Smartphone usage in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2017, by age

Do you personally use a smartphone?* - by age

by S. O'Dea, last edited Jun 26, 2019
Smartphone usage in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2017, by age Smartphone usage in the United Kingdom has increased across all age ranges since 2012, most noticeably among those aged 55-64 years of age. Whereas just 9 percent of those aged 55 to 64 years of age used a smartphone in 2012, that number rose to 64 percent by 2017.
Smartphones becoming more accessible

As well as becoming more ubiquitous, smart phones are also becoming more accessible. In terms of price, the global average selling price of smartphones has fallen from 336.8 U.S. dollars in 2010, to 276.20 U.S. dollars in 2015. Estimates available from 2015 predicted that the average selling price of smartphones worldwide was expected to reach 214.70 U.S. dollars by 2019. The average selling price for smartphones in Europe fell from 419 U.S. dollars in 2013, to 259 U.S. dollars in 2017.

Smartphone usage in the UK

   Smartphones are the swiss army knife of digital devices, with its capabilities limited by the creativity of developers as much as it is the technology contained in the phone. In 2017, communications were the most popular ways to use a phone, however 87 percent of users report using camera apps frequently, 85 percent report frequent use of browser apps, and 68 percent report frequent use of navigation apps.
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Do you personally use a smartphone?* - by age

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by S. O'Dea, last edited Jun 26, 2019
Smartphone usage in the United Kingdom has increased across all age ranges since 2012, most noticeably among those aged 55-64 years of age. Whereas just 9 percent of those aged 55 to 64 years of age used a smartphone in 2012, that number rose to 64 percent by 2017.
Smartphones becoming more accessible

As well as becoming more ubiquitous, smart phones are also becoming more accessible. In terms of price, the global average selling price of smartphones has fallen from 336.8 U.S. dollars in 2010, to 276.20 U.S. dollars in 2015. Estimates available from 2015 predicted that the average selling price of smartphones worldwide was expected to reach 214.70 U.S. dollars by 2019. The average selling price for smartphones in Europe fell from 419 U.S. dollars in 2013, to 259 U.S. dollars in 2017.

Smartphone usage in the UK

   Smartphones are the swiss army knife of digital devices, with its capabilities limited by the creativity of developers as much as it is the technology contained in the phone. In 2017, communications were the most popular ways to use a phone, however 87 percent of users report using camera apps frequently, 85 percent report frequent use of browser apps, and 68 percent report frequent use of navigation apps.
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