Study claims Android users more humble & honest than their iPhone counterparts
People who use Android smartphones may have greater levels of honesty and humility than iPhone users, new research suggests.
Researchers also found that women were twice more likely to own an iPhone than an Android Phone.
“This study provides new insights into personality differences between different types of smartphone users,” said Heather Shaw, from the University of Lincoln in the UK.
“Smartphone choice is the most basic level of smartphone personalisation, and even this can tell us a lot about the user,” she added.
Researchers conducted two studies of personality differences between iPhone and Android smartphone users.
During the first study 240 participants were asked to complete a questionnaire about the characteristics they associate with users of each smartphone brand.
In a second study, researchers then tested these stereotypes against personality traits of 530 smartphone users.
They discovered that while Android users were more honest and humble, the other personality stereotypes did not occur.