Study claims one in four users spend at least 7 hours on their smartphones everyday
The stereotypical elderly roaring at the stereotypical "millennial" for staring at their phones may have some credence. According to a study conducted by CounterPoint Research, more than half of smartphone owners are spending 3 hours or more on their handheld devices everyday. The worldwide study surveyed a random sampling of 3500 users between the ages of 15 and 45 to learn more about their usage patterns and preferences.
So, just what are these fanatics doing on their smartphones? The source is pointing its finger towards internet browsing and gaming as everyday activities for nearly two-thirds of all respondents. Actual telephone features like calling and messaging are daily activities for about half of those surveyed. Super-heavy users who spend more than 7 hours on their smartphones are more likely to be business users where smartphones serve as the primary medium for work and media consumption.
Regional breakdowns also reveal some interesting habits. Users in India are significantly less likely to purchase a new smartphone for $400 USD or more whereas those in Saudi Arabia, China, Australia, and Germany are at least ten times more likely to buy a $400+ smartphone.
Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to grow even larger this year. Multiple manufacturers are already trending towards foldable or bendable displays to pique public interest with more eye-catching designs.