Wednesday, February 1, 2023

iPhone 12 range holds its value by 22.4% more than the Samsung S21 series

Apple’s iPhone 12 range holds its value by 22.4% more than the Samsung S21 series, according to a new report from Sellcell, a a site for selling phones online.

Samsung’s S21 range has depreciated by up to 57% since January 21. The Galaxy S21 5G 256GB is the main depreciator, losing 57% of its value since launch. Other highlights from the SellCell report:

  • The Apple iPhone 12 range has lost value by 18.1-33.7% since launch in 2020. The iPhone 12 Pro 512GB losing $438 of value since its launch.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S21 series, has seen shocking depreciation of between 44.8-57.1% since launch in January 2021.
  • The most expensive iPhone 12 (Pro Max 512 GB, $1,399) lost 30.7% (6.1% per month since launch) of its value when compared to the most expensive Samsung Galaxy S21 (Ultra 5G 512 GB, $1,599) at 53.3% (17.8% per month since launch).
  • The iPhone 12 Pro Max 128 GB holds it’s value the most vs other’s in the range, with an 18.1% (3.6% per month) decrease in value since launch in October 2020 (five months at the time of writing).
  • The Galaxy S21+ 5G 128 GB is the best performing of Samsung’s offerings. Not that that will mean much as it has lost a shocking 44.8% (14.9 % per month) of its value since launch in January 2021 (three months at the time of writing).
  • The Galaxy S21 5G 256 GB has depreciated in value by a startling 57.1% (at a rate of 19% per month) despite only being on the market for three months.
  • The cheapest Apple iPhone 12 model (standard 64 GB, $799) has lost the most value, depreciating by 33.7% (6.7% per month) in five months on the market.
  • The cheapest Samsung S21 model (standard 5G 128 GB, $799) has lost a huge 50.8% (16.9% per month) of its value in only three months.
  • Overall, the iPhone 12 range holds significantly more value than the Samsung S21 range.
Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.