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Which Phone Users Are The Most Accident-Prone?

Which Phone Users Are The Most Accident-Prone?

We’ve all experienced those frightful moments when you drop your phone on the floor and hear a smash, spill a drink on it, or pull it out of your bag and find it has a huge crack in the screen. But with some phone users finding this a more common occurrence than others, we wanted to find out just how likely you are to have these heart-drop moments depending on what brand of smartphone you have.


Here at Repair Outlet, we used Google search data and UK mobile market share values to see which groups of smartphone users are most likely to find themselves accidentally breaking their phones. We’ve ranked the results in order of which users are most accident-prone in contrast to their market share.


If you own a phone in the top 3 then you better make sure that you’ve got a good screen protector on because the chances are, you’re going to need it:

 

#1 Huawei

Huawei users are officially the most accident-prone smartphone users in the UK! Compared to their market presence, Huawei had the highest number of searches for water damage, screen replacements, and ‘phone not turning on’ out of all the 10 brands. 

 

#2 Samsung 

Next on our list is Samsung, another popular household name that has found itself in the hands of a clumsy group of users.

 

#3 Nokia 


Notorious for being hardwearing, it’s interesting to see that Nokia users are actually just as prone to phone damages as the rest of us.


#4 LG


Compared to their overall market share, the proportion of LG users searching Google for accident quick-fixes was enough to rank them 4th in our study. 

 

#5 Apple


Despite having a whopping 49.9% share of the UK’s mobile market, Apple rank a respectable 5th for users that accidentally break their handset

Compared to how many people in the UK actually own an Apple smartphone, iPhone users on a whole aren’t doing too bad at keeping their device safe.

 

#6 Motorola


Below halfway down the list, Motorola users are safely in the half of the nation that can be considered more responsible phone owners. 

 

#7 HTC

Finding themselves at number 7, it’s HTC. Overall the data revealed that HTC owners are great at keeping their phones safe from water damage but there’s room for improvement when it comes to screen cracks.

 

#8 Google

 

A lot more responsible than the competitor’s owners, Google phone users are in 8th place. Although they ranked high in the mysterious ‘phone won’t turn on’ category, overall Google users are great at keeping their device safe.

 

#9 Sony


Nearing the bottom of our rankings, Sony users can be considered a trustworthy community!

 

#10 Blackberry

And finally, the most responsible mobile phone owners of them all, Blackberry users! Considering their tiny share of the market, the people that do own a Blackberry are clearly treating their device very well.

 

Top 25 Most Accidently Damaged Phones

 The Top 25 Most Breakable Mobile Phones: Using Monthly Google Search Data

RANK

MANUFACTURER

MODEL

TOTAL SEARCHES

RELEASE YEAR

#1

iPhone

6

21,910

2014

#2

Samsung

Galaxy S8

11,560

2017

#3

Samsung

Galaxy S7 Edge

5720

2016

#4

Samsung

Galaxy S7

5390

2016

#5

Samsung

Galaxy S6

5120

2015

#6

LG

G3

4660

2014

#7

LG

G4

4340

2015

#8

iPhone

6S

4280

2015

#9

iPhone

7

4100

2016

#10

Google

Pixel

3810

2016

#11

Samsung

Galaxy S9

3520

2018

#12

Samsung

Galaxy S10

2570

2019

#13

iPhone

6+

2380

2014

#14

Samsung

S8+

2220

2017

#15

Huawei

P30

2160

2019

#16

Samsung

Galaxy S6 Edge

1940

2015

#17

HTC

M8

1900

2014

#18

Huawei

P20

1890

2018

#19

LG

G5

1740

2016

#20

iPhone

X

1600

2017

#21

Sony

Xperia Z3

1600

2014

#22

Samsung

Galaxy Note8

1320

2017

#23

Samsung

Galaxy S10+

920

2019

#24

Sony

Xperia Z5

910

2015

#25

Huawei

P Smart

870

2017

 

*Keywords analysed: repair, fix, broken, smashed

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