How Much Is My Phone Worth?

How Much Is My Phone Worth?

How Much is My Phone Worth and How Can I Sell It?

Phone trade-in prices can vary a lot between different phone buyback companies. This is why finding the best valuation for your phone can make you extra cash. You can find out how much your phone is worth by using our online calculator to compare prices of over 40 of the US's leading phone buyback companies to select the best price. SellCell guarantees that we will provide you with the best value for your phone by offering a Best Price Guarantee.

All you need to do to find how much your phone is worth is to search for your phone's make and model. You can find out how much your phone is worth whatever condition it is in. You can also get a phone valuation if your phone is unlocked or tied to a certain phone carrier like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint & T-Mobile.

How Can I Find the Best Value For My Phone?

When you use our online valuation tool you can find out how much your phone is worth in seconds. There is no obligation to sell your old phone. If you decide to sell your phone our buyers offer free shipping and returns. With SellCell you are guaranteed to get the best price for your phone in the most hassle free way.

How Much Are These Cell Phones Worth?

Here are the valuations of some of our most frequently traded-in phones to give you an idea of how much your phone is worth.

iPhone XR Up To $313.00
iPhone 11 Up To $478.00
iPhone 12 Pro Max Up To $1021.00
iPhone 11 Pro Max Up To $731.00
iPhone XS Max Up To $446.00
Galaxy S10+ Up To $350.00
Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Up To $831.00
Galaxy S9 Up To $155.00
9 Pro Up To $635.00
7 Pro Up To $190.00

Frequently Asked Questions About Phone Value

How Can I Find Out How Much My Phone is Worth?

You can find out how much your phone is worth by using SellCell's online valuation tool. You simply enter the make and model of the phone in the search box and then select the network your phone is on and the condition of your phone. In seconds you can find out how much your phone is worth across 40 buyback companies. There can be hundreds of dollars difference in value offered by different phone buyers, which is why using our comparison site will get you the best price. Our online valuation tool will find out how much your phone, iPad, smartwatch or games console is worth in seconds and is completely free of charge to use! You can also find out how much your broken or locked phone is worth too. So what are you waiting for? Find out how much your phone is worth here www.SellCell.com

Will I get a better value for my phone if I sell it to my carrier?

No you will not get a better value for your phone if you sell to your carrier. Our research actually indicates that carriers can pay you up to 80% less for the value of your phone. Carriers will sometimes also only pay you in store credit which means that you aren't free to shop around and get some of the most competitive prices. Take a look at our research on this subject here. To get the best value for your old phone use SellCell. We are the biggest comparison site in the US and compare more buyers than any other site, so you are guaranteed to get the best value for your phone.

Why will I get the best value for my phone if I use SellCell?

SellCell will always get you the best value for your phone because we compare over 40 of the biggest phone buyback companies in the US. We are an independent comparison site and have no vested interest in any one buyer and present you with the value that can be achieved for your phone across all conditions from key buyers. We are so confident that we will provide you with the best value for your phone that we offer a Best Price Guarantee. This means that if you find the value for your phone is higher on another online site we will pay double the difference back. You can see more about our Best Price Guarantee here.

Will my phone lose value over time?

Yes your smartphone will depreciate over time. Like a car, as soon as the phone leaves the factory and is sold it starts to lose value. Some phone lines lose their value quicker than others. iPhones for instance tend to hold their value more than an Android model. You can read our phone depreciation reports here.

Will my phone still have a value if it is locked?

Yes, your phone will still have a value if it is locked. SellCell works with specialist buyback companies that will buy locked phones from you. Locked phones can refer to passcode locked, financed or iCloud/ Google locked. You can see more about the types of locked phones here.

How can you keep your phone in good value?

You can keep your phone in good value by simply looking after it. Investing in a good quality case and screen protector are a must to prevent your phone from being scratched and cracked. Avoid getting your phone liquid damaged as this can dramatically reduce the value of your phone. Take a look at our Top Tips for Keeping Your Phone in Good Value here.

When is the best time to sell my phone to get the best value for it?

