Android users are more honest and humble than iPhone owners, new study finds


Your choice of smartphone could reveal more about you than you think.

As the Android vs iPhone debate rages on, researchers have weighed by releasing a new study on links between personality traits and smartphone types.

The new study claims that people who choose Android are more honest and humble than their iPhone owning counterparts.

Apple fans are normally more extroverted and see their iPhone as a status object, the study found.

The study was carried out researchers from the University of Lincoln and Lancaster University, who looked at the relationship 500 people had with their smartphone.

The group found that Android users are likely to be:

  • Male
  • Older
  • More honest
  • More agreeable
  • Less likely to break rules for personal gain
  • Less interested in wealth and status

In contrast, iPhone users were found to be:

  • Younger
  • More than twice as likely to be women
  • More likely to see their phone as a status object
  • More extroverted
  • Less concerned about owning devices favoured by most people

“In this study, we demonstrate for the first time that an individual’s choice of smartphone operating system can provide useful clues when it comes to predicting their personality and other individual characteristics,” said Dr David Ellis from Lancaster University.

Speaking to Science Daily, Heather Shaw, the co-lead on the study from the University of Lincoln said: “It is becoming more and more apparent that smartphones are becoming a mini digital version of the user, and 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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