About This Statistic
This statistic displays a forecast of the development in smartphone user numbers in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2021. In 2021, the number of monthly active smartphone users is projected to reach 55.08 million individuals. This would be an increase of over 12 million new users from 42.85 million users in 2015. As smartphone manufacturers continue to implement more innovative features, the use of these features is also starting to rise. For example, a total of 12 percent of users were using the voice assistant in the UK in 2016, and another 21 percent were using the fingerprint identity verification method. However, the main decision factor consumers are taking into consideration when purchasing a new smartphone is the price, whereas the main reason for purchasing a new smartphone is that the consumers current device is out of date. As can be seen in this forecast, the number of smartphone users is predicted to have steady growth.