Mobile Statistics

Experience realtime growth of mobile usage data


Amount of Google searches worldwide on mobile devices

Google Ads revenue worldwide in USD coming from mobile


WhatsApp messages sent

WhatsApp messages received

WhatsApp photos sent

WhatsApp voice messages sent

WhatsApp video messages sent


Smartphone sales (all brands)

Smartphone sales (Samsung)

Smartphone sales (Apple)

Smartphone sales (Huawei)

Smartphone sales (Lenovo)

Smartphone sales (Xiaomi)

Smartphone sales (Others)


Products purchased on mobile devices from Amazon marketplace sellers

Alibaba mobile ad revenues

Uber rides

Grabtaxi rides

Travel bookings on mobile devices in the US

Flights booked on mobile devices in the US

Mobile Paypal payments in US Dollars

Foodpanda orders

Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay transactions


Number of iPhones sold

Apps downloaded from App Store

iTunes songs downloaded

New apps and games submitted to App Store

Social media

New tweets from mobile devices

Users accessing Facebook on mobile devices

Facebook likes worldwide on mobile devices

Facebook Messenger usage (all devices)

Facebook videos watched on mobile devices

Instagram pictures uploaded worldwide across all devices

Snapchat pictures shared worldwide

Number of pins sent from one user to another user on mobile devices

Number of articles pinned on mobile devices

LinkedIn mobile job views

LinkedIn mobile job applications

LinkedIn profile views

Hours of YouTube videos watched

Tinder matches

Tinder swipes

Minutes of WeChat audio calls

Webpages shared on WeChat Moments


Emails opened on mobile devices

SMS sent


Global mobile video traffic in terabytes

Selfies taken

Mobile gaming revenue in US Dollars


Starbucks has 16 million active users of its mobile app, making eight million mobile payments a week. That's nearly 19 percent of all transactions in US stores.

Over 300,000 apps have been developed in the past 3 year

There are currently 4.43 billion mobile users worldwide

56% of all web traffic in the U.S. is mobile traffic

Facebook has 1.65 billion monthly active users of which 54% is mobile only

There have been over 1 billion downloads of the Skype mobile app

Global mobile data traffic is expected to reach 6,2 Exabytes per month in 2016


Mobile phones have come a long way since the primitive bricks of the 80s and early 90s, that were reserved for rich tech savvy business people. According to mobile usage statistics, it wasn't really until the 2000's approached that the devices got smaller, added entertainment features and the masses jumped on the bandwagon. But the growth in popularity is far from over, even though usage is at an all time high across the globe.

Most people in developed countries now utilize smart phones, which are so versatile they've become an integral part of the average person's life. From working, to planning journeys, to socializing and leisure - some people are on their devices from the moment they wake up in the morning until the moment they go to sleep.

Research suggests there are now over 4.4 billion mobile users worldwide! As well as making calls and texts, they browse the web, download apps, pay for goods and services, and use social media in unfathomable numbers. But what do the raw mobile usage statistics actually look like?

In an effort to put this all in to perspective we here at DealSunny have developed the first animated mobile statistics graphic. Instead of just publishing the numbers, it updates all of the key indicators in an awesome real time display - check it out!

It integrates all of the latest growth data for web searches, ad revenue from mobile users, activity on leading social media and chat apps like WhatsApp and Facebook, and mobile spending, among other interesting growth factors. This is then displayed next to a ticking counter, allowing people to see the huge mobile usage stats right before their eyes.

For example did you know that in just one hour mobile users will have carried out 68 million searches on Google, generated $3 million worth of ad revenue from Google ads, and made 8 million purchases through their devices with Paypal? In the same time mobile users open 2 billion emails, send 1 billion WhatsApp messages and 768 million text messages, while 29 million will have accessed Facebook.

Furthermore those looking for love make 58 million swipes on Tinder in 60 minutes, though only 1 million people have mutual feelings that lead to matches. 4 million of them are too busy taking selfies!

So what does the future hold for these powerful pocket sized computer devices? What will the long term implications be for our behaviour and mental health? How will news outlets and content creators continue to evolve with social media? Is the retail sector poised to be revolutionized by mobile payment processing?

Heck some people think smartphones are the gateway to transhumanism, where one day we will fully merge with machines!

One thing that is clear, is mobile popularity shows no sign of slowing down as even citizens in the poorest of nations are gaining access to mobile devices, the web and apps.

If you want to see just how much people use their mobiles in real time, check out the graphic for yourself!

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