Almost 400 Million People in China Use Mobile Phones for Over Six Hours a Day
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Almost 400 Million People in China Use Mobile Phones for Over Six Hours a Day

(CBN - Global) April 11 -- Nearly 400 million, or 36.9 percent, of mobile phone users in China look at their phones for more than six hours a day, according to a study by the China Internet Network Information Center.

Instant-messaging and social-networking software are the most frequently used mobile applications in China, according to the report. The top three apps are Tencent Holdings Ltd. [HKG:0700]'s QQ and WeChat, and Momo Inc. [NASDAQ:MOMO]'s Momo that together have a utilization rate of 90.7 percent.

WeChat users are the most mature with a majority aged 40 or above. Momo has the wealthiest group, with the biggest share of users earning a monthly income of above CNY5,000 (USD773).

Most Chinese people use smart phones to access the Internet, and not for making calls. 36.9 percent of phone users are online for more than six hours a day, and 79.5 percent for more than two hours a day, the study shows.

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