Smartphones Overtake Tablets in Data Consumption

Despite the huge growing rates of tablets, smartphone users consistently consume more data than tablet users for the first time. The study conducted by mobile analytics firm Arieso revealed several insights into the current situation in the mobile industry.


Smartphones, Tablets & Phablets

Six out of top ten devices with highest consumption rates are smartphones while tablets only reach ranks 4, 8 and 9. One only phablet – the Samsung Galaxy Note II – reached the top 10. iPhone 5 users demand most data and it seems that Android devices generate more uplink data: The Samsung Galaxy S III is ranked first (with four times the data compare to the iPhone 3G) while Samsung Tab 2 10.1 creates 20% more data compared to Apple’s iPad.


LTE Users are Data Consuming Beasts

With more and more LTE capable devices on the market it’s understandable that the hungriest 1% consume 40% of all mobile data. New devices and richer content will make sure that mobile data consumption will skyrocket during the coming months. Bigger screens and more LTE coverage will keep smartphones in front of tablets in terms of mobile data consumption.

Which of your devices consume more data? Tell us in the comments below!

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  1. Dean Simons says

    I download most stuff on my iPad at home, but it’s true: I constantly download and upload stuff on my phone while on the go. Never looked at the numbers though.

    1. DanielBulygin says

      My phone is downloading stuff constantly. Also, I think that the price of a tablet with a data module contributes to this. Not many people can afford an iPad with 3G/LTE.

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