In the fight for the high ranges, Samsung and Apple, two of the leading manufacturers in the table, compete to impose their status as favorites among consumers. In addition to the technological battle, there is that of aesthetics, to which is also added the value retention that these equipments have in the used market.
When a person buys a flagship from Samsung or Xiaomi, they are looking to invest the same sum of money that they would pay for a new iPhone. But what happens if a few months after its acquisition you have to sell the equipment? What is the percentage of depreciation suffered?
At the company SellCell recalculated the depreciation values of the most recent releases of the entire family of iPhone 13 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 and analyzed their exchange value on the resale market.
In this comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S22 loses momentum faster than the iPhone 13 after two months of its launch. In this similar game, teams are also considered Pixel the Google.
And although the comparison data is based on consumers in the United States, in Argentina, the difference in price could be much greater if the aspirational degree of Apple’s phone compared to Samsung is considered.
Thus, the Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G (128 GB) is the one with the worst performance, depreciating, on a phone in optimal conditions, in a astronomical 57.5%. While, twelve months after its launch, if it is kept in good condition, it reduces by 53.8%, which is equivalent to a loss in value of up to $574.99.
In contrast, Apple’s top model, the iPhone 13 Pro Max (128 GB) is the one that achieves a better result, with a depreciation in single figures of 4.7% in optimal conditions and an annual loss of 3.8% in equipment in good condition. Which represents a maximum cash loss of $52 since launch.
Like the previous series, the iPhone 12, the 13 range began to recover its loss after the second month, depreciating 18.7% (excellent condition) and 21.3% (good condition) at the end of the month. first month, compared to 16.4% and 19.1% in the second month.
And while the Galaxy S22 range loses 46.8% of its value at the end of the first month, it does not continue to drop during the second month and remains at those values. Which implies that there could be a long-term recovery of value.
Considered an investment, the iPhone not only holds its value better than any other smartphone, it actually recovers part of that loss of initial value.
The story is the same when looking at the depreciation of phones in good condition. The S22 has stalled, while the Pixel 6 and iPhone 13 ranges have seen a recovery in value. But if we dig even deeper, the differences narrow significantly.
World cell phone sales ranking
Smartphone shipments worldwide, according to data from consulting firm Canalys, fell by 11% year over year amid unfavorable economic conditions and slow seasonal demand in the first quarter of 2022.
At the top is Samsung, which leads the market with a 24% share, up from 19% in the fourth quarter of 2021 when the provider renewed its 2022 portfolio.
Apple was in second place, with a strong first quarter thanks to growing demand for its iPhone 13 series and reaches 15%. Xiaomi remained in third place due to the stellar performance of its Redmi Note series. OPPO (including OnePlus) and vivo completed the top five with 10% and 8% share.