If your intention is to buy a smartphone and then sell it after a year, the iPhone is far and away the best solution.
The new data BankMyCell confirm that, even in 2019, the Android smartphone even high-end have lost much more value compared to the iPhone after a year from purchase. The report took into account the value in the time of almost 300 smartphones from different manufacturers, with unpleasant results for the owners of Android devices.
During the first year, a iPhone generally loses 23,45% of its initial value, dropping to -45,46% after two years. It is a loss of an important value, but it is nothing compared to an Android smartphone, high-end 700 or more dollars, that loses the 45,18% of its value during the first year , and even the 71,41% in the second year.
But not only are Android smartphones expensive to undergo enormous levels of depreciation. Even taking into account devices to be $ 350 or less, the value falls to 48,65% in the first year.
Here are a few examples:
- iPhone XR has lost 21,55% of its value in 2019, compared to the Galaxy S10e which has lost the 37,98%
- iPhone XS has lost the -23,31% of its value in around 2019, compared to the Galaxy S10 that has lost the 43,78 percent in just 9 months.
- iPhone XS Max has lost the -25,51 percent of its value in 2019, compared to the Galaxy S10+ that has lost 45,26 percent in just 9 months.
On average, the smartphone Apple have lost an average of 25,98% between January and December 2019. The Sony smartphone is the 31,30%, HTC smartphones the 32,01% and Samsung is the 34,42%. Smartphones Google came to lose the 51,68%, while those LG the 56,76%.
In short, the Android smartphones are not a good investment if you want to resell it after a year.