Given a choice, people preferred using their phones over laptops. 65% of participants said they prefer using a phone over laptop because it is a socialisation tool and easy to carry around. Laptops, however, due to bigger screens were perceived to be much more conducive for intense reading and working activities. Working professionals and students preferred using laptops because of their workload. GenXers preferred the laptop for financial transactions due to concerns of security and the potential risk of losing their phones.
"I scroll through Instagram on my phone when I'm bored, it helps me keep in touch with people, see what people are up to." - Anila, 25 years old, YouTuber.
"Phone is usually to pass time — replying to texts, checking social media or calling my friends." - Animesh, 25 years old, student.
"During the lockdown, the usage of my laptop has increased a lot as compared to my phone. I used to get bored so I involved myself in webinars and online courses, due to which I started using the laptop more than my phone." - Ajay, 28 years old, Officer in the Indian Army.