Some iPhone users upgrade each and every time a new model is released. Perhaps more common is the group that buys an iPhone and keeps it for several years. Provided you take decent care of your smartphone it will easily last three, four, or maybe even five years. But after a few years, you may start dreaming about getting a phone that is newer, better, or faster.
The iPhone 8 Plus will be four years old in 2021, so if this is the phone you use every day, you may be getting ready to upgrade. Preparing to upgrade your smartphone often starts with deciding which model to buy, but you should also start thinking about how much the iPhone 8 Plus is worth in 2021?
Read our How much is my iPhone worth blog post if you are interested in checking the value for other iPhone models.
How much is the iPhone 8 Plus worth?
Apple released the iPhone 8 Plus in September 2017. The iPhone 8 Plus, along with the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, make up the 11th generation iPhone lineup. The iPhone 8 Plus launched with options to get either 64GB or 256GB of internal storage space. The 64GB model arrived with an MSRP of $799 and the price jumped to $949 if you wanted the 256GB model.
Apple lowered the price to $699 and $849 about a year after the initial launch. But if you are considering selling an iPhone 8 Plus in April 2021, you’ll need to determine the current used market price. Prices for used smartphones vary based on a few factors, such as market demand, the condition, and in the case of the iPhone 8 Plus, whether you have the 64GB or the 256GB model. You also need to consider whether you are selling the phone to another person, or using a trade-in service.
The table below shows the difference between selling an iPhone 8 Plus and using a trade-in service as of April 2021.
|Apple iPhone 8 Plus||$294 (average)||Up to $180||Up to $150|
Using a trade-in service can be convenient. But as you likely noticed from the figures in the table above — you are trading value for convenience. We recommend selling your iPhone 8 Plus directly to another person so you get the full value of your phone.
In regards to the amounts listed above, the Swappa price is an average of all iPhone 8 Plus sales. This includes models with 64GB and 256GB of storage, and models listed in Mint, Good, and Fair conditions. If you sell your iPhone 8 Plus your price may vary slightly based on the condition and the amount of storage in your phone. The Apple trade-in price is noted as being “up to” which suggests that is the most you will get, regardless of the condition and amount of storage. Best Buy notes the price quote is an “estimate” and the value shown in the table reflects a model in Good condition with 256GB of storage.
Sell your iPhone 8 Plus on Swappa
As we’ve shown here in this post, you stand to get more money if you sell your phone to another person. We also mentioned several factors that affect the price of used smartphones, such as market demand and the condition of the phone. But another point to consider is that prices for used smartphones tend to drop slightly from month to month. Basically, this is to say the sooner you list your phone for sale, the better.
Swappa is an active marketplace, and perhaps equally important, Swappa is safe, secure, and easy to use. Sellers are protected on each sale thanks to PayPal seller protections, the marketplace has a strict no junk, no jerks policy, and you can have your phone available for sale in just a few minutes’ time. Swappa also has a support team that is available 24/7/365 if you ever have a question.
You can review the listing criteria requirements to ensure your iPhone 8 Plus is eligible to be listed for sale, and otherwise, you just need to tap the green button below to get started selling (so you can get paid and fund your upgrade).