Your phone's value will depreciate over time. There are generally speaking two periods when a phone loses the biggest chucks of value in its lifecycle. The first occasion is when a phone is brand new and is initially opened and instantly loses some of its value. The second time that your phone experiences a big drop in value is when your manufacturer launches a new model.

TIP: To get the maximum value for your phone, sell it in the weeks before a new model is launched. The value of your phone will reduce a lot after the new model is launched. SellCell’s buyers typically offer a 30 day price lock so that you can lock in the best price for your old phone and sit back whilst you wait for your new model to arrive.

Which manufacturer's phone holds its value the most?

Apple iPhones hold their value up to 20% more than a Samsung phone. This is probably because phone users appear to be more loyal to their brand. You can visit the news section of our site to see how your brand stacks up from a value retention perspective.

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Will my phone still have a value if it is broken?

Yes, your phone will have a value if it is broken. You can still sell your old broken phone through SellCell and get a value for it. When you search for your make and model using our online valuation calculator, simply move the condition button to broken or faulty to see what the value of your phone is across 40+ buyers.

Will damage have an affect on the value of my phone?

Unfortunately, yes a damaged phone will be worth less than a phone in Like New or Good Condition. A broken screen or faulty battery could see the phone value reduced quite a bit. Phone buyers will always provide a valuation on the condition of your phone. If it is in good condition with just normal wear and tear then it will get more than if it is deeply scratched, broken or if it doesn’t turn on.

SellCell has 4 condition categories:

To be considered as "Like New":

  • Device looks brand new with zero signs of use
  • Flawless condition with no scratches or cosmetic blemishes of any kind
  • 100% fully functional
  • Best price that can be achieved for a second hand phone

To be considered as "Good":

  • Light to moderate signs of wear or scratches consistent with normal use
  • 100% fully functional
  • Most common device condition (80%+ of devices)
  • Devices will typically lose between 5-10% vs a 'Like New' phone

To be considered as "Poor":

  • Heavy signs of wear (eg. excessive scratches, dents) but otherwise 100% functional
  • Devices will typically lose between 20% of original value vs a 'Like New' phone

To be considered as "Faulty":

  • Device is damaged or faulty
  • eg. smashed screen, faulty screen, faulty camera / charging port / microphone, etc.
  • Devices will typically lose between 40-60% of original value vs a 'Like New' phone

See more here to see how the value of your phone can differ between Like New to Faulty Conditions

Sell in 4 Simple Steps

It's easy to use SellCell to sell your phone and get the best value for your phone. Trade in your Phone for cash today in 4 simple steps:

1.) Select Your Model

2.) Compare & Select Best Deal

3.) Ship your device

4.) Wait for the cash! :)

Why Sell Your Phone with SellCell?

USA's No.1 Phone Trade In Price Comparison Site

SellCell is the No. 1 price comparison site in the US for selling used phones, tablets and other electronics. Millions of happy customers have successfully sold their phones via SellCell for the most cash. So if you're looking to trade in your phone, iPad or other gadget you're in safe hands

Totally Free and Impartial

SellCell is completely free and totally impartial. We show you the best prices available for your Phone from leading buyers along with independently verified customer reviews to help you make the right decision

Phone Trade In Best Price Guarantee

Obviously when selling your old phone you want the highest trade in value possible. SellCell helps you get the most cash by comparing prices from all the various different buyers. This is backed up by our Best Price Guarantee which gives you peace of mind that if you find a better price elsewhere then we'll pay you double the difference!

Saves You Time and Hassle

To get the maximum cash when you trade in a phone you need to shop around, but this takes time. SellCell saves you the time and hassle of this by instantaneously comparing prices from all the top buyers in one place. For the best phone trade in price it's the only site you need!

SellCell Protection

SellCell is the US's No 1 phone trade-in site. We compare over 35 phone & tech buyers to ensure we offer users the best price. SellCell vet all the partners listed in our comparison to make sure that they are reputable businesses with the highest operating standards. Although it is the responsibility of the brand to fulfil your order, if you have any problems with your order SellCell will help. We will offer a second line of defense if you have any frustrations, delays or problems with any of the brands listed on our site. We will liaise with the brand to make sure that they come back to you on any issues promptly and find a resolution to your problem. At SellCell we offer you peace of mind

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