As long as your phone turns on, Samsung will give you $200 for it towards an S10 purchase

As long as your phone turns on, Samsung will give you $200 for it towards an S10 purchase
Samsung is ready to walk the extra mile and basically help you get rid of that old phone you have sitting in a drawer somewhere, be it an Android device or an iPhone. The company has been giving "up to $300" so far for trade-ins but you had to swap a pretty new handset for the even-newer S10 or S10+.

Now, however, it has an option to trade in any phone that responds to the conditions below, get $200 for it, and apply those towards the purchase of a Galaxy S10e, S10 or S10+. The deal effectively lowers the S10+ price down to $800, the S10 to $700, and so on. Not bad for a clunker you may or may not use as a backup phone at some point. 

The handset you will mail to Samsung after receiving your brand new Galaxy S10 model, however, will have to be FCC-approved with the respective label, so if you bought an obscure Chinese phone from Amazon on the cheap, it won't do. If you have an FCC label on the back, though, and the phone is in working conditions, all you have to do is restore it to factory settings, wiping your data clean in the process, and give it to the courier to deliver to Samsung.

In addition, you may be able to trade in a device with a cracked display. In section c) above, Samsung stipulates that as long as the phone you are trying to slip it fits its Cracked Screen Offer requirements, you are good to go. The thing is that those requirements are not entirely set in stone, and it is often up to the sole discretion of the rep accepting the trade-in phone to decide whether the crack is worth repairing.

You do have to ship your old gear within 15 days of receiving the new Galaxy and if Samsung deems it outside of the abovementioned requirements, it will only apply $25 discount to your purchase that basically covers the shipping costs. In any case, it's nice to know that the $200 trade-in option for any old phone is there, so you can start ruffling through your drawers for long-forgotten handsets to ditch in favor of the latest and greatest.

Related phones

Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh



1. Nionx

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Not a bad deal. I have a few devices I. Ould trade up. Maybe...

2. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'll have to share this with some people I know.

3. basher

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

as always, available only in USA

4. tangbunna

Posts: 484; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

is your phone is iphone 5 ? ok $200 discount. is your phone is galaxy s9? ok $100 discount.

5. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Can I trade in multiple phones towards the purchase of a S10 series phone?

10. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Unfortunately, I think you can only trade in one phone per purchase. That's how it was for the pre-order period.

6. det_bradlee

Posts: 163; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

I'm not seeing any combination of options that actually allow for the $200 Trade-In offer.

7. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

same here

8. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

found it... on unlocked only

9. RocketDoc

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

The carriers have their own different offers with other requirements. If you choose the unlocked model, at a later point in the order process Samsung does offer to activate the device if your carrier is Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T.

11. det_bradlee

Posts: 163; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Still not seeing it on any unlocked options. Only the up to $300 offer. What exactly are you selecting that gives the $200 offer?

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