The iPhone 7 is worth more for Google than for Apple when it comes to trade-ins

Like other relevant phone vendors, Google allows customersto trade in old devices for its latest and greatest handsets - in this case,we're talking about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While checking out Google's currenttrade-in offers, we've discovered an interesting thing - the company isoffering more for an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus than Apple will give you for thetwo handsets via its own trade-in program.  


When you trade in an iPhone 7 for a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL(via Google Store), you can get up to $360 in credit, while an iPhone 7 Plus isworth up to $388. At Apple, if you want to trade in your iPhone 7 for an iPhone8 or 8 Plus, you can only get up to $325, while trading in an iPhone 7 Pluswill net you up to $375.


Those "up to" figures are offered by Google andApple only for the 256 GB versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, assumingthey're in good condition. Handsets with less internal memory, or phones thatare even slightly damaged, are obviously worth less.


Of course, Google will be more than happy to see iPhone 7users switching to a new Pixel, and perhaps that's why its trade-in offer ismore advantageous than Apple's. At the same time, it's not like Apple doesn'twant iPhone 7 owners to buy an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, especially since bothmodels are a bit more expensive than their predecessors.


If you own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, would you trade itfor a new Pixel or an iPhone 8 for the credit currently offered by Google andApple?


sources: Google Store, Apple

Related phones

iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

An iPhone can only be replaced by another iPhone. Going to Android is a downgrade.

3. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Um you're totally incorrect.

4. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Downgrade indeed - waaay less bezel around your screen on most Android flagships.

12. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

But who in their right mind will trade in an iPhone 7 for a Pixel 2???? It even sounds hilarious. iPhone 7/7 Plus owners will surely buy the iPhone X or maybe Note 8.

5. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Galaxy S8. But who am I kidding? Sheep are totally fine without BOTH an FPS nor a headphone jack (that is if you consider it "downgrading" from an iPhone X).

11. tbn27

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 14, 2016

Depends on the device

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And what will google do with all iPhone they get? Scrape all data and then sell that iPhone on ebay?

6. mudcat626

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Ah, you can keep that AdDroid sh$t.......

7. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Yeah, no reason to get an iPhone past the 6S or SE for that matter if you want an iPhone... Android flagships from two years ago still offer more than (or are equal) to the current iPhone's but for a better price...

8. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm just happy Google will offer more than $100 for a used Nexus.

9. Tziggy14

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

If you have a Samsung S8/S8+ you're DEFINITELY getting the full value since there's only one version of internal memory available for both models anyway.

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Why do they take so much off in the trade in for a phone not being from At&t or VZW, makes mo sense. Do they put that much stock in CDMA, GSM, and bands?

13. Marienx

Posts: 123; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

OMG.. They offer more money for iPhones so iPhone users switch to Android.. Damn it iPhonarena.

14. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

No duh. Apple makes a living off of ridiculous high profit margins and raping their kikosheep. Of course they will pay less than others. They live in this double standard where they can get away with it unfortunately.

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