Smartphones a must-have accessory in Hong Kong

Smartphones have become a must-have accessory in Hong Kong, according to a newly released Google survey of mobile internet and market trends for Hong Kong and Asia Pacific.

Findings of the survey indicate that about 35 percent of all mobile phone users in Hong Kong use smartphones and, of these, 63 percent are first-time smartphone owners.

Sixty-three percent of smartphone users in Hong Kong use their devices mostly at home and 56 percent use their devices at work over the period of seven days.

People in Hong Kong also use other multimedia apps and functions while using their smartphones. Fifty-four percent said they listen to music on their smartphones and 41 percent watch television programmes on these devices.

Twenty-seven percent read books, 26 percent watch movies and 19 percent play video games on their smartphones.