According to the results of our weekly poll, it has been determined that approximately 50% of voters are currently using smartphones that are one or two years old. However, this should not be considered as the average age of a phone, as the average may continue to rise. In the future, about half of the users are expected to have a phone that is three years old or newer.
Let’s begin with the initial question: how old is your current phone? The majority of respondents selected “1-year old,” indicating that many individuals have recently upgraded their devices. This trend can also be observed in other charts, which will be discussed later.
Over the course of one year, the responses were divided fairly evenly between two-year-old and three-year-old phones. Surprisingly, a considerable number of users reported using phones that are even older. In fact, one-third of voters utilize a phone that is at least four years old.
The second question inquired about the age of the respondents’ previous phones. Approximately two-thirds of voters mentioned that their previous phone was three years old or older. Devices that lasted only one or two years were in the minority. Interestingly, the number of phones that lasted five years or more is about equal to those that lasted only two years.
Not only have many individuals recently upgraded their smartphones, but they also seem to be quite satisfied with the devices they acquired. The final question of the poll revealed that approximately 50% of users intend to keep their phones for at least four years, with “5+ years” being the most popular answer.
The most common replacement age from the previous cycle was three years (chosen by 25.5% of the respondents in the second poll). For many users, this timeframe is expected to extend by at least one year and possibly more. Meanwhile, the number of individuals upgrading their phones will decrease to 25% after only one or two years.
This serves as evidence that phone companies are manufacturing hardware that can last for several years, even in the rapidly evolving world of technology. Additionally, the extended software support offered by manufacturers contributes to longer device lifespans. While there will always be early adopters who crave the latest features, most individuals are content to use their current phones for a longer duration than before.