Who uses Android the most?

February 22, 2016

The debate about Android vs. Apple is still going on to date with passionate users on either side. Which is why it would be interesting to find out what kind of people prefer either of the two devices. Surveys by CivicScience could perhaps be a reliable source for that information because they conducted surveys from around 27 million people and received over 300 million responses.

Findings from the survey

According to the surveys, most Android users are mostly young and men: 73% of Android users are men with 60% of them being under 34 years of age, as of 2013. Android users are more tech savvy, too, and work in technical and computer related positions. iPhone users, on the other hand, are mostly in managerial or professional positions and also sales.

In education, iPhone users tend to have higher levels of education up to PhD levels and very few having only high school education. This is to be expected given that iPhones are much more expensive than most Android devices, and those who can afford Apple devices can also afford higher education.

An interesting fact, however, is that while most Android users are tech savvy and keep abreast with technology news, iPhone users tend to be ‘addicted’ to digital devices. Addicts in the sense that they get attached to their devices more deeply, use their devices a lot and are more likely to panic if they accidentally leave their device at home.

It’s also fun to note that Android users are more likely to be heavy drinkers than iPhone users. Android users reported preferring hard liquor compared to iPhone users who were mostly wine-and-dine types and teetotallers. This just confirms the trend of young techies who prefer to have a drink at the bar after work unlike businessmen.

There’s so much more you can learn about iPhone vs. Android demographics here, trust me, it’s an eye-opener.

Does this settle the debate?

Far from it, if anything, it will just spark further debate. I find it very enlightening, and now I can guess a lot about a person depending on which device they prefer. Think about it next time when you’re having the same debate with a friend and you will totally see the matrix, I did.


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