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



1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

8. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

and with increasing resolutions , it s bound to happen

2. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 623; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

9. asimo

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

I see what you did here Sonic!

3. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Well duh....

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31761; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

5. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 623; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

7. ilia1986 unregistered

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

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