Smartphones became our everyday accessories a long time ago but how often do we really use them? The company Counterpoint published a statistics report which gives the answer to this question. The agency analyzed how many hours we spend using smartphones, what we do with them, how often we change them, etc.
The stats proved the faсt we can’t live without our smartphones. 29% of people, who participated in the survey, spend 3-5 hours per day with a smartphone. 26% spend even more – 7 hours or more. In fact, only 4% of respondents use their phones for 1 hour or less, which truly demonstrates the importance for smartphones in our life. As for countries, the most active users live in Malaysia – 55% of its population use smartphones for more than 5 hours.
The most popular use-cases for smartphones aren’t that surprising: browsing the Internet, playing games, making voice calls or messaging. The replacement cycle for smartphones averages at 21 months (for example, Mexico – 18 months, Japan – 26 months).
Another point of analysis for Counterpoint was how much money people are willing to spend for a smartphone. Obviously, developed countries are ready to give more – 50% users in Germany, Australia or Saudi Arabia are willing to pay $400, while the third can afford a $500 device.