Sunday 28 February 2021

More People Prefer To Change Their Smartphone Less Often

The top cellphone companies, Samsung and Apple, launch new flagship phone models at least once every year.
The top cellphone companies, Samsung and Apple, launch new flagship phone models at least once every year.

(QTECH) When was the last time you updated, that is got a new smartphone? Me, I got a new one this year, continuing my tradition of skipping one iPhone issue: going from the 5 to the 7SE.  I skipped 4 and 6 entirely.

I am not alone in this. A recent survery shows that consumers think smartphone makers are releasing too many new models each year.

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The survey conducted in six countries, commissioned by the environmental group Greenpeace, showed that more than half of those who responded would prefer to change their phones less frequently.

Handset devices are one of the most frequently replaced electronics products.

The top cellphone companies, Samsung and Apple, launch new flagship phone models at least once every year, showing off the latest display and mobile processor technologies. Phone makers typically upgrade their cheaper lineups as well.

The survey revealed some differences in attitude toward phone repairs across countries. Chinese and South Koreans were more likely to have had their phones repaired than respondents in the United States or Germany.

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More than a third of those surveyed say they have bought new phones wanting a more up-to-date device, but more than half would be okay with changing phones less often. Photograph: IBL/REX/Shutterstock
More than a third of those surveyed say they have bought new phones wanting a more up-to-date device, but more than half would be okay with changing phones less often. Photograph: IBL/REX/Shutterstock

Nearly half of respondents in all six countries believed that phone manufacturers should be more responsible in making recycling of their phones easier, that producing phones without hazardous chemicals is an important factor.

Respondents to the survey said battery life was an important feature for new smartphones, and they be “designed to last”.

More than 90 per cent of respondents in China, Mexico and South Korea said it is important for new smartphones to be easily repaired if damaged.

Greenpeace polled 1,000 consumers each in the United States, Mexico, Russia, Germany, China and South Korea.

The main reason for buying a new mobile phone:
  1. More than one third of respondents surveyed in all countries answered that “getting a more up to date device” was the reason for buying a new phone last time they did.
  2. Nearly 3 in 10 respondents answered that it was because their previous phone was broken or got lost.

 

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