Android users more humble and honest than iPhone users, study finds

Published: December 1, 2016
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PHOTO: Reuters

Do you have an iPhone? If so, you may need to be concerned.

A new study has found that iPhone users may be lacking in some character traits in contrast with Android users. The study suggests iPhone users have lower levels of honesty, humility, faithfulness, loyalty and modesty as compared to Android users.

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After questioning more than 500 participants about themselves and their attitudes to their smartphones, researchers at the University of Lincoln, Lancaster University, and the University of Hertfordshire found that iPhone users are also more likely to see their phone as a status symbol than Android users.

Not only that but they were said to be more emotional and are more likely to be extroverted.

Further, the study found that Android users were less interested in wealth and social status, and were more honest and agreeable. The study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking, also suggests that Android users are less likely to break rules for personal gain.

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The researchers designed a computer programme based on their findings. The programme predicts what smartphone people owned and it guessed correctly 70 per cent of the time.

Android and iPhone devices account for over 90 per cent of all smartphones sold worldwide. As smartphones continue to gain momentum across a variety of research disciplines. These findings are suggestive of increasing use of smartphones within research.

This article originally appeared on Independent

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 1, 2016 - 7:31PM

    Point of this study ? Probably funded by Samsung to divert attention from their recent ‘IED’ apps !Recommend

  • Waseem A
    Dec 2, 2016 - 4:36PM

    Haji Sahib must be a Iphone user when them guys who queues for weeks outside
    an apple shop to buy the latest iphone because its lighter than previous one. Recommend

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