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Study claims one in four users spend at least 7 hours on their smartphones everyday

Study claims one in four users spend at least 7 hours on their smartphones everyday (Source: evoke.ie)
Study claims one in four users spend at least 7 hours on their smartphones everyday (Source: evoke.ie)
The average user is willing to purchase a new smartphone for $400 USD or more every 21 months with Apple in the "top three most preferred brands" across all regions.

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.

Not listed are 'video' and 'social networks' that rank 5th and 6th, respectively (Source: CounterPoint Research)
Not listed are 'video' and 'social networks' that rank 5th and 6th, respectively (Source: CounterPoint Research)
(Source: CounterPoint Research)
(Source: CounterPoint Research)

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Allen Ngo, 2017-10-14 (Update: 2017-10-14)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.