About This Statistic
This statistic displays a forecast of the smartphone user penetration rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2021. In 2021, the share of monthly active smartphone users is projected to reach 82.39 percent of the total population. This would be an increase of over 20 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 44.15 percent in 2016. 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 the smartphone users visited social networks on a weekly basis.