9 out of 10 plan to stick with their current phone this holiday season

9 out of 10 plan to stick with their current phone this holiday season
According to a survey conducted by Puls, 90% of those surveyed said that they plan to stick with their current smartphone this holiday season. This means that despite what is believed to be heavy demand for the new handset models offering near bezel-less displays, edge-to-edge screens and 18:9 aspect ratios, nine out of ten smartphone owners plan on sticking with their daily driver. The survey was conducted by Puls, a company that repairs your smartphone, mounts your flat screen television, or sets up your smart home all from the comfort of your own house.

The survey also discovered that 33% of smartphone owners are unhappy with the battery life achieved by their current device. Despite this response, there doesn't seem to be a mad rush to the stores planned for this holiday season. According to Puls, with the price of top shelf smart phones reaching higher and higher levels, users can save money by replacing a worn out battery with a brand new one instead of buying a whole new device. The home repair service adds that batteries start to die in 18 months to 24 months.

If the survey is right, all of the great Black Friday and holiday sales won't be enough to get consumers to update to a new handset. And even though the Apple iPhone X, LG V30, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are all desirable new handsets, Puls' survey says that nine out of ten are not interested in buying a new phone.

source: Puls



1. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I'm in that number. I plan on sticking with my Pixel XL for the foreseeable future.

16. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

You and me both. How ever, I did pick up a 2017 Pixel (not xl) and not sure between the two. I do like the Xl, but do miss not having a front firing speaker...

27. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

My gf bought a iphone8plus a few days back. Well future girlfriend since i plan to ask her out after 2-3 years

24. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Still rocking my htc 10 will probably upgrade next year instead my only problem is the standby already failing me due to my care free charging and discharging lol

28. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Standby on all htc flagships sucks Used m7 and m9 personally They just cant give u a good standby time no matter how much care you put into charging and dischaging

32. lyndon420

Posts: 6897; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Same here. My Nexus 6 is still plugging along nicely and there is no equivalent available yet anyway.

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The 9 already bought an iPhone X. The tenth one is waiting the S9 but he will change his mind and buy an iPhone X at the end.

3. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You're funny. I'm the 1 in 10, and the two devices I have zero interest in buying are the iPhone X and Note 8.

10. Peacetoall unregistered

"The 9 already bought an iPhone X. The tenth one is waiting the S9 but he will change his mind and buy an iPhone X at the end." That's right sweetheart only 9th person bought the iphone x the rest bought the best smartphone the money can buy which is note 8. 1 to 8th and 10th were sensible buyers and only 9th was a sheep.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

If my only choices are your precious Note 8 and his precious iPhone X, I'm joining the 9 in 10. Give me something in between in size and specs and a price hundreds less than either.

13. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Like my new haircut?

22. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

We are talking about percentages, do you understand? Return to kindergarten and study this please.

33. lyndon420

Posts: 6897; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

In your dreams. So...how many iPhone X's are you sitting on now with no buyers? lol

4. gjkiii

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Not surprised considering the high prices for phones and most current deals require new activations. Existing customers will get stuck paying full price in most cases.

5. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

I'm in that 9/10, already have the 256GB Exynos Note 8. Will probably be in that 9/10 for the next 5 years unless something significantly more useful is unveiled before then...

6. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

You will not keep that phone for 5 yrs. Lol. The battery won't last that long. You just feel that way now. After 2yrs you'll be jonesing for a new one

9. g2a5b0e unregistered


19. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Funny, that's the same sh*t I was told about my OnePlus One, and guess what, it lasted 3+ years and would still be using it as my daily driver today if the Note 8 wasn't a whole lot more useful. You don't know me kid...

20. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

(You can replace worn-out battery at samsung stores or samsung service/repair center)

35. mikehunta727 unregistered

Big deal? Not a unique thing at all

7. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

That’s because outside of smaller bezels, nothing really worth it came out this year.

31. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Oi! There's that new smart face unlock that lets your family members unlock your device if they need to check your private photos.

8. Whitedot

Posts: 878; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I am one of them. Currently have Pixel still damn good. The problem is high end segment got way too expensive. I think 2-3 year cycle is a goer .

11. sunnyfpy

Posts: 294; Member since: May 12, 2013

Prices are ridiculous xpensive while nothing special about new display compared to last year's.

14. chenski

Posts: 785; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Only phone I'm interested in is mate 10

15. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 146; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

how many people were surveyed that they came up with this number .....?

17. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I usually change phones about a couple times a year, always bought outright but nowhere close to retail, but for me the iPhone 8 might be the phone I actually keep for a longer period mainly because of the all glass design and size since I don’t like plastic or aluminum

25. MrFreeman

Posts: 63; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Couple times a year? damn dude. Do you alternate between iOS and Android?

18. Fellwalker

Posts: 542; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

I'm sticking with my Huawei mate 9. Great screen, fantastic battery, lightning fast fingerprint sensor, great camera. No way will I get one of these tall and ridiculously narrow phones.

21. Jrod99

Posts: 779; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

It will be next year before buying anything. No problem doing 3 years on current phone.

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