Cell Phone Battery Statistics Across Major US Cities

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Veloxity, a Boston based company providing charging solutions to urban venues, set out to find just how bad cell phone battery life really is!

Phone Battery Statistics Across Major US Cities

Phone Battery Statistics Across Major US Cities

Only 4% of people carry a backup battery.

Nowadays, people don’t just want a phone, people need a phone.

Talking to someone on the other side of the world in real-time through your device’s screen, storing hundreds of gigabytes for easy access without using a hard drive, and trading stocks on your smartphone are now realities.

This is made possible by technological advancements in smartphone software and hardware. Still, with all these innovations, mobile phone batteries have not improved.

To see the extent to which this is true, we set out to investigate battery life in four major U.S cities; Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. In each city we surveyed a total of 200 people on the street, in malls, or standing outside bars and nightclubs.

Mobile users in NYC reported the highest frequency with an average of 2.6 charges per day. Those surveyed in Boston and Philly shared an average frequency of 2.2 charges per day, trailed by Chicago with 1.8 charges per day.

A whopping 84 percent of respondents in New York City reported having experienced low battery anxiety compared to 71 percent, 70 percent and 64 percent in Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia, respectively.

Of those surveyed at 6pm, individual phone battery life averaged 40.94 percent overall. In Philly the average was 44.06 and in New York was 38.93 (Boston and Chicago fell in-between). Not surprisingly, individual phone battery life at 10pm decreased, averaging to 25.37 percent overall with an average of 27.52 percent in Philly and 23.13 percent in New York.

In aggregate, 85 percent of respondents reported carrying no backup for their phone batteries. Only 11 percent of respondents reported carrying a spare charger and 4 percent an external battery.

Market research surveys were conducted by Veloxity One LLC; providing cell phone charging solutions for businesses across the country through universal charging stations | http://www.veloxity.us

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