Smartphone Statistics, History and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting Smartphone statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Average number of times a typical cellphone user touches their device each day:

2,617 times per day

Last updated 7/13/16

Number of mobile phone users in 2017:

5 billion

Number of mobile phone users in 2016:

4.8 billion

Amount consumers spent in App Stores in 2017:

$86 billion

Company that sold the most smartphones in 2017:


Percentage of China’s internet users that access it through a mobile device:


Last updated 1/23/16

Percentage of smartphone time in China that is spent messaging:


Last updated 1/18/16

Percentage of internet users in India that access it from a mobile device:


Last updated 9/2/15

Percentage of smartphones in India that are made by Chinese companies:


Last updated 8/6/18

Smartphone maker with the largest share of the Indian market:


Last updated 8/6/18

42.5% of smartphone users in Brazil say they would rather give up water and electricity for a day than go without their phone.

35% of U.S. smartphone users check it more than 50 times a day.

(Last updated 8/19/15)

People in the U.S. spend more time using mobile apps than watching television.

(Last updated 9/12/15)

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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Smartphone stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.