Online activities performed via smartphone in Great Britain 2017

This statistic ranks online smartphone activities by usage penetration in Great Britain (GB) as of May 2017. During the most recent survey period in the second quarter of 2017, it was found that 59 percent of smartphone owners reported having used a smartphone to visit social networking websites, while 73 percent used their smartphone to read or send emails. Use of instant messaging serves such as BBM was the second least popular activity among smartphone owners, with 22 percent.

Online activities performed using a smartphone ranked by usage penetration in Great Britain (GB) as of May 2017

Share of respondents*
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Release date

August 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

Q2 2017

Number of respondents


Age group


Special properties

smartphone owners.

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Share of smartphone owners who carried out activities within three months previous to survey.

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