I'm an average male mobile user in the 18-24 age demographic.
Main/Priority Uses (Top Priority):
Text Messaging (SMS)
Web Browsing (Wifi/3G)
Weather (Info Update)
Sometimes/Occasionally (Middle Priority):
Social Networking (Twiiter/FB etc)
Not often/Rarely (Last Priority):
Edit Office Documents
Calorie Counter/Health Apps
The basic use of mobile phones in youth and by me are as follows...
>> Chatting (need qwerty)
>> A decent Camera for clicking the moments in life
>> A decent battery for lasting a day and more
>> Entertainment features like games and apps to pass the time when your girlfriend is late for the date, LOL
if there is one thing that spoils the party for smartphones is the battery life. U cn hv as many features as possible bt if thr isnt enough power to let u enjoy thm, having to plug in ur device evry so hrs..at least the battery should last 2 days of heavy usage.
i use skype n fring to make voip calls to india but it needs 3G connection. Most parts of africa doesn't have 3G but they have edge/gprs, under such network voip calls are scrapy.
I need an handset with good gprs/edge reception/speed to make voip calls smoothly in absence of 3G or wifi. Looking forward to hear from u
Call and text message: Send SMS
Email: Send/receive email
Socialize: Chat on an IM network (Skype, MSN, GTalk, WhatsApp, etc.)
Engage in social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Capture: Take photos
Listen: Listen to music
Listen to radio
Use music recognition services
Watch: Watch online videos (YouTube, etc.)
Play: Enjoy mobile games
Browse: Web browsing
Get info updates (news, sports, weather...)
Explore: Use for GPS navigation
P. Assist: Manage your time with calendars, reminders
Use as alarm clock
Use the calculator, unit converter, etc.
Put down notes or tasks
Use as a flashlight
View or edit office documents
Read: Magazines and newspapers
Connect: Use a mobile internet
If you add the below it will be nice,
1. Local Language support.
2. Easy/Rich user interface.
3. Stability of the software.
1. Battery life ( Stand by time / Talk time ).
2. Stability of the hardware.
3. Voice quality.
4. Speaker quality.
5. Hardware stability.
1. Customer care support.
2. Frequent updates of the softwares.
Anuj, 01 Apr 2011Also add a option how often we charge the device .. really love my Nokia 1616 now .. goes with... moreI remember back then when I first got my SGS Captivate, I was having fits and was so close to returning it. I wanted to throw the thing into the wall. It's like draining 10% every hour and it's insane. The battery got better and better with each passing day though. Now I'm getting a whole day out of it with moderate use. Juice Defender and variable clock speed helps a lot. I rooted and now my Cappy is overclocked and stable at 1.4 GHz and the lowest clock speed is 200 MHz.
I mainly use my phone for SMS/MMS, browsing the net OTG, watching videos, and calls in that order. I rarely play games on it.
I'm a user from Indonesia. For my personal use, I like to use smartphone. I'm using my phone especially for make voice calls, send sms, listen to music, using some application like music tuning and metronome, Organize my schedule, bluetooth transfer, instant messenger, alarm clock web browsing if necessary (not primary use).
hope its usefull. :D
two ideas for thought:
- using the phone as a mass storage device
- utilizing the phone as a hotspot for other devices (tethering)
I an 30 year old male from India using Nokia 5230. I make following use of my cell-
Call and text message, Send SMS, Send/receive email, Capture photos, Shoot videos Listen to music Listen to radio Listen to internet radio Use music recognition services Watch online videos
Stream content over DLNA or
TV-out Enjoy mobile games Browse Web browsing Get info updates (news, sports,
weather...) Explore Use as a digital map Use for GPS navigation Discover new places of interest:
restaurants, cafes, attractions,
etc. Augment reality with local info
apps Personal assistance Manage your time with
calendars, reminders Use as alarm clock Use the calculator, unit
converter, etc. Put down notes or tasks Use as a flashlight Use as a weight-tracker,
calorie-counter, exercise logger View office documents newspapers Connect Use a mobile internet Transfer files over Bluetooth
May be put in a line and ask "How proud are you of your current phone?" and rate that on a scale of 1 to 5 followed by "How much will you prefer to buy/recommend another phone from same brand?" (Rate scale 1 to 5). This, I hope, will give a general feeling of brand values and brand retention. Thanks guys
What I usually did with my p500
Mobile gaming (you know, angry birds. =D)
Graphing (saves my time when trying to plot trigonometry graph)
Photo (not really a great snapper though)
That's how I use my P500
Transmit music to the car system wirelessly using a radio transmitter.
Also add a option how often we charge the device .. really love my Nokia 1616 now .. goes without a charge for 5 days .. and my other ultimate device Moto Defy needs a plug twice a day .. really at least 2 days should be a minimum on moderate use .. smartphones are smart in every aspect except battery life which nullifies their smartness :( ..
the weather!!!! you guys forgot the weather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! put it on................. sorry i got a bit excited there.
Calling in 2g network.
Battery life should be considered.
Phone display unit should be considered in terms of resolution,ppi and contrast ratio.
For southeast asian country like bangladesh 3G is still not there so in our case call quality,edge connection is very important.not to mention that we have good number of people,who are using gsmarena.com for judging a phone.so please give edge performance for 2g or 2.5g network .