Valuations for older Samsung flagships, such as the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S III have increased 256% and 288%, respectively, while actual trade-ins for the Galaxy S4 have spiked 150%. This resulted in a 10% drop of the trade-in value of Samsung's last year flagship.
At the same time, 196% more users expressed their desire to trade-in a two-year old Galaxy S III and upgrade to a Galaxy S5, which led to a 6.6% drop in the trade-in value of the outdated device. What's even more interesting is the amount of users who traded-in their older Apple smartphones and stated that they are going to switch to Samsung's finest – 37.48%. As a comparison, just 18.75% of the users that traded-in a Samsung device revealed that they will be upgrading to the Galaxy S5.
The data proves that Galaxy S4 users don't see the necessity to upgrade to the 5th generation of Samsung's flagship line and would probably wait for the Samsung Galaxy S6. However, Galaxy S III users are apparently more than eager to lay their hands on a Galaxy S5, thus the increased trade-ins.
You can check out additional data about devices that got traded-in because of the Samsung Galaxy S5 below.