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The U.S. has three times as many smartphone users as the U.K. has people

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The U.S. has three times as many smartphone users as the U.K. has people
Smartphones have finally started outselling feature phones, and smartphones are taking off in certain regions. Taking a look at the top 15 countries ranked by smartphone penetration, you may see a few countries that you didn't expect to. The U.S. clocks in at number 13 on the list, tied with Canada at just over 56% smartphone penetration.

Of course, the fact that the U.S. is number 13 is quite impressive, because it is by far the most populous country on the list. The second most populous is the United Kingdom, which has about one-fifth the population of the U.S., and has 62% smartphone penetration. In fact, at 56.4% smartphone penetration in the U.S., that would mean somewhere around 180 million people on the U.S. have a smartphones. So, that would mean there are almost three times as many people with smartphones in the U.S. as there are people living in the U.K. 

If you asked around, we would guess that South Korea would be widely assumed to be number one on this list, but Samsung's home was beaten out by less than 1% by the United Arab Emirates. The UAE of course does have the benefit of having under 8 million people living there, which makes it easier to get 73.8% smartphone penetration.

The U.S. has three times as many smartphone users as the U.K. has people

source: Mashable

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posted on 27 Aug 2013, 21:46 1

1. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Great title. Made me Lol.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 21:53

2. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


UAE
They are rich

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 22:02

3. hellonerds (Posts: 264; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


now who has the most expensive plans?

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 04:46

14. brrunopt (Posts: 529; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


you mean, who is being more robbed ?

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 22:17 3

4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2379; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


A sample size of 1,000 for a country of about 325 million? It's been a while since I've taken Stats, but I doubt that's a size worthy of statistical significance.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 22:22

5. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


I've mostly stop giving a hoot about articles on PhoneArena. I got to say though, you're one of my favorite black people and my favorite commentator on PA.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 22:36 1

6. a_merryman (Posts: 685; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Are you sure the sample size of your survey for favorite black people and favorite commentator is big enough to carry statistical significance?

In all seriousness though, 1000 is a pretty small sample size, I thought the average was about 5000 to lower the chance of anomalies?

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 22:51 5

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2379; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Ummm...thanks?

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 00:41

10. willard12 (Posts: 822; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I think Al Sharpton is favorite.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:03 1

16. JMartin22 (Posts: 1221; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


lolFavoriteblackpeople

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 23:21 1

8. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Where is Japan?

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 23:51 1

9. pinkpanzer (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 May 2013)


and more proof yet that smartphones only make people stupider

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 02:41

11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2694; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Small countries are mostly at the top. Great to see. What are the nos. of China and India?

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 03:54 1

12. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


baring in mind about 40% of chinese still live in rice paddies in the country im gonna say it wont be near the top...

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 04:12

13. nasznjoka (Posts: 345; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


What bout German?

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 06:10

15. yasir-921 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


where is China? India? Pakistan?

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 19:30 1

17. wizzardtech (Posts: 59; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


China, India, Pakistan Philippines etc. have a little smartphone penetration due to the fact that average people cannot afford one. They only earn average salary of $100-300 monthly so a
$40-100 cellphone is enough for them. As long as they can call and txt, thats all that matters.

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