Thursday, February 26, 2009
Brits prefer ordinary mobile phone over smartphone
A price comparison website called Moneysupermarket.com did a research and found surprising facts that over a third of Brits would prefer a mobile phone that's just used for calling and texting over a smartphone.
James Parker, manager of mobiles at Moneysupermarket.com, said (via PC World): "This survey just goes to show a large number of people don't want the all singing, all dancing smartphones. For a lot of people, simplicity is key".
Only 18% say they want their phone to sports the latest technology, but 42% of those who are aged under 20 say they'll make purchasing a handset with the latest technology as a priority. This means the younger the age of the users, the more they're hungry for keeping updated with the newest technology around.
Moneysupermarket.com also found out that 34% of LG phone owners have reported at least one issue with their phone in the past 12 months. Next in the line are Sony Ericsson at 33%, and Samsung at 25%. "Mobiles have come along way since the 'battery in a suitcase' days, but it seems more features mean more problems," added Parker.
The price comparison website then made classification of owners based on the mobile phone brands they own, according to Moneysupermarket.com: Nokia owners are 'handset simpletons', while those who have Samsung mobile phones are 'snap-happy photo geeks', for you who own LG handsets are categorized as 'tech boffin', and for you who purchase Sony Ericsson phones are 'music nerds'.
So, what mobile phones do you own? ;-)