Owners of larger smartphones tend to use a lot more data than those with smaller screens, according to a new report from Citrix. The marketing research firm found that, on average, iPhone 6 Plus users consume twice the data of those with an iPhone 6.
While it makes sense that the 6 Plus would eat more data due to its larger display, Citrix thinks the difference has more to do with user behavior. People are treating the 6 Plus like they would a tablet, playing more games and streaming a lot more video.
That 2x difference in data usage is worth noting for folks on the fence about which handset to buy. With many of the larger wireless carriers now practically charging by the gigabyte, doubling your data usage could also mean doubling your cellphone bill.
Other interesting points from the Citrix report include: iPhone 6 Plus users consume 10x more data than those with an iPhone 3GS.
Source: Citrix Mobile Analytics
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