Poll results: What do you look most for in a smartphone?

Poll results: What do you look most for in a smartphone?
Last week, we asked you to single out the one component that is currently on your most-looked after list. We were actually very much aware of the seeming impossibility of answering a question worded like that, as we realized that smartphones are an entire package, and one great internal doesn't necessarily carry the weight of several mediocre ones. Which is precisely why we tried our best to give you a context: if all other things (components) are equal, what would you like more of the most? 

We were not surprised by the results and your comments. Many, understandably, found it hard to separate a single internal like that, but others did not. Either way, we arrived at numbers that largely correlated with what we've been seeing lately -- a big, lasting battery has shot up to the top of the food chain, with 23.13% of respondents backing up that notion. This makes sense. After all, we've certainly gotten over the minimum thresholds in just about every other area -- cameras (12.4%), displays (16.95%) and processors (17.93%) have all become more than capable enough, so much so as to draw all the attention to one otherwise common complaint with smartphones: they just die out way too quick. Indeed, with, unfortunately, still very few exceptions, the longevity of your phone is still measured in the hours, not days. But the results, as you can see, are far from unequivocal. For example, design, size, and color options, are still a major concern for most, with 17.74% of poll takers affirming as much. Respondents, it appears, are less interested in the amount and expand-ability of their smartphone's internal storage and the availability of 4G LTE radio, though the last is probably skewed, seeing as many countries out there are still yet to be graced with the next generation in networking. But enough talk -- go ahead and take a look for yourself.

Granted that all other things are equal, what do you look most for in a smartphone?

Design, size, color options
17.74%
Display - size and resolution
16.95%
Processor
17.93%
Built-in storage, incl. microSD card slot
5.54%
Camera
12.4%
Connectivity - 4G LTE
1.32%
Big battery
23.13%
Other - let us know in the comment section
5%

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19 Comments

1. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

All of them.

2. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

The Sound Quality !!!!

4. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Haha same here :)

5. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Buy a BoomBox :]

16. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Or just get a phone with BoomSound? :D

3. GeekMovement unregistered

Design, performance, and battery are the main ones for me.

6. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

A huge battery cqpacity and gorgeus scren size in a compact footprint. That's it. An micro SD card slot merely isn't important as a 32 GB of internal storage is more than enough. Of course, an SD 800 SoC, 2GB RAM, 1080p screen res and an 16MP camera with OIS are the minimum requrements. The incoming LG G Pro2 will fulfill those. Plastic, metal, polycarbone or whatever isn't important for me.

7. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Any OS other than Windows Phone OS.

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I am a big apple hater but I'll agree to that. 1. Kitkat is here ios 7 is here and Microsoft being backward of both the OS still hasn't launched an update. 2. Nokia fanboys are beyond pathetic. They'll probably win in every survey on tech blogs but still couldn't save their beloved company from going bust. Such hypocrites.

9. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

display first then the rest, what do I use to consume stuff on the phone? display !

13. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Ranking from the most important criteria: 1. Android OS (it's android or no buy) 2. Brand 3. Sd card slot 4. Good Camera 5. Overall Specs (chipset, battery, screen res, etc) 6. Software Enhancements

14. PaulMorphy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

Futuristic view. - Teleport buffer Smartphone will be able to teleport us wherever there is carrier signal. You can chose which package you like (one teleport wil take probably yotta bytes). - Hologram projector Real space 3D projector with 28k resolution. and my favorite - Nuclear self destruction Like in the predator movie.

21. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

No Star Trek type replicator? You are so low tech minded. :-p

15. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Value!

17. wongdg

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

removable battery so can swap in a bigger battery like zerolemon. I buy samsung because it allows battery removal and ample aftermarket extended battery!

18. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Software perfomance & Display

19. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

The phone with the most Hello Kitty and Batman cases available.

20. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If I am spending my money then I'll look for almost everything in a smartphone.

22. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

design solidity power to perform waterproof

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