Apple iPad mini tops insurer's list of most easily broken gadgets

Apple iPad mini tops insurer's list of most easily broken gadgets
Device insurer SquareTrade Europe decided to do a study of the most breakable gadgets. Some of the more expensive smartphones and tablets were tested unscientifically. The gadgets were dropped from a tall height and then submerged in water. According to the insurance firm, the Apple iPad mini was on top, considered the most easily broken device with a score of 7.5.

In second place, with a score of 7, was the Samsung Galaxy S4, coming to the end of its reign as Sammy's Android flagship phone. The Apple iPad Air was third with a 6.5 score. The top five most breakable gadgets were rounded out by the Samsung Galaxy S III in fourth place and the Apple iPhone 5c in fifth with scores of 6.5 and 6 respectively.

Number six on the list turned out to be the Nexus 7 (2012) tablet, which also scored a 6. Two devices scored a 5.5, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (number seven) and the Apple iPhone 5s (number eight). The last two names on the top ten were the Nexus 7 (2013) and the Motorola Moto X. Those two devices scored a 5 and a 4.5 respectively.

You have to think that part of the reason for conducting this test and making the results public, is to get owners of the devices on the list worried enough to consider purchasing a SquareTrade insurance policy.

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Back in September, SquareTest put the Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c, Motorola Moto X and the Samsung Galaxy S4 up against each other and captured it on tape. You can check it out by clicking on the video below.

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source: TheRegister

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