2018 Africa: Countries with at least 7 Million Smartphone Users

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Categories: Business World Technology Africa
Dataset contains 10 data items (see table below).


The top 50 countries by smartphone users have a combined total of 2.7 billion smartphone users or 42.33% of their combined population.

Africa's top 3 countries by smartphone users are :

  1. Egypt - 27.8 million users (28% of population)
  2. Nigeria - 25.5 million users (13% of population)
  3. South Africa  - 20.3 million users (35.5% of population)

Compare Africa's top two nations with most smartphone users - Egypt and Nigeria

Compare the smartphone user base and populations of Nigeria and South Africa


This data is derived from Newzoo's 2018 study of the top 50 countries/markets by smartphone users and penetration (refer to URL below). According to Newzoo, a smartphone user is defined as anyone using a smartphone at least once a month. These numbers come from Newzoo's annual Global Mobile Market Report and are derived based on considerations of a country's economic progression, demography, online population and inequality.

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