There have been many technological breakthroughs in the last several years, but smartphone’s creation changed the world. Although it wasn’t as popular when it was first released back in 1992, once the first iPhone was revealed in 2007, smartphones became the most popular device globally.
There are sources such as this site that claim there are over 3.8 billion smartphone users worldwide right now. What’s even more impressive is that by 2024, there should be around 7 billion mobile users.
Websa Ltd has come up with some useful mobile usage stats, trends and facts.
There is an app for everything
The smartphones can do a lot more things besides making phone calls. Unlike a few years ago, both Android and iOS have millions of applications on their official stores. Consequently, users can find various apps for almost everything they can think of.
Even though most apps are used for fun, there are many useful things that you can download from Google Play and the App Store that will make everyday life a lot easier. Some apps allow users to organize their schedule, whereas others give them the opportunity to work even if you they on the go.
How much data is used in smartphones these days?
Nowadays, mobile devices use a lot of data. While it’s true there are numerous Wi-Fi hotspots in most countries around the world, some people don’t have the opportunity to use them all the time. As a result, they have to make the most of their 4G and 5G network.
According to some stats, in 2014, people used an average of 1 GB of data per month. Nowadays, this number has sky-rocketed to over 12 GB. Once the 5G network becomes widely available, this number will probably increase even more.
A few interesting facts about smartphones
Besides the average data usage of each smartphone user, there are a few interesting facts about smartphones that people probably haven’t heard of. For example, people swipe and tap their device around 2600 times every day? This number might seem shocking at first, but since almost every app sends different types of notifications, it does make sense.
Another interesting fact is that the country with the most smartphone users worldwide is China. Even though nearly 80% of the U.S. population has access to a smartphone (according to some sources), more than 851M Chinese have a mobile device.
The last fact to point out is that Apple is no longer the second-largest phone company in the world. Following the 2020 Q3 report, the American brand has a market share of 11%. The leader in this department is Samsung because they have more than 22%. In other words, nearly one out of five smartphones in the entire world are made by this company, which is impressive.