The Galaxy S22 range is certainly one of the best current offers on the Android market, but Samsung is not doing as strongly on the second-hand market since, according to a study, the price of these models for resale is negotiated much more lower than that of its competitors.
It’s well known that Android smartphones generally depreciate faster than the iOS competition. But in the Android family, there is a manufacturer that this phenomenon particularly affects: Samsung. With its latest flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S22, it seems that the South Korean firm’s smartphones are unable to maintain their initial value over time, at least not as well as their competitors.
This is reported by a study by the SellCell site, which compared the resale price of the latest flagships of three brands (Apple, Samsung and Google) during the first two months following their launch. The study chose to list the prices of the different models when they were indicated to be in “good condition” or “like new” on the Internet to assess the depreciation that was practiced.
Apple, king of retention
Unsurprisingly, Apple’s iPhone 13s hold their value the best. There is an average drop of 16.4% in the selling price for the models of the Cupertino company with the iPhone 13 Mini which is their worst student. Its price drop being 29.2% after 2 months, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max manages to lose only 3.8% of its value over the same period and acts as the best student (figures for the “like new” category).
Google in second place
The second in the ranking turns out to be Google with its Pixel range which loses 41.5% of its original value in comparison, which already represents a more substantial figure. At the Mountain View firm, it is the Pixel 6 Pro that discounts the fastest with an agreed loss of 44.2% when the Pixel 6 does better with a lower deficit of 33.1%.
But the worst of the three is certainly Samsung which ends up with the bronze here since according to the survey, SellCell assesses the loss in value of the S22 range at 46.8%, making it the highest decrease among the three brands. quoted. At Samsung, it is the Galaxy S22+ that retains its price the least well and which drops by 53.8% after only 2 months of life. Its best model at this level being the Galaxy S22 Ultra which still lost 41.7% of its value over this period.
Samsung, the best deal on the second-hand market?
It would therefore seem that in terms of amortization of the purchase price of your smartphone, Samsung is not the most recommendable. This does not detract from the quality of their smartphones. But if your ultimate goal is to resell your phone, you now know what you can expect to receive for each brand. The study period only extends over 2 months, but it is not uncommon to sell your smartphone after a year and a half, two years, or even more. Since the duration since the launch only increases, we can think that the discount will do the same, unless the price ends up stabilizing after a while. Which would potentially be great news for people looking for a good second-hand smartphone.
Be careful though, this study is very focused on the American market, which explains the choice of three manufacturers widely put forward across the Atlantic. Likewise, it sets aside Chinese manufacturers such as OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo or Realme. We therefore do not know how the discount of Samsung smartphones compares with those of Chinese manufacturers.
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