The iPhone5 ranks fifth in customer satisfaction according to the results of a recent survey from OnDevice Research, a mobile device research group. In the poll, they asked 320,000 smartphone and tablet users from six different countries, how satisfied they were with their devices. According to 93,825 people from the US, Motorola Atrix HD is the most satisfying and Motorola's Droid Razr took second spot. HTC Corp (TPE:2498)'s Rezound 4G and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 took third and fourth spots, while Apple's iPhone5 landed in fifth spot.
It appears that Apple may be lagging in consumer interest. OnDevice Research, Sarah Quinn explained, "Although Apple created one of the most revolutionary devices of the past decade, other manufactures have caught up, with some Android powered devices now commanding higher levels of user satisfaction."
Despite the lower rankings, things aren't looking too bad for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) elsewhere. In the United Kingdom, they ranked second place, right after HTC One X. Interesting enough, Apple did take top spot for overall satisfaction of mobile device, whereas Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) ranked second. Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI), HTC Corp (TPE:2498), and Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) took third, fourth, and fifth places respectively, while Sony Ericsson trailed behind at sixth place.
The survey sampled mobile device users in the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, and Indonesia. Although OnDevice didn't share the full list of devices mentioned in the survey, it does show some insight to what customers want. Unfortunately, there were still many questions regarding the survey that were left unanswered. Everyone wants to know why Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) was on the list when they are not an actual smartphone maker and why was Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) on the bottom of the satisfaction list when the brand is leading elsewhere. Fortunately, those questions were answered by OnDevice Research's representative. He explained that this particular survey was conducted on the mobile web where the survey software could detect the taker's device and since users rate their satisfaction levels on a 1 to 10 scale. Thanks to the Nexus device, Google was included.