Apparently, one in five people who buy an iPhone in the UK end up regretting their choice of smartphone, and this includes the iPhone 4S.
Carried out by mobile deal site goodmobilephones.co.uk, the survey asked 1,694 British adults if they were happy with their handsets.
43 per cent said they regretted getting the iPhone, citing “jealousy” of rival smartphones, specifically Android smartphones, and not so surprisingly considering all the problems the iPhone 4S has seen, 25 per cent cited poor battery life for the reason why they regretted getting the iPhone.
A further 8 per cent were also disappointed with the email on iPhone 4.
Is the iPhone’s smaller screen to blame?
There may be other reasons why iPhone owners regret choosing the iPhone over other smartphones, one being that Apple have continued to ignore the current trend for larger screens to make web browsing easier, and more enjoyable.
Apple’s 3.5-inch iPhone displays are now starting to look small compared to other smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S2, touted by some tech bloggers as the best smartphone on the market. More and more people are using their smartphones for gaming and watching videos so it makes sense to offer users a larger screen.
However, this research should be taken with a pinch of salt, as out of all those polled not everyone owned iPhones.
It is also important to consider that those who take part in online polls may have a tendency to be more vocal about any dissatisfaction.
GoodMobilePhones said, ‘Smartphone envy is something that many phone owners experience, but few will admit to, because everybody wants to believe that they own the ‘best’ phone on the market. We were really surprised that so many people admitted to regretting their iPhone purchase, because they are regarded by many as the best phones available.’
Do you own an iPhone?
Do you wish you had a different smartphone instead? If so, which one would you prefer to have?