compareraja.in has recently conducted a poll on the mobile usage patterns by Indian consumers. Out of the total reach of 647005, 14730 votes were recorded. Around 43.26 % of the mobile users who participated in the poll prefer Samsung, with Nokia users just trailing by a few inches at 38.31 %. Shockingly, Apple users enjoy just 5.63 % of the glory followed by the BlackBerry lovers at just 2.49 %.
Vodafone, even though rated as a highly expensive service, emerged as the leading service provider catering to around 36.12 % of the users, with Airtel being the next on the list at 29.66 % followed by TATA Docomo, Idea and Reliance Communication. 76.05 % of them prefer a prepaid connection while 15.95 % have opted for a postpaid service. 8.00 % use both.
When it comes to messaging, Indian have varied preferences. Around 49.56 of the poll participants use Whatsapp, while 37.12 % still prefer SMSing. Gtalk and BBM users follow at 1.47 % and 1.89 % respectively.
Today, mobiles are no more just restricted to making calls. According to the poll results, 17.61 % love listening to music on their mobile phone. While, 17.06 % of them confessed that camera is their priority. Activities such as texting, browsing and gaming are next to follow.
Downloading is another activity that makes mobile phones the most preferred portable device. A whopping 59.01 % use their mobiles to download games, while 27.52 % of them download social networking apps. The rest love downloading entertainment and essential tools.
So, apart from making calls, users listen to music, click photos and play games on their mobile phones.