According to a new study smartphone users have many differences between them and iPhone users have a certain type
There are many things that makes us different. For example our education, our views about certain topics, even the clothes we wear. But, have you ever thought that our smartphone preferences can say something about us? Apparently a group of researchers think so. And their findings for Android and iPhone users are impressive.
The study was conducted at the universities of Lincoln and Lancaster in the United Kingdom. They studied 530 people over 2015 and 2016 about their phones and their feelings. According to them:
“In comparison to Android users, we found that iPhone owners are more likely to be female, younger, and increasingly concerned about their smartphone being viewed as a status object.”
That can happen with almost everyone when they obtain a high-end smartphone. But what about our personalities? Can a smartphone show some traits of our characters? Again the researchers have something to say: “Key differences in personality were also observed with iPhone users displaying lower levels of Honesty–Humility and higher levels of emotionality.”
So according to the results iPhone users are most likely to be emotional women, who are superficial and look at material things. And let’s not forget liars. I’m not so sure who iPhone owners are going to respond to the findings.
On the other hand we have the Android users. The study have showed that people with Android smartphones are older, more honest and agreeable. Also they are less likely to break rules for personal gain and not so fond on the richies. On a sidenote the newly elected President of the United States has an Android smartphone, according to reports.
The study was presented in September at the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section annual conference. But, the final report was published just last week in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
One of the researchers, David Ellis, spoke at Cnet about the study and the results:
“We expected that iPhone users would be younger and more extroverted for example,” he said. “We also predicted that iPhone users would be more likely to view their phone as a status object.”
But, he was surprised that iPhone users turned out as dishonest. He also explained that once the researchers began the study, they could predict what phone people had: “We were able to build a statistical model that, after asking people a few questions about themselves, could predict what type of phone they had in their pocket about 70 percent of the time.”
So the next time you meet someone check out their smartphone first!