The study measures four factors including performance (29%), ease of operation (26%), physical design (21%) and features (20%). While the survey does not include smartphones, it does bode well for future smartphone sales for both Samsung and Nokia. That is because most featurephone owners stick with the brand they are familiar with when crossing over to smartphones. LG was third with a score of 732 followed by Pantech (721) Motorola (719) and Kyocera/Sanyo (718).
J.D. Power also came up with some interesting information. For example, 49% of featurephone users who text at least 30 times over a two day period will switch to a different featurephone or a smartphone over the next 12 months. For those who text less than 10 times over a two-day span, only 32% plan to switch featurephones or move up to a smartphone over the next year. Those who text more than 30 times in a two day period are more apt to be dissasatisfied with their featurephone. More than half of those surveyed, 57% to be exact, bought a featurephone due to the price of the handset or the cost of operating it. 15% chose a featurephone due to its feature set while 14% went by the design or the style of the device.
source: JDPower via NokiaInnovation via DailyMobile