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

1. sbr999

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Internet > Calling > Gaming

43. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Screen (haha) > Internet/Social networks > Music > Games > Texting > Camera > Voice Calls

2. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Music ~ Gaming ~ Internet Browsing I don't text that often hahaha...

16. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

wow, you just don't need a phone. No basic phone capabilities in your needs?

20. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Well I don't have anyone out of reach that I'd need to text them to communicate. Most of my contacts are neighbors hahahaha. I'm also on prepaid so I save the load for really important messages and not for chats, there are social networks for that.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Texting, Social Networking & Music were mine.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Texting > Internet browsing > Social Networks

5. Crossblade

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 21, 2005

Calling > Social > Camera

6. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

internet browsing, texting, social media. Although by social media I mean my Twitter feed which consists of all tech news. Not exactly social but Twitter is weird like that.

7. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Yeah yeah, guess what?? recharging is what people do most often LOL!

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

xD okay, that was pretty good. +1

9. Ray.S

Posts: 459; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

It's Calling > Browsing > Texting for me.

34. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

+1 Ray and I agree WOW! It's a phone 1st although mines a phablet but this is how it was ment to be used

10. Phullofphil

Posts: 1817; 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"

11. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

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

12. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Web Browsing > Gaming > Social Networks

13. kylehudsons

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

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

15. ffaarrooqq

Posts: 65; Member since: May 26, 2011

Web Browsing > Voice Calling > Camera

17. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

texting-->calling-->music

18. Frost

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

internet browsing>music>gaming

21. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

22. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Web browsing > Social Networking > Music.

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.....

24. parthpatels007

Posts: 54; Member since: May 27, 2011

need more options!! :P

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

26. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Internet > Social > Music

27. No_Nonsense unregistered

Texting>Browsing>Voice Calls

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!

29. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; 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.

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