What features do smartphone buyers look at to determine which phone to buy?

A lot of different factors go into determining what kind of phone a person ultimately purchases. Battery life was the number one feature that buyers look at whether they buy an Android, iOS or Android phone. 56% of those buying an Android flavored handset said that battery life was important to them, something repeated by 49% of iOS buyers and 53% of Window Phone purchasers...
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33. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

this is true, having to deal with constant skins a day, its rather grrrr. with iOS or WP, the setting are nearly 100% the same.

26. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Probably we take that for granted in an Android device...

24. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

... Call me a specs monkey. I determine my smartphone and tablet to-buy mostly by these: Cpu/gpu (Snapdragon or gtfo),ram,internal storage,ppi,display type/resolution,mAh/battery life,OS,built-in GPS and some few [s]hit. Bed time...

25. .KRATOS.

Posts: 437; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Waiting for the release of the snapdragon 810 ;)

28. xeonfire

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

A great usable smartphone for my daily use must have: 1. Great battery life - my work day is long, and can't always put the phone down to be charged. I use the phone for different tasks all through the day, anything lower than 3000mAh is out of question. 2. Big enough display to look at pdf files and read books and magazine - 5.2" to 5.5" would be good. 3. Good camera for stills and videos. 4. A platform that can attract developers to make some business oriented apps, and just some good apps in general...too many crappy apps around. And just an observation, anyone who said that they are not interested much about apps, are not really utilizing half the potential of a smartphone, let alone the full potential. A smartphone without a bunch of good apps to complement it, is like a house without all its furniture, appliances, entertainment system, etc.

34. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Since most flagships usually have the same or equal powered chipsets, my deciding factors are the display and design. I mean, the display is the point of interaction with the phone, so it has to be a good one, and who doesn't want an elegant looking phone? Lol

35. SilentJ

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

It still baffles me that no one cares about call quality/sound. I mean, after all, it's still a Phone right? Other things are important, but it's not a tablet, I expect to use a phone to talk to people.

38. airstream25

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

I would have ranked camera performance much higher.
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