Take this survey from Motorola to see if you own your phone, or if it owns you

Motorola has produced a survey for smartphone users to take. Made up of simple questions like "which would be easier to stay away from for one week, your family or your phone?," the survey helps decide where you stand in what the manufacturer calls the "phone-life balance." There are five potential categories ranging from the phonosapian, who uses his phone just for the basics, to the phonatic. The latter is on his phone 24-hours a day, from the time he gets up in the morning to right before he falls asleep at night. In between there are three other levels, mindfully mobile, phone-prone and phonophile.

To build a better relationship with your phone, Motorola suggests installing the Space app on your iOS or Android handset. Based on research from top universities, Space is a personalized digital behavior change program that is designed to end your phone addiction. After taking a quiz, you'll set some goals. Tools like a notification blocker and a screen dimmer start you on your path toward a life where your phone isn't as important to you. Currently, 80,000 monthly active users are employing the Space app.

If you really have become addicted to your smartphone, the Space app might not be a bad thing to install on your handset. Simply click on the appropriate link: (iOS|Android).

To take Motorola's quiz to see where you stand with your phone-life balance, tap on the sourcelink below. And if you want to see real life people using their smartphone in the middle of their vacation, tap the video at the top of this story.

source: Motorola



1. audibot

Posts: 679; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i can honestly say not connected dont give a crap about phone unless for music or looking up movie time or work parts.

2. Blazers

Posts: 766; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I don't need to take a survey, my phone owns me.

3. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I'm with you on that. I tell people if you see my phone and don't see me, call the police something has happened.

4. theot14430 unregistered

I own my phone, as long as I don’t own a Motorola.

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

My phone tells me I own it

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If I didn't have 50+ people under my command I'd still be on a RAZR. Curse the SOB who invented email.

7. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Poor people. They’ve become lost

8. Whitedot

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Its like crack dealer tries to educate you on how much crack you have to take to be on the safe side. f**king morons.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I am just a level 2, mindfully mobile.

10. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Level 3. Not too bad. Surprisingly accurate description. Good job Moto. Also a little ironic how they are trying to shame you from using a product they make and want you to use.

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Took the quiz, Level 3 Phone-Prone. I can live with that, although I quit getting phantom vibrations a while ago.

12. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I just took the quiz and I'm level 3 as well. Not bad guess I'm in the middle.

13. matix73

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Level 3 here

14. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Not gonna even bother instaling it. So does it own me or not? :-D

15. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Level 4 but I use my phone for business so much that it's not surprising. The people who should worry are the social media millennial types. They have a problem. That question about checking your phone at a funeral or wedding is silly though. They aren't exactly riveting events.

16. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1475; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Maybe they should focus on pushing out Oreo to last year's models like they were supposed to before end of February 2018, instead of doing utterly useless sh*t like this.

17. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I consider my phone a tool. Just like I do not always need a hammer I do not always need my phone. Other than business uses like calendar and email I mainly use it to stream news using the DirecTV app.

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