People check their phones an average of 150 times a day according to a new infographic that pulls together a whole raft of information on just how important mobile is in our lives.

The infographic (below), which was pulled together by New Relic, covers all aspects of mobile life from who uses them, what we do with our phones and of course the exploding app industry.

It’s no secret that the worldwide mobile industry is booming and devices are expected to exceed 1.8 billion units in 2013. That kind of growth outstrips even the world’s entire birth-rate!

Amazingly, gaming represents nearly half of the time spent on our phones with a whopping 43% of activity, unsurprisingly social networking is in second place with 26%.

As this infographic shows, mobiles are becoming an increasingly important device in our lives and one worthy of protection.

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Here’s the infographic in full: