How much is my phone worth?

Wondering how much your mobile phone is worth? You've come to the right place! Get an instant price for your phone and we'll lock it in for 21 days, giving you plenty of time to upgrade.

Read on to learn about how to get the best price for your phone!

How much is my old phone worth?

When selling your phone, there are a few factors to consider: 


The condition of your phone is a major factor in determining its value! Our three conditions are: 

  • Good –  Your device is fully functional and there's no damage e.g chips, cracks, or water damage. 
  • Poor – Your device is fully functional but there's heavy wear and tear such as deep scratches, dents, and scuffs.
  • Faulty – The phone isn't fully functional with problems such as hardware issues, faulty screen, cosmetic and water damage, phone sensors aren't working, damaged pixels, or pressure marks. 

Please note, we cannot buy your phone if it's bent, missing components, crushed or snapped in half.

Locked to a network or unlocked

Your phone is more likely to be worth more if it's unlocked, this is because it isn't associated with a network. Therefore it offers more freedom to choose a SIM deal to suit you. 

If you're not sure whether your device is unlocked or locked to a network, check out how do I know if my phone is unlocked.


The storage of your phone also contributes to the value. The more storage capacity your device has, the more you will get for it. All you need to do is select which storage option applies to your phone to find out how it impacts the price. 

However, take into consideration that market prices can fluctuate so the value may be affected depending on when you carry out the valuation.

Phone depreciation

Phone depreciation occurs when newer phones are released; the value of older models will drop, some more than others. Also, your phone will lose a little value as soon as you take your phone out of the box when you first buy it. 

Therefore, it's best to sell your phone as soon as possible to make sure you get the best price for it.

How do I prepare to trade in my phone?

There are a few ways to get more cash for your unwanted device:

  • Sell your phone as soon as possible as they lose value over time
  • Lock in the price of your phone with musicMagpie for 21 days 
  • Look after your phone – the better the condition the more we'll pay
  • Make sure to wipe your device before trading it in and remove any accessories 

Where's the best place to sell my phone? 

Firstly, musicMagpie is the best place to sell your phone! We're the UK's #1 recycling service and we're rated Excellent on Trustpilot. 

You won't have to wait to get paid either, thanks to our Fast Same Day Payments! We'll pay you the day we receive your phone via PayPal or Bank Transfer. 

Plus, recycling your device helps reduce e-waste and save valuable materials – it's smart for you…smart for the planet! 

If that wasn't enough, our Tech Price Promise means you'll get paid the first price we offer for your phone or we'll return it to you for FREE!

What are you waiting for? Make extra cash by trading in your phone! You can sell iPhone, Samsung and Google Pixel phones with us, plus a whole range of other tech items, and get paid instantly for them. PLUS, cut the cost of your upgrade by switching to a refurbished phone or cheap used iPhone at the musicMagpie Store!

Trade in and choose from our cheap iPhone models, including cheap iPhone 11 Pro Max,  refurbished iPhone 12, refurbished iPhone 13 and refurbished iPhone 14 models. You can also buy other tech with us too like refurbished iPad and MacBook models!