Your Galaxy S22 may have lost more than half of its value since you bought it

Eric Zeman / Android Authority


  • The Samsung Galaxy S22 line depreciates over 47% in resale value compared to the Google Pixel 6 line at 42% and the iPhone 13 series at 16%.
  • The Galaxy S22 Plus lost almost 58% of its value two months after its launch.

Samsung Galaxy S22 phones might not be worth much just a few months after purchase. According to research conducted by SellCell (h/t ZDNet), a popular US smartphone trade-in site, Samsung’s current flagships can lose half their value in just one month.

SellCell used internal data to analyze the depreciation values ​​of the iPhone 13, Galaxy S22 and Pixel 6 lines during the first two months of their launch. All devices were considered to be in “like new” or “good” condition.

The results showed a steep drop for the Galaxy S22 lineup and the Pixel 6 duo.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 line lost the most value on average, at 51.1% (Good) and 46.8% (Like New). The Pixel 6 lineup follows it at 43.5% (Good) and 41.5% (Like New), and the iPhone 13 lineup at just 16.4% and 19.1%.

Sell ​​cellular smart phone depreciation chart

Specifically, the Galaxy S22 Plus with 128GB of storage emerged as the worst performer. According to the report, an S22 Plus in good condition depreciates by an astronomical 57.5%, while an almost new S22 Plus loses 53.8% in value. That’s a loss of up to $574.99 of what you paid for the phone.

Google’s worst performer turned out to be the Pixel 6 Pro 256GB version. It depreciated by 47.9% (good) and 45.7% (like new) two months after launch. That’s a loss of up to $479.00 in cash.

Depreciation graph of smartphone for sale

The phone that has retained most of its value is the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It saw single-digit depreciation of 4.7% (good) and 3.8% (as new) – a peak cash loss of just $52 since launch.

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