trade-ins for the Samsung Galaxy S5I can’t say I’m surprised, but it’s always nice to see it in action. A report from The Telegraph in the motherland (Britain) has said that one third of trade-ins for the Samsung Galaxy S5 seen by website CompareMyMobile have been lodged by iPhone users. The most traded-in device in this period has been the iPhone 4S, followed by the Sasmsung Galaxy S3 in second place, and perhaps most surprisingly in third place is the iPhone 5S.

While you might be thinking that this is completely down to iPhone users just jumping ship to the Galaxy S5, that’s actually not the whole truth. Though the report stops short of saying it directly while talking about depreciating trade-in values, these trade-ins may have more to do with the fact that the iPhone does not depreciate in value as quickly as the Samsung Galaxy phones do. That said, whatever the actual reasons for people trading in for the Galaxy S5, people being converted to Android can probably be counted as a win regardless.

What do you think about this report? Do you think the Galaxy S5 should be as wildly popular as it is turning out to be? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Source: The Telegraph via Phone Arena

  • Gruffogre

    A brilliant piece of flamebait. Let the games begin!

  • jones

    It’s funny people are buying the S5 for the same reasons that they bought the iPhone. Following the crowd and not researching to find out what is the best phone out right now. People in the know are aware that the M8 is even if only marginally the slickest smartphone out right now. I’ve tried both, and if you go in the phone shops all the staff will tell you

    • Stephen Yuen

      Regardless of which phone is technically better, it all boils down to personal preference, wouldn’t you say?

      • FILA

        and the fact that they dumped apple for android! thats the bigger story