Mobile and Tablet Trade-in Market Report 2013-2014 Edition Published by CompareMyMobile

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Samantha Colenutt and Ashley L. Turner of CompareMyMobile have revealed the top traded-in mobile phones, tablets, brands and operating systems of 2013-2014, in its Mobile Trade-in Market Report 2013-2014.

CompareMyMobile has used exclusive data to create its Mobile and Tablet Trade-in Report 2013-2014 Edition

The Mobile and Tablet Trade-in Market Report 2013-2014 shows comprehensive analysis of pricing and depreciation trends of mobile devices, brands and operating platforms.

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Key points from the table of contents:

1.0    Trade-ins

1.1 Top Traded-in Mobile Phones
1.2 Top Traded-in Mobile Brands
1.3 Top Traded-in Tablets
1.4 Top Traded-in Tablet Brands

2.0 Depreciation

2.1 Top Mobile Phones Losing Trade-in Value
2.2 Top Mobile Phone Brands Losing Trade-in Value
2.3 Top Tablet PCs Losing Trade-in Value
2.4 Top Tablet PC Brands Losing Trade-in Value

3.0 Most Valuable

3.1 Most Valuable Mobile Phones
3.2 Most Valuable Mobile Phone Brands
3.3 Most Valuable Tablet PCs
3.4 Most Valuable Tablet PC Brands

4.0 Operating Systems

4.1 Top Traded-in iOS Phones
4.2 Top Traded-in Android Phones
4.3 Top Traded-in Windows Phones

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Apple devices make up five of the top ten most traded-in devices of 2013, according to new research from leading mobile phone and gadget recycling comparison site CompareMyMobile.

The site used data generated by the thousands of consumers trading in old devices with over forty UK recycling vendors listed on the site in 2013, to put together the end of year gadget trade-in report.

Full Mobile and Tablet Trade-in Market Report 2013-2014 Edition attached or downloadable from here:

Data collected showed that Apple truly dominated the list of top traded-in devices in both the mobile phone and tablet categories.

Top Traded-in Mobile Phones

1.    Apple iPhone 4 16GB: 8.94 percent*
2.    Samsung Galaxy S3: 5.88 percent*
3.    Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100: 5.12 percent*
4.    Apple iPhone 4S 16GB: 4.65 percent*
5.    Apple iPhone 5 16GB: 3.95 percent*

*Average mobile phone trade-in market share in 2013. Data collected between 01/01/2013 and 18/12/2013. Full list of top traded-in devices attached in file ‘Mobile and Tablet Trade-in Market Report 2013-2014 Edition’ or download it from here:

Samsung vs. Apple

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 almost reached the same average trade-in market share as Apple’s iPhone 4 16GB in Q4 2013, making up an average of 8.75 percent of all mobile phone trade-ins compared to the iPhone 4 16GB’s 9.82 percent average share (see full break down of average trade-in share by quarters in attached documentation).

Apple’s domination of the mobile trade-in market resulted in the brand making up a total of 28.9 percent of all mobile trade-ins on the site in 2013, followed by Samsung which made up an average of 17.95 percent and BlackBerry with 15.3 percent.

Similarly to the mobile phone trade-in market, Apple also dominated the tablet PC trade-in market, with eight of the ten top traded-in tablet PCs manufactured by Apple.

Top Traded-in Tablet PCs

1.    Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi 16GB: 9.3 percent*
2.    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1: 6.05 percent*
3.    Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi 16GB: 5.14 percent*
4.    Apple iPad Mini Wi-Fi 16GB: 5.14 percent*
5.    Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G 16GB: 5.03 percent*

*Average tablet PC trade-in market share in 2013. Data collected between 01/01/2013 and 18/12/2013. Further top traded-in tablet PC information attached in file ‘Mobile and Tablet Trade-in Market Report 2013-2014 Edition’ or download it here:

Samsung vs. Apple again

Similarly to the mobile trade-in market information, a Samsung device did almost compete to become the top traded-in tablet in Q3. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 made up 9.36 percent of all tablet PC trade-ins in Q3 2013, compared to the iPad 2 Wi-Fi 16GB’s 9.4 percent share.

Apple’s dominance of the tablet PC market is even more evident when you look at the brand’s overall share of tablet trade-ins in 2013 – the brand made up an average of 74.16 percent (see the full break down of brand trade-in market share in the attached documentation). Apple was also the most valuable tablet PC brand of 2013.

Samsung did lead the Android mobile phone trade-in market though – making up six out of the top ten traded-in Android phones on CompareMyMobile, with HTC devices making up the other four.

Device Depreciation 2013-2014

The Mobile and Tablet Trade-in Market Report 2013-2014 shows that BlackBerry’s Z10 was the mobile phone which lost the most value throughout the year – losing 215 GBP of its value between January and December.

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Apple’s iPhone 5 were also in the top five devices losing value most quickly, losing 161 GBP and 145 GBP in the same year as they were released.

Apple’s iPad 4 Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB was the tablet PC which lost value most quickly, losing 273.95 GBP throughout the year.

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About CompareMyMobile

Founded in 2009, CompareMyMobile is the UK's #1 source for independent mobile phone, tablet, sat nav, laptop, iPad, iPod and games console recycling price comparison. It delivers customers confidence in making the difficult decision of where to recycle their old phone safely and for the most money. CompareMyMobile is 100 percent impartial, comparing prices from more than 40 recycling stores. See attached about CompareMyMobile document for more information on the company.

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