Most Americans still charge their phones two or more times a day

Most Americans still charge their phones two or more times a day

OnePlus today announced the results of a consumer study compiled by The NPD Group. This study captured responses from 1,000 US consumers who purchased a smartphone priced at $600 or more in the past 12 months. The survey revealed that even in this age of larger smartphone batteries, users charge their phones several times a day and 43% are frustrated with the time it takes to charge their phone battery. 69% have to charge their device at least twice a day.

Most of those who responded to a survey said they leave their phone plugged in for at least 40 minutes.

Most people (64%) prefer to charge their phone overnight, while 33% fear that overnight or frequent charging will damage the battery. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of smartphone users in the United States charge at home (93%). About half as popular is the car (45%) or charging on a bus, subway, or other forms of public transportation.

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, only 32% said they recharge their phone battery at work, while 15% have their phone plugged into an outlet while doing activities (hiking, shopping, attending a concert, going to a restaurant) . Only a little less, 14%, load in school. That could be due to bans on students carrying phones being initiated by many school districts. And 8% will charge their phones while flying.
64% of survey respondents will leave their phone plugged in for at least 40 minutes, and 63% worry that the battery will die when they’re away, fearful they won’t be able to find a place to plug it in. your charger. Here’s something phone makers need to see. 97% of those surveyed said they would be interested in a phone that charges in less than 20 minutes. OnePlus notes that its OnePlus 10T phone includes a 125W charger in North America that charges the unit’s 4,800mAh battery in 20 minutes.

75% of respondents say it’s important that a new phone comes with a cable and charger in the box.

There are several ways to charge a phone and 88% of survey respondents said they use a wired charger to power their phone. 46% use a car charger, 28% use wireless charging, and 19% rely on a power bank. This last number seems low.

hey apple, GoogleY Samsung, more than 75% of survey respondents said it’s important for a new phone to come with a wall charger and charging cable in the box. Last month, Apple was fined $19 million in Brazil for not including a charger in the box with its new iPhone models. Apple’s usual defense that it removed the charger to help the environment did not win for the company, at least in that country.
OnePlus claims that thanks to the “charger not included” mentality of phone manufacturers, 193 million charging devices were purchased over the last year. This made the “Mobile Charging” category (which includes cables, power banks, car chargers, etc.) the second largest consumer electronics category in the states with an industry valuation approaching $3,200 millions. A related stat published by OnePlus shows that 59% of people who buy a new phone will buy mobile power accessories at the same time.

And this information fits with a statement made by Robin Liu, CEO of OnePlus North America. Liu said: “Many smartphone device manufacturers have removed charging units from their smartphone boxes and designed a new source of revenue, all from sales of their own charging devices. Instead of investing in research and development to improve charging efficiency and battery life, major device manufacturers have maintained the status quo while burdening consumers with additional costs.”

And how much are those additional costs? For an iPhone, a Type-C power adapter will set you back $19. For a Pixel 7, a 30W Google USB-C charger is priced at $25. And a 25W USB-C power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy phone costs $34.99, although this price includes a USB-C to USB-C cable.

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