A study recently conducted by Huawei - in partnership with Decibel Research - found that the average Australian spends 2.5 hours per day on their phones. That’s equivalent to 38 days a year.
Here is a list of the key findings:
• Aussie blokes are practically tied to their phones – 74 per cent admitted to having their phone at hand throughout the entire day, compared to 60 per cent of females surveyed.
• 1 in 10 Australians admit to using their phones in more secluded or risqué situations, such as during private time with their partner.
• 2 out of 5 of respondents said damaging their phone would be more upsetting than friends cancelling plans at the last minute.
• 3 out of 5 Australians aged under 30 admit to having taken a selfie to check their look, with the most self-conscious states being Victoria and Queensland, tied at 53 per cent of mobile phone users snapping themselves.
• While 46 per cent track their fitness routines and goals on their mobile phones, just 36 per cent would share these details with their friends (of which approximately 1 in 3 (31 per cent) admit to having embellished the truth at some point).
• More than two thirds (70 per cent) of respondents admit to storing potentially embarrassing information on their phone that they would prefer to keep to themselves.