Older Nexus smartphone trade-ins surge as Android enthusiasts rush for the Nexus 5X and 6P

Older Nexus smartphone trade-ins surge as Android enthusiasts rush for the Nexus 5X and 6P
The Nexus 5X and 6P have been warmly received by customers and the media. Since their launch in September, glowing reviews and sharp customer demand have been grabbing headlines, with the Nexus 6P becoming something of an Android "golden boy" in particular. Gosh, who knew a big screen premium smartphone running the absolute latest Android could turn out to be such a success!?

Anyway, our good friends at CompareMyMobile threw some trade-in sales data our way, so we'll gladly pour it into the maelstrom of hype swirling around the Nexus 5X and 6P! Over in the UK, trade-ins of older Nexus smartphones have risen a fair bit in the four weeks since Google unveiled its new smartphone duo. Nexus 5 and 6 trades are up 35.48% and 28.77%, respectively, which spells good news for the industry — apparently customers are still keen to trade-in and upgrade when exciting new devices, such as the Nexus 6P, launch.

CMM also concluded that these news spell an uprise for Nexus devices, with director Ashley Turner describing the report as "a notable leap for Nexus devices" and revealing that "Google Nexus phones are slowly increasing dominance in the Android trade-in market", with a higher trade-in percentage showing more consumers own a Nexus and consider upgrading to the latest model.

However, it is still Samsung's Galaxy S series that dominate the Android trade-in market (and regular market), with a total of 16.16% of all Android trade-ins for the past 4 weeks. The most traded-in Samsung smartphone was the Galaxy S4, grabbing 6.71% of Android trade-ins.

To those who enjoy a bit of graphics to the side of their raw data, here's the rising percentage of Nexus smartphone trade-ins illustrated in the graphic below:


source: CompareMyMobile

Related phones

Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)
Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)

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39 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

The 6P is an amazing phone and it deserves all the sales it gets.

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It would get much more if they'd increase production. I'm still waiting for the 128GB models to get back in stock....

26. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

It was back in stock Friday, and Saturday. You can check back every hour and usually it is back in stock, at least in the US. They are doing a great job this year making sure people can get it.

29. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No... It's in stock for Google Play, But it says differently for Google Fi's page. I would rather buy it from Fi because I can make payments on the device with 0 interest and I also get a $50 Google Play credit, which buying the phone from Google Play no longer offers.

37. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Yeah I'm still waiting on my Fi 128gb. I bought a 32GB last Thursday to tide me over and got it today.

32. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

6P is the best phone out IMO.

33. TyrionLannister unregistered

Best phablet in US(too expensive outside), yes.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I can agree with that.

2. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

So sad. First week on sale but they offer trade-in to those older device.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

What the hell are you talking about? It's not like they offer to buy your old device if you buy a new nexus...

8. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

What the hell are you talking about? Sell it first and if nobody buy it than it's time to make a move like trade-in your old Nexus or other brands.

20. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

They don't offer trade-in your old nexus. That's nowhere mentioned in the article.

24. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It's about people selling their old device (using that website) to buy the new Nexus 6P. It's NOT about retailers, shops or Google offering to buy your old phone if you buy the new 6P at their place. So what is sad about people selling their old device when they are getting a new one?

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Yeah Mr. iFan, it's called marketing. Why be sad about it when there's even bigger reason to be: you getting iRipped-off. *meh*

11. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I do understand what is marketing. Read the post No.8

7. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Um, all companies offer trade-in when their new devices roll out, you idiot.

12. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I do understand what is trade-in mean idiot. Read the post No.8

13. Chiam

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

I apologize for being an Idiot but can you please link to where Google Play Store is offering this remarkable Trade-In........?

16. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

How I can buy Nexus 6P through Play Store?

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If it's available again and in your country:https://store.google.com/product/nexus_6p

3. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

loving my 6P best phablet after NOTE 5

6. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

No, best phablet after note 5 and s6 edge plus, get it right mate, I have both edge plus and the 6p and it's not even close, but way better than any other phablet at this time, but bb may do some damage

9. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

His personal opinion which he is entitled to

28. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I think nexus 6p is the best phone available. Even websites state this.

30. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Do some of you guys work for Samsung??? Like holy s**t, we aren't talking about the note 5 here. But if we are......///I personally think touchwiz is awful, and that stock performs far better, and many others agree. The note 5 is does not have a consensus of being the best phone.

35. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

it is your opinion in my opinion i like the new touchwize & note 5 is the best phone in the market no matter what the f**k your saying

36. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Good to know. Touchwiz is awful.

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

How's the 810 in this phone? Does it cook? This year kinda of a bust for phones except for Samsung and Apple. Be interesting see what next year brings.

17. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

I got my from 28 October its not getting hot ;)

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Nope according to Android Central, it doesn't run really hot. It does throttle a little thoughhttp://www.androidcentral.com/does-nexus-6p-get-hot

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