How to sell your old Samsung Galaxy and get the best price for it

If you’ve recently upgraded to a shiny new smartphone and are wondering what to do with your old Samsung Galaxy, you’re in the right place. Selling your old device can not only declutter your space but also put some extra cash in your pocket. In this guide, we’ll explore the ins and outs of the Samsung phone trade-in process, how to wipe your Samsung phone before selling it, and tips to maximise the value of your device.

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Check what your device is worth

You might be wondering ‘how much is an old Samsung phone worth?’. While we can’t give you an exact price for your Samsung Galaxy phone in this blog, we can give you some pointers on how to tell if your phone is worth more or less than other old phones.

Factors such as the model, its age, condition and specifications play a significant role in determining the value. Models with higher storage capacity that are in good condition will usually sell for more than damaged phones or phones with less storage.

Typically, older models aren’t worth as much as they lack the new features of the latest devices. Another reason older phones lose value is due to depreciation; just like a new car starts to lose value the second you drive it out of the dealership, phones start to depreciate as soon as you take them out of the box – so the longer you hold onto it, the less money you will get when you decide to sell.

If you want to know how much your Samsung Galaxy is worth, head to musicMagpie to get a FREE instant valuation!

Explore Samsung phone trade-in options

There are a few ways to trade in Samsung phone models. Some mobile network operators offer their own trade-in service, giving you the option to send your old phone back for money off a new one. The downside to this is that you often have to have purchased the phone you want to trade in from that network provider and you’ll only get credit towards a new device from them – so not ideal if you don’t want to buy a new device.

You could try online selling platforms like Gumtree, eBay or Facebook Marketplace, however there are some downsides to these options. Selling platforms like Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree don’t offer seller protection, so there are some cases of people being scammed. On sites that offer more protection such as eBay, you have to pay seller fees, so you’ll lose out on cash.

If you’re looking to sell your Samsung Galaxy for cash instead of credit, you don’t want to pay any seller fees, and you want to feel secure in your sale, give musicMagpie a try! We’ll offer you an instant valuation for your device and thanks to our tech price promise, you’ll get paid the first price we offer or we’ll send your device back to you for free. Plus, you’ll get the cash for your phone the same day it arrives at our warehouse!

How to sell Samsung phone models with musicMagpie

Wondering ‘how can I sell my Samsung phone with musicMagpie?’ It couldn’t be easier! Here’s how to sell your phone with us:

  1. Get an instant valuation by selecting the capacity, network and condition of your device.
  2. Pack it into a box and send it for FREE, along with any other items you want to sell.
  3. We’ll pay you the same day your items arrive by bank transfer or PayPal.

Or, if you don’t want to post your device, simply head to your nearest SMARTDrop Kiosk with your phone and get paid instantly!

What to do before you sell

Before you part ways with your old Samsung phone, there are a few things you need to do. The first thing you need to do is back up your data onto another device, like a new phone or your laptop.

Once you’ve backed up your data, you will then need to wipe your device and put it back to its original factory settings. For those thinking ‘how do I wipe my Samsung phone before selling it’, we’ll take you through the steps.

The location of the factory reset option will differ depending on the OS your device is using, but you should be able to locate it within your settings by following one of the paths below:

  • Apps > Settings > Backup and reset > Factory data reset
  • Apps > Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset
  • Apps > Settings > About phone > Advanced > Reset > Factory data reset > Reset

Ready to sell your Samsung Galaxy phone? Trade in your phone with musicMagpie for a fast and easy way to make cash for your unwanted tech!