Google wants you to give up your iPhone for a Pixel 5a

By Andrew Romero & Abner Li

December 10, 2021

Until December 26, Google is boosting it's trade-in values for Apple phones released between 2017 and 2018. When buying a Pixel 5a, your iPhone X, XR, XS, or XS Max trade-ins is worth $100 more than if you were to purchase a Pixel 6/6 Pro. That means your trade-in will go $100 farther if you buy a Pixel 5a before December 26.

What's interesting is that Google is pushing the entry-level Pixel 5a rather than the new flagship Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. The reasoning behind it could possibly be that Google is targeting an audience that has spare iPhones or older models and wishes to hop on a deal with an entry-level Pixel.

In general, as the iPhone model gets newer, the more trade-in value its worth for a Pixel 5a compared to a Pixel 6/6 Pro, until you reach the highest accepted tier: the iPhone 11. The most you can get for a Pixel 5a is $435 with an iPhone XS Max 512GB. Since the Pixel 5a is currently discounted $50 at $399, you're essentially getting a free device.

Here's what you're getting...

At the non-flagship level, a Pixel 5a is the way to go. The Pixel 5a has a 6.34-inch 2400 x 1080 OLED display with a notch-free hole-punch 8MP camera in the top left corner. It's powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The battery comes in at 4,680mAh and charges over USB-C. The primary rear camera is 12.2MP and is paired with a 16MP ultrawide lens.

As mentioned, the Pixel 5a is already discounted by $50 right now until December 26, 2021. That discount plus an iPhone trade-in gets you an amazing deal for the rest of the season.

Be sure to check out the full article for the complete list of trade-in values and details for this offer from Google.