In a survey published by the China Youth Daily lastTuesday, 71.8% of the 2,004 respondents said theychange cellphones at least once every two years.
A total of 16.8% said they buy new mobile phonesevery year.
About 63% of the respondents said they wouldconsider buying a new mobile phone if their old onehas problems, while 42% said they might swap theold for new even though their old phone still works well.
While choosing a mobile phone, brand is the first element for most consumers, with otherconsiderations being price, processor and camera performance, the survey said.
More than 60% of them said brand is a major element when choosing a cellphone.
Also, more than 32% said they would buy the latest model from their favorite brand.
A total of 59.9% of survey respondents said smartphones and other digital products havemade their lives more convenient, but 30.6% of the people also blamed them for the negativeeffects of their heavy reliance on such devices.