iPhone users are more intelligent than Samsung, BlackBerry and HTC owners, finds survey

  • Ladbrokes created an online test designed to test people’s wits
  • It challenged a thousand smartphone users to complete seven brainteasers
  • iPhone users were fastest, completing the test in 94 seconds on average
  • While BlackBerry users had the slowest wits with a time of 118 seconds

A thousand smartphone users were challenged to take a series of online brain teasers designed to test their mental agility.

iPhone users were found to have the quickest wits of all, completing the test in 94 seconds, on average, while BlackBerry users were the slowest at 118 seconds.

The test was carried out by UK bookmaker Ladbrokes who picked the participants from a list of people who use its smartphone app.


Brand             Average time (seconds)
Apple                                    94
Google                                 99
Samsung                             103
HTC                                     105
Nokia                                   109
Blackberry                           118

The Test of Wits is made up of seven brainteasers designed to test problem solving skills, pattern recognition and code cracking.

Each question has four possible answers and a participant has to select the correct answer before moving onto the next teaser.

Example questions include: How many 9s are there between 1 and 100: a) 19  b) 20 c) 9  d) 1  e) 14.

Another is how many months have 28 days: a) 1 b) 12 c) 24 d) 10.

Each user is asked to select their make of handset before completing the test, and a timer in the top right-hand corner records their speed.

In second place were Google Nexus owners, who completed the test just five seconds slower, on average, than top place Apple.

lthough the fastest test of all was completed by a Samsung owner, at just 47 seconds, the group as a whole were in third place with an average completion time of 103 seconds.

HTC owners were fourth with an average time of 105 seconds, while people with Nokia handsets scored 109 seconds.

The study, commissioned by TalkTalk Mobile, surveyed 2,000 owners of the three major smartphone brands to determine whether the choice of handset was an extension of their personality.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]Via

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