With all the many, many things smartphones are capable of doing, it’s easy to forget that making calls is one of their primary functions. Or at least, that’s the theory.
In practise, making calls is miles down the smartphone charts, coming in at number five in a recent study.
That’s the story according to O2, as reported by The Telegraph. It’s not entirely clear if the results are based on actual use, or some sort of consumer survey type deal.
In any case, it’s suggested that the average users spends a tad over two hours a day on their smartphone, with just 12 minutes spent making calls.
Ahead of that, we have gaming on 14 minutes 26 seconds, music at 15 minutes 38 seconds, and social media at 17 minutes 29 seconds.
Top of the pile is internet, easily claiming the smartphone throne with 24 minutes 49 seconds.
Somewhat surprisingly, texting comes in at seventh, behind emails. Hmm.
"Smartphones are now being used like a digital ‘Swiss Army Knife’, replacing possessions like watches, cameras, books and even laptops," screamed David “D-Bomb” Johnson, general manager of devices for O2.
"While we’re seeing no let-up in the number of calls customers make or the amount of time they spend speaking on their phones, their phone now plays a far greater role in all aspects of their lives."