When the Google Pixel and Pixel XL were unveiled priced at $649 and $769 for the respective base models, many fans of the Nexus program lamented at how the price was too steep.
Fast forward a year later, the tech giant has just unveiled its most expensive smartphone yet, the Google Pixel 2 XL. This phone has a price tag of $849 for the base model and $949 for the high-end variant. As for the entry-level Pixel 2, there are no price changes when compared to the original Pixel. With this price hike in mind, the search giant has quietly unveiled a trade-in program via the Google Store, where buyers of the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL can get up to $410 off the listed price.
The trade-in program is available via the purchase page in the Google Store, just below the size, color and storage options. Google wants you to give up any of its recent phones, including the 2015 Nexus 6P, as well as rival companies’ flagships such as Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ as well as LG G6.
Of course, your phone needs to meet certain physical conditions as well as functionality as per the program’s requirements. If it qualifies, the entry-level Pixel will earn you up to $350, the 128GB variant will earn you $10 more while the base model of the Pixel XL will earn you $400 and the 128GB variant will earn you back an impressive $410 nearly half the price of the Google Pixel 2 XL.
If you think the price Google is willing to pay for the 128GB Pixel XL is not worth it, wait until you see what the company is offering owners of the high-end 256GB iPhone 7 Plus. Apparently, you cannot get more than $388 when you trade in this phone, which looks like Google is aiming a dig at Apple.