For years, there has been a playful feud between iPhone and Android users – and new research suggests there are indeed differences between the types of people who favor each brand.
In a survey of 1,000 iPhone owners and 1,000 Android owners, Slickdeals found that iPhone and Android users differ in their spending habits, lifestyle and social behavior.
While they spend a similar amount of time each day on their phones, the survey suggests that iPhone owners generally make and spend more money than Android users.
People who own the Apple devices also tend to have more friends, more vacations, and more selfies.
For years, there has been a playful feud between iPhone and Android users – and new research suggests there are indeed differences between the types of people who favor each brand. File photo
According to the survey, both iPhone and Android users spend at least 25 percent of the day looking at their cell phones.
On average, these are 4 hours and 54 minutes for iPhone users and 3 hours and 42 minutes for Android users.
The differences become clear when comparing the lifestyles of the two groups.
While iPhone owners earn an average of $ 53,251, Android users earn around $ 37,040.
Not surprisingly, iPhone owners spend more money each month on clothing ($ 117.13), tech ($ 100.88) and make-up / beauty products ($ 82.71).
In any case, Android users spend about half of iPhone owners, as the poll showed.
"This survey shows that Android users are generally more frugal than their iPhone counterparts and on the hunt for savings in shopping," said Slickdeals CEO Josh Meyers.
"Meanwhile, iPhone users tend to spend more, especially for articles that relate to the self-image, such as clothing and cosmetics."
Android users also seem to prefer time as an iPhone user, as these individuals report that their ideal weekend night is "huddled on the couch, watching TV / film, or reading a book."
According to the survey, both iPhone and Android users spend at least 25 percent of the day looking at their cell phones. File photo
ARE YOU ONE OF THE FAST 50% OF SMARTPHONE USERS ADDING TO YOUR HANDSET?
Worrying research released in December 2017 has revealed that we are using our smartphones about 4,000 times a year for no apparent reason.
Every day we unlock our phone 28 times – and this is compulsory and unnecessary over a third of the time.
The apps we crave most are Facebook, followed by WhatsApp, Gmail and Instagram.
Experts from Malta-based online casinos Casumo.com looked at 2,000 smartphone users in the UK to see if checking their device was out of habit or necessity.
Average American clicks, clicks, or swipes on your smartphone screen run more than 2,600 times a day, and some reach a staggering 5,400
They found that more than 40 percent of the 10,000x users who use smartphones every year are "compulsive."
The top ten percent of users check their phone more than 60 times a day.
More than one in three people think that they are addicted to checking their phone, with the average user spending nearly an hour a day on their phone.
The survey also found that Google Maps is the most useful app, while WhatsApp and Gmail rank second.
Google Chrome is the fourth and Facebook the fifth place.
For Apple users, the ideal night is to be out and about with friends.
iPhone users also send more text per day (58 compared to 26 for Android users) and have a larger number of close friends (5 versus 3).
On average, they take four leisure trips a year, while Android users generally need three.
While iPhone users receive about 12 selfies per day, Android users take only 7.
The two groups even differ when it comes to the taste of entertainment.
While iPhone users prefer horror, drama and romance, with their top shows being Game of Thrones, Gray's Anatomy, Friends and The Walking Dead, Android users prefer thriller, action and adventure, including NCIS, Law & Order and SNL favorites.