There’s a flaw in this survey of American smartphone users: they say this about giving up friends but they also say that they leave their phones on all the time so that they can be contacted. By whom?
Re/code got the whole survey this came from and that’s the statistic they pulled out but there are others. Of this poll of US users:
74 percent keep their smartphones within reach throughout the entire day
60 percent sleep with their phones and that number increases to 84 percent in the 18-29 year olds demographic, while their European counterparts are more likely to keep their devices in the next room
17 percent of women would give up their best friend for a week instead of their smartphone
53 percent keep their phone sound on even while they sleep