Galaxy S5 owners can't wait to upgrade to the Galaxy S6, trade-in data shows

Galaxy S5 owners can't wait to upgrade to the Galaxy S6, trade-in data shows
British mobile device trade-in monitoring website CompareMyMobile hooked us up with some intriguing trade-in data from before, during, and after the Galaxy S6 & S6 edge launch day. Out of all Galaxy S devices in circulation (the S5, S4, S4 Mini & S3), can you guess which one was the prime candidate for an upgrade? Surprisingly, it was the year-old Samsung Galaxy S5, which saw a 60.2% percent spike in valuations (people looking up prices for their old phone) and a whopping 187.5% spike in trade-ins (people who actually traded in their smartphones). Hot for a Galaxy S6 were owners of the Galaxy S4 Mini (108.34% trade-in spike), and Galaxy S3 LTE owners (80.03% spike) too. 

For the pedantic among you, these spikes were calculated by comparing the number of trade-ins and valuations from Feb 28 to March 1 & 2 (the GS6 launch day and post-launch day, respectively). 

CMM also went on to compare this year's data with last year's, and the results are no less interesting. Last year, only 21.2% of all people trading in their smartphones on the website upgraded to the Galaxy S5, with 37.48% of them trading in an old Apple device and just 18.75% upgrading from a Samsung device.

Obviously, Samsung's rethinking of what it's high-end smartphone are supposed to be paid off. People are once again excited for its Android flagship, and for the most part, the interest is well deserved. The Galaxy S6 is a fantastic hardware and design improvement for the Galaxy S series, and we too came away very impressed from its looks and benchmark performance - especially those record-busting flash memory speeds!

source: CompareMyMobile



1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22425; Member since: May 28, 2014

Go Samsung! The Galaxy S6 is a beast!

16. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

It is not a beast It is something else that starts with a B and ends with a H

20. IT-Engineer

Posts: 569; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

i have a GS5, and pre-ordered the s6, but then i changed my mind and got a Note 4, dont want a phone with glass on both sides(we all know how it went with the iphone 4), and i wanted to try a bigger screen, and i dont regret it. I just home they release the new touchwiz to the Note 4.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22425; Member since: May 28, 2014

Trolling for attention, I see. Haters gonna hate, I guess.

23. M4th3u54ndr4d3

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I have a Galaxy S5. I can wait.

2. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Galaxy Note 4 in here and i also can't wait to do the switch.

12. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Really? Note 4 is still a sweet phone and it has to offer a lot more than the s6 in certain aspects. Productivity, battery life, screen size, replaceable battery, s pen... S6 its own advantages, but usually note owners stick to the note series unless it's too big for you and you want a smaller phone with top specs.

13. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I was happy with the size of the S5, but the specs and improved build quality of the Note 4 made me go with the switch. Now that the S6 offers everything i ll be looking for in a phone, i can see myself for the 1st time, sticking with a phone for more than 6 months.

15. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Switching from the amazing Note 4 to the godawful S6!! You must be joking or have a lot of money to waste, seriously

22. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Note 4 is not phone stop joking! seriously.

3. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Really? How Samsung can they sell 74 Million units if they allow carriers to trade-in those old Galaxies. Anyway, good luck for the S6 and S6 Edge. I'm sure consumer choice to buy the Note 4 compare to S6/S5 Edge.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2380; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Because Samsung already sold those phones to the carriers and the carriers refurbished and sold those traded phones at a profit. Then again, reasoning with a troll is like trying to punch a brick wall with your bare fists.

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Were 74 million only for iPhone 6 or was it for all iPhones in Q4?

18. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

All iphomes q4, nut most of them in China, that they try to not go on about, the usa market and uk market as not changed in a big way

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22425; Member since: May 28, 2014

Common sense is not common, as you clearly have shown.

4. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I can wait, S5 battery is great.

8. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

S6 and S6 edge does not impress me I will wait for next year maybe

9. harvardale

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Not an S5 user, but I'll be waiting for the Note 5. Really like the S6 so I can't wait to see what they'll do with the Note 5.

10. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

and bloggers cant wait for iphonearena to die.

11. Alicia8870

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

Love my new shiny note 4.

14. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Sure the S6 is a stunning device,but all things considered,I still prefer the Note 4..

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