10 facts about mobile phones that you may not have known

Mobile phones are an integral part of our daily lives. They are used to communicate with loved ones, keep us entertained, receive updates from all over the world, and manage our daily schedules.

Here are 10 facts about mobile phones that you might not have known. These are some of the most bizarre facts we have ever seen, while others are hard to believe. We bet you will be sharing them with your friends over WhatsApp.

1. The initial mobile phone cost around £2500

Mobile phones are not a 21st-century gadget. The first mobile phone was sold in the US in 1983. Martin Cooper, the man who developed it, was responsible for its creation. It cost approximately $4,000 (or PS2,500). Yikes.

2. Mobile phones are dirtier than toilet handles

Your smartphone is almost always with you, which can lead to germs. An old smartphone can carry 18 times as many potentially dangerous’ bacteria as a toilet seat.

Keep your phone clean and safe!

3. A mobile device is more powerful than a spaceship

Never underestimate the power of your smartphone. It’s incredible. According to NASA information, the average smartphone now has more computing power than the Apollo 11 lunar landing computers.

4. Back in 2012, Apple sold 340,000 iPhones per day

Although you already know that iPhone is very popular, did you know this? In 2012, iPhone sales reached a record high. Apple sold approximately 340,000 smartphones per hour… That’s a total of 125 million devices in the same year.

5. Researchers can charge phones with urine

Although it sounds gross, it is true. According to BBC, scientists in Bristol have created a method of charging phones with urine. According to researchers, the future of charging could be as simple as using smart toilets to store and gain energy.

6. Our mobiles are checked around 110 times per day

How often do your smartphones get accessed? Screen lock app data shows that an average person unlocks their smartphone around 110 times per day. The ‘peak’ unlocking times are between 5 pm-8 pm.

7. Fear of losing your phone is real

Have you ever feared losing your signal or being without a phone for a long time? You are not the only one. Nomophobia is the name of this phenomenon. This term is a combination of ‘no mobile fear’ and… let’s be honest… we’ve all been there.

8. Mobiles are more popular than toilets in

But are mobile phones more important than a toilet? More people around the globe have a cell phone than a toilet. Let this sink in. Although amazing tech is important, it should not be considered before world sanitation.

9. Nearly half the smartphone users say they ‘couldn’t live without them

What if you could live without your phone for a whole day? What about a life without your phone? According to Pew Research, 46% of smartphone owners say they can’t live without their devices. This is almost half the global smartphone users.

10. An alarming 99% of malware targets Android phones

iPhone users have good news! Here’s some good news for iPhone users who are worried about malware. According to F-Secure, a staggering 99% of malware targets Android devices and operating systems. 

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