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The smartphone revolution and importance of mobilecomputing to stay relevant on smart device market:: An analysis of user priorities when choosing a new smartphone and prototyping of an online performance comparison service
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master thesis in media technology depicts the development on the smartphone market globally but with focus on Swedish users. It underlines the importance of performance and processing power of smartphones on the Swedish market. In this study, user priorities when choosing a new smartphone are examined as well as user habits and user experience.

The study proves that users value performance as the second most important factor, after the operating system when choosing a new smartphone and that the majority are comparing prices of smartphones before purchase, which is why this thesis proposes an online service presenting smartphone performance comparisons. For this, a web prototype is developed incorporating already documented performance benchmark results for the majority of smartphones on the Swedish market. The way of measuring performance through benchmark applications is discussed in this thesis but the specific test procedures for the documented results are not. Recommendations on functionality and approach for further development and implementation of the online service are made in this thesis.

Keywords:

Smartphone usage, Benchmarking, Mobile computing, User experience, User habits, Web prototyping, CMS, Performance comparison, SOC

 

Abstract [sv]

 

Detta examensarbete inom medieteknik skildrar utveckling på smartphone-marknaden globalt men med fokus på Svenska användare. Arbetet framhäver vikten av prestanda och beräkningskraft för smartphones på den Svenska marknaden. I detta arbete undersöks vilka egenskaper som prioriteras vid val av ny smartphone samt vad användare gör med sina telefoner och hur nöjda de är med användarupplevelsen. Undersökningen visar att användare värderar prestanda som den näst viktigaste faktorn, efter operativsystem vid val av ny smartphone samtidigt som en majoritet aktivt jämför priser på smartphones innan köp. På dessa grunder föreslås en tjänst för att presentera jämförande prestandaresultat för smartphones. För detta tas en webbprototyp fram, innehållandes redan dokumenterade prestandamätningar för majoriteten av alla smartphones på den Svenska marknaden. Att använda benchmarkapplikationer för prestandamätningar diskuteras i detta arbete men det specifika tillvägagångssättet för de redan dokumenterade prestandaresultaten behandlas inte. Rekommendationer för ytterligare funktionalitet och utveckling av en prestandajämförelsetjänst på nätet görs i slutet av arbetet.

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2014.
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Media and Communication Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-146983OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-146983DiVA: diva2:727071
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Master of Science in Engineering - Media Technology
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Available from: 2014-12-09 Created: 2014-06-19 Last updated: 2014-12-09Bibliographically approved

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