Recently, SquareTrade Europe carried out a research to test how fragile and durable the gadgets are, with the help of drop and dip tests.
Surprisingly, iPad Mini turned out to be the most fragile device and managed to capture the top spot of the most breakable gadget, followed by Samsung Galaxy S4 on second. The list was mostly dominated by Apple and Samsung products with Google Nexus 7 (1st gen) taking the sixth place.
The tests were carried out by dropping the gadget on concrete and were also dipped in water. Additionally, the tests also considered other factors, including the design and construction of the device, its weight, the chances of the device falling off your hands, and were given a breakability score after taking into account all these factors.
“We are all investing in more and more technology, so when we do, we want to make sure that we are going to get our money’s worth,” managing director of SquareTrade Europe Kevin Gillan told the Telegraph. “By putting devices through tests that replicate real life situations, we want to help people make smart choices when it comes to choosing gadgets and ensure they are covered against accidental damage.”
Here’s the list of top 10 most breakable gadgets:
- iPad Mini – 7.5
- Samsung Galaxy S4 – 7
- iPad Air – 6.5
- Samsung Galaxy S3 – 6.5
- iPhone 5C – 6
- Nexus 7.1 – 6
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 – 5.5
- iPhone 5S – 5.5
- Nexus 7.2 – 5
- Moto X – 4.5
So, it turns out the most commonly used gadgets are the most fragile ones. Obviously, you could protect them by using cases, but many of us don’t prefer to use them as it hides the real beauty of the device. But, if you love your device more than how it looks, you need to take some precautionary measures. What do you think?