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Which Smartphone Are You? Android vs Apple

Posted December 13, 2016 8:35 AM by MaggieMc

I promise this blog will not provide a smartphone personality quiz, but researchers from the UK can. The study, publicized by Lancaster University, examined the relationship between our smartphones and our personalities. Not only did they discover some pretty interesting correlations, but they also created a quiz that was able to predict a user’s smartphone type (Android vs Apple) based on their answers to personal questions.

Researchers assert that our “smartphones have become an extension of ourselves,” (which is something Apple said a while ago, apparently.) But now, we have proof. Researchers surveyed over 500 smartphone users and came up with the following associations:

Reactions to this study have been wide and varied among both types of smartphone users. Some agree, but others don’t like what they believe the study is insinuating. Still, this academic study shares marked similarities with a survey conducted by Hunch Inc. between 2009 and 2011.

According to the co-lead of the study in the UK, Heather Shaw, our smartphones “are becoming a mini digital version of the user” that hold more than sensitive personal information, they hold our personalities, and that’s why “many of us don’t like it when other people attempt to use our phones because it can reveal so much about us.”

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12/13/2016 10:37 AM

I must be a young male, outright lying, have no idea, would break my phone for personal gain if there was any and have no concerns regarding the climate we are in.

I have a Windows phone....

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12/13/2016 10:56 AM

Frankly,.. I started using apple products because I won an Apple Ipad at the company Christmas party a few years back... so would that make me a victim of circumstance...

nothing like a narrow band of questionnaires (probably regional at that) to give everybody a statically representation.

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12/13/2016 11:55 AM

I have an iphone because my son, who is a computer guru and whose specialty is in the field of privacy and security, strongly recommended the iphone vs an android. He has an iphone, an ipad, and a couple different laptops on which he runs ios, windows, and linux depending on what he's doing.

I've had a few different iphones; never had a problem with any of them. Currently have a 6s+ and I'm quite happy with it.

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12/13/2016 11:57 AM

SILENCE! You,... you young female extravert you.

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12/13/2016 12:03 PM

wow,... statistics can be right some times....

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12/13/2016 1:29 PM

Totally bogus, might just as well go by horoscope....Most people acquire their phone by a string of happenstance circumstances....

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12/13/2016 1:29 PM

I have an Android and my daughter has an Apple, so the first two lines definitely fit.

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12/13/2016 2:38 PM

I wonder what my flip phone says about me.

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12/13/2016 2:51 PM

I had to wait two weeks for the local Sprint store to get my Kyocera DuraXE. Easily fits into my front pocket, charge lasts for about a week, ruggedized and 'water-proof' to fifteen feet, but I do endeavor to keep it dry.

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12/14/2016 9:14 AM

My latest came from the grandkids toybox.

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12/13/2016 3:19 PM

No worries - what goes on the Internet stays on the Internet.

And then of course there are the security agencies ...

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12/13/2016 3:19 PM

well, ahhhh,... you swing both ways?....

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12/13/2016 3:41 PM

My first Phartsmone was an Apple, but then switched to Android after the contract was up. Not because of the brand of the phone, but because of the worthless wireless provider it was serviced by.

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12/13/2016 5:05 PM

My last personal cell phone was a Sonim military grade unit I just used for phone calls and nothing else.

What's that say about me?

Durable, reliable, long lasting, impossible to break and dedicated to doing what I was designed to do better than anyone else?

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12/13/2016 8:08 PM

I have a camera that's also a cell phone.

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12/13/2016 6:05 PM

iPhone users are also less likely to use:

* their phone's built-in spell checker. (extrovert)

However, iPhone 60 users are more likely to:

* own a canoe

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12/14/2016 9:41 AM

Did they consider outside influences on choice? I currently have an android, because my daughter couldn't make plan payments, so I took them over. I had no choice on the phone type. On top of that, neither did she - she got what her boyfriend chose and was stuck with that when he left her - she was suckered into putting it in her name.

Considering current fluidity of relationships, I wonder how many people actually chose their phone model.

