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Which country has most smartphone users? Find out...

Last updated on: March 6, 2013 13:43 IST

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There are some countries where a large majority of population already uses smartphones, while in other nations the number is low.

Let's take a look at how many people use smartphones around the world, including India.

Source: The Economist

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Japan

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 66 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 78 million

Global rank: 1

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Image: A campaign girl stands next to a billboard of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S smartphone in Chiba, east of Tokyo.
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South Korea

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 59 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 32 million

Global rank: 2

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Image: A woman looks at her smartphone as she walks past a store on the Garosugil or the Tree-Lined Street in the Gangnam area of Seoul.
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The United States

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 48 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 172 million

Global rank: 3

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Image: A model looks at her mobile phone in New York City.
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Spain

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 30 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 18 million

Global rank: 4

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Image: A woman wearing a traditional flamenco costume talks on her mobile phone in Seville, southern Spain.
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China

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 24 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 270 million

Global rank: 5

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Brazil

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 20 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 55 million

Global rank: 6

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Image: Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2011 Stephanie Siriwardhana, left, uses a mobile phone to take a photo as Miss Universe Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama, centre, poses in Sao Paulo.
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Poland

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 16 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 9 million

Global rank: 7

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Image: A fan takes a picture with a mobile phone at the Bristol Hotel in Warsaw.
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Mexico

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 12 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 15 million

Global rank: 8

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The Philippines

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 12 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 15 million

Global rank: 9

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Russia

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 9 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 22 million

Global rank: 10

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Indonesia

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 9 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 27 million

Global rank: 11

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Image: A visitor touches a mobile phone purse made of gold at the Jakarta International Jewellery Fair.
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India

Smartphone users in percentage (2012): 4 per cent of total mobile-phone users

Smartphone users in numbers (2012): 44 million

Global rank: 12


Image: Actress Preity Zinta takes pictures with her mobile phone in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
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