According to research by SellCell, Samsung‘s Galaxy S22 range of smartphones depreciated almost three times more than Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup in the first two months after launch.
Samsung debuted its Galaxy S22 lineup in February, nearly five months after Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup premiered. Just two months after launch, the S22 lineup overall lost 46.8% of its value. This is compared to the iPhone 13 lineup, which lost just 16.8% of its value two months after launch. The Google Pixel 6 did not fare much better than the Galaxy S22, losing 41.5% of its value two months after launch.
The 128GB Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G was the worst model when it comes to value retention, losing 53.8% of its value by the second month, while the 128GB Pixel 6 Pro lost 44.2% of its value. The worst performing iPhone model was the 128GB iPhone 13 mini, which lost 29.2% of its value by month two.
The 128GB Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G was the best performing Samsung model, with a loss of 41.7% two months after launch. The 128GB Pixel 6 had a loss of 33.1%. The best performing iPhone model, the 128GB iPhone 13 Pro Max, lost a mere 3.8% of its value over the same time period.
- The Samsung Galaxy S22 range loses the most value on average, at 51.1% (Good) and 46.8% (Like New), followed by Pixel 6 range at 43.5% and 41.5%, and the iPhone 13 range at only 16.4% and 19.1%.
- The Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G (128GB) is the worst performer, depreciating by an astronomical 57.5% (Good) and 53.8% (Like New) in the two months since its launch, equating to up to $574.99 in value lost.
- Google’s worst performer is the Pixel 6 Pro (256GB), which saw 47.9% (Good) and 45.7% (Like New) depreciation in the two months post-launch, which is up to $479.00 in cash terms.
- Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB) is the brand’s best performer, with depreciation in single figures at 4.7% (Good) and 3.8% (Like New), which is a maximum cash loss of $52 since its launch.
- Like the iPhone 12-series before it, the iPhone 13 range has started recovering its loss after month two, with 18.7% (Like New) and 21.3% (Good) depreciation by month one end, versus 16.4% and 19.1% at month two end.
- Surprisingly, the Pixel 6 range also appears to have recouped some of that initial loss, with 43.1% (Like New) and 45.6% (Good) after one month, versus 41.5% and 43.5% after two months; a recovery of 2% of the range’s initial MSRP.