When I look around and see the influence smartphones have on our everyday routines, it is mind-blowing to me that the modern-day (post iPhone launch) smartphone has only been around since 2007. In just 8 short years, there isn’t much that smartphones haven’t changed in some fashion.
So how big have these little devices become? and how much do we really rely on them? I set out to answer these questions and many more with another stat-finding mission.
Here are the most interesting Smartphone statistics I was able to dig up. As always, I will be updating and adding to this list often as I come across newer stats. Be sure to check back often to see the latest.
How many people use smartphones:
There are 7.1 billion mobile subscribers globally.
Last updated 11/30/15
Growth in global mobile data traffic from 2014-2015:
Average amount of global mobile data used per month in 2015:
Projected Average amount of global mobile data used per month in 2016:
Last updated 2/3/16
Percentage of total global mobile data traffic that was due to video traffic in 2015:
Average monthly data traffic per smartphone globally in 2015:
An estimated 51% (yes, a majority of online holiday shopping this year) of all holiday online shopping visits in the U.S. this year will come from smartphones.
U.S. adults spend an average of 2 hours and 54 minutes each day doing non-voice activities on their mobile device.
(Last updated 10/7/15)
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22.7% of all global site traffic on ecommerce websites come from smartphones.
(Last updated 10/28/15)
The most popular iPhone/iPad app of all time is Facebook.
(Last updated 9/9/15)
58% of app users become inactive within the first 30 days after downloading it.
(Last updated 9/25/15)
Average amount of time an app remains dormant before it is deleted from a phone:
Last updated 1/14/16
Percentage of smartphone users that replace the apps on their device at least once a month:
Last updated 1/14/16
Percentage of parents that know little or nothing about what their child does on their phone:
Last updated 1/20/16
How many smartphone users in the US:
(Last updated 10/29/15)
How many smartphone users in China:
Last updated 9/16/15