Google Pixel 2 event is still over a week away, but you won’t have to wait that long for some big news. On Thursday, Google announced that the Moto X4 will be the next phone that will work with the company’s Project Fi network, which makes it the first non-Google phone to do so. But that’s not all: The Moto X4 will also be the first Android One phone available to purchase in the United States.
The Android One Moto X4, which comes in Super Black and Sterling Blue, will only be available on Google’s Project Fi network in the US. You can preorder the phone right now on the Project Fi website. Plus, with Google’s new trade-in program, you can get $165 for select Nexus devices, and if you start your trade-in for an Android One Moto X4 by October 5, you’ll earn an extra $50 in Fi credit too(Check screenshot below).
The Google Store’s trade-in program has now gone live ahead of the Pixel 2 launch, and the offers are unsurprisingly low. Here’s how this trade-in program works: you get an offer online for your current phone, purchase a new Pixel phone, then ship the phone to Google and get a refund in the form of credit on your card.
Your offer is based on the phone’s storage size, the carrier, whether the screen is cracked, and whether it turns on. Pretty standard stuff. You’re probably here to hear some of the offers for the more popular phones. So without further ado, here are prices for all the Android phones and some of the iPhones:
- Galaxy Note5: $61-150
- Galaxy S8+: $66-$345
- Galaxy S8: $59.60-$305
- Galaxy S7 edge: $40.40-$175
- Galaxy S7: $52-$150
- iPhone 6: $35-$143
- iPhone 7 Plus: $68-$388
- iPhone SE: $30-$143
- LG G6: $35.20-230
- Nexus 6P: $113-165
- Nexus 5X: $82.50-$115
- Nexus 6: $35-$80
All in all, there are only nine Android phones and seven iPhones eligible. The Nexus devices are listed under both their manufacturer and Google, which is smart thinking on Google’s part. But you’re still much, much better off trying to sell your phone on eBay or Swappa, and in most cases, you’d get double the Google Store’s offers.
Google already has a support page up that will guide you through all the ins and outs of the process should you be interested (let’s be honest, it’s not likely). If Google deems you worthy enough to see the trade-in offer, you’ll be able to see it on the side of the Pixel page. I have unfortunately not been selected, but some other members on our team have.
Google has yet to make any official announcement about this trade-in program, and it’s not yet live on the Store’s website. It does make sense that Google would launch this program in time for the release of its upcoming Pixel 2 and 2 XL smartphones being announced on October 4.