More than half of smartphone users have spent money on a mobile phone, according to new research from market research firm Canalys.
Canalys surveyed a sample of 3,000 smartphone owners to find out which brands had the best audio quality.
The findings are in line with recent research, which found that consumers spend more on their mobile phones than any other type of device.
The results of Canalys’ latest survey suggest that most smartphone owners buy their phones to listen to music or podcasts, while some also use them for movies, games, games consoles and other entertainment devices.
Some brands, like HTC, Xiaomi and Apple, have been pushing the boundaries of audio quality by offering better audio than other brands, while others, like Samsung, have kept up with the trend and are now offering sound quality in a premium range.
Apple, for example, is now offering its flagship iPhone 6s, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6 Plus with soundbars, while LG has released its new LG V30 smartphone, with an audio-centric audio system.
Canaly has also conducted a survey on how many people are paying for premium audio products in the U.S. and the UK.
While Apple is leading the way with its premium-quality products, LG and Samsung have a strong lead over the other two brands in this category.
The best sound is a must for smartphone ownersMore than half (54%) of smartphone owners surveyed said they use their phone for music and podcasts, but a majority (54% to 51%) also use it for video, movies and other media.
Apple and HTC, on the other hand, have made the audio experience even more of a priority than ever, and their premium-tier devices are offering the best quality.
Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have the best-sounding audio with a peak sensitivity of 32 and 32.5dB, respectively, which is well above the industry average.
Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus both have a peak of 41dB and are in the top 20 on the list.
Canalis said that the best smartphone audio is also the most important.
The phone’s speakers have a great level of sound quality and are loud enough to be heard by people of all ages.
Samsung and LG have made significant improvements in their audio quality over the past few years, Canalys said.
Canabis’ study also showed that smartphone owners use their phones for video playback and gaming, while Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone X Plus have improved audio quality in this area.
Apple is also leading the charge in the high-end audio category, with the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPad Pro all having audio that is more than twice as loud as a normal smartphone speaker.
Canacs research also shows that Apple is the most expensive smartphone brand on the market, and has the second-highest cost of ownership in the United States, behind Samsung.
The iPhone 7 is the second most expensive Android phone on the planet, and the iPhone 8 is the third most expensive iPhone smartphone.
Canal also found that the majority of smartphone buyers spend money on audio gear, which makes sense since audio is a big part of most people’s everyday lives.
The research also showed a significant number of smartphone purchasers use their smartphones to watch TV, which has an audio quality that is close to the average for phones of the same price range.