Gone are the days when a mobile device was solely intended to make and receive calls or texts. A new report by UK-based mobile network reveals that internet browsing has become the most frequent use for smartphones.
The report discloses that the average smartphone user spends over 2 hours using the device daily and the average time break-up is: 25 minutes for internet browsing, 17 minutes on social networks, 13 minutes on games and 16 minutes on music. Interestingly, only 12 minutes of those 2 hours are spent on voice calls, which is a sharp turn away from basic phone functionality.
With latest smartphones such as – Samsung Galaxy S3, Apple iPhone 4S, Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC One X – offering a multitude of extremely powerful and useful features, it is no surprise that users now seek much more from their devices than just simple phone functions.
The report further shows that smartphones are now being used by 54% of users instead of alarm clocks, 46% have done away with their watches, 39% use their smartphones instead of cameras to take pictures and 28% use them for their computing needs. Current and upcoming new releases in superphones and phablets categories are only going to fuel these trends.