It’s no secret that buying a gently used phone on Swappa is one of the best ways to save loads of cash. With the ever rising cost of today’s high-end smartphones, staying a generation or two behind the latest iPhone or Galaxy releases allows you to enjoy premium features, while keeping more money where it belongs: your pocket. Saving your money is what we do best at Swappa, and it’s something we’re not about to stop
anytime soon ever.
When it finally comes time to buy a new phone, the fact of the matter is not everyone needs the latest bells and whistles. Whether it’s a new green colorway, software features, or a triple camera setup — more people are starting to realize that even without all the cutting edge hardware, older phones are still able to meet most of their needs. This is no more evident than the Swappa marketplace where we can see exactly which phones were the most popular of the year. Without further ado, here are the top 10 best-selling used Android phones of 2019.
Best-selling Android phones on Swappa
As is the trend on Swappa, the top selling used phones are typically those that are two or even three years old. Looking over the data from last year, the Samsung Galaxy S8 was by far and away the best-selling used Android phone for 2019. Samsung devices absolutely dominated the list, followed by some Google phones sprinkled toward the bottom of the list. Take a look.
|Top Android phones||Starting price||Avg price|
|1. Samsung Galaxy S8||$145||$229|
|2. Samsung Galaxy S7||$75||$131|
|3. Samsung Galaxy S9||$210||$368|
|4. Samsung Galaxy S9+||$220||$298|
|5. Samsung Galaxy Note 9||$285||$405|
|6. Google Pixel 2 XL||$104||$188|
|7. Samsung Galaxy S8+||$168||$296|
|8. Google Pixel 3 XL||$235||$338|
|9. Samsung Galaxy Note 8||$185||$312|
|10. Google Pixel 2||$105||$189|
(Average price on Swappa across all carrier models and storage sizes)
Fun fact: the Galaxy S8 was also the best-selling used phone of 2018, which means this is the second year running where the S8 takes top honors. It didn’t quite make our top 10 list, but first runner-up was the Google Pixel 3 which was neck-and-neck for the #10 spot, losing to the Google Pixel 2 by only a hair. No worries, there’s always next year…
Swappa is the best place to buy or sell a used phone
Overall, hundreds of thousands of people made Swappa their choice when buying a newish phone in 2019, and we couldn’t be more humbled. No matter which generation or model you prefer, it’s clear that buying a gently used phone on Swappa can save you big bucks. 💰
Whether someone is looking outfit the whole family with newish phones, replace a broken device, or use the money saved on something more worthwhile, Swappa is always the best place to buy or sell a used phone. Don’t want to wait for your phone to ship across the country? Find a cheap phone in your neighborhood using Swappa Local where you can shop hundreds of listings in your area for near same-day pickup.
And when it comes time to activate your new (to you) phone with wireless service, Swappa recently added a new Phone Plans section in our marketplace that lets you browse, shop, and compare the best phone plans from major carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, to smaller prepaid MVNOs like Mint Mobile, Cricket Wireless, Visible and Tello.