A recent report by mobile analytic firm Arieso reveals that smartphone users now consistently consume more mobile data than tablet users. The report shows that despite a surge in the market for tablets, smartphone users have overtaken tablet users in their thirst for mobile data for the first time.
According to the report iPhone 5 users are the “hungriest” data consumers, demanding 50% more than iPhone 4S users and four times as much as iPhone 3G users. The report also showed that Samsung Galaxy S III users generate (upload rather than download – photos, videos etc.) nearly four times the amount of data than iPhone 3G users, beating iPhone 5 users into third place on uplink data usage behind the Samsung Galaxy Note II. And in the rapidly growing tablet market, Samsung Tab 2 10.1 users have asserted their dominance – demanding 20% more data than iPad users.