Indians spend an average of more than 5 hours a day on smartphones, increasing the use of learning apps
Smartphone addiction is now a serious problem. In particular, the number of people who have used smartphones in the last one and a half years due to the lockdown, it would be eye-popping to see a statistic. According to a recent survey, smartphone users spend at least 92 minutes watching videos and 69 minutes browsing the Internet in 24 hours. This information came from a survey by Ericsson Consumer Lab. According to Ericsson’s The Future of Urban Reality, Indian smartphone users spend an average of more than 5 hours a day (video + browsing) on a smartphone during a lockdown.
For more than 5 hours a day, the general public stays on the mobile
Ericsson further claims in its survey that the lockdown in India due to Covid-19 has led to a massive influx of people on e-learning platforms. In that case, 47% of the total population is now using these learning apps. Not only that, due to house arrest, every Indian smartphone user is wasting about 3.4 hours more time on social media than before. Students, on the other hand, use the Internet 3 hours longer than before for online classes and office workers for online meetings. Again, most users spend 19% of their time browsing the Internet, 10% of their voice calls and 25% of their time watching movies or videos on their mobile phones. So, if we calculate the average time to use a smartphone among Indians, it is about 5 hours and 14 minutes.
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In addition to Internet browsing or video watching statistics, Ericsson explored a number of other topics in the survey. According to the survey, out of the total Indian smartphone users, 91% have chosen the Android operating system and 8% have chosen the iOS system. On the other hand, given the popularity of 5G connections in India, Ericsson claims that 4 out of 5 smartphone users are interested in buying 5G handsets.