Samsung Galaxy S22 depreciates 3x more than iPhone 13

New data from SellCell shows that the Samsung Galaxy S22, which debuted in February, has already depreciated by 47%. Google Pixel 6 is not far behind as it has already depreciated by 42% since its launch in October. The iPhone 13 has by far the best value as it has experienced only 16% depreciation since its launch in September 2021.

Specifically, the Samsung Galaxy S22 + 5G 128GB has lost about 58% of its value within two months of launch; this is an alarming loss for users who have only had the device for such a short time. Although the price is similar to the iPhone, those who want to trade the Galaxy S22 in the future will probably have to spend more money than those who trade the iPhone 13.

Just another reason to buy an iPhone because it holds its value far better than any of its Android counterparts. SellCell conducted some research last year that shows that the iPhone 13 is potentially Apple’s least depressed iPhone so far.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has the best value

The iPhone 13 Pro Max (128 GB) is the best on offer as the device has only 3.8% depreciation for one in “Like New” condition. Depreciation usually begins two months after the launch of the phone; just like for the iPhone 12 and 13.

SellCell it also shows how the iPhone 13 in the “Like New” state lost 18.7% of its value after the first month. However, it experienced some recovery as it lost only 16.4% of its value after two months. Not only does the iPhone have better value than Android, but it also sees a recovery from the initial loss of value.

Not only does the iPhone hold its value better than any other smartphone, and more than that, but it actually compensates for part of that initial loss of value.

The Google Pixel 6 is also experiencing part of that recovery, but its losses are still greater than the iPhone. The recovery is the same as the iPhone, about 2% for smartphones in the “Like new” or “Good” state.

9to5Mac’s Take

Just a few days ago, we reported that many Apple devices have lost value for replacement. The iPhone is not on that list, and it has been several months since it lost its value for replacement. It seems to me that this data shows that if you want to invest in your smartphone, the iPhone is a good way to go. For those who keep their phones forever and don’t change them, Android would be fine because obsolescence wouldn’t matter to you.

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