Smartphone Battery Survey: Battery Life Considered Important

A few smartphone companies are working on innovations that could improve battery life and decrease charging time on select devices. While those factors have improved over the years, it’s been difficult for some companies to keep up while still providing useful features for customers. So how many consumers take smartphone battery life and charging time into account when making purchases? And what are the companies that currently have the most satisfied customers in that area?

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Smartphone Users

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 67% of respondents said that they currently own a smartphone. Of those smartphone owners, 39% said they own a Samsung device. 29% have an iPhone. 16% have a LG. 4% have a Windows phone. Another 4% have a HTG. 3% each have a Google phone, BlackBerry and Nokia. 1% have a Sony device. And 15% have other types of smartphones.

Smartphone Battery

In general, 64% of smartphone owners said they are at least somewhat satisfied with their phone’s battery life. And 75% are satisfied with the time it takes to charge their device. People who own Samsung devices were slightly less likely to be satisfied with battery life, but slightly more likely to be satisfied with charging time. And iPhone owners were more likely to be satisfied with their phone’s battery life, but less likely to be satisfied with charging time.

Future Purchases

Overall, 92% of smartphone owners said they consider battery life to be an important factor when considering a new smartphone purchase. 85% consider charging time to be an important consideration. 66% said they would even pay a bit more for a cell phone that has a longer battery life. And 61% said they would pay more for a phone that takes less time to charge.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Recharging Danbo Power from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on January 11 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.