The battery of an Android smartphone lasts longer than that of an iPhone, it is proven
A new study focusing on the end of life of our Android and iOS smartphones has just been published. It focuses on several points such as the general condition of devices after one year of use, or the condition of the battery. On this last point, Android smartphones have a distinct advantage over iPhones.
Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) is a renowned research firm specializing in the analysis of consumer behavior, the aim being to then offer “powerful tools for investors, analysts and industry players ”. And precisely, the CIRP has just published a new study on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 entitled “What happens to old smartphones ”.
As the title suggests, this report therefore focuses on the habits of American users once the first year of smartphone use. In particular, we learn that iPhone users change their smartphone more often than those on Android. In this case, 35% against 15%. Paradoxically, the study shows that iPhones are in better general condition after 12 months of use than an Android smartphone, with 65% of devices still having a panel in good condition compared to less than 60% of Android users.
Longer battery life for Android
On the other hand, this tendency changes completely when the state of the battery is taken into account. Indeed, after a year, 30% of those who own an Android smartphone say that their device holds up for a full day. This figure drops to 23% for iPhone users.
In fact, the study carried out by the CIRP deduces that the number of unusable devices after one year is quite low. Indeed, only 10% of users of Android and iOS devices reported having completely broken their smartphone after a year, while less than 20% of them noticed signs of extreme battery fatigue (a few hours of autonomy at most).
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In other words, CIRP ensures that the vast majority of smartphones remain viable after one or two years of use. “As a result, many older smartphones are sold or traded, passed on to a friend or family member, or kept for possible future use ”, specifies the research firm.
Despite this observation, many users still continue to change their smartphone every year. According to the CIRP, less than 10% of iPhone or Android smartphone users sell their old phone. Android users are content to keep their old phones, while 30% of iPhone owners take advantage of the Apple Trade In program to trade in their old device for a discount on a new iPhone. As a reminder, a Wall Street Journal article recently proved that Apple charges more for repairing these three devices than a third-party store.
Source: CRIP via 9To5Mac