If 5% of people in India willing to shed more than 400$ for their new phone, the population should match half of Saudis, Australia, Germany combined.
Then how about 53% of Chinese, it will cover the rest of the world combined (may be excluding US, but could include India 5% and Suadi/Germany/Australia's 50% too) :XD
Japan every 26 months, well i am not surprised, and this is not a sign for poverty if you know, it is actually they use products with premium quality such as Sony and IPhone.
Question is, are humans the master of their smartphones or are smartphones the master of their human users..?
Anyway, I'm still using my Sharp Aquos Crystal which is 3 years and running, despite ageing software and hardware, but it still works, so heck do I need to change...
Who cares? They won't upgrade the battery and downgrade the screen anyway. Instead they make worse batteries and more powerful screens, so the phone needs a power plug 7/11.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2017I really hope GSMArena will update their phone usage based on this data. Rather than assumi... moreTheir test is based on the expected daily Usage. Phones aren't made to be on 8 hours a day even if you use it that way.
AnonD-705232, 13 Oct 2017Average Malaysians change to new device after 3years.No matter how many better flagship phone ... moreThey change their smartphones in every 3 years by average, but still buys OPPO and ASUS budget smartphones
My favourite line of this article: "Still, 5% of Indians are more or less the same number of people as half of the Germans, Australians, and Saudis combined."
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 13 Oct 2017And 9 out of 100 smartphones don't have a headphone jack.can't see a relation between your comment and the article
7h is relative. users like me, rather watch animes on the phone than on a computer. Or browse the web for convenience. i have a gaming laptop, even tho its portable it's battery is on par as with my smartphone since it has top fo the line hardware which consume lots of power. For gaming ofc my PC is the best around
People use their smartphone because it's more convenient.
I got the oneplus 5 so we spend more time than usual with our new device. as time goes less and less time we spend with our phone.
Average Malaysians change to new device after 3years.No matter how many better flagship phone right now,wait 3years for sure..Ask me WHY???simple,you use iphone,I'm using galaxy S3.,we both get some information from GOOGLE...XD
Indians are hardwired to save money. Both in expenditure and savings. Lot of those Indians buying a midrange handset may also be living in their own home(not an apartment) have gold and land as savings.
AnonD-514012, 13 Oct 2017This is why bigger battery > Thinner phone any day.With this data I hope we'll gonna have 4000mAH as a minimum battery size, with a median of 5000mAH.
I really hope GSMArena will update their phone usage based on this data.
Rather than assuming user use 3 hour/day. I think it's more realistic for GSMArena to use 8 hour/day as a battery benchmark.
And 9 out of 100 smartphones don't have a headphone jack.
I only pay € 150 a year for my phone. I buy an iPhone and keep it for 5 years.