Service SellCell, specializing in the sale of used smartphones in the United States, has published statistics according to which the Samsung Galaxy S21 is rapidly falling in price. The source adds that it is much more profitable for further resale to buy an iPhone 12, which came out several months earlier than a competitor.
In just a month, smartphones of the Galaxy S21 series fell in price by 44.8-57.1%. Whereas in the iPhone 12 line, this figure over the same period ranged from 18 to 33.7%. The fastest cheaper Samsung Galaxy S21 5G with 256 GB of flash memory.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max with 128GB of flash memory is the slowest to drop in price. Five months after the announcement, he lost in price only 18.1%, and in the first month fell in price by only 3.6%. The iPhone 12 Pro with 512 GB of storage and the iPhone 12 with 64 GB are getting cheaper. In the first month, they fell by 6.7%, and for the entire period from the date of issue – by 33.7%. iPhone 12 mini in the first month depreciated faster than all devices in the line – by 8.2%. Over the past five months, it has fallen in price by about 33%.
Statistics published for the US market, where user loyalty to the Apple brand is high. Americans are in no hurry to switch from iOS devices to Android. The high demand for used iPhones is forcing them to maintain their value in the secondary market. The survey shows that 26% of Samsung device owners are willing to upgrade to iPhones later.