as Apple’s second-round of larger smart-phone in iPhone 6S AND PLUS is about to be released this Weekend, expected to increase iPhone usage in South Korea even more : there also would be more selling previous phones and many considering to purchase a used one when its price goes down one notch when a new popular phone is introduced .
- I cannot list all models under this Universe especially the so-many dispersed by shame-ful SamSung Electronics, so will mention each major manufacturer’s main line which largely represent their brand .
- capacity is mentioned only when consumers are given a choice – and only picked one central and most popular GB .
- marked price is of higher asking-for AND with good chance of being sold, on almost like-new device with clean exterior and no dents, and Warranty left if the model itself is released within a Year .
RELEASE DATE – MANUFACTURER – DEVICE NAME – CAPACITY – RESALE PRICE
2014.07 . . LG . . . . . G3 Cat.6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W250,000 . .
2015.04 . . LG . . . . . G4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W450,000 . .
2013.06 . . SamSung Galaxy S4 LTE-A . 32GB . . W130,000 . .
2014.03 . . SamSung Galaxy S5 . . . . . . 32GB . . W250,000 . .
2014.06 . . SamSung Galaxy S5 LTE-A . . . . . . . . W320,000 . .
2015.04 . . SamSung Galaxy S6 . . . . . . 64GB . . W550,000 . .
2012.12 . . Apple . . . iPhone 5 . . . . . . . 32GB . . W250,000 . .
2013.10 . . Apple . . . iPhone 5S . . . . . . 32GB . . W320,000 . .
2014.09 . . Apple . . . iPhone 6 . . . . . . . 64GB . . W580,000 . .
2014.09 . . Apple . . . iPhone 6 PLUS . . 64GB . . W720,000 . .
You can immediately witness the value-retaining power of Apple iPhone in the very home-ground of its competitors too . although most of above competing models started around the same ball-park price when initially introduced, even younger Koreans now know especially the Galaxy series was over-priced, thus recent mass-exodus continuing now – it is my opinion that a new Galaxy and LG G-series model have at most 70% (Yes I pushed it) value of the latest iPhone at a given time .
One interesting phenomenon : the last of the smaller 4-inch screen and yet co in iPhone 5S is quite hard to get in a clean model, and its price coming-up to even over W400,000 mark //
Plus I should add a used but like-new Galaxy S6 is the most wonderous machine to have if you must use Android OS instead of Apple iOS . while its design is quite sleek-similar to the latest iPhone 6 AND 6S, you can use South Korea’s latest banking apps including SamSung Pay, which will be much more widely used here than Apple Pay .
( The Circle of Life ) here I will lend you insight onto the swinging value of a smart-phone as time passes over the Korean Peninsula – as witness for the past six years following iPhone’s belated introduction onto the once, Land of the Morning Calm . SamSung and LG smart-phones take a dive down by the next Season from launch and a like-new clean used one can be had at almost half its original retail price after a Semester . at the same time-frame : an iPhone would still have at least 75% value intact <3
at a time like this : a Week before and after a new series of iPhone is released, is the best time BUY a used one – for everyone including retailers and telecommunications branches try to sell-off the older model . BUT it rises again after a good Months have passed – so then is the better time to sell-off your old one than now //
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