The iPhone Xr is still relatively new, which means that it should have some life left. But there always comes a point when you start considering an upgrade. You may be tempted to get an iPhone 11, which brings an improved camera experience with dual 12MP lenses and Night Mode. Or, you may be tempted by the new design of the iPhone 12 lineup.
Once you start to think about upgrading your iPhone Xr — the next thing you should think about is how much it is worth. After all, selling your current phone is a great way to help fund your upgrade. Keep reading to learn more about the value of a used iPhone Xr as of April 2021, and about the differences between selling the phone and trading it in.
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 Xr worth?
The iPhone Xr was released in October 2018 and it is part of the 12th generation of the iPhone lineup, which also includes the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. Apple released the iPhone Xr with options for 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of storage, and in a variety of colors including black, white, blue, yellow, coral, and PRODUCT(RED).
The iPhone Xr was the lower-priced model of the 12th generation and it launched with a starting price of $749. As of April 2021, Apple continues to sell the iPhone Xr and the price has dropped to $499 for the 64GB model and $549 for the 128GB model. The 256GB model is no longer available from Apple.
The table below shows the difference between selling an iPhone Xr and using a trade-in service as of April 2021.
|Apple iPhone Xr||$362 (average)||Up to $220||Up to $200|
The value of a used iPhone varies based on several different factors such as the condition of your phone and the amount of internal storage. Market demand also plays an important factor, so you will want to list your phone for sale in an active marketplace. And as you saw in the table above — the value will also be very different depending on whether you sell the phone to another person, or you use a trade-in service such as what Apple and Best Buy offer.
The Swappa price is an average for all iPhone Xr sales. This includes models that were listed in Mint, Good, and Fair conditions, and for models with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of storage. Essentially, this means the amount you get for selling your iPhone Xr may be slightly higher or lower depending on the specifics of your phone. The Apple trade-in price is listed as being “up to” so that is the most you can expect. Best Buy notes the trade-in price as being an “estimate” and it was determined by using a Good condition model with 256GB of storage.
Sell your iPhone Xr on Swappa
Trade-in services can be convenient, but we assume that you want to get the most out of your used iPhone Xr, which means you should skip the trade-in and sell directly to another person. Market demand plays a key factor in selling your phone quickly, and at a good price, so you’ll want to select an active marketplace with good buyers.
Swappa is an active marketplace, and thanks to the no junk, no jerks policy, you’ll be dealing with good buyers that know what they are looking for and just want a quick and easy transaction. Swappa also doesn’t have a sellers fee, which will help to maximize your return. Phones must meet certain criteria such as being fully functional and they cannot have any cracks in the glass so we encourage you to review our listing criteria requirements. After that, you just need to tap the green button below to get started.