Use This Tool To See How Much Your Phone Is Actually Worth

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If you’re thinking about buying a new phone, one way you can recoup some of the cost is to sell your old device. You may be saying to yourself, “I’m not going to get very much for it,” but how do you know for sure?

An online tool can help you determine whether trading in your phone is worth it.

This Tool Shows You How Much Your Cell Phone Is Worth’s Smartphone Depreciation Calculator shows you the value of many devices compared to their initial manufacturer purchase prices.

If your phone is in its database, the tool can also tell you:

  • Whether your phone was a good investment
  • How much value your phone has lost since you bought it
  • If you could have gotten better value with another model

A recent comparison between certain iPhone and Android models shows that the Apple devices have a slight edge when it comes to resale value, but that might not be true for the phone model you own.

See What Your Phone Is Worth Here

The Smartphone Depreciation Calculator has data for a handful of major phone brands: iPhone, Samsung, Google, LG and Motorola.

Click on the link below that corresponds with your phone brand. After that, scroll down to enter your device’s model number in the search box.

I used the tool to see the worth of my iPhone. My iPhone 8 (256GB) in good condition is worth $242, which represents 74.5% in depreciation. Geesh!

Here are more results for iPhone 8s based on their conditions:

Cell phone depreciation
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Final Thoughts

Now that you know what your phone is worth, you can sell it if you’d like. In addition to, here are some other places to sell your device.


Because I’m a big fan of buying refurbished phones from Amazon Renewed, on my next device upgrade, I plan to use the Smartphone Depreciation Calculator to gauge whether I’m getting a good deal.

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