While smartphone sales plummet, an interesting statistical survey explains what the most common reason we switch phonesdeciding to throw away our device and switch to a new generation one.
An analysis carried out by Green Smartphonesin fact, reveals that about 5.3 billion smartphones have been thrown away during 2022. According to the data emerging from the statistical survey, carried out both through direct interviews and with the analysis of the most common Google searches all over the world, it emerges that the bulk of these smartphones will be sent to landfill due to problems of charging.
In total, the 33% of smartphones thrown away by its owners it is thrown because “does not load”, or for problems attributable to the charging connector, the internal battery of the smartphone and the wear of the latter. The most common reason a smartphone stops charging, however, is that its charging connector is dirty or has debris inside: this means that a simple cleaning with an air compressor could “save” the device.
Another 10% of trashed smartphones features problems operating the touch screen. In this case, however, there are few “home” remedies to try: often, a faulty touchscreen means an early end for the smartphone, even if the rest of its hardware is fully functional. Speaker problems and the following are among the reasons why we get rid of our old phones device overheating.
Among the other causes of smartphone recycling, on the other hand, we find microphone malfunctions (8% of smartphones thrown away), the battery draining too quickly, the breakdown of the camera and that of the Wi-Fi modem (7% of smartphones thrown away each). Finally, with less than 5% of phones thrown into landfills, we find faults with Bluetooth, volume buttons and power buttons, as well as GPS and, finally, wireless charging.