Branding Brand, one of the world's largest mobile e-commerce platform, surveyed 1,000 Samsung smartphone customers to find out whether or not they are still loyal to the South Korean company after theGalaxy Note 7 recall.
The survey conducted after September 15 included just two questions: 1. Will customers stay loyal? 2. Will they switch brands?
Before getting into details it's worth mentioning that 34% of current Samsung customers said they will not buy another smartphone from this brand. Of these 34%, no less than 81% have always owned a Samsung or Android smartphone, but these results aren't that surprising considering the latest events.
Furthermore, of the Samsung customers that will stay loyal to the brand, 77% claim that they decided to continue to put their trust in the South Korean company because they don't want to learn a new phone.
Other reasons Samsung customers cited for remaining loyal with the brand include: style (52%), options to customize experience (44%), battery life (39%), cost (35%), dislike of other smartphone brands (28%).
On the other hand, most Samsung owners who claim they are ready to switch will choose another Android smartphone (57%), but many will move to iOS (34%). Interesting enough, no less than 21% current Samsung customers previously owned an iPhone.
“Samsung consumers say battery life is a key to their loyalty with the brand; however it's the same reason for the drop in confidence. Battery power is, and will continue to be, a big factor in smartphone technology development,” said Chris Mason, Co-founder and CEO of Branding Brand.