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Europe study pinpoints iPhone 5 as the top mobile data hog, phones overtake tablets

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Europe study pinpoints iPhone 5 as the top mobile data hog, phones overtake tablets

The UK mobile data analysis firm Arieso rummaged through daily data gathered on more than 1 million smartphone users on 3G networks, and came back with some interesting results.

It turned out that by far Apple iPhone 5 users in Europe were the biggest data consumers, using more than 50% of what iPhone 4S ones were chugging, which was also a record number at the time. As far as data generated and uploaded, head of the pack were people with the Samsung Galaxy S III, and largish devices like the Galaxy Note II are also making inroads as big mobile data hogs.

The other interesting trend is that for the first time smartphones took over tablets as biggest data consumers. With today's ever-increasing screen sizes, you can do much more with a phone now, and what you used to do on a slate, which somewhat explains why in the top 10 the first 6 are phones, next 3 tablets, and the last one a "phablet".

source: Arieso

Europe study pinpoints iPhone 5 as the top mobile data hog, phones overtake tablets

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posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:18 2

1. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


no wonder, i use about 10 gigs of data every month (with wifi, of course)

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:32

8. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


and with increasing resolutions , it s bound to happen

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:20

2. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 232; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Not surprised its been a data hog since 2007, even if it was hogging edge.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:30 1

9. asimo (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


I see what you did here Sonic!

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:26

3. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 501; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Well duh....

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:27

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5536; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It won't be long before the phablet category displaces the tablets. I was thinking of getting a N7, but after the Note II, I am going to pass on the N7.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 04:20

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Droid I got a ? For ya. I have a note 2, and I have the camera set to save pics to the memory card, but when I make a folder whether I copy or move the pics into it, it goes to the device memory. Is there a way to keep folders on the memory card please, and thank u.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:34

5. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 232; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I don't think that's gonna happen ppl like the 7,(7.9),8.9,(9.7) & 10.1 sizes phablet are great enough for there own category.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 04:31

7. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I don't get it - the iPhone doesn't have a download manager, nor a file manager...

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