The resale value of the Samsung Galaxy S22 is perhaps the worst of all the leaders

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Galaxy S22 Plus camera module green on green

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  • The Samsung Galaxy S22 line depreciates by more than 47% in resale value over the Google Pixel 6 range by 42% and the iPhone 13 series by 16%.
  • The Galaxy S22 Plus has lost almost 58% of its value in the two months since its launch.

Samsung Galaxy S22 phones may not be worth much just a few months after purchase. According to a study conducted by SellCell (h / t ZDNet), a popular U.S. smartphone exchange website, Samsung’s current flagship models could lose half of their value in just one month.

SellCell used internal data to analyze the depreciation values ​​of the iPhone 13, Galaxy S22 and Pixel 6 lines during the first two months of their launch. All devices were considered “new” or in “good” condition.

The findings showed a strong drop for the Galaxy S22 range and the Pixel 6 duo.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 range lost the highest value on average, 51.1% (Good) and 46.8% (Like new). The Pixel 6 range follows it with 43.5% (good) and 41.5% (as new), and the iPhone 13 range with only 16.4% and 19.1%.

I'm selling a cell phone depreciation chart

Specifically, the Galaxy S22 Plus with 128GB of storage proved to be the worst. According to the report, the S22 Plus in good condition depreciates by an astronomical 57.5%, while there is an almost new drop in value by 53.8%. That’s a loss of up to $ 574.99 of what you paid for the phone.

Google’s worst version turned out to be the 256GB Pixel 6 Pro. Two months after launch, it experienced a depreciation of 47.9% (good) and 45.7% (as new). That’s a loss of up to $ 479.00 in cash.

Depreciation chart of mobile smartphones

The phone that kept most of its value was the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It recorded single-digit depreciation of 4.7% (good) and 3.8% (as new) – a maximum money loss of just $ 52 since launch.

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