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9 Photos That Perfectly Capture Vietnamese Smartphone Addiction

While smart addiction has become rampant across the globe, the scourge seems to be particularly acute in Vietnam.


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There are 130 million phones in Vietnam out of a total population of 90 million. Of these, 22 – 32 million are smartphones, according to TechinAsia. Whether walking down the streets of Saigon or traveling through the snowcapped mountains of Sapa, these figures seem reasonable as everyone from office workers to rice farmers can be found with a phone in hand.

Mary Meeker's exhaustive State of the Internet presentation released last May found that Vietnamese spend an average of 466 minutes per day in front of a screen, ranking just ahead of the United States at 444 minutes. Of the four screen categories included in the report - TV, tablet, smartphone or laptop/PC –Vietnamese spent the most time with their smartphones at 168 minutes per day.

Here are some photos that perfectly illustrate the Vietnamese preoccupation with smartphones.

 

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