Constant Releasing of New Smartphones is Exhausting Consumers, Survey Shows

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Companies are constantly upgrading their smartphones and often have several models on the go at once. The overwhelming choice and never-ending update cycles is leaving consumers exhausted.

According to a survey commissioned by the environmental group Greenpeace, more than half of consumers agree that manufacturers are releasing too many new models—many designed to only last a few years. Most users, it seems, actually want their phones to be easier to repair and upgrade by components.

Many consumers also felt companies are doing a poor job of making their devices recyclable.

According to the survey, the most important feature for new smartphones is battery life.

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