How much time do you spend on your smartphone? Are you reading this news on your phone too? Hong Kong millennials – people born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s – spend one day every week on their phones, researchers have revealed. A study of 60,500 internet users worldwide by Connected Life and global research consultancy TNS said the average millennial aged 16 to 30 in the city spends 2.8 hours a day on their mobile devices. That equates to almost 20 hours every week, or 42.5 days over the course of a year. Almost half of the local phubbers watch videos on their mobiles, 38 per cent of them browse social media platforms , while 14 per cent shop online. “Over the decade we have seen our lives revolutionised by the introduction of first mobile and then smartphones, but millennials in Hong Kong have largely grown up with this technology,” said Anita Wong, managing director of TNS Hong Kong. Nowadays almost everyone seems to have their head stuck in a mobile device. But if you think the local phubbers are among the worst, you might be wrong. The study said we are less addicted than other countries. Thais, who devote 4.2 hours per day to their mobiles, are the most addicted, followed by mainland Chinese and Malaysians who spend 3.9 and 2.8 hours daily respectively. The least hooked are Japanese and Australian users. They only spend 1.6 and 2.1 hours daily on their devices.