How satisfied are you with your smartphone's battery life? graph of japanese statisticsAccording to Japan’s biggest comparison shopping site,, battery life is the one point where most smartphones fail badly. To try to quantify this, goo Research conducted a survey, reported on by, into smartphone batteries.


Between the 2nd and 7th of February 2011 1,081 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.4% of the sample were male, 16.6% in their teens, 18.3% in their twenties, 21.5% in their thirties, 16.1% in their forties, 15.4% in their fifties, and 12.1% aged sixty or older.

I was completely dissatisfied with my old mobile phone’s battery, but after recently trading up to another standard feature phone I’m more than impressed by the one week recharge cycle, involving much email, less than a minute of calls, and a little bit of surfing here and there.

Research results

Q1: Do you have an ordinary mobile phone or a smartphone? (Sample size=1,081)

Ordinary mobile phone (to SQ1) 82.3%
Smartphone (to SQ2) 7.3%
Both ordinary phone and smartphone (to SQ1 and SQ2) 5.4%
Neither ordinary phone nor smartphone 5.0%

Q1SQ1: How satisfied are you with the battery life of your ordinary mobile phone? (Sample size=948)

Sufficiently satisfied 20.1%
Satisified to some degree 34.9%
A little dissatisfied 29.0%
Totally dissatisfied 14.8%
Can’t say 1.2%

Q1SQ2: How satisfied are you with the battery life of your smartphone? (Sample size=137)

Sufficiently satisfied 6.6%
Satisified to some degree 27.7%
A little dissatisfied 36.5%
Totally dissatisfied 28.5%
Can’t say 0.7%


Realize English · February 22, 2011 at 22:35

Yeah I just got the Galaxy S from Docomo, smartphones are nice and everything but I actually DO have to charge it from empty every single day. 🙁
On my old Panasonic P-04a (a standard Japanese phone) I could go for a week almost on one charge! (I DID do a lot less on it though… )

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