By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
June 2, 2013

FORTUNE — The average American adult, according to a new survey by Experian’s Simmons Connect, spends 58 minutes a day on his or her smartphone. But how much time they spend on the phone and what they do with it, depends a lot on whether it’s an Apple (AAPL) iPhone or a Google (GOOG) Android device.

In a summary of the findings posted Tuesday, Experian’s John Fetto wrote:

“For starters, iPhone users spend an hour and fifteen minutes using their phones per day, a full 26 minutes more than the typical Android phone owner. Additionally, iPhone and Android smartphone owners use their phones in markedly different ways. For instance, 28% of the time that Android users spend using their phones is dedicated to talking, whereas iPhone users spend only 22% of their smartphone time talking on the device. Android owners also devote a greater share of time visiting websites on their phone than iPhone owners. On the other hand, iPhone owners spend a disproportionately greater share of smartphone time than Android owners texting, emailing, using the camera and social networking.”

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