An interesting survey by Decluttr (a provider of refurbished phones) reveals that only 44% of iPhone users knew which model they had. The survey also has several other interesting revelations.
Normally we don’t give much importance to scientific surveys, but a recent survey by the Decluttr is too interesting to ignore. Decluttr is a provider of refurbished phones, tablets, and other gadgets.
Do you know which iPhone you have?
They conducted a survey of 2000 smartphone owners. A number of interesting conclusions emerged from this. For example, owners of a Samsung Galaxy smartphone are much more likely to know what model they have than an iPhone user.
Only 44% of the iPhone X and iPhone XR users knew which phone they had. The percentage for the iPhone 8 was 45.9%. On the other hand, no less than 71.32% of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus users knew which device it was. For the Galaxy S8, the number was much lower i.e 58.43%.
50% of the respondents bought a new smartphone last year. The biggest reason for upgrading was quite simple, 31% of those upgraders said they had bought a new device because their previous device was broken. 26% simply wanted a faster device.
In a market where prices continue to rise year after year, the following figures are particularly interesting. 43% of the upgraders have paid $500 or more. 86% of them conclude that their new device is worth that amount.
Furthermore, the research mainly focuses on refurbished devices, because that is the business of the party in question. Fortunately, there are also a number of other interesting conclusions to note.
Waterproof, NFC and 5G
Only 40% of the owners of a Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S9 knew that their device can be charged wirelessly. More than 50% of the owners of an iPhone X, iPhone XR or iPhone XS knew that their device is waterproof. That is where Apple’s marketing machine does its job well. On the other hand, only 14% knew about NFC.
This study also makes it very clear that many Americans have no idea what 5G is. 33% of Americans claim that they have a 5G device, which of course is not possible. In fact, some even conclude that their 5G device is noticeably faster than 4G.