In a survey, 71.8 percent of respondents said they buy new cellphones every two years or less on average, while 16.8 percent said they change cellphones every year.
According to the survey published by ChinaYouthDaily on April 18, among the 2,004 respondents, more than 60 percent said brand is a major factor when choosing a cellphone.
About 51.6 percent of the people surveyed were born in the 1980s, 21.1 percent in the 1990s and 19.6 percent in the 1970s.
About 82.4 percent of the respondents said smartphones have become an indispensable gadget in their lives. They also heavily rely on laptops, desktops and tablet computers.
Nearly 63 percent said they would consider buying a new phone if their old one had problems, while 42 percent said they might swap the old one, even if it is working well, for a new model.
Also, more than 32 percent said they would buy the latest model from their favorite brand.
While choosing a mobile phone, the other considerations are the price, processor and camera performance, the survey found.