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44 per cent of smartphone users demand battery improvements

44 per cent of smartphone users demand battery improvements

17 per cent say phone rarely lasts all day, while storage options are second biggest concern for consumers

Smartphone battery life is the biggest concern for consumers with a quarter saying their device rarely or never lasts a full day of use.

17 per cent of smartphone owners who took part in research carried out by online casino LeoVegas said their device rarely lasts a day, while eight per cent said it never does.

Overall, 44 per cent of those polled said if they could improve just one thing on their smartphone, they would boost the battery.

Storage worries were second place, with 15 per cent, while a faster processor came third with 10 per cent.

With more manufactures making it impossible to remove and swap batteries, the market for portable battery chargers has boomed. While the majority of people are still trying to get by on their phone’s own battery, 18 per cent said they’re considering buying a portable battery charger.

LeoVegas UK country manager Shenaly Amin said: “Being a mobile casino, the functionality of mobiles is incredibly important to us at LeoVegas. We are aware that the battery life of smartphones is an issue, however this study highlighted the extent of this issue to us, especially when a huge proportion of our customer base play our games on their mobile.

“We appreciate the advancements in mobile phone technology, especially as it’s helped to make LeoVegas what it is today, but it’s clear that battery life just isn’t keeping up. With battery life being the concern it is, we hope that if the battery technology doesn’t improve, advancements in fast charging and wireless charging can make up for it.”

LeoVegas polled 1000 smartphone users aged between 18 and 65 earlier this month (September) to gain the results.

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