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Smart Phones in Turkey Most Used For What?

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What do we use our smartphones for the most? Making a call or texting? Or is it just to browse social media? The answer is in our news …

Although nothing like today, the first Simon named Simon developed by IBM in 1992. smart phoneMany things have changed since then. Nowadays, “The world is at our fingertips.” we can say.

Worldwide as of March 2021 It is estimated that 3.8 billion people have smartphones. In Turkey, the number of people who own a smartphone, according to data compiled in 2019 was 44.8 million. As a country that spends almost three hours a day on social media, we are in the top 20 list in terms of using smartphones.

Well What are we doing with these smartphones? We Are Social in Turkey and HootSuite Let’s look at the reports that provide detailed data on smartphone usage.

Internet users in Turkey, ‘What do you use the smart phone?’ gives the following answers to the question:

  • “Those who use video calling applications like FaceTime” 60.8 percent
  • “I’m watching TV on a smart phone with screen mirroring.” – 26.4 percent
  • “I’m scanning / using a QR code.” – 14.8 percent
  • “I use the smartphone as a boarding pass / ticket.” – 18.3 percent
  • “I use a mobile payment tool like Apple Pay / Samsung Pay.” – 14.8 percent

We no longer use phones for making calls. Social media and messaging applications continue to dominate:


  • “I use social networking apps.” – 96.3 percent
  • “I use chat applications like Messenger.” – 96.1 percent
  • “I use entertainment and video apps.” – 87.1 percent
  • “I use music apps.” – 68.6 percent
  • “I use game applications.” – 61.1 percent
  • “I use shopping apps.” – 68.5 percent
  • “I use map applications.” – 68.4 percent
  • “I use banking applications.” – 48.2 percent
  • “Health and nutrition etc. I use applications. ” – 35.3 percent
  • “I use dating and dating apps.” – 11.1 percent

Are you one of those who threw the phone somewhere and ran away when you see someone you don’t expect is calling (even video calling)? Don’t worry, there are many people who are in the same situation as you.

It seems that making calls, which is the primary feature of phones, is not used as much as before. Although we still use phones mainly for information purposes, the way things have changed a bit. Because “I use chat applications.” The rate of those who say is quite high.

Turkey’s smartphone operating rate will rise to over 70 per cent next year:


There were 41.9 million smartphone users in Turkey in 2018. This figure, which was recorded as 44.8 million in 2019, is estimated to reach 52.8 million by the end of 2021 and 56.4 million in 2023. In addition, it is predicted that by 2025, 13 percent of internet connections will be made with 5G.

Quite a country that heavily uses smart phone of the rate of having a smartphone in Turkey Reaching 70.79 percent by the end of 2022 It is thought to exceed 70 percent for the first time.

Samsung and Apple, the two most common mobile phone brands in Turkey:


The answer will of course vary from person to person and depending on preferences, but we will talk about concrete data. market share in the mobile device vendors in Turkey in 2020, Samsung was the leader in the sector with 47.47 percent. Although it is not difficult to guess, Samsung is followed by Apple with 15.57 percent, followed by Huawei with 13.85 percent.

Best time killing place: YouTube


The most popular social media applications are neither Instagram, Facebook nor Twitter. Leadership percentage 94.5 to YouTube‘in. Percentage after Instagram with 89.5 is coming. Just like in 2020, when YouTube was the leader in 2019, the social networks that followed it were as follows:

  • WhatsApp
  • Facebook
  • twitter
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • TikTok
  • Skype
  • SnapChat
  • Twitch
  • Tumblr
  • Telegram
  • WeChat
  • Reddit

NOTE: This list (excluding Reddit) was the same in 2019. The name that lost its place in the list to Reddit in 2020 was the messaging application called Line.

When we look in general terms, yes, as Turks, we use smart phones and social media quite a lot. Three years ago, a very striking study was conducted. We couldn’t find any more recent data, but let’s share the result from three years ago. According to statistics, people living in Europe on average 48 times a day looking at their phones. In Turkey, this number It goes up to 78! This is also we check our phone every 13 minutes means.

Do you think this number has decreased in the last three years? It does not seem likely …

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