• Print
Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

Smartphone Data Consumption is 44 Percent Greater on Larger Screen Phones, According to NPD

Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)
Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

PORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 18, 2013 – As consumers opt for smartphones with larger screens, they are increasing their usage and data consumption. According to the Connected Intelligence Smartphone Usage Report from The NPD Group, monthly Wi-Fi and cellular data consumption on smartphones with screens 4.5 inches and larger is 44 percent greater than it is on smartphones with screens under 4.5 inches, at 7.2GB and 5.0GB, respectively.

Source: The NPD Group, Inc. / Connected Intelligence / 
Smartphone Usage Report, 3 months ending July 2013

Smartphone penetration continues to grow as late adopters enter the market and the number of consumers opting for larger screens is growing. According to the Connected IntelligenceConnected Home Report, in Q3 2013, 61 percent of cell phone subscribers in the US used a smartphone.  Over the past year, the availability of larger smartphones has grown from representing only 11 percent of retail models at the end of Q3 2012, to 28 percent at the end of Q3 2013. As the availability of large screen smartphones has grown, so has data usage, which increased 19 percent in the same time period.

Most of this data consumption on larger phones is coming from greater usage of social media, navigation, video, retail, and music apps. Facebook, Google Maps, YouTube, Amazon (retail), and Pandora Radio are the apps most used among consumers with larger phones.

Source: The NPD Group, Inc. / Connected Intelligence / 
Smartphone Usage Report, 3 months ending July 2013

“OEMs are poised to continue increasing the product assortment and availability of smartphones with larger screen sizes in the coming years,” said John Buffone, director, devices, Connected Intelligence.  “Even though today larger screens represent a smaller part of the market, their relevance is increasing as consumers look for more ways to interact with content while on-the-go.  This is a win, not only for the manufacturers, but also for the carriers as data consumption and usage will keep increasing.”

Methodology
Smartphone Usage Report Data is sourced from an on-device meter "SmartMeter" leveraging a three month rolling panel that provides the equivalent base of 4,500 smartphone users. The panel is weighted and representative of the Android and iPhone U.S. smartphone base. The data was collected between May and July 2013.

Connected Home Report:
More than 5,000 U.S. consumers, age 18 and older were surveyed in the third quarter of 2013 for the Connected Home study.

Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)
Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)
Fill out this form to learn more!
Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

Share

Press Contact

Sarah Bogaty
+1 516 625 2357
sarah.bogaty@npd.com

The NPD Group, Inc.
900 West Shore Road
Port Washington, NY 11050

Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)
Subscribe to email alerts from The NPD Group Blog and more.
Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

Recent Press Releases

December 4, 2013

The NPD Group Launches ReceiptPal Mobile App for iPhone

Consumers Earn Rewards for Sending Receipts Directly from their iPhones PORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, ...

Read More
December 3, 2013

Chromecast Awareness Reaches 33 Percent Just Four Months After Launch, According to NPD

PORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 3, 2013 – After just a few months on the market, Google Chromec...

Read More
November 21, 2013

Research Shows $3.45 Billion Spent On Video Game Content In The U.S. During The Third Quarter Of 2013, A 17 Percent Increase Over Same Time Period Last Year

New Physical Games, Digital Full Games and Downloadable Content on Consoles and PCs had the highest ...

Read More