Smartphone reliability: iPhone 4 with fewest failures, but…

by Klaus on November 11, 2010

in Android, iPhone, Motorola, Tech News


Steve Jobs presents iPhone 4

A new study conducted by SquareTrade after analyzing failure rates of over 5,000 smartphones covered by SquareTrade Care Plans, shows that Apple’s iPhone 4 has the fewest failures with 2.1% failures within its first year.

Below Apple you find Motorola with 2.3% and HTC with 3.7%.

Another interesting observation is that when it comes to “failures due to accidents”, iPhone 4 is up to 13.8% with BlackBerry only at 6.7%. Obviously this is because glass breaks easier if dropped, than plastic, so iPhone 4 (with glass on front and back) is more likely to break.

It’s worth noting that some of the numbers in the report are projected, since the iPhone 4 has not even been available for a year yet.

Click here to read the entire SquareTrade report (pdf).

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Josiah November 11, 2010 at 19:46

Sounds about right. I have a Blackberry at the moment and it’s a pretty sturdy little phone, does the job. I’ll very likely be switching to the iPhone 4 or an Android phone in the near future though. I’ve got my eye on Windows Phone 7 as well.

App developers November 12, 2010 at 09:29

To tell the truth it’s really hard to choose a smartphone. One tries to find out as much as possible but the