Mobile|November 17, 2011| Author: Steven Hodson|Tags: ,

Do we really love our smartphones or are we pining for the old feature phones?

One would think that because of the way we carry on over the release of every new iPhone or Android slab of plastic that we are seriously in love with our technological marvels of communications.

It turns out, according to a bit of research from MyVoucherCodes.co.uk that this might not be the case for a significant portion of cell phone users. According to their finding which are highlighted in a post at Crave UK it would seem that 24 percent of cellphone users prefer their old feature phones over their new slabs of telephonic goodness.

As Luke Westaway goes on to point out in the post there are more than a few reasons why there might still be this love of the older cell phones.

Think about it. Phones like the Nokia 3210 or 3310 are absolute classics, making calls and sending texts with workmanlike diligence. The new Motorola Razr that went on sale yesterday might have a 4.3-inch touchscreen and an 8-megapixel camera, but it’ll never warm our cockles like the original Razr did.

Older monochrome mobiles offer vastly superior battery life, and despite advances in touchscreen tech, are often much easier to use than their modern counterparts.

As nostalgic as we might get sometimes I sincerely doubt that we will see any mass abandonment of our smartphones anytime soon.