Nearly 57 percent of Indians admitted they cannot live without their smartphones, making them the most addicted group of respondents in a survey of users from top five smartphone regions globally.One in three Indians said they would give up their TV for a week before their smartphone, according to the survey conducted by Germany-based B2X Care Solutions. The survey polled more than 2,500 smartphone and tablet users from the top five smartphone regions globally, including the US, Germany, Brazil, India and China. It polled a sample set of smartphone users from 16 to 65 years old who personally owned their devices. Also Read - Smartphones to cost more with import duty hike on displays: Everything you need to know
There were 518 respondents from the US, 535 from Germany, 507 from India, 515 from China and 503 from Brazil. “In America and China, most consumers wait less than 24 hours to have their smartphone repaired while in Brazil, India and Germany it takes almost 8 days for the same repair,” the survey found. Americans tend to be the most satisfied with their repair process while Brazilians are the least satisfied. In US, 98 percent between the ages of 16-29 sleep with their smartphones and 13 percent would not give up their smartphone for a week even if they were paid $500. The Chinese spend the most money on smartphones. In fact, more than 75 percent spend more than $250 when purchasing a device and 80 percent own two or more smartphones, which they tend to replace after less than a year, the survey found. Also Read - How to use your smartphone camera to attend video calls instead of the webcam
Even though Germans are the least addicted to their smartphones, 58 percent said they still keep their phones on their body or within reach at all times during the day and 84 percent want the most technically advanced model when purchasing a new device. As many as 57 percent of Indian users said they can’t live without their smartphones, which makes them the most addicted group of respondents, the survey found. In Brazil, 63 percent users said they spend at least three hours on their smartphones a day, making them the heaviest device users. The survey also found that 1 in 3 Indians and 1 in 2 Chinese would give up their TV for a week before their smartphone. Also Read - The xHelper malware explained: Why it is so dangerous and how to get rid of it?