iPhone XR Is The Most Valuable Smartphone Globally


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SellCell.com, the world’s largest smartphone price comparison website, released a latest cost comparison survey for the last month. They have investigated in detail which smartphones in the online retailer market within two years of purchase still maintain value. The survey found that the iPhone XR launched in 2018 depreciated by 53.2% after nearly two years, but lower than other competing products.

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SellCell’s survey analyzed the five most popular brands in markets – Apple, Samsung, Google, Sony, and LG – and compared their 2018 MSRP (recommended retail price) with this month’s final price.

Statistics show that about 51% of iPhone users replace their new iPhones every two years, while 47% of users say they prefer to wait until their phones are unavailable. About 40% of Android users also choose to replace them every two years. For new phones, 58% of Android users chose to wait for their phones to die before upgrading.

iPhone XR

Analysts of SellCell found that among all the models they investigated, only the iPhone XR (64GB) launched in 2018 had the best value, and today depreciated by 53%. For comparison, the researchers found that the LG G7 ThinQ (64GB), in the same two years, reached a depreciation of nearly 90%.

Sara Cell McConomi, the chief operating officer of SellCell, said, “Many consumers think that the iPhone is too expensive, but often find that when users make second-hand transactions a few years later, the iPhone will be more valuable than other smartphone brands.’

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Most Valuable Smartphones According to SellCell

  1. iPhone XS Max (64GB): 2018 suggested retail price of $1099, which has depreciated by 56.8% so far;
  2. iPhone XS (64GB): 2018 suggested retail price of $999, which has depreciated by 56% by 2020;
  3. iPhone XR (64GB): 2018 suggested retail price of $749, which has depreciated by 53.2% so far;
  4. Samsung Galaxy S9+ (64GB): 2018 suggested retail price of $840, currently depreciated by 75.6%;
  5. Samsung Galaxy S9 (64GB): 2018 suggested retail price of $719, currently depreciating by 75.9%;
  6. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128GB): 2018 suggested retail price of $1000, currently devalued by 72.4%;
  7. Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB): 2018 suggested retail price of $899, currently devalued by 79.1%;
  8. Google Pixel 3 (64GB): 2018 suggested retail price of $799, with a current depreciation of 79.2%;
  9. Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium (64GB): 2018 MSRP $999, currently devalued by 87.2%;
  10. Sony Xperia XZ2 (64GB): 2018 suggested retail price is $799, currently depreciated by about 86.9%;
  11. LG V40 ThinQ (64GB): 2018 suggested retail price of $900, currently depreciating by 83.6%;
  12. LG G7 ThinQ (64GB): 2018 suggested retail price of $749, which has depreciated by 89.7% to this day.
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