Why you might be better be off buying an iPhone than any of its rivals
The Samsung Galaxy S8 looks like the phone to beat in 2017.
This flagship device is rumoured to be getting its grand unveiling at a major event on March 29th and it’ll be packed with new features and major upgrades.
Rumours suggest this new smartphone will feature an upgraded display that will cover almost the entire device and may have a home button embedded under the curved glass.
Samsung’s already excellent cameras will no doubt get even better and it’s thought an exclusive deal with chip maker, Qualcomm, will make the S8 the fastest Android phone ever.
Leaked images have exposed that the S8 will probably arrive in two sizes with the larger Plus model including a huge 6.2-inch display.
So there’s plenty to be excited about if you’re a lover of all things Samsung but, if it’s value for money you want, you might want to consider an iPhone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 – Leaked photos, concept images, and renders Sun, January 1, 2017
Samsung Galaxy S8 looks set to be the smartphone to beat this year. Following a swathe of rumours from the Chinese supply chain, a number of graphic designers have cooked-up high-resolution renders of what the smartphone could look like, when it launches in the UK in April 2017
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Samsung Galaxy S8 will get a dramatic new design, with no buttons, and an edge-to-edge display
Recent figures, from online retailer giffgaff, have revealed that Apple devices tend to hold their value better than any of its rivals.
Giffgaff has just launched a new pre-owned market place where consumers can trade, buy and sell their old devices and their prices show you get more money back on an iPhone once you’ve finished your two year contract.
The iPhone 6s was launched in September 2015 and has now been succeeded by the new iPhone iPhone 7, however, it’s still worth around £235.
The current Galaxy S7, which is still Samsung’s flagship and was launched over six months after the iPhone 6s is worth £255 – just £20 more.
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Things get even worse for some other Android phones with devices including Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium now worth just £162.
This device was launched around the same time as the iPhone 6s yet its value has plummeted.
Apple iPhone 8 – Leaked photos, concept images, and renders Sun, January 1, 2017
iPhone 8 is shaping up to be one of the most impressive Apple smartphones to date, with glass panels on the front and rear of the device, a curved borderless OLED display and no Home Button
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Apple iPhone 8 will debut a brand-new all-glass look, with a curved OLED display and no physical Home Button
Here’s a guide to what your old phone is currently worth (according to giffgaff)
iPhone SE • (64GB £210, 16GB £175)
iPhone 6S • £235
iPhone 6 • (16GB £160, 64GB £180)
iPhone 7 • £365
Samsung Galaxy S7 • £255
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge • £290
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium • £162
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact • £110
With many flagship phones costing over £600, the pre-owned market is growing rapidly and is thought to be worth over £1 billion in the UK alone.
Along with giffgaff there are a number of other online retailers including Music Magpie, Ebay and Mazuma who will also help you sell your old phone.
Most have simple online calculators which will help you decide if it’s worth the hassle of trading in your old phone.
Apple also runs a scheme which allows users to trade-in their old phones and get money off a new device.
Trade-in values from Apple can be as much as £295 on an iPhone 6s Plus and £275 for a standard 6s.
Even if you have an old iPhone 5 it can still be worth £60 as long as it's in good condition and still works.
Once Apple has seen the device they'll give you instant credit to spend in store or send you an Apple gift card in the post.