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

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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.

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Granted that all other things are equal, what do you look most for in a smartphone?
Design, size, color options 17.74% (362 votes) (362 votes)
Display - size and resolution 16.95% (346 votes) (346 votes)
Processor 17.93% (366 votes) (366 votes)
Built-in storage, incl. microSD card slot 5.54% (113 votes) (113 votes)
Camera 12.4% (253 votes) (253 votes)
Connectivity - 4G LTE 1.32% (27 votes) (27 votes)
Big battery 23.13% (472 votes) (472 votes)
Other - let us know in the comment section 5% (102 votes) (102 votes)

2041 votes

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posted on 27 Jan 2014, 02:26 5

1. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)

All of them.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 02:26 7

2. GMS85 (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

The Sound Quality !!!!

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 02:32 1

4. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Haha same here :)

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 02:36 1

5. hmd74 (Posts: 485; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

Buy a BoomBox :]

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 07:20

16. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Or just get a phone with BoomSound? :D

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 02:29 1

3. GeekMovement (unregistered)

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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 02:59

6. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 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.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 03:18 2

7. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Any OS other than Windows Phone OS.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 03:52 1

8. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 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.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 04:31

9. byazatt (Posts: 297; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 05:16

13. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Aug 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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 05:51 2

14. PaulMorphy (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Jan 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.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 08:41

21. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 176; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 05:53

15. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


posted on 27 Jan 2014, 08:00

17. wongdg (Posts: 13; Member since: 23 Nov 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!

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 08:15

18. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

Software perfomance & Display

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 08:38

19. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 176; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 08:40

20. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 12:06

22. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

design solidity power to perform waterproof

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