What Does Your Cell Phone Say About You?

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Last updated April 12, 2019

I found an interesting article in the Hindustan Times. Of course, the same article also appeared in a few other places, like pakpassion.net, which is a New Zealand, Pakistan site where members share and discuss information. Anyway, while I could pontificate on the over-sharing of some news on the internet, this isn’t about that. This is about your mobile and what it says about you.

According to the article, your mobile today is like what your car was 10 – 20 years ago. Do you remember the saying, “You are what you drive”? Now you are what you carry in your pocket!

For instance the article likens the iPhone to an Alfa Romeo. Ironically, I drive an Alfa, but I don’t have an iPhone. I have a Nokia, which the article says is “the security blanket – the Toyota of phones.”

Other comparisons liken the Samsung to Daihatsu and LG to a Kia.

The article goes on to apply social traits to cell phone users as well:

“Samsung users tend to be conservative dressers over 50 who don’t like taking risks.”

“Sony Ericsson users like a full social life and fast food.”

“Users of a LG handset are usually women aged 14 to 24, not mechanically minded and unlikely to have pay TV.”

And of course, “The typical iPhone user thinks computers give them control over their lives.”

Wow. All of that from looking at your cell phone! The question is how on the money is it? For me, I should definitely be carrying an iPhone. But I don’t. How about you? Are you on this list?