Released on July 28, the seven-country survey of more than 7,000 people about smartphone habits by Motorola, now owned by Chinese electronics giant Lenovo, found that 60 per cent of those surveyed slept holding their handsets —with the highest percentages in India (74 per cent) and China (70 per cent).
While one in six smartphone users said they used their phones while taking a shower, 54 per cent said they would reach for the smartphone before saving their cat in a fire, phys.org reported. Around 40 per cent tell secrets to their phones they would not reveal even to their best friend. But the relationship is not perfect.
Only 39 per cent said they were ‘happy’ with their smartphone, and 79 per cent felt bothered that their devices interrupted them at inopportune moments. The survey was conducted online by global public opinion research consultancy KRC research with a total of 7,112 smartphone owners in the United States, Britain, Brazil, China, Spain, Mexico and India.
In a similar survey last year, it was found that 57 per cent of Indians can not live without their smartphones. The findings showed that 98 per cent of Indians sleep with their smartphones and 83 per cent keep it on their body or within reach throughout the day.