If you want to get a few euros out of your phone when selling it to buy another one, perhaps the best option is an iPhone. Five years ago we talked about the rate at which mobile phones are falling in price, with a trend that has been maintained over time.
Recent studies suggest that depreciation continues to plague the high-end Android, with up to a 50% drop in the first months of the life of the phones, compared to just a 16% drop in the case of the latest iPhone.
Android and high-end depreciation
SellCell data points to a sharp depreciation at the high end of Samsung and Google. Specifically, flagship models such as the Galaxy S22 lose more than 50% of their value, compared to 44% in the case of models such as the Google Pixel 6 Pro. Figures refer to models on the second-hand market, sold in “as new” condition.
On the Apple side, the iPhone 13 mini is falling by 29.2%, as it is the least popular and most demanded model. But, on the side of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, the figures are much lower. Just 3.8% depreciation for the iPhone 13 Pro Max, 6.1% for the iPhone 13, and 12.9% for the iPhone 13 Pro.
Although the study data comes from the United States, a visit to Spanish forums and sales portals is enough to verify that Android depreciation continues to be surprisingly fast. The S22 is already close to$ 699.99, while it is difficult to find an iPhone 13 that drops below 700. We are not talking here about those figures close to 50% depreciation, but that extra drop in Android models is accused.
Golden opportunity for the patient buyer who gets a high-end Android after a few months. Not so positive phenomenon if we buy at launch and want to sell after a few months to get a new model.