Facts About Smartphone Ownership
Owning a mobile phone nowadays is already a necessity. It does not only serve as devices used in communicating with loved ones. Owning a mobile phone is now also necessary in business dealings and many more aspects. That is why manufacturers of mobile phones are continuously developing a device that can help their daily communication needs. As a result, just a couple of years back, Smartphone was invented and is now being used by most. From then on, several changes in the ownership of the device occurred.
Among the changes include the quick change in the percentage of people who now own the device. According one of the conducted surveys, from May 2011 to May 2013, there is already about 56% of the population who are using Smartphone. Ever since Smartphone was made available in the market, the percentage of people who do not have a mobile phone also decreased.
The survey report also showed that at present, ownership of the device among age groups has already increased. It only means that no matter the age group is, Smartphone is their number one choice of mobile phone. The age group with the highest percentage of Smartphone use is between 25 and 34 years old. It was followed by people aged 18 to 24 years old. The age group of 35 to 44 came next with 65 and above garnering the lowest user percentage.
Including the consideration of household income combined with age, although difference in the percentage in Smartphone ownerships is seen, it still did not stop young people from wanting to have the device. That is, even with their household income already factored in. However, it cannot be hidden that changes were present when the aspect of household income is included in the survey factors. The age group of 18 to 29 still has a high percentage of Smartphone ownership even in an annual household income of $30,000 and below.
Smartphone: Android and iPhone
Most of you will surely ask yourself which one better to buy, android or iPhone. Based on the presented report, today, most people already own an Android phone. For the past couple of years, that was the case with regard to the Android and iPhone ownership.
Including another of the commonly owned mobile phones, Blackberry, the trends in mobile device ownership changed again. As of May 2011, according to the conducted survey, there was 10% decrease in the ownership of Blackberries. Thus, today, ownership of Blackberries is just only 4% of the entire mobile phone ownership.
Considering mobile phone owner’s annual household income again, most of those who earn $30,000 say that what they own is Android devices. From an annual household income of $30,000 to $74,999, the majority of them are using Android. However, to those earning above, it is seen on the report that most of them are already iPhone owners.
There is already the survey of cellphone ownership based on race. There was only a little gap between the percentage of Android and Smartphone ownership among White Non-Hispanic, just like with the race Hispanic. But when it came to the Black Non-Hispanic, it is when the big difference was seen. Nevertheless, it is still the preference for Android that won.