Smartphone owners' upgrade timeframe worldwide 2017, by age

This statistic shows the results of a survey taken in the third quarter of 2017 regarding the smartphone upgrade timeframe among smartphone owners worldwide and broken down by age. 65 percent of respondents aged 25 to 34 said that they plan to buy a new smartphone within a year.

Share of smartphone owners planning to buy a new smartphone within the next 12 months worldwide in 2017, by age*

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Release date

December 2017



Survey time period

3rd quarter of 2017

Number of respondents

88,052 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Special properties

Smartphone owners

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question: When do you plan to buy a new mobile phone or upgrade your existing phone?

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