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iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 Were Most Used Phones in 2013

by Todd Haselton | January 13, 2014January 13, 2014 10:00 am PST


Who spends the most time on their phones? While market share might tell us what phones are the most popular, it doesn’t always reflect which phones people are used for the most amount of time. Now, thanks to a report from Actix, we have an idea of what phones command the most usage time.

The study from Actix that was shared with CNET found that consumers spent the most time on the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 (in that order). Those devices were followed by the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II and Galaxy S4. The company found that, on average in Europe and North America, there were 20,608 users on an iPhone 4s per hour, while the iPhone 5 had about 20,529 users per hour and the iPhone 4 had 17,880 users per hour. As CNET notes, we don’t see newer devices like the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c in the data because the devices were too new to make an impact.

The report also showed the average number of megabytes that were consumed each hour per device during the year. The iPad 2 consumed more than 15 MB per hour on average, followed by the iPhone 5, which consumed under 10MB per hour, and the Galaxy Note II just behind it. For all subscribers, the most data hungry devices during the year, per hour, included the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4s and iPhone 4, though that’s no surprise since they were also most frequently in use, according to the report.

CNET suggests that the newer phones are more “taxing” for carriers, since they consume more data, and are “troublemakers.” Though, viewed differently, the data also suggests these devices also drive consumers to more expensive data plans, which can be more valuable to carriers provided that a consumer isn’t on an unlimited plan. Hit the source link for more information.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...