Motorola infographic shows how and where screens crack

Motorola infographic shows how and where screens crack
With the ShatterShield display on the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 preventing the phone's screen from cracking, the company released an inforgraphic on Thursday that is all about the different ways that people break the display on their smartphone. First, Motorola says that 50% of the world's population has had a phone screen crack at least once. India is the word leader in that department, with 65% of the population in that country experiencing a broken display. At the other end of the spectrum, only 34% of those in the U.S. have had that happen to them.

A phone with a cracked screen usually remains cracked. 42% cited the cost of the repair as to why they haven't fixed a broken display. 23% of those sporting a phone with a broken display, continued using it even if they cut their finger on it.

So how do people break their smartphone screens? 50% of the time, it happened when the phone just dropped out of the user's hands. 32% of the the broken screens were the result of the handset falling out of a pocket, and 27/% of the cracked screens got that way when the device fell out of the user's lap when he/she stood up. 7% have broken their smartphone screen while taking a selfie, and 5% broke the display by throwing the phone at someone.

On average, 7% would rather accidentally post a private selfie on social media, than break the screen on their phone. That ranges from the 17% in India who would rather spread a secret than shatter their smartphone display, to the 3% in Brazil who would rather have a cracked screen than a secret post on social media.

We've broken up the infographic for you, to make it easier for you to read. Assuming, of course, that the phone you're reading this on doesn't have a cracked display.

Thanks for the tip!

via: TalkAndroid

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DROID Turbo 2
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3760 mAh



1. JDeus01

Posts: 48; Member since: May 07, 2013

im so glad my phones had never broken

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Are cases not available in 2nd world countries?

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Apparently some people like their phones "naked"

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I never cracked a screen once. Of course I never hung on to a phone for very long either. I think the GS6 would be my longest and the Z3 in a close second.

4. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

I didn't read the article.. Thats why I love infographics.. No diss on phonearena :)

5. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

One thing is certain.. India needs more selfie awareness classes.

6. samgsam15

Posts: 51; Member since: May 09, 2014

Big phone means difficulty to hold the phone in one hand while taking a selfie, which results in a broken screen.

8. miketer

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Happened the 3rd day of my Lumia 920's existence in my life. It was kept face down in my wife's dressing table and my son pushed it to the floor. USD 200 in those days to repair it. Couldn't avoid this expense.

9. Avinash.Meeniga unregistered

My Moto G screen got shattered today, when it fall out of my hand at my work place while I was getting into the car ;( and I think either the corner or the screen hit the road first but the phone has really sustained a lot of drops so I would say it's been good but I just found out from the customer care that they would take up to 15 days to replace the screen and I'm not sure if to get a new phone or get the screen replaced, will decide tomorrow once I get to know about the price it's gonna cost me to replace it, But thank god I had the screen protector on which held all the broken glass pieces.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

With LG's G Flex(2), no need for a case. no need to bother whenever it drops!

10. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

I see many people have butter fingers or don't know how handle a cellphone. I have not broken the screen on my phone and I've been using cellphone for many years now. Then again I always keep it in a case and with a screen protector just in case it happens to slip out of my hands. The case and screen protector are way cheaper than having to replace the display on any smartphone. I laugh and wonder is that people use their phone with the screen so badly damaged, literally missing pieces of the display.

11. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I'm a 'naked phone' guy and I've never broken a phone thankfully. I'm also VERY careful with my devices. To the point it's ridiculous. Getting in and out of my car, putting it in and taking it out of my pocket I make sure my grip is perfect every time b/c I know those are the times I'm most likely to drop it. I love the feel of a phone w/o a case. I hate cases. I think mobile phones are a work of art and I enjoy seeing them and showing my Note 5 off. I have dropped phones, although not in a while. I dropped my G2 once, maybe twice. Didn't drop my GS6 or my Note 5. I'd cry if I just dropped my Note 5 regardless of damage. I'd probably be crying before it hit the ground.

12. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Accidents happen. That people that break screens often don't get a service plan is beyond me. My wife went through 3 galaxy s3s before it was time to upgrade to her Note 4. I had never broken phone until I forgot my Droid HF Maxx was in my lap in the car. Got out and crack. A full 3 weeks before my contract was up.

14. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

14 years of unshattered screens. I like to use my phones naked and switch them so often that I no longer overprotect them, even when they are brand new. But I reckon there are people who are very... prone to have their phones damage until it no longer works.

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