Cell: Your Image by K. Kenneth Edusei

Over 83% of the people in America own smart-phones. After recently taking a brief hiatus (unwillingly of course) from owning one, I became curious as to what impression I make when one notices my phone. Questions of identity and technology have been looked into by researchers such Pew and Nielson. There are also more humorous takes on the subject. So what does your cell say to people?

For starters Android users are probably in their college or pre-college years. The pew survey found that student cellphone users are adopting the Android platform at much higher rates than iOS. If you’re in college you’re probably sporting an Android phone. 26% of those whom fall within college age are android users. Do not fret iOS users. Your niche is found among college graduates and working professionals. If you’re in school with an iPhone, you’re just ahead of your time. Education is one thing your cell-phone tells everyone, what else is your phone saying?

Your phone also speaks volumes for how attractive you believe yourself to be, if you own an iPhone. iPhone users are arrogant enough to  believe they’re the most beautiful, most ambitious, and their boss thinks highly of them. Users also spent the most on clothes and grooming. They also used adjectives like confident, daring, bright and most flirtatious. I am convinced that iPhones makes one shine with the light of greatness or maybe it’s those annoyingly bright cases I see them in.

While our Apple friends feel the world reflects their inner glory, Android users feel inspired by the world. Self-described as artistic, creative, and calm, Android users see themselves as polite. Other traits of Android users are they’re the most active on social media, consume the most alcohol, and they watch the most television.

It is true cell phones are consistently telling someone facts about his or her owner. An image of whom we are isn’t distinguishable enough from an accessory we carry. Having been without a phone for a few weeks I recently asked “what is my image?” After giving thought to the variety of ways one could answer that question, I looked as the darkness on my phone reflected the image that matters.