Galaxy S10+ trade-in values make the Galaxy S21+ upgrade a no-brainer

Galaxy S10+ owners who may want to skip the Galaxy S21 series and keep using the 2019 flagship a little while longer can do so knowing that their device is still powerful enough to handle virtually any task. However, Galaxy S10+ users who want more from their mobile device and are considering switching to the Galaxy S21+ can take advantage of great trade-in deals that make the upgrade a no-brainer.

This is true at least in the USA and a few other countries, as trade-in values differ by market. Not to mention the fact that Samsung doesn’t have a working trade-in program in every region. However, if you plan on buying the Galaxy S21+ in the USA and offer the Galaxy S10+ in return, you’ll benefit from a discount of over 50%.

Galaxy S10+ trade-in value cuts more than half off the Galaxy S21+ price

Samsung is offering a massive $550 discount on the Galaxy S21+ retail price in the USA when trading-in the Galaxy S10+. The latest flagship normally costs $999 or $1,049 depending on whether it comes with 128GB or 256GB of storage.

Trading-in the Galaxy S10+ for the new Galaxy S21+ means you can buy the latest flagship with 128GB of storage for only $449, or the 256GB model for $499. These prices correspond to the unlocked model but choosing the Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint variant of the Galaxy S21+ means an even lower price of just $349 after trade-in.

Without a trade-in, $349 would only buy you the Galaxy A51. It’s a fantastic mid-range phone but that’s exactly what it is: a mid-range phone that can’t hold a candle to the Galaxy S21+ flagship.

Are you a Galaxy S21+ owner or are you planning on becoming one? Have you taken advantage of Samsung’s trade-in program so far, and is the trade-in value offered by the Galaxy S10+ high-enough to convince you to upgrade to the Galaxy S21+? You can refer to the review links and spec tables below for more details on the two phones.

Galaxy S10+ review | Galaxy S21+ review

Galaxy S10+
Galaxy S21+
General Information
Model nameGalaxy S10+Galaxy S21+
Model numberSM-G975FSM-G996B
Model typeBarBar
ColorWhite (White)
Black (Black)
Green (Green)
Blue (Blue)
White (White)
Black (Black)
Silver (Silver)
Black (Black)
Violet (Violet)
Red (Red)
Gold (Gold)
Announced2019, February2021, January
Released2019, February2021, January
Physical Specifications
DimensionsBar: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mmBar: 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm
Operating System
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 11
One UI version3.03.1
KindMain DisplayMain Display
NameInfinity-O DisplayInfinity-O Display
TechnologyDynamic AMOLED DisplayDynamic AMOLED 2X
Size6.4 inch / 162.5 mm6.7 inch / 170.18 mm
ResolutionQHD+ / 3040x1440 pixelsFHD+ / 2400x1080 pixels
Pixel density522 PPI394 PPI
Screen to body ratio~88.9 %~88.3%
RAM/ROM sizes8 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM
8 GB RAM with 512 GB ROM
12 GB RAM with 1 TB ROM
8 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM
8 GB RAM with 256 GB ROM
Rear camera
Standard battery capacity4100 mAh4800 mAh
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