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Androids lose resale value faster than iPhones, study shows

09 February, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Androids lose resale value faster than iPhones, study shows - read the full textAn interesting new startup called Priceonomics tackles a question that we all face eventually - how much can I sell my old phone for? According to their research, iPhones have the best resale value, while Android is almost tied with BlackBerrys in this respect. If you try to sell your 18-month...


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An interesting, if unsurprising article. But let's face it - who choses their next new phone based on it's potential future resale value?

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  • 2012-02-10 00:56
  • 3ZQJ

what are the factors? there are only 3 types of iphones out there now' relesed once a year. there are hundreds of android devices and around 5 more monthly. geez.

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  • 2012-02-10 00:46
  • 98%G

Just to be sure, did the guy writing this text actually LOOK at the curves???

After two years the difference between the three are MINIMAL.
But yes IF you want to sell the phone just after you bought it, the fruits fall slower....

And I guess the second graph is also for the first few months - otherwise the two graphs does not match.

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  • 2012-02-10 00:32
  • 0u3G

No device gets outdated faster than the android due to the speed of the update in phone models so no wonder they have the lowest re-sell value. Its simple, sound like Apple trying to have another small win(loss).

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  • 2012-02-09 23:25
  • PP7a

> In reply to Shehroz @ 2012-02-09 20:13 from ITVU - click to readDrop an iphone and then drop a so called cheaply plastic sgs2 then write ur comment

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  • 2012-02-09 23:00
  • n5Pn

sure iPhone has more value because they make one phone for each other way there are a hundrad brand new android phones for a year,and thats cool....

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  • 2012-02-09 23:00
  • gCi@

Ps. Make sure u dont drop ur iphone and always have a case just incase, i know it covers the all mighty iphones beauty but hey u dnt want to spoil somthin precious

Or u can just buy a sgs2 ;-)

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  • 2012-02-09 22:19
  • n5Pn

Ppl waste enough money on iphones so y would any want to spend loads on a old iphone? I know the answer! Its ppl who get sucked in to the apple tv ads rather than lookin for the right phone with good specs etc...

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  • 2012-02-09 22:16
  • n5Pn

Excuse me who cares ??? I think everyone should know that it looses price and if it doesn't well it's because of stupid people :) because you after 18 month you can buy twicer faster android for old apple price :D

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  • 2012-02-09 21:57
  • 0xMA

It's not surprising, because iphone new models are released after 1 year. after 18 months, an iphone has only one model after itself, but Android phones are releasing very fast and when u buy an Android phone, after 18 months there are not many people that want to have your old phone, so the price drops faster.

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  • 2012-02-09 21:32
  • HFfp

Apple in general are just over rated i had iphone 3 and 4 and now Im using a Samsung galaxy s2, and to be honest this phone is the top notch for me.. Apple should start making better designs, display screens and battery life people pay good money for it

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  • 2012-02-09 21:31
  • HKN6

in india
iphone 4s16gb= 44500 Rs
galaxy s2 16gb =27500 Rs (44500-27500=17100)

after 18 months
iphone 53%=23638 =23638
android 32%=11550 now add 17100 left @ buying= 28650 had 1.1 % profit.(1650 rupees) after 18 months compared to iphone...

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  • 2012-02-09 20:18
  • KSgc

its happening because of samsung we all know that samsung build quality wise make cheap toys

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  • 2012-02-09 20:13
  • ITVU

I think one of the big reasons are that a new iPhone often are in back order and out of stock. one of my friends had broken the glass on his new iPhone 4 both back and front. The insurance agency authorised for him to buy a new one ore buy an iPhone 4s and pay the difference himself. he was number 80 in wait for a phone and number 1 had waited over 3 months... even the regular iPhone 4 was in back order and wouldnt arrive in the next 4-6 months. He ended up buying a used iPhone 4 (8gb)for $286

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  • 2012-02-09 20:12
  • mfY6

It's exclusively because of hipsters.

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  • 2012-02-09 19:58
  • 3ZH5

(for Apple)
Neither their price change, nor their product..
Same iOS, same design, same hype..over different years..

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  • 2012-02-09 19:23
  • uwUp

I don't thing I need to resale my device..!!
cuz if I can upgrade my Incredible S to Sense 3.5, anything can happen on it..
:) :)

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  • 2012-02-09 19:22
  • uwUp

why? simple iphone not make new model. android every month make new model. if apple make new iphone every three months no one buy use iphone

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  • 2012-02-09 19:06
  • 4SSV

Thats because there is a new android phone out every week

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  • 2012-02-09 18:59
  • xKX@

> In reply to my wild is on fire @ 2012-02-09 17:07 from L16p - click to readWowzers... :D I read your whole comment in such accent.

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  • 2012-02-09 18:47
  • nyq2

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