According to a recent report by Statista, the average cost of Android smartphones is now half of the cost of the Apple iPhone.
Back in 2010 the price gap between Android smartphones and the iPhone was around $261, this increased to $330 in 2011, $366 in 2012 and $374 in 2013.
It’s hardly a surprise that the average selling price of Apple’s iPhones is higher than that of Android smartphones. What is surprising though, is the fact that the price gap between iOS and Android devices is actually widening. In 2013 the price gap was $374, up from just $261 in 2010. Despite Apple’s introduction of the (only slightly) cheaper iPhone 5C, the average iPhone selling price was more than twice as high as the average price of an Android smartphone. That’s why, despite a gradual decline in market share, Apple still takes the lion’s share of profits in the smartphone industry.
Prices of smartphones have come down over the last few years, although the price of the iPhone has only reduced slightly, where as prices of Android handsets have reduced more.