30 Mobile Phone Facts You Didn’t Know

Tuesday, 20th December, 2016 - 13:43

With mobile phones being such a big part of our lives now, did you know these facts about them? No? Neither did we until now. Here are 30 eye openers.

With mobile phones being such a big part of our lives now, did you know these facts about them? No? Neither did we until now. Here are 30 eye openers.

  1. Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computer used for the Apollo 11 moon landing


  1. The first mobile phone call was in 1973 by Martin Cooper, a former Motorola inventor


  1. The first mobile phone was Motorola Dyna TAC 8000X and was invented in 1983 by Martin Copper, a senior employee at Motorola. It could only store 30 contacts weighed around 1.1 kg and could be used for around 30 minutes per charge. It went on sale in the USA at around $4000 each


  1. Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles


  1. In Japan 90% of phones are waterproof as youngsters love them so much they even use them in the shower


  1. Scientists have developed a way of charging a mobile phone using urine


  1. Apple’s iPhone has higher sales than everything Microsoft has on the market


  1. Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone or losing signal


  1. Mobile phone throwing is an official sport in Finland


  1. Over 250million Nokia 1100’s were sold making it the bestselling electrical gadget in history


  1. 100,000 phones are dropped down the toilet in the UK each year


  1. More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets


  1. China has more internet users on mobile phones than PC’s


  1. So many Facebook photos and videos are uploaded from mobiles that it takes up 27% of upstream web traffic


  1. Apple’s iPhone consumes 20p worth of electricity each year if fully charged once a day


  1. 65% of smartphone users download 0 apps per month


  1. The technology behind smartphones relies on up to 250,000 separate patents


  1. 99% of all mobile Malware is targeted at android users


  1. Mobile phone radiation can cause insomnia, headaches and confusion


  1. The average person unlocks their phone 110 times per day


  1. 47% of smartphone owners say that their smartphone is something that they ‘couldn’t live without’


  1. In Malaysia it is legal to divorce your spouse via text message


  1. 47% of millennial’s say that they use their smartphone to avoid people around them


  1. In 2015 more people died from taking selfies than from shark attacks


  1.  The world’s most expensive iPhone 5 was worth $15 Million and was made from 135 grams of 24 carat gold and the chassis was inlaid with 600 white diamonds


  1. Android is owned by more than 80% of users in the world


  1. Apple sold 37.04 million iPhones in 2012 in just 14 weeks. That’s 340,000 phones a day, 262 phones per-minute and 4 phones per-second


  1. The first smart phone was made by IBM and was launched on the 16th August 1994. It had a touchscreen, stylus and came with preinstalled functions like a calculator, calendar, address book and note pad


  1. The Highest Mobile bill was $201,000 and was charged to Celina Aarons. Celina’s brothers were deaf and mute and so communicated via text, but on one trip to Canada, one brother sent over 2000 texts and downloaded videos at a cost of over $2000 per vid


  1. The record for the fastest texter in the world is Sonja Kristiansen of Norway who was able to text the following message in 37.28 seconds “The razor-toothed piranhas of the general Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality, they seldom attack a human.” 

Now perhaps you'll think "it's time to sell my iphone that's been gathering dust!"