Add cost to that as well - around here, with high unemployment, it is mostly a "what can I afford" choice. How much did that figure into the study?

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12/14/2016 9:46 AM

I wonder how many people actually chose their phone model.

I agree... I've seen that, as I stated, what got me on Apple was that I won one at the company christmas party. Prior to that, I myself, never would have never bought an apple product, un the other hand, I'm also willing to try something new. I've have (2) apple phones (I lost one phone, and after I got another, I found it) and upgraded my ipad since then.

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12/14/2016 10:32 AM

The real truth is - I would have never chosen either one. Until I was stuck with one, I failed to see the usefulness of one. Now that I have one, and use it to save trips to the office when on the production floor, to take pictures of equipment data tags on instruments on the production floor for the UL inspector, and most importantly, to have a camera on my bike rides that won't be instantly destroyed in a crash, as my Fuji camera would. Phones can take a very extensive beating and still work. Dumped mine on the sheet of ice I hit on Saturday and it sailed across the ice for many yards, but it still works. I will replace the one I have someday. I will probably stay android since I have learned the operating system rules, not because of my personality. Another issue I bet they missed in their study.

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12/14/2016 10:39 AM

I have less use as a phone... I prefer text message... I hate talking to people, or I should say having to listen while they talk.

Otherwise I use the camera in them for work and GPS. It's a rip off. Fortunately, believe it or not, I have Verizon, I had them way back in the 90's when it was PrimeCo so I get a loyalty discount and on top of that, Verizon also gives and extra 17% discount through my company.

and it's still too much, but I love the GPS is the only reason I have it.

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12/14/2016 10:48 AM

GPS - I need to try that, as 95% of my bike riding is off road, even in winter. For now I'm stuck in very familiar territory, (oil lease roads) but in summer, I can see that becoming a life saver sometime.

Yeah - Verizon is about the only choice around here in the sticks. "Can you hear me now?" still applies in the Wilds of Pennsylvania. That 1% less coverage T-Mobile mentions is here.

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12/14/2016 10:54 AM

I love it, you can change from driving, walking or riding a bike. Its powered by TomTom

But I don't believe it has bike trails.

We vacationed in D.C. in 2015 and did a lot of walking. It was great... that is when you got reception.

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12/14/2016 11:19 AM

What is a bike trail? - I ride a fat bike and go where no man has gone before. Wilderness advocates hate me.

Not really. I tend to stick to existing dirt roads and abandoned ones that can still be seen. I especially like the 30 to 40 year old abandons around the oil fields here.We have a maze of roads around here from each oil price hike period. They make all new roads every cycle.

Actual bike trails are easily available from Rails to Trails and IMBA, and seldom need a map once on them.

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12/14/2016 12:20 PM

A few years ago at one point, I was going to get a mountain bike. Some of my friends had one. They just loved it. I probably would have also. But instead bought and have been riding hybrid bike. in our area they have bike trials.. nicely groomed.

And if I take the road, which is what I have been doing the past couple of years.

Originally what I was getting at, on the GPS you can selected your mode of transportation, if your walking, driving or riding. That was pretty nice when your vacationing and your walking.

When we were walking around in DC, we'd put on 12-13 miles easily. but on the longest was when we walked through the mall, saw the walk, Washington monument and the like. I forgot my pedometer. Needless to say, we slept in till 10 AM the next morning.

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Yeah - I am a bike collector/restorer as well as rider, and have a collection of hybrids, ranging from cyclo-cross bikes to what they called a mountain bike in the 1980's, three of them restored, but in reality they would be in the hybrid category these days. They are my explorers. I use them to ride paved roads to get to oil lease roads, and /or National Forrest Roads more than 15 miles away to see if they qualify for riding on a true mountain bike. If they do, one of my fat bikes gets transported there.

I sold my true full suspension mountain bike (Niner RIP) once I road one of the fat bikes. They'll pretty much run over anything, even some swamps. Most of our abandoned roads are ruts and rock piles anymore, or turning into a swamp, and these bikes make that riding a breeze. But the riding in the snow - that is what they were built for, when you get a real winter tire. Riding nearly every night after work again. I tired of that on a standard mountain bike, as it was too difficult, and was getting fat and lazy in the winters.

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12/14/2016 1:24 PM

I drive near this place Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum in Sparta, Wisconsin every now and again and one of these times I'm going to stop in.

I thought those fat bikes would be pretty cool for the true enthusiasts... for me, I have to very up my workouts. the down part, is that its easy to not do it, every now and again.

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You live in the bike capital of the USA. Trek, QBP, Salsa, and so on. Got to be some fat bikes up there.

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12/14/2016 1:52 PM

Got to be some fat bikes up there.

From Wisconsin, you bet.... actually Fort Collins, CO

Yes we have bikes too...

TREK exports a lot of jobs out. TREK had a pretty rocky time of it , until they latched onto Lance Armstrong.

Biking is pretty big, especially around the Fondulac, Lake Winnebago area.

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12/14/2016 10:13 AM

Totally under the radar. Windows phone user. LoL

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12/14/2016 10:41 AM

I prefer the Iphone because of the physical design and software seems to work best. (I had a less than stellar experience with a google nexus 7 tablet when it first came out.)

I did make the mistake of upgrading my iphone to IOS 10 and have been having issues with battery drain. I checked Apple's website and it looks like my phone is eligible for a recall to replace the battery.

My sister and brother-in-law recently purchased new google phones, but had to wait a long time to receive them. I'm curious to see if they will like them.

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The company I use started off with brick phones, over time they developed into using the Android system. When they first started an apple was something that Newton caught as it fell from a tree.

I currently use a phone that a i chose, a Casio commando, a very durable device, although after owning it for several years, I still have figured out its myriad of functions, mainly because it didn't come with its 400 page instruction book.

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12/14/2016 12:09 PM

A year ago our company decided to replace our small Nokia phones with a Sonim phone. Most people were not a fan. It was the size and weight of a small brick. The sound was terrible especially on the shop floor. I could barely conduct conversations. The camera was also very poor. The upside is I could drive over it and submerge it under water with no ill effects. These aspects were not real handy for everyday use at work.

I eventually requested an iphone 6s upgrade that is an option for most managers/engineers. Now that’s handy or should I say ‘smart’. Good sound, small, light, camera works great for capturing part numbers, bad parts, pc screen captures, machine crashes, broken parts, and various other shop floor data that I can email or text to others in the facility. I can also check my emails and Outlook notifications from anywhere.

I do like the iphone. My wife has an Android that works well also.

Personally I have a cheaper Android/Motorola Moto E 2nd gen smart phone that I use on the “Bring your own Phone” option that Tracphone has. It works great also. If I had to choose android or apple I’m not sure which way I’d go.

Here is a bit of incidental info concerning these three phones – my work iphone, wife’s higher end Android/Samsung/AT&T and my cheaper Android/Motorola/Tracphone . When at the cabin in northwest Wisconsin, USA where virtually no one has ever gotten service, on a good day (and on the high ground and maybe the stars are aligned) only my cheap Motorola has been able to get service.

Here’s the part where I tell others why my Tracphone is the real “Smart phone” - it costs me about $20 dollars every 3 months and it pretty much has whatever I need.

Not sure how this all fits into the “Study”.

There’s my two cents.

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12/14/2016 6:41 PM

I couldn't use a stupid I-phone if my life depended on it.

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I have an old Western Bell rotary phone. I would be happy to send it to you. Please send your name, address and p.o. box number and I will send it out to you.

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12/14/2016 9:10 PM

I'm calling your bluff.

I'll take it.................................if you really have it, that is.

Now, do you want me to send you my address?

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12/15/2016 10:44 PM

My Ex had both the Ipad and Iphone and they never worked well for me. Apparently their touch screens weren't designed to work with the cold hard calloused hands of someone who worked for a living.

Or mine either.

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Did you try washing the tire smoke stained grease off your hands? .

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