We have a few weeks and the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be upon us. While their release will probably have no impact on the current pricing of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the resale values of the many pre-owned phones in the market will drop even further.
It’s true that the almost year-old Google Pixel and Pixel XL are still enjoying a pretty healthy resale value. The story is no different when it comes to the 2015 Google Nexus 6P, the high-end offering that year. You’d be lucky to bump into a Nexus 6P handset in good shape at $350, but once the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are out, the resale value of the 6P will get even weaker.
The drop from $499 to below $400 has been due to the release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL alongside the aging factor. With an even newer family coming up, it will be much harder to convince potential buyers to get the used phone at $300. In fact, things are set to be become even tougher given that Android 8.0 O will be the final major OS the Google Nexus 6P receives.
Most fans of the Nexus family are there due to the software experience. Thus it will be hard to attract buyers for your Google Nexus 6P because it will no longer be scheduled to receive Android OS updates. But right now, just before the OS rolls out and the next-gen Pixel phones are released, it may just be the perfect timing to get some good cash out of your Nexus 6P.
Besides the pricing aspect, the Google Nexus 6P has had a fair share of hardware-related issues. The bootloop issue is the most common followed by the battery issue, where the phone shuts down even at 60%. Some people have been able to get help from Huawei and Google, but others have had their worst experiences dealing with either company.
There’s a fix for the bootloop issue, which could mean you still get to keep your Nexus 6P. You may also elect to replace your faulty battery and move on. But you also have the option to sell the phone, especially if you have yet to experience any of these issues. After a year or so of use, it’s about time to recoup some of your losses by selling your current Google Nexus 6P, otherwise, you may soon end up with a dead phone.