Samsung now sells refurbished Galaxy S21 phones at a lower price
Samsung released Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra last year, which continued to be the company’s flagship devices until the arrival of the Galaxy S22 series in February. Now that the company has been selling the S21 series for over a year and likely has many on hand from S22 trade-ins, Samsung has started selling refurbished versions at lower prices.
Samsung’s “Re-Newed” store has been around for years at this point, but as of Friday the company has opened pre-orders for Galaxy S21 models – yes, pre-orders for phones that are one year old. The basic Galaxy S21 with 128GB of storage is available for $ 675 ($ 124 below the new MSRP), the Galaxy S21 Plus with 128GB of storage costs $ 850 ($ 149 below the price). recommended) and the Galaxy S21 Ultra 128GB is $ 1,000 ($ 200 below the recommended price). In particular, the Galaxy S21 FE (“Fan Edition”) is not yet available.
- Samsung now sells refurbished Galaxy S21 phones, starting at $ 675.
The “Re-Newed” program is a little closer to the new smartphone experience than most refurbished phones. The devices get a brand new battery and IMEI number, the latest pre-installed software updates, and a “132-point quality check by engineers at a Samsung facility.” Refurbished devices are also covered by the same 1-year warranty as new devices.
Refurbished devices are usually a great way to save on smartphone purchases, but perhaps due to the thorough repair and inspection process, the revamped Galaxy S21 series is pretty close to what you’d pay for a brand new Galaxy S22 phone. For example, the entry-level Galaxy S22 costs $ 700 right now, just $ 25 more than a refurbished Galaxy S21.
Samsung has been sweetening the deal for a few days, however – if you buy one anytime between now and April 21, you’ll receive $ 100 in Samsung store credit. There are some cases and accessories for the Galaxy S21 series still in stock on the Samsung site that you could use that credit on, or it could go to Galaxy Buds or another device.