Microsoft trumps Samsung with up to $650 Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+ trade-in discounts
Samsung's revised trade-in discounts, at least based on the maximum value of popular devices like the Galaxy Note 9, Note 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or Google Pixel 2 XL. Unfortunately, instead of breaking down how much you can save by trading in every individual model on the list, Microsoft only mentions the top appraisal for each qualifying smartphone family.Yup, these deals are even better than
Thus, we know you can score up to a $650 Microsoft retail store credit for "iPhone X's", but the value of an iPhone XS, XR, or X is unclear. All we can assume is that the Redmond-based tech giant will give you 650 bucks for a fully functional iPhone XS Max towards a Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+ purchase in a brick and mortar store, compared to the $600 you'll get from Samsung.
The same gap applies to trade-ins of "Galaxy S10's", as well as the Galaxy Note 9 and members of Google's Pixel 3 family. But the difference is larger for devices like the Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note 8, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Google Pixel 2, 2 XL, Pixel 1, and Pixel XL. Curiously, Microsoft values the iPhone 7 Plus and 6s Plus lower than Samsung, while also accepting iPhone 6 Plus, LG G7 ThinQ, and OnePlus 6T trade-ins at modest appraisals.
The terms and conditions of the deals seem relatively straightforward, as the handset you're looking to turn in will need to power on, include all original accessories, and present no visible liquid damage or feature a cracked display. Keep in mind that the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ still start at $950 and $1,100 respectively in Microsoft retail stores, so with the right trade-in, you're looking at paying as little as $300 for the smaller model and $450 if you want the full-sized, full-featured variant.