US software giant Citrix has released its latest Mobile Analytics Report, which looks at how consumers and businesses use their smartphones, tablets and laptops. Among the facts and figures that caught out eye was a table revealing the top five mobile games ranked by data volume in 2015. If you’re on a tight data allowance, the following apps are definitely best avoided…
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According to Citrix’s data, the top five mobile games by data volume are CSR Racing, Diamond Dash, Top Eleven, Hay Day and Subway Surfers, respectively. Perhaps unsurprisingly, all five of the aforementioned apps contained video delivered over the network. This was in stark contrast to Q1 2013 when none of the top five apps did.
The report also found that iPhone 6 Plus owners chew through twice as much data as iPhone 6 owners; presumably due to the larger screen enticing users to consume more video.
The lesson here is that you should carefully monitor your data use on a per-app basis and perhaps give the “phablet” a miss if you’re on a tight data plan. You can find additional tips on stretching out your phone data here.