Infographic shows more women own smartphones than men

Infographic shows more women own smartphones than men
The smartphone market is quickly moving towards maturity and this latest infographic summarizing stats from the United Kingdom is a good illustration. Smartphones are penetrating people of all demographics and age, with more women owning a smartphone in the UK and more people in their mid forties to seventies owning a smart handset.

In only a couple of years smartphone penetration surged from 38% in 2010 to 60% in 2013. Interestingly, while in 2010 the survey showed that 63% of smartphone owners were men, now that has changed and there are more women owning a smartphone, 58%, according to the infographic below made by eDigitalResearch and IMRG.

There is a lot of other interesting facts showing how smartphones become truly universal and widespread among all kinds of people in the United Kingdom. Take a look below.

source: Read Write Web



1. FlushGordon unregistered

Of course majority of those are gifts from men...

2. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yea so the woman can take more detailed pics and vids to send to the men lol

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Or, the majority of those are iPhones for small hands.... Another take on the data is that I doubt a majority of Phablets are owned by women, for the same reason (small hands).

3. FlushGordon unregistered

I can't recall any female friend of mine who bought a smartphones from their own money

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

True. My wife has owned 2 smartphones so far. Both bought by me :)

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

because men can find luxury life on simpler phone, but women find luxury life only on smartphone.

5. FlushGordon unregistered

A smartphone is the ultimate reward to a woman for better tasting sandwiches...and blwjbs

7. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

+1 lol

13. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I have bought 3 smartphones to my wifey :) +1 to you buddy

6. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

They use it as a mirror to check if their make up is ok.

8. Shubham412302

Posts: 588; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

even In my college more girls have smartphones than boys.

9. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Because men know the value of money and they dont waste it on useless things..

19. justme

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

But if you're on this site, you're interested in the subject-how is it a "useless thing"?

10. murali_v_2000

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

No surprise that the (smartphone) "penetration" is higher for Women than Men !

11. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I want to see the infograph without taking the iPhone into consideration... because that's THE WOMEN "Smartphone"... Anyway interesting article

16. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

More men would own a flagship android device than woman.

20. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Right... I get surprise when I see a woman with a Galaxy Nexus, or maybe the S3 in hand... They usually go for the S3 Mini, midrange galaxies, iPhone or a Sony

15. stealthd unregistered

I'm kind of amazed at all the mysoginistic comments. I knew the calibur of PhoneArena's commenters is pretty low but yeash.

17. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

But that doesn't make those women smart. Still you need to supplement them with your ideas.

18. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

True. Here in my country, plenty of girls own a smartphones. It is either an iPhone or a samsung galaxy y or pocket. My friends mostly own a dumbphone. In fact im the only one who owns a smartphone.

21. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Because there are more women on the earth than men.

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