It's not hard to see why so many people complain about smartphone battery life.

Researchers at the University of Lincoln did a study taking a look at the actual usage of smartphones versus our perception of usage. Twenty-three participants consisting of both staff and students ranging in ages between 18 and 33 took part in the study where their phone usage was monitored over the course of two weeks. All participants agreed to an app being installed that would monitor the phones usage. The app would timestamp anytime activity was sensed. The results? The average participant checked their phone 84.68 times a day, with the average daily use being 5.05 hours a day. From the 84.68 times the participants checked the phone, 55% of those were short bursts of 30 seconds or less. While those numbers do include listening to music with the screen off, that's still quite a dependency on our devices.

Learn more about the study here