Infographic: Who loses and breaks their smartphones most

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


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22 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

8. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 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

12. phljcnth

Posts: 553; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

ok cool story bro

2. hackmanhtc1

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

seems legit....

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 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.

5. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 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:/

16. iSlackerz

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

19. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

4. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 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.

7. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

6. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 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?

9. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 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.

10. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Sony Xperia Z can prevent the liquid damage problem.

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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...

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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(

14. mydi.maus unregistered

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

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

17. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 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

18. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 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?!

20. nooraldeen

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

What about people that are younger then 18? :(

21. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

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

22. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

where's the 12-17 years old?

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