TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC's One X smartphone has beaten the Apple iPhone 5 in a recent satisfaction survey.
The survey conducted by research firm Ondevice quizzed 320,000 mobile and tablet users across the globe, and the results were pretty shocking. While the iPhone typically scores highly in such satisfaction polls, Apple's smartphone was topped by the HTC One X here in the UK. According to Ondevice the Android-powered HTC One X scored 8.47, while the iPhone 5 scored 8.21.
Things went even worse for Apple over in the US, where the iPhone 5 ranked fifth in the satisfaction survey.
What's more surprising is that Motorola came top of the list, thanks to its seemingly very satisfying Motorola Atrix HD smartphone. It also came second with the Droid Razr M, which was followed by the HTC Rezound 4G and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in third and fourth places, respectively.
Ondevice claimed that Apple's fall into fifth place could be because of the "4G effect," which has less affect here in Blighty due to the lack of 4G services available.
The research firm said, "The top 5 devices for satisfaction in the US are 4G capable devices, and users with a 4G subscription reported a higher device satisfaction (7.76) than those with no 4G subscription (7.28).
"In contrast, in the UK where there is only one 4G network operator EE, the iPhone 5 is under less pressure from competitive devices, ranking second in user satisfaction."
Despite the iPhone not proving as satisfying as it once was, Apple did well overall. The firm still held first place in the US on an aggregate level, followed closely by Google.
Motorola was third, while HTC and Nokia tied for fourth. Most surprisingly, Samsung was way down in 13th place, below rival Blackberry, which ranked 12th. µ
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