Galaxy S21 + 5G is worth around 50% less for 256 GB and 45% less for 128 GB. Galaxy S21 Ultra lost the least value, but is still worth 47% less for the 128 GB model and 53% less for the 256 GB model.
“Despite the fact that it was first launched in January 2021, all phones have lost almost 50% of their value,” Sell Cell said in its report. “This is a significant loss, given that they have only been on the market for three months.”
In comparison, the iPhone 12 series is clearly better at retaining its value despite the fact that it was only launched a few months earlier than the Samsung phones. According to the study, the iPhone 12 Mini 256 GB lost the most value, at 33%. Losing the least value was the iPhone 12 Pro Max 128 GB, which has only weakened by 18%.
Neither Samsung nor Apple responded immediately to a request for comment.