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J.D. Power today announced (via BGR) the latest results of its semi-annual reports on consumer satisfaction among U.S. smartphone and traditional mobile phone manufacturers. Apple once again topped the list in the smartphone category, marking its sixth consecutive victory in the survey.
For smartphones, the key factors are: performance (35%); ease of operation (24%); features (21%); and physical design (20%).
For a sixth consecutive time, Apple ranks highest among manufacturers of smartphones in customer satisfaction. Apple achieves a score of 838 and performs well in all factors, particularly in ease of operation and features. HTC (801) follows Apple in the smartphone rankings.
The survey also measured mobile app usage among smartphone users, finding social networking apps and games to be most popular with over two-thirds of users having downloaded such apps. Over half of smartphone users have also downloaded entertainment apps and travel apps such as for mapping and weather.
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