This survey from goo Research, reported on by japan.internet.com, perhaps gives one a hint as to how addicted people are to their smartphones, as this look at smartphone recharging finds many burning through their batteries.
Between the 28th of October and the 3rd of November 2013 1,082 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.8% of the sample were male, 13.8% in their teens, 15.4% in their twenties, 21.3% in their thirties, 17.2% in their forties, 14.8% in their fifties, and 17.5% aged sixty or older.
I manage to get three or four days out of a charge of my smartphone, but that is due to me only using it as an alarm clock, for occasional email and a couple of minutes of surfing per day.
First of all, 52.5% of the sample, or 568 people, owned a smartphone. They were asked the following question.
Q1: About how often do you recharge the smartphone you usually use? (Sample size=568)
Less than once a day 21.5% Once a day 47.5% Twice a day 21.5% Thrice or more a day 9.5%
Q2: When at school, work, public places, etc, do you normally recharge your phone? (Sample size=568)
Yes, and carry a charger 26.8% Yes, but don’t carry a charger 5.6% No 67.6%
Q3: Have you ever had a problem due to your smartphone battery running flat when away from home? (Sample size=568)
Yes (to SQ) 62.5% No 37.5%
Q3SQ: Which of the following have you done when your smartphone battery ran flat? (Sample size=355, multiple answer)
Just gave up on using phone 49.9% Use an external battery 46.5% Recharge at a mobile phone shop 16.1% Recharge at a wall socket in a cafe, fast food place, etc 15.2% Other 3.7%