Samsung vastly improves its Galaxy S20 5G series trade-in deals for many buyers
There are a lot of ways to save big on Samsung's incredibly popular (and incredibly expensive) Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, as well as the slightly less appealing (and slightly more affordable) Galaxy S20 and S20+ 5G, but ever since the three ultra-high-end devices were announced, official trade-ins of eligible old smartphones fixed buyers up with hands down the best discounts.
Those who purchased a Galaxy S20-series handset shortly after their commercial debut saved up to a whopping 700 bucks with the right trade-in, although that value steeply dropped for folks looking to ditch something like the Galaxy S7, iPhone 6s, or Google Pixel 3a.
Interestingly, Samsung seems to have substantially reduced the Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra 5G discount with trade-ins of devices like the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, or Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. At the same time, though, the value of those aforementioned oldies and mid-rangers, as well as slightly newer and faster handsets like the Galaxy S8, Note 8, S9, Note 9, S10e, iPhone 7, 8, X, and XR, and Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL, has actually increased.
That's excellent news for anyone looking to get rid of a fully functional, mint condition smartphone from that list and upgrade to an S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra 5G, but believe it or not, Samsung's revised trade-in program also takes care of people owning damaged devices.
We're obviously not talking about phones that don't turn on, but if you're the unlucky owner of, say, a Galaxy S7 with a cracked screen, you're actually in luck, as Samsung is ready to offer you a pretty much unrivaled Galaxy S20-series discount for someone in your particularly precarious situation.
Without further ado, here's a neat table detailing exactly how much you're looking at saving and exactly with what devices:
Before finalizing your order, it's important to keep in mind Samsung's recently introduced buy-back offercan be combined with a trade-in deal, but in that case, your trade-in value will drop to no more than $440 without damage and $290 with a cracked screen. That's still pretty good, although clearly nowhere near as remarkable as the numbers listed in that table above.
There's also an outright $200 discount that you can combine with both the buy-back offer and the reduced trade-in values, but that one's only good for the Galaxy S20 and S20+ 5G, which reminds us once again of the S20 Ultra's surprising popularity compared to its siblings.