Samsung's newest folding phones may not be quite as expensive as prior generations, but they're still very spendy, with the Z Flip3 starting at $1,000 and the Z Fold3 at $1,800. The company's been known to offer remarkably fair trade values in recent years, though, and for these phones in particular, you can send Samsung a staggering four trade-in devices, potentially driving the cost way down. But things can get a little complicated. Here, we get into the nitty-gritty of what every phone is worth to Samsung, and how to get the best value for your trades.
The world of tech moves fast. Every year, fancy new gadgets land with faster processors, sharper cameras, and better software, seemingly pushing last year’s flagships aside into oblivion. When that happens, these “old” devices just aren’t that valuable anymore. Today, we’re teaming up with Decluttr for the latest metrics on which makes and models hold the most value, which phones depreciate the fastest, and more.
It's Samsung pre-order day for the new folding phones, and this time around, Samsung isn't subsidizing anyone with crazy trade-in values. In fact, outside being able to dump a whole pile of older devices that Samsung is graciously offering a minimum for, they're pretty middle-of-the-road-to-bad — but you can stack up to four trade-ins. That's more than the two we expected previously.