Which phone feature do you use the most?

Which phone feature do you use the most?
Our smartphones are becoming increasingly powerful, with manufacturers being capable of adding more and more features in every new model, thanks to advancements in technology.

With such kind of power, though... comes great responsibility! Scratch that. We meant that with such kind of power, we can do tons of stuff with our phones - from simple voice calls, to video calls, playing games, watching (YouTube) video, exchange emails, use social networks like Facebook and Twitter, read and edit documents, browse the web... you name it!

It is obvious that with so much new features being introduced every year, the way we use our handsets will constantly evolve. If we look at what people's usage was about 10 years ago, we'll find that it consisted mostly of voice calling and text messaging (and of course, Reversi and Snake!). Once smartphones started to come into their own, though, people began using them for more advanced stuff like web browsing, document editing and photography. And today, we have these powerhouses that can do almost anything that your computer can do, with the added inconvenience of the smaller screen.

With all that said, we think it'll be very interesting to see what those usage patterns look like today. Below you'll find three polls, where you can vote for the first, second and third most frequent activities that you do on your cell phones.

Which phone feature do you use most?

Voice calls
17.15%
Texting
24.93%
Internet browsing
30.27%
Games
5.99%
Video
1.42%
Social networks
7.42%
Music
8.96%
Camera
3.86%

Which is the second phone feature that you use most?

Voice calls
13.44%
Texting
19.89%
Internet browsing
25.54%
Games
9.64%
Video
3.07%
Social networks
10.44%
Music
11.17%
Camera
6.81%

Which is the the third phone feature that you use most?

Voice calls
12.1%
Texting
11.23%
Internet browsing
16.47%
Games
14.72%
Video
3.68%
Social networks
11.42%
Music
15.91%
Camera
14.47%


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42 Comments

44. nadar.bsm

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

voice call -- texting -- internet browsing

41. ncv144

Posts: 126; Member since: May 04, 2012

the trolls have been quiet for a long time now, where are gallito, eaxvac (havent seen him since apple was innovative) taco, Lucas77 (or somthing like that), and the guy with the dead inside avatar. its been peaceful lately...

42. ncv144

Posts: 126; Member since: May 04, 2012

OMG PhoneArena put an edit button next to my comment! EVO3DLUTION

39. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Internet browsing(actually tethering, but web browsing was the closest.) -->texting-->voice calling

38. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Internet/email > Texting > Calls = Social Network > Camera > Games

37. Miquel_1987

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Music-Browsing-Social networks. thats me :)

40. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Same for me. Music is #1 because whenever I use my car, my phone automatically connects to my car's BT audio and plays my music. I'm in my car for at least an hour every day, and maybe more.

36. SugarShockFrantic

Posts: 73; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Texting - Music - Games

33. s3_owner

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

music(everyday)>gaming(when new ones come)>browsing(only on the move)

32. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Amazing to see that voice calls don't even make it to 20%!! Do we still have to call it a phone?? lol!!

31. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Social > Browsing > Gaming Social Network to me replaced the need to call and text...

30. Martin3

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Games-Videos-Internet Browsing

29. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Texting, music, camera. But I do talk on my phone frequently because, sometimes, a nice conversation via voice is more intimate than text messaging.

28. LostInTheRed

Posts: 85; Member since: May 03, 2012

Gaming>Browsing>Texting here. I'm a huge gamer, so having an Android device with emulators is a must for me. Misc browsing is a nice thing too. Definitely makes work go by faster. Texting is a must for my wife, friends, and family. We're always so busy it's hard to accept a phone call some times, so a quick, "Hey, you want to grab some lunch and hang out tomorrow?" is a nice solution. Also, it looks like someone just went down the line and down thumbed the first like 10 people. So thumbs up for EVERYONE!

27. No_Nonsense unregistered

Texting>Browsing>Voice Calls

26. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Internet > Social > Music

25. pankajgupta

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Gaming -> Calling -> Internet Browsing A new user so may be later, the order would be reversed :P

24. parthpatels007

Posts: 54; Member since: May 27, 2011

need more options!! :P

23. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

This poll contains iphone like stuff(lol)..... I use to do many other things in ma phone.....

22. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Web browsing > Social Networking > Music.

21. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

definitely camera, 1. texting/camera 2. calling 3. internet (mostly e-mails)

18. Frost

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

internet browsing>music>gaming

17. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

texting-->calling-->music

15. ffaarrooqq

Posts: 65; Member since: May 26, 2011

Web Browsing > Voice Calling > Camera

13. kylehudsons

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

social network covers texting... lol....

12. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Web Browsing > Gaming > Social Networks

11. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Social networking -> Internet -> Music. I don't get many texts and calls. Forever Alone.

10. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I use google search and maps a lot but it's not an option

14. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I'm missing maps and/or navigation too. But for google search you can consider "Internet browsing"

9. Ray.S

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

It's Calling > Browsing > Texting for me.

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