Samsung falls somewhere in between.
From a post by Decluttr, a UK-based reseller, that landed into my inbox Thursday:
Did you know your phone might be hemorrhaging value even faster than your car? Typically, in the U.S, a car loses between 15 – 20% as soon as it’s driven off the lot. Comparing that figure to phone depreciation, it seems like tech items are much faster at losing their value than those big ticket items.
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After 12 Months: The worst performer a year in was LG, with its models shedding just under three-quarters of their value by this point. Samsung and HTC phones did slightly better, with both losing 72% of their value. Apple came out on top, with their phones losing a respectable 57%. That might still sound like a lot, but they’re the clear winners.
After 24 Months: It’s LG and HTC at the bottom, losing 84% and 85% of their value on average respectively. That’s significantly more than the 65% an Alfa Romeo Mito loses. Samsung did a touch better, but they still fell well behind Apple’s iPhone models.
See the rate of depreciation for your iPhone model here.