How to sell your Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 - aka the Samsung Galaxy S III - marked a turning point in Samsung’s famed Galaxy S range. It was the first in the series to feature a HD display, launched with quad-core processors, and had up to 64GB internal storage. Add a microSD card slot, Gorilla Glass front, integrated GPS (a big deal back in the day), and this smartphone added up to a good piece of hardware.

It was considered pretty impressive when it was released, even though it had that iffy-looking polycarbonate casing. That was in the good old days of 2012 though, and today we scoff at the measly 720p display and Android Jelly Bean. If you’ve got a Galaxy S3 or S III that you want to upgrade or replace, this is the place to sell it on.

Take a look at our list of offers from buyers and recyclers - we work with over 30 of them so you should have plenty of choice - and choose one with a price, payment method, and timescale that suits you. Then simply give it a click and enter your details, and the recycler will send you a postage pack to mail your phone off with. That cash will be yours in a matter of days.

Can I sell a broken Samsung Galaxy S3?

Don’t worry if your Samsung Galaxy S3 is broken or damaged - many phone recyclers will still buy it. A phone usually counts as broken if it has:

  • a cracked screen
  • broken buttons
  • power issues
  • lots of chips and dents
  • a corrupt operating system

A broken Samsung Galaxy S3 will sell for less than a working one, and even less than a brand new one - obviously - but nonetheless, they’ll sell. Just make sure you’re honest about your gadget's condition and you’ll get the most accurate quotes. If a recycler receives your device but decides it is not in the condition they expected, they’ll send you a revised quote by email, which you can choose to accept or reject. Some will charge postage if you want your gadget back, though others will do it for free.

Can I sell a Samsung Galaxy S3 with water damage?

Selling a water damaged phone is a little trickier, but some recyclers do buy handsets with water damage. Search for quotes on a broken Samsung Galaxy S3 above, and check with the recycler if you're not sure whether it will accept a water damaged phone or not.