iPhone 5 users gobble up the most data in Europe, study says

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iPhone 5 users gobble up the most data in Europe, study says

Apple 's iPhone 5.

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iPhone 5 users in Europe are keeping mobile networks busy by eating up the most amount of data.

Among 125 devices included in a study out today by Arieso, users of the newest iPhone grabbed 40 percent more data than did those with an iPhone 4S and four times as much as did those with an iPhone 3G. But Samsung users also proved to be big data hogs, at least in terms of uploads.

Owners of the Galaxy S3 took first place in terms of the amount of data uploaded, followed by those with the Galaxy Note 2. That put the iPhone 5 owners in third place in the amount of photos, videos, and other files uploaded.

Samsung tablet owners are also heating up mobile networks. Those with the 10.1-inch Samsung Tab 2.0 scooped up 20 percent more data than did those with iPads, according to Arieso.

Overall, smartphone users outshined tablet owners in consuming data. Among the top ten data gobblers, six were smartphones, three were tablets, and one was considered a “phablet.” In the rankings, tablet users took fourth, eighth, and ninth places.

“This is pretty counterintuitive, but it seems the capabilities of the newest smartphones — not tablets — are unleashing even greater user demand,” Arieso chief technology officer and study author Michael Flanagan said in a statement. “Regardless of … [Read more]

iPhone 5 users gobble up the most data in Europe, study says

iPhone 5 users gobble up the most data in Europe, study says

iPhone 5 users gobble up the most data in Europe, study says

iPhone 5 users gobble up the most data in Europe, study says

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