Twenty Five Hours & Fifteen Minutes

A look into my (significant) mobile phone habits.


For the past week I’ve been using the Android app QualityTime on my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

Now I don’t consider myself a smartphone addict, but I know I use it more than I should. I installed this app with the fear I sat on Facebook, Twitter and news websites all too much, looking at the below data, this seems to be accurate.

Usage

Ah crap. I spent a ridiculous amount of time on my phone…

Now to defend myself, I use my phone as my TV thanks to the wonderful product that is Chromecast.

Facebook

This was a surprise to me, I am not one of those people constantly scrolling through my News Feed finding status’ and pictures to like so this seemed ridiculously high. However a few more thoughts in to why I spend a scary 3 hours and 51 minutes on Facebook was thanks to Facebook’s browser that opens all the links.

I have heavily curated my feed on Facebook to feature news (hi TechCrunch), pictures (thanks VSCO) and music (shout out to all those SoundCloud producers!), which means I do spend a lot of attention on this app without needing to scroll through it.

Telegram

Telegram is becoming my messaging app of choice, it’s multiplatform and it’s simple design appeal to me. But truly the reason I spend time on it is because of the people on it. Hands down if you can get all your friends on it (or those you want to talk to the most) then you’ll use it all the time.

Twitter

I don’t need to say much here do I?

Snapchat

People REALLY need to stop seeing Snapchat as a messaging app. The rise of the story as a content platform is changing the app for me significantly. I no longer just use it to highlight funny moments of my day and talk to friends — I now follow celebrities such as Jerome Jarre & Casey Neistat, musicians/labels such as Tinashe, Soulection and Ta-ku and tech people such as Mashable, The Verge and MKBHD.

WhatsApp

Further highlights how much time we truly spend on messaging apps, but shockingly out-used Facebook’s own Messenger on time. However as you can see below, I did access FB Messenger a fair amount of times.

Frequency

Of course I’m just a random edge-case and do not speak for anyone but myself, but I would love to see what you are all using.


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