Mobile phones are more expensive than two years ago: the average price rises in Spain

Next week a new edition of the MWC, el Mobile World Congress, the first big date on the calendar in terms of mobile telephony. The MWC is celebrated once again in Barcelona, ​​from the Monday February 28 to Thursday March 3and will bring together companies such as Xiaomi, Telefónica, Vodafone, Google, Meta, former Facebook, or Samsung,

And just before seeing the news for this 2022, the price comparator Idéalo.es has done a study to see how the situation of smartphones in Spain is. In three words: they are more expensive.

The price of mobile phones rises in Spain

According to Ideathe average cost of these devices has increased by 17.1% in the last two years. this rise “It occurs at a time when inflation in our country reaches positions not seen for 30 years,” To which is added a crisis due to the lack of microchips and semiconductors that continues to weigh down the sector and that does not seem to end until at least 2023. If broken down by brand, we have that the three companies with the most expensive average price in Spain are:

  • Apple: 594 euros average price
  • Samsung: 496€ average price
  • Xiaomi: 256€ average price
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As we see, “Apple takes the gold medal, since the average price of its products is €594, a figure that has increased by 24% since 2019”, according to the idealo study. And completing the Top 3 we have Xiaomi y Samsungthe great competitors of the North American company, whose average prices are in €256 and €496.

Likewise, both multinationals have also experienced a significant increase in the average cost of their products in the last three years, so manufacturing a device it costs 31% more expensive to Xiaomi and 45% more expensive to Samsung, respectively, almost doubling the manufacturing costs in the case of the Korean brand.

iPhone 13, the most demanded in 2022

The most expensive and the most demanded

Curious fact, whyBeing the most expensive smartphone, the iPhone is also the most demanded terminal and brand. In fact, in 2021 the most demanded mobile in our country was the iPhone 11, while so far in 2022 the podium is taken by the iPhone 13. The American giant achieves its best numbers with the youngest segment of society. In fact, among the most sought after devices by centennials, people between 18 and 24 years oldnine of the top ten positions are covered by Apple models.

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All in all, Xiaomi and Samsung are not far behind, despite the fact that the gap that separates them from Apple is widening: Among the Asian mobiles, the POCO X3 Pro 256GB black has been the most requested model in 2021.

This terminal “triumphs in the most adult strata of society and is the most sought after by those over 35 years of age, a segment of the population in which the iPhone firm loses steam“. For its part, Samsung is consolidated as the third brand in the pockets of Spanish consumers.