Data Hogs: 5 Android Gaming Apps with High Data Usage

It’s a fact, Android users love playing games on their devices. In a report done by Flurry earlier this year, it was found that gaming apps are the most popular apps on smartphones and tablets. The average smartphone or tablet user spends an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes per day playing games. That’s a ton of time, and it’s easy to see why, given the multitude of addictive games being released every day. Although these are exciting times for the casual gamer, this means more trouble staying within data plans.

For those of us who do not have unlimited data plans, conserving data is extremely important. With the rise of 4G networks and the sharp decrease in available unlimited data plans, it’s important to stay smart about how you use your device and what apps you indulge in. Despite all the fun games being released, users must be forever conscious of the games they decide to invest both their time and data in.

Below are five Android game apps that eat up a bunch of data usage, according to data gathered by the M2AppMonitor dashboard. If you have these games on your device, you may want to keep this information in mind the next time you have spare time to play games.


1. Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3 is an Android data hog

Powered by the remarkable new Mint™ 3 Engine, Real Racing 3 features persistent car damage, fully functioning rear view mirrors, and dynamic reflections for a super-enhanced racing reality. Enjoy a rich, next-gen game with the most advanced cross-platform social and competitive racing community ever. Real Racing 3 delivers it all.
Welcome to the definitive racing experience for everyone, everywhere.


2. Bodyguard

Bodyguard is an Android data hog

Google Play Description: Bodyguard is an ‘all action’ side-scrolling adventure game where you are in charge! Take on the role of a loyal bodyguard and protector of a business tycoon’s daughter, as you keep her safe from harm. Find and punish various enemies of Business Tycoon Daughter and her father using all your skills. Are you ready to be the ultimate protector?


3. FMH 2013

Football Manager Handheld 2013 is a Data Hog

Google Play Description: Football Manager Handheld™ 2013 puts you in the hot-seat and allows you to put your managerial skills to the test wherever, whenever and however you want.

Take the hot-seat at any club from a choice of leagues in 14 countries, and assume full control of transfers, training, tactics and managing your team live during matchdays as you strive for glory and silverware.


4. What’s the Phrase Free

What's the Phrase Free is an Android data hog
★ Spin ★ Guess ★ Solve ★

★ THE NEW WORD GAME from the makers of Words with Friends™ and Scramble with Friends™!
★ Pick from over 40 fresh and unique categories, test your luck on the wheel and see if you can guess the Phrase faster than your friends in What’s the Phrase with Friends™!


5. Ingress

Ingress is an Android data hog

Google Play description: Our future is at stake. And you must choose a side.

A mysterious energy has been unearthed by a team of scientists in Europe. The origin and purpose of this force is unknown, but some researchers believe it is influencing the way we think. We must control it or it will control us.

“The Enlightened” seek to embrace the power that this energy may bestow upon us.

“The Resistance” struggle to defend, and protect what’s left of our humanity.

Install Ingress and transform your world.

This is the latest post in our new AppMonitor Analysis series. in which we will present you with information on apps directly from our AppMonitor Online Dashboard. AppMonitor, M2Catalyst’s application data analysis suite, has been collecting data on tens of thousands of popular apps for over six months, bringing you accurate data like never before.

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