The most common usage of a mobile phone

By Samsung 07.12.2015

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The most common usage of a mobile phone

We asked you what you use your mobile phone for the most. Here are your top reasons.

What is the one thing you won't leave your home without? For many people, the answer is a mobile phone. For some, it's often among the top three items they carry with them. A phone is such a personal device that you take it almost everywhere with you. You use it as a calculator, watch, personal TV and even as a torch as you navigate dark alleys.

The multipurpose device can cater to many needs, but it's often used more for one thing than the other. In a poll on our social media channels, we asked you what you use your mobile phone for the most:

- Calls

- Taking pictures

- Instant messaging

- Social media

- Work-related activities

- Watching videos

- Gaming

- Other

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Here are your top reasons:

Social media

Human beings are social animals, or so has been said by Greek philosopher Aristotle. Our penchant for companionship, engagement and sharing with others is only natural. So it's not a surprise that in our poll, majority of you cited social media as one of the main activities you use your mobile phones for. Sharing selfies on Instagram, voicing your opinion on current affairs on Twitter, or commenting on friends' posts and albums on Facebook can all be done in an instant through your phone. For instance, Samsung's latest smartphones, Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+, are equipped with an octa-core processor and 4GB RAM to offer you a fast user interface and browsing experience.

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You can simultaneously use multiple social media apps and switch between them with ease through multi-window options. Smoothly move from updating your status on one app to watching a video on another.


How many photos are there in your phone's gallery? 100? 500? 1000? For many of us, the images have crossed the 1000 mark. Some photos are taken by us, while others are those shared by friends and family. What that clearly tells us is people tend to love taking pictures; this is evident from the poll as well. Many of you cited the camera as the most used function on your phones.

From capturing memories to taking a quick note of something by snapping a photo, phone cameras can come in handy at any time of the day. Samsung understands people's love for capturing important moments and has equipped its phones with great cameras to cater to their needs.



Whether you're looking to take a stunning selfie or beautiful panoramic shot, your Galaxy Note & S6 edge+ offer the clarity and a variety of modes for you to snap great photos. With the 16MP rear camera, you can capture diverse colours and great detail in high quality. You can also take clear selfies in an instant with the 5MP front-facing camera. With the wide selfie mode, your group shots will also appear crisp and clear. 

Gaming and watching videos

Multimedia entertainment also ranked among the most-used functions, with a close call between gaming and watching videos. In this busy age, we often do not have the time to sit in front of the TV when we get back home or connect the game console to play.

Many of the tasks we perform are on the go and sometimes entertainment falls within this scope as well. For instance, long commutes on the metro or waiting times at business lounges can be made more entertaining with a great movie or interactive game to keep us busy. In such situations, it is important to have phones that can support various applications and deliver sharp visuals.


The Quad HD Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ can serve as your portable, high-quality screen. Whether you are watching action movies or playing an adventure-packed game on your device, the vibrant colours, clear graphics and superb detail will deliver an engaging experience.