List of countries by smartphone penetration

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This is a list of countries by smartphone penetration in 2017, showing the percentage of the population owning a smartphone. This numbers come from Newzoo's Global Mobile Market Report, April 2017, and are based on a model which takes into account a country’s economic progression, demography, online population, and inequality.[1]

Rank Country Total Population Smartphone Penetration Smartphone Users
1 United Arab Emirates 9,398,000 80.6% 7,573,000
2 Sweden 9,921,000 72.2% 7,167,000
3 Switzerland 8,454,000 71.7% 6,061,000
4 South Korea 50,705,000 71.5% 36,262,000
5 Taiwan 23,564,000 70.4% 16,596,000
6 Canada 36,626,000 69.8% 25,556,000
7 United States 326,474,000 69.3% 226,289,000
8 Netherlands 17,033,000 68.8% 11,720,000
9 Germany 80,636,000 68.8% 55,492,000
10 United Kingdom 65,511,000 68.6% 44,953,000
11 Australia 24,642,000 67.7% 16,671,000
12 Belgium 11,444,000 67.3% 7,706,000
13 Spain 46,070,000 66.8% 30,771,000
14 Azerbaijan 9,974,000 66.4% 6,619,000
15 Italy 59,798,000 65.8% 39,323,000
16 France 64,939,000 65.3% 42,399,000
17 Saudi Arabia 32,743,000 65.2% 21,337,000
18 Portugal 10,265,000 65.0% 6,672,000
19 Czech Republic 10,555,000 64.8% 6,835,000
20 Malaysia 31,164,000 64.1% 19,967,000
21 Poland 38,564,000 63.4% 24,431,000
22 Greece 10,893,000 59.5% 6,484,000
23 Chile 18,313,000 56.0% 10,254,000
24 Romania 19,238,000 56.0% 10,772,000
25 Russian Federation 143,375,000 54.7% 78,364,000
26 China 1,388,233,000 51.7% 717,310,000
27 Japan 126,045,000 50.1% 63,089,000
28 Turkey 80,418,000 49.8% 40,010,000
29 Argentina 44,272,000 48.2% 21,329,000
30 Mexico 130,223,000 40.7% 52,993,000
31 Thailand 68,298,000 40.5% 27,628,000
32 Kazakhstan 18,064,000 39.2% 7,078,000
33 Brazil 211,243,000 37.7% 79,578,000
34 Iran 80,946,000 37.1% 30,000,000
35 Venezuela 31,926,000 36.2% 11,559,000
36 South Africa 55,436,000 36.2% 20,089,000
37 Peru 32,166,000 36.0% 11,585,000
38 Colombia 49,068,000 35.4% 17,361,000
39 Morocco 35,241,000 33.4% 11,755,000
40 Algeria 41,064,000 32.4% 13,293,000
41 Egypt 95,215,000 30.4% 28,958,000
42 Vietnam 95,415,000 26.4% 25,162,000
43 Ukraine 44,405,000 23.5% 10,448,000
44 Philippines 103,797,000 23.3% 24,173,000
45 India 1,342,513,000 22.4% 300,124,000
46 Indonesia 263,510,000 20.7% 54,494,000
47 Iraq 38,654,000 19.9% 7,709,000
48 Nigeria 191,836,000 14.8% 28,381,000
49 Pakistan 196,744,000 9.2% 18,007,000
50 Bangladesh 164,828,000 5.2% 8,578,000

2015 rankings[edit]

The following list of countries by smartphone penetration was measured by the Pew Research Center survey conducted in 40 nations among 45,435 respondents from March 25 to May 27, 2015.[2]

Rank Country  % of population
owning a smartphone
Relative size
1  South Korea 88 88
 
2  Australia 77 77
 
3  Israel 74 74
 
4  United States 72 72
 
5  Spain 71 71
 
6  New Zealand 70 71
 
7  United Kingdom 68 68
 
8  Canada 67 67
 
9  Chile 65 65
 
10  Malaysia 65 65
 
11  Germany 60 60
 
12  Italy 60 60
 
13  Turkey 59 59
 
14  China 58 58
 
15  Palestine 57 57
 
16  Lebanon 52 52
 
17  Jordan 51 51
 
18  France 49 49
 
19  Argentina 48 48
 
20  Venezuela 45 45
 
21  Russia 45 45
 
22  Brazil 41 41
 
23  Poland 41 41
 
24  Japan 39 39
 
25  South Africa 37 37
 
26  Vietnam 35 35
 
27  Mexico 35 35
 
28  Nigeria 28 28
 
29  Ukraine 27 27
 
30  Kenya 26 26
 
31  Peru 25 25
 
32  Philippines 22 22
 
33  Ghana 21 21
 
34  Indonesia 21 21
 
35  Senegal 19 19
 
36  India 17 17
 
37  Burkina Faso 14 14
 
38  Pakistan 11 11
 
39  Tanzania 11 11
 
40  Ethiopia 4 4
 
41  Uganda 4 4
 

2013 rankings[edit]

The following list of countries by smartphone penetration was measured by Google's Our Mobile Planet in 2013.[3][4]

Rank Country/Territory Penetration
1  United Arab Emirates 73.8%
2  South Korea 73.0%
3  Saudi Arabia 72.8%
4  Singapore 71.7%
5  Norway 67.5%
6  Australia 64.6%
7  Sweden 62.9%
8  Hong Kong 62.8%
9  United Kingdom 62.2%
10  Denmark 59.0%
11  Ireland 57.0%
12  Israel 56.6%
13  Canada 56.4%
14  United States 56.4%
15  Spain 55.4%
16   Switzerland 54.0%
17  New Zealand 53.6%
18  Netherlands 52.0%
19  Taiwan 50.8%
20  Austria 48.0%
21  China 46.9%
22  Slovakia 45.9%
23  Finland 45.5%
24  France 42.3%
25  Czech Republic 41.6%
26  Italy 41.3%
27  Germany 39.8%
28  South Africa 39.8%
29  Philippines 38.7%
30  Mexico 36.8%
31  Russia 36.2%
32  Poland 35.0%
33  Malaysia 34.5%
34  Hungary 34.4%
35  Belgium 33.5%
36  Greece 32.5%
37  Portugal 32.1%
38  Thailand 31.0%
39  Argentina 30.7%
40  Turkey 29.6%
41  Romania 27.9%
42  Brazil 26.3%
43  Japan 24.7%
44  Vietnam 19.7%
45  Indonesia 14.0%
46  Ukraine 14.4%
47  India 12.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://newzoo.com/insights/rankings/top-50-countries-by-smartphone-penetration-and-users/
  2. ^ Poushter, Jacob. "Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies | Pew Research Center". Pewglobal.org. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Think with Google". Think with Google. Retrieved 2016-03-20. 
  4. ^ By Zoe Fox2013-08-27 14:52:34 UTC (2013-08-27). "The 15 Countries With the Highest Smartphone Pentration". Mashable.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.