the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Here are all the devices that you can trade it when you purchase one of the Pixel phones, along with the prices offered by Google:


Considering the cheapest Pixel 2 XL model is said to cost $850 (64GB) and the most expensive $950 (128GB), the discount you'll get when you trade in one of the phones in the list will be almost insignificant with very few exceptions.

Related phones

Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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12 Comments

1. applesnapple93

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

Never understood why people trade in their phones for about 60-70% of what they could get if they just sold it on ebay or something similar...

3. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Never underestimate laziness.

6. libra89

Posts: 2265; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Selling can be and actually is a hassle. Doing a trade in easily allows you to get rid of the phone and still get the new one.

9. Wario unregistered

Because some people just want that instant gratification. Selling on eBay requires going through eBay and PayPal fees plus you have the possibility of getting scammed if you're not careful.

2. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Google, I'll pay you $400, give me a S8+

4. toukale

Posts: 617; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

What? The one year old iPhone 7 gets more than the few months ole gs8/+? Damn Google, you are a tough negotiator. Those prices are crap.

5. libra89

Posts: 2265; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow the trade in price is crazy for some of these phones...

7. Derekjeter

Posts: 1459; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Even Google knows Samsung phones ain’t worth s**t! Hahahaha.....

10. Wario unregistered

Lol haha.

8. therealbigrich

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

Hoping they give something decent for pixel XL. At least 500

12. JocularJ

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Looking at the credit they offer for other phones, I wouldn't count on it

11. gamehead unregistered

These trade in values are horrible

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