Infographic reveals a number of interesting cellphone stats

Infographic reveals a number of interesting cellphone stats
So where does your mobile phone go at night to recharge the batteries while you're in bed recharging your mind and body? The answer to that and a number of other interesting questions can be found in a new infographic that was just sent to us by the author. It is a fascinating look at cellphone usage. For example, 32% admit to using their phone while driving, 36% use their handset while dining out, and 61% are fiddling with their device while watching television.

Some of the stats will make you cringe. Believe it or not, three out of four U.S.cellphone owners bring their phones with them to the bathroom. And did you know that the constant sending of text messages and emails can cause inflammation and pain in your joints? Even those with back problems and chronic pain will find that holding the phone between their neck and shoulder while multitasking, can lead to additional agony.

As for the answer to our original question, 68% sleep with their phone right next to the bed. 16% keep the device in the bedroom at night. Oddly, 1% of those responding to the survey say that they keep their phone in the car overnight. If you put your phone there during the night, you won't hear the alarm you set on the phone, you'll miss overnight and early morning calls, fail to recharge the battery on your mobile phone, and leave it wide open to be stolen by a thief.

You can check out the infographic by taking a look at the slideshow below.

Thanks, Parampreet!

source: BlogMost



1. Sauce unregistered

I must admit I am one of the 75% who bring their mobile device to the bathroom. Toilet time is the best time! Heck, that's where I do most of my reading. 10% bathroom use. 90% phone time lol.

2. addicted2088

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Well, people used to take books and newspapers with them to the bathroom, now the trend has simply shifted to the mobile device since that's what has become the primary device for many, for reading, movies, gaming, etc.. I don't personally take the phone to the bathroom (nor have I taken books or newspapers in my 25 years of living), but it isn't really a surprise or cringe-worthy IMO.

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

The things that i can do on my phone is limited since it runs WP8.

4. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I like the part where you can take photo of your mugger after you are mugged. It makes perfect sense that if you are using a smartphone, your mugger will not take it!

5. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

that 75% of americans bring their phones to the bathroom.

6. amancarlos

Posts: 42; Member since: May 09, 2012

*Statistics powered by the NSA. for you, with you, always!

7. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

yeah just remember that next time you ask to see someone else's phone just remember where it could have been

8. GeekMovement unregistered

I am one of the 15% that doesn't bring their phone into the bathroom (and also surprised at the 75% lol, but no judging). I also use the S-Pen for basically everything (texting via swyping, games, e-mails, etc.) so no fingerprints/oil/grease/w.e and hopefully lessening the germs on the screen as I still tend to wipe it often (i might be stuck with the s-pens and the galaxy note line, it's almost like my new finger for mobile screens). I might be falling under the 4th category on the last slide though. My eye stings a lot even though I've significantly reduced the amount of time I spend in front of screens. I'm going to become blind! *panic*

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