• Only 8% of smartphones across 5 European countries were replaced because they were 'completely out of use' and could not be repaired.

• Consumers expect mobile phones to last 5.2 years but usually only use them for 2.7 years before storing, disposing or discarding.

• Smartphones are repairable and high quality repair solutions exist both from producers and independent repair services.

• Repairability will only increase over the coming years as Right to repair comes into effect:

• Software updates should soon be available for all phones for five years after the placing the last unit of the model on the market
Did you know?
If the lifespan of smartphones in Germany increased from 2.5 to 7 years, consumers could save ~35 EUR/Year each and avoid nearly 1 million tonnes of CO2e annually on a national level.