Apple has recently bid adieu to prolonged rumors and leaks and launched its best iPhone models of 2019. This year’s additions, in case you didn’t know, include iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. It’s interesting to note that the new releases not only excited Apple’s hardcore fanbase but also managed to attract a lot of potential buyers from the rival Android community. This is thanks to the devices receiving mostly positive reviews from tech critics and users alike.
There’s a lot to like when it comes to 2019 iPhones. The biggest highlight, however, is the inclusion of Apple A13 Bionic chipset. Touted to be the fastest processor to date, the A13 processor is unsurprisingly 20% faster than last year’s A12 that powers iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. Another biggest upgrade is in the camera department; the relatively cheapest of the three iPhone 11 has a dual-camera setup comprising of 12MP wide and ultra-wide sensors. The other two comes with triple cameras, which is one of the reasons they are a lot pricier than the standard variant. Both Pro and Pro Max features an additional 12MP telephoto lens besides the two sensors available on iPhone 11.
Sure, the latest iPhone releases sound just great, but the price tags slapped on these bad boys are outrageous. The cheapest one among the three, iPhone 11, retails for $699 for the 64GB variant and goes as high as $849 for the 256GB storage option. The pricing details of the three handsets are as follows:
- iPhone 11 – $699 for 64GB, $749 for 128GB, $849 for 256GB
- iPhone 11 Pro – $999 for 64GB, $1149 for 256GB, $1349 for 512GB
- iPhone 11 Pro Max – $1099 for 64GB, $1249 for 256GB, $1449 for 512GB
Yes, you read that right!
Smartphone trade-in is probably the way to go
For those who can’t afford to purchase a new iPhone 11 model outright, it’s probably a good idea to sell your old smartphone to save up a little bit to ease off the extravagant prices. And, that’s exactly what a lot of people are doing! But, surprisingly, they’re making a whole lot more money doing so than one would imagine thanks to SellCell, an online marketplace dedicated to selling your used smartphones and tablets.
Top Smartphones being traded-in for an iPhone 11
According to SellCell’s cell phone trade-in data, these are the most popular smartphones that are being traded in by users since last month to get their hands on the new iPhone models. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at the list:
#1. Apple iPhone X
The users selling a used iPhone X are getting a top price of $485. The device, launched in late 2017, features a 5.8-inch OLED display, Apple A11 chipset, 3GB RAM, dual 12MP rear cameras, 7MP+TOF 3D front cameras, and 2716mAh battery. Although the device runs iOS 11.1.1 out of the box, it’s upgradable to the latest iOS version 13.
#2. iPhone XS Max
The next top traded-in smartphone on the SellCell list is iPhone XS Max at $745. Recapping the specs, the handset has a 6.5-inch OLED display, Apple A12 Bionic chipset, 4GB RAM, dual 12MP rear cameras, 7MP+TOF 3D dual front-facing snappers, and 3174mAh battery. It runs iOS 12 on board, but it’s upgradable to iOS 13.
#3. iPhone 7 Plus
It looks like the next phone on the list that people are increasingly getting ridden off is iPhone 7 Plus ($255), which comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display. Other specs include 3GB RAM, 2900mAh battery, single 7MP front camera, dual 12MP rear shooters, and Apple A10 Fusion chipset. In terms of software, this good old iPhone runs 10.0.1 out of the box. Of course, it’s upgradable to the latest iOS version as well.
#4. iPhone 7
iPhone 7 comes next at $171. In terms of hardware, this one has a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display, Apple A10 Fusion chip, 2GB RAM, single 12MP rear shooter, single 7MP selfie camera, and 1960mAh battery. Upgradable to iOS 13, it originally runs the same iOS version as iPhone 7 Plus, which is iOS 10.0.1.
#5. iPhone 8 Plus
The fifth position has been taken by yet another Apple smartphone, the iPhone 8 Plus that is currently being traded-in for $375. The features of this handset include a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, an Apple A11 Bionic chipset, 3GB RAM, dual 12MP rear cameras, a single 7MP selfie snapper, 2691mAh battery, and iOS 11 (upgradable to iOS 13).
It’s interesting to note from the available data that most of the people selling their current handset to buy a brand new iPhone 11 model are users of older iPhone models as top 11 positions — iPhone X ($485), iPhone XS Max ($745), iPhone 7 Plus ($255), iPhone 7 ($171), iPhone 8 Plus ($375), iPhone XR ($490), iPhone 6S ($110), iPhone 8 ($315), iPhone 6 ($90), iPhone XS ($669), iPhone 6S Plus ($150) — are occupied by one or another iPhone handset. The 12th, however, is a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ($220), followed by Galaxy Note 9 ($425), iPhone 6 Plus ($123), Galaxy S8 ($165), Galaxy S10+ ($635), etc.