April 2022 thiết bị di động User Statistics: Discover the Number of Phones in The World & điện thoại Penetration by Country or Region.

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In 2022, the number of điện thoại cảm ứng users in the world today is 6.648 Billion, which translates lớn 83.72% of the world’s population owning a smartphone. In total, the number of people that own a smart & feature phone is 7.26 Billion, making up 91.54% of the world’s population.

Check out the full breakdown & the sources xadenhoabinh.com.vn used below.


We begin by exploring the weekly updated figures on the number of phones, which is divided into smartphones, then smart & feature phones. This separation allows us to lớn get an idea of the total number of all cell phone users in the world, và also the adoption of smartphones only.

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According to lớn Statista, the current number of điện thoại cảm ứng thông minh users in the world today is 6.648 billion, and this means 83.72% of the world’s population owns a smartphone. This figure is up considerably from năm 2016 when there were only 3.668 billion users, 49.40% of that year’s global population.

In 2022, including both smart và feature phones, the current number of thiết bị di động phone users is 7.26 billion, which makes 91.54% of people in the world cell phone owners. Feature phones are the basic cell phones without apps and complex OS systems, more prominent in developing countries.

The machines have officially taken over with almost 2.64 billion additional smartphone connections than there are people – to put this in perspective, since the cell phones inception in 1973, sản phẩm điện thoại device connections have surpassed the number of people in the world, making it the fastest-growing human-made giải pháp công nghệ phenomenon ever.

According khổng lồ GSMA real-time intelligence data, there are now over 10.57 Billion điện thoại connections worldwide, which surpasses the current world population of 7.93 Billion implied by UN digital analyst estimates. This data means there are 2.64 billion more mobile connections than people worldwide.

It’s important to state that not every person in the world has a sản phẩm điện thoại device. We’re talking di động connections that come from people with multiple devices, and a fraction with dual SIM’s or other integrated devices like cars.

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As you can see from the data above, ownership is growing at an extremely rapid rate with almost half the planet owning a điện thoại cảm ứng and two-thirds with a sản phẩm điện thoại device. Below you can see how the number of điện thoại cảm ứng users has boomed, from 2017-2022, there has been a 49.89% increase in the number of people with a smart cell phone. Source: 3. Statista

Statista predicts substantial growth for all cellular-enabled phones, tablets or IoT devices on a global scale. The company’s data sources estimate that in the next three years, we’ll see the number of điện thoại device users increase from 6.378 lớn 7.516 billion. Source: 3. Statista

Somewhat of a bold prediction, but the World Advertising Research Center believes that due lớn the growth of điện thoại cảm ứng adoption, 72.6% of all internet users will be accessing website pages via a smartphone. Lớn put this in perspective, 57.14% (2 billion people) of the global smartphone user base exclusively access the internet today through their smartphone. If you look at the phone penetration by country data in the next section of this report, you’ll see that there are still many countries with vast populations and low điện thoại cảm ứng adoption. Source: 6. WARC

The adoption of smart cell phones isn’t the same in every country or region around the globe. Below we show the latest điện thoại cảm ứng penetration data, showing population versus the number of điện thoại cảm ứng thông minh users by country.

Highest number of users: trung quốc is leading with the most physical smartphone users at 918.45 million only due to lớn population size, with 63.80% market penetrationLowest number of users: thái lan has the lowest number of điện thoại thông minh users at 37.88 million, with 54.30% market penetrationHighest market penetration: The United States has the highest smartphone penetration, with 81.60% of its population owning a smartphone, totaling 270 million.Lowest market penetration: Pakistan has the lowest user khổng lồ population ratio at 18.40%, with 40.59 million
1United States331M81.60%270M
2United Kingdom67.89M78.90%53.58M
5South Korea51.27M76.50%39.2M

According to lớn the latest Newzoo statistics featured above, 26.53% of people in the đứng top 10 developed countries don’t own a smartphone, wither having a feature phone or nothing at all. Examples of countries included in this are the UK, UAE, United States, France, Spain, và Canada. Source: 8. Newzoo

Another spin on the Newzoo data is that 25.39% of people in developing countries have a smart cell phone in their possession, leaving 74.61% of the population without one. Examples of countries included in this are Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, & India. Source: 8. Newzoo

According to lớn a recent report by Newzoo, this is the global split of điện thoại cảm ứng users by region, much lượt thích the breakdown by a country above, trung quốc takes the lion’s mô tả of active users.


When reviewing the country data above, it’s clear that not every person is likely to have a phone for many reasons, especially in developing countries. For instance, when analyzing PEW Research data from India, they found that 40% of people own a feature phone (not a smartphone) và 35% of the population don’t have a mobile device. Similar trends match the table above for Nigeria with 17% without phones, 44% with feature phones & Indonesia 29% without, 28% feature phones only. Source: 9. PEW Research Center

Another important fact lớn point out is that it’s estimated that 14.28% of the current world population (1.1 billion) doesn’t have access lớn electricity – resulting in the fact they couldn’t even charge one if they owned it. Source: 10. Quartz

Together, these đứng top five countries have over 1.64 billion active di động users, which is huge for the economy. The mobile industry relies heavily on tariff services through cell phone subscriptions for mobile operators to lớn make money. China, a country with 851 million điện thoại users, has over 850 providers lớn choose from! Source: 8. Newzoo

When looking at how many people have smartphones in the world over time, the average global figures increased to 78.05% at the start of 2020. This figure is up from 49.35% back in 2016, a substantial increase in a few short years. điện thoại subscriptions are still growing faster than the world’s population. Source: 7. Statista

It’s clear from the worldwide điện thoại penetration data above that its adoption correlates closely khổng lồ markets with greater affluence.

In this section, we explore the điện thoại cảm ứng penetration of the U.S. Market in terms of the number of phones, the demographic adoption, & manufacturer market share.


Statista data suppliers estimate that the USA has 280.54 million điện thoại users in 2020 và is ranked the 4th highest country for the điện thoại cảm ứng thông minh to population penetration, at 79.10%. It only falls behind the UK, UAE and Mexico in the number of people owning a phone.

The United States has been a thriving điện thoại thông minh market with steady increases in people ditching feature phones. Back in 2010, there were only 62.6 million điện thoại cảm ứng users in the US, and the current figures quoted above have smashed all estimates. Source: 11. Statista

Smartphone ownership in America is comparatively consistent across surveyed areas such as gender, ethnicity, & regional development. The most significant contrasts are presented where age, income & education are studied. For example, 94% of 18-29-year-olds have a smartphone, whereas only 46% of the 65+ age group has adopted it.

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Another contrast is where 67% of people that earn less than $30,000 a year own a smartphone. Further to lớn this affluence data, 57% of Americans with less than a high school graduate attainment have a smartphone.

Ages 18-29100%94%6%
Less than high school graduate90%57%33%
High school graduate92%69%24%
Some college96%80%16%
College graduate97%91%6%
Less than $30,00092%67%25%