Upgrading your smartphone is fun, but it isn’t necessarily what is best for your bank account. If you’ve recently upgraded and now have an iPhone XS Max that is no longer being used, you can sell it as a way to offset the money you spent on your new phone.
Smartphone pricing is determined by a few factors such as the condition and the specs. Current market demand also plays an important role. While this may sound like a lot to think about — rest assured knowing that Swappa has you covered. Keep scrolling to find out what your iPhone XS Max 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 XS Max worth?
Apple announced the iPhone XS Max on September 12, 2018, and released it for sale a few weeks later, on September 21, 2018. The iPhone XS Max offers options to get 64GB, 256GB or 512GB of internal storage space. The 64GB model launched with an MSRP of $1,099, and the 256GB and 512GB models were priced at $1,249 and $1,449, respectively.
When the iPhone XS Max originally launched it was often overlooked due to the higher price. Plenty of iPhone buyers opted for the iPhone Xr at launch due to the lower $749 starting price point. But that higher launch price actually plays to a seller’s favor in 2021 — you can get more money in return, with an average selling price of nearly $500 in the Swappa marketplace.
The table below shows the average iPhone XS Max selling price in the Swappa marketplace, and the trade-in values being offered by Apple and Best Buy. The prices shown in the table are as of April 1, 2021.
|Apple iPhone XS||$404 (average)||Up to $270||Up to $225|
|Apple iPhone XS Max||$495 (average)||Up to $340||Up to $290|
The average selling price from the Swappa marketplace takes all storage options and all conditions into consideration. The current average is $495, but your exact sale price may be slightly higher or slightly lower depending on the condition of your phone and the amount of storage.
The Apple trade-in price is “up to” which means that is the max you can expect to get in exchange for your phone. The Best Buy trade-in price is listed as being an “estimate” and the dollar amount is based on a 512GB model in Good condition.
Sell your iPhone XS Max on Swappa
It is difficult to argue against the convenience you get when using a trade-in service like what Apple and Best Buy offer — but you are trading money for the convenience. Put simply, you will get quite a bit more money in return if you sell your iPhone XS Max in the Swappa marketplace.
The iPhone XS Max is a very popular model on Swappa. In fact, it is regularly one of the ten-best selling phones, which means you shouldn’t have any trouble getting top dollar for your gently used iPhone XS Max. Just remember that prices for used phones will drop slightly from month to month so the quicker you get it listed for sale the more money you will get in return.
You can review Swappa’s listing criteria requirements to make sure your phone meets our listing criteria, and from there — hit that green button below to get started.