UK Mobile Phones market report
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For the purposes of this Report, Mintel has used the following definitions:
This Report covers the UK consumer market for mobile phones. Mobile phones are defined as any device being used to place or receive calls by connecting to a mobile network. “Basic mobile phones” and “Feature phones” are terms used to describe nonsmartphones.
Smartphones are defined as any portable computer capable of making calls, sending and receiving data (either over a mobile or Wi-Fi network), and downloading, installing and running applications from an app store. ‘Phablets’ are smartphones with a screen of 5” or more.
Market value data in this Report includes sales of feature phones and smartphones to consumers, and is based on the full retail selling price of handsets rather than the amount paid by consumers on post-pay contracts.
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Written by adrian reynolds, a leading analyst in the Technology sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
The trend towards full-screen displays and larger screens has seen prices for flagship smartphones grow considerably, motivating many people to keep their smartphones longer. With extended battery life a priority for consumers, incremental updates and minor innovations are proving insufficient in driving regular upgrades. A large proportion of people are buying phones outright to find cheaper, more flexible contracts with network providers. To accommodate this trend in the face of rising flagship smartphone prices, trade-in schemes and upgrade programmes will become increasingly important.
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