Google offering huge discounts on Pixel 4 & 4 XL if you trade in an iPhone or Galaxy

Google offering huge discounts on Pixel 4 & 4 XL if you trade in an iPhone or Galaxy
Buying a Pixel 4 or 4 XL with only a couple of weeks left until the Black Friday frenzy is scheduled to begin may not sound like a great idea, but if you have something valuable to trade in, the latest Google Fi deals are nothing to sneeze at. You can already nab these and lower the list price of the search giant's newest flagship phones to as little as $299, at least according to the promotional text on the MVNO's official homepage.

Since the smaller Pixel 4 model normally starts at $799, that suggests $500 is the highest discount you can get, but in fact, an iPhone XS Max is currently appraised at up to $565. That's exactly how much you're looking at shaving off Pixel 4 and 4 XL MSRPs on the main US online Google Store, but an iPhone X, for instance, is valued at up to $500 by Google Fi and only a maximum of $370 on the company's official website.

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500 bucks for a two year-old handset with an outdated processor and dual camera arrangement is a pretty sweet offer, and the same goes for the slightly newer iPhone XR with a single rear-facing shooter in tow. The 2018-released LCD model can get you up to $500 at Google Fi and a measly $345 with a Google Store trade-in as long as you're ditching a mint-condition 256GB storage variant.

There are pretty drastic differences between the trade-in discounts offered through the Google Store and Google Fi for older iPhone generations too, including the 8 and 8 Plus, the 7 and 7 Plus, as well as the 6s and 6s Plus. A modest and ancient iPhone 6s, for instance, can allow you to save a solid 150 bucks on the Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL model of your choice. 

Unfortunately, the differences are much less significant as far as trade-ins of older Pixel generations are concerned. As such, you can only get up to $280 for a Pixel 3 and $315 for a Pixel 3 XL. On the bright side, Google Fi badly wants to increase its subscriber numbers by attracting Galaxy users as well, with up to a $500 Pixel 4/4 XL discount offered in exchange for both an S10 and S10e, up to $350 and $380 for a Galaxy S9 and S9+, $200 for a Note 8, as well as $260 and $275 for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ respectively. 

On top of it all, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are also still available with $100 Google Fi service credit included at no extra cost compared to their $800 and $900 list prices. Unlike Best Buy or Target's upcoming Black Friday steals, you don't have to agree to a monthly installment plan or stay with a certain carrier for more than 30 days either if you pull the Fi trigger right now.

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3 Comments

1. epic_ninja420

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Why cant you trade in a note 9 with Google?

3. ssallen

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Of course the trade in amounts are better for competing devices, those are the users Google is trying to win over. They want to make them customers.

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1557; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Google just wants to own an iPhone of their own. Disappointing release of the pixel 4, they should start reducing the price down to 50% off. Just like last year with the pixel 3, I still have not seen anyone carry a pixel 4. What shame.

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