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Average User Looks at Phone 150 Times a Day

A new study has revealed that the average phone user looks at their device a total of 150 times per day.

In 2010, Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia found 150 to be the number of times the average individual views their phone on a daily basis, which includes both smartphones and feature phones.

U.S. carrier T-Mobile, meanwhile, confirmed the same figure for the American market in its own study conducted during 2012. In the United Kingdom, meanwhile, the figure is claimed to have reached 200.

Former Nokia executive and current market analyst Tomi Ahonen -- who was voted by Forbes as the most influential writer on mobile related topics -- has now published a new study, seen below, looking into the habits of what an average user looks at when viewing their phones.

  • Messaging - 23 times
  • Voice calls - 22 times
  • Clock - 18 times
  • Alarm - 8 times
  • Camera - 8 times
  • Music player - 23 times
  • Gaming - 12 times
  • Calendar - 5 times
  • Social media - 9 times
  • News - 6 times
  • Search - 3 times
  • Web - 3 times
  • Video - 6 times
  • Charging phone - 3 times
  • Voice mail - 1 time
  • Apps and others - 10 times

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  • casualcolors
    Really? Seems like a chore. The average flip phone user looks at their phone twice. Once to turn off the alarm in the morning and again to try and get your number.
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  • noncense. I looked at my phone today 2 times. And most is 15-20 times
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  • rb420
    casualcolorsReally? Seems like a chore. The average flip phone user looks at their phone twice. Once to turn off the alarm in the morning and again to try and get your number.
    My last flip phone was the samsung a920. While I wouldn't want to give up all the features that come with modern smartphones, I do miss being able to text and do other things without ever looking at my phone.
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  • rb420
    fsdfsfdsnoncense. I looked at my phone today 2 times. And most is 15-20 times Just because you don't fit under an "average user" doesn't mean that the whole study is nonsense. Don't forget, there are several people who send hundreds of texts a day. Both are extremes, and this states the average.
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  • JohnMD1022
    Here's an extreme for you...

    I have no cell phone, and no need for one.

    Consequently, I never look at mine.
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  • Afrospinach
    An *average* of 8 alarms a day? Seems bogus.
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  • JJ1217
    Most of the time my phone is off... dunno why I even have a phone.
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  • deksman
    I may look at my phone only a few times per day (sometimes, none at all).
    If I'm out, it may be more frequent, but probably within the 10 times mark.
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  • eiskrystal
    Seems to me the average phone user doesn't exist. Either people are playing with it constantly, or barely remember to switch it on.
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  • ojas
    i look at it b/w 10 and 20 times, and send an average of 5 messages per day.
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