Forecast of the smartphone user penetration rate in the UK 2015-2022

This statistic displays a forecast of the smartphone user penetration rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2022. In 2022, the share of monthly active smartphone users is projected to reach 79.7 percent of the total population. This would be an increase of over 16 percent from 61.71 percent in 2014.
In the UK, the most popular mobile device vendor has been Apple since 2010, which had a total market share of 49.04 percent in the first eight months of 2017. In January 2017, the total market share of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus in terms of total smartphone sales in the UK was higher than all others.

Smartphones have many different uses and consumers across the globe spend their time on various activities. Most smartphone owners in the UK spend the majority of their smartphone activity time using search engines or checking their Emails on a weekly basis. Approximately half of all smartphone users visited social networks on a weekly basis.

Forecast of the smartphone user penetration rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2022

Share of smartphone users
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Release date

July 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

July 2017

Special properties

share of individuals of any age who own at least one smartphone and use the smartphone(s) at least once per month.

Supplementary notes

* Forecasted data.
This statistic presents exclusive data by Statista’s Market Analytics team and is based on calculations and estimates derived from relevant primary data and third-party data analysis. See our Methodology section for more details.

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