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.