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Infographic: Who loses and breaks their smartphones most

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Infographic: Who loses and breaks their smartphones most
Are you the type of person that breaks or misplaces their smartphone? Chances are you are not alone.

What is also rather interesting is that if you are the type that breaks their stuff, or falls victim to it being stolen, take it to heart that such things happen regularly and what is even more interesting is how these incidents occur, and whom they occur to.

For example, we have all heard a story about someone dropping their smartphone in the toilet. Well, it turns out that men are 57% more likely to drop their smartphone in the toilet, although most damage incidents in the bathroom overall happen to women (by 41%).

The driveway or garage is the most common location where someone breaks their smartphone. The bathroom is number 2 (no pun intended) while the kitchen, bedroom and living room round up the top five. Meanwhile, 18-24 year olds are more likely to cause liquid damage to their device. 25-34 year olds are more likely to have theirs stolen (and women are 42% more likely to be the victim) and 35-44 year olds lose theirs as early senility sets in.

The research was conducted by Protect Your Bubble via a survey that canvassed 4,000 people in the US. So, when you go to do some work in the garage, or some deep thinking in the bathroom, try not to wind up as a statistic.

via: PCMag

Infographic: Who loses and breaks their smartphones most

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posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:19 8

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3623; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i have not damage my smartphone yet....still in great condition.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:56 7

8. Johnnokia (Posts: 545; Member since: 27 May 2012)


My 2 Iphone and HTC HD2 have been crashed at the first drop.
My old Nokia 5800 dropped thousands times and nothing occured. Last time it has dropped from the third floor and I though it is smashed, I got down and returned the battery and the back cover, then every thing was perfect.

Even the screen had not scratched yet.. OMG

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 22:25

12. phljcnth (Posts: 288; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


ok cool story bro

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:22

2. hackmanhtc1 (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


seems legit....

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:22 6

3. baldilocks (Posts: 541; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


That graphic makes no sense. It says men are 57% more likely to drop them in the toilet, yet at the bottom it says women are more likely to drop them in the toilet.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:27 3

5. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


it actually says more women damaged in bathroom, and men specifically in toilet... Do you bathe and brush your teeth in the toilet? ew:/

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 00:21

16. iSlackerz (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Baldilocks is correct. Directly under where it says "Where smartphone damage occurs" in pink writing it says, "Men are more prone to damage smartphones in the garage, while women drop them in toilets more"

It's a contradictary statement, making the entire infographic suspect.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 04:42 1

19. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


It makes sense for both, because i know there are a lot of people who faps to p0rn in their phones in the toilet.
That being said, i havent dropped my phone even once yet since i bought it 5 months ago. But my previous phones, i have lost count how many times i dropped it at all kinds of places including pavements and roads but it never broke, only scratches. As expected from Nokia phones.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:23 5

4. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


32% of women are more likely to not know how to use a "find my phone" feature, put it on vibrate, lose it, try calling it, assume its been stolen, file a claim with Assurion, and then find the lost phone 2 months later in the freezer.

**a statistic done by me.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:29

7. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Exaggerated, but this infographic is definitely flawed. Data on how phones get damaged should be accurate, but there is really no way to know for sure whether a phone was lost or stolen in most cases. I guess if you have a Find My iPhone type app and can see that a phone is moving, it's stolen (unless it is lost in a car), but barring that, there isn't a definitive way to tell.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:28 1

6. grahaman27 (Posts: 348; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


"men are 47% more likely to drop their phone down the toilet"

"women drop [their phones] in toilets more"

am I reading that right?

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 18:16

9. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I have yet to lose or damage my smartphone. Why would one sit on the golden throne with their smartphone to conduct a type I or II? I guess that's why most smartphones now not only have biologicals, it also that contain fecal matter. The lack of situational awareness would get anything stolen, hell you become a prime target for would be thieves. If you are going to secure in your pants, coat, purse, and such improperly guess what expect your phone or anythng to be damaged. The bottom line is it is about responsibility.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:08 1

10. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 370; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Sony Xperia Z can prevent the liquid damage problem.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:23 1

11. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Those with lil kids damage their smartphones the most..... Me and my kids mother went thru 4 or 5 phones combined in the past 2 years...

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 22:46

13. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I almost accidentally drop my Xperia Z on the floor, but luckily I was holding it tightly, and there are no damage at all!

Phew! Almost had a heart attack! x(

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 22:53

14. mydi.maus (unregistered)


thats why there is XPERIA Z for liquid and shock.Samsung XCOVER 2. both rated E for everyone.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 23:47

15. AfterShock (Posts: 2903; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Now where'd I put my phone so I can post something?

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 01:40

17. fatexo (Posts: 122; Member since: 21 May 2010)


I remember my LG Optimus Black fell from the 6th floor and I rushed down with no hope but as soon as I picked it up and turned it on,I was working perfectly with two light scratches on then screen.. then after a few days the volume rocker stopped working but the phone is working perfectly otherwise even today.
only issue is I cannot take the risk of flashing another custom rom because if it starts boot-looping then I will have no way to access the recovery (luckily my current rom is very stable and bug free and now also own a Optimus 4X HD so no need to mess with it.) :D

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 02:38 1

18. Leo_MC (Posts: 583; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


"Men are 57% more likely to drop their phones down the toilet."
"Men are more prone to damage smartphones in the garage while women drop them in toilets more." "41% of women [...] did it in the barthroom"
"57% of men [...] did it in the garage"

Is it me or someone is being stupid?!

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 08:17

20. nooraldeen (Posts: 48; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


What about people that are younger then 18? :(

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 12:58

21. ZeroCide (Posts: 698; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Men are 70% more likely to lose their phone. This is because women have ie sugically attachet to their hands.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 00:08

22. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


where's the 12-17 years old?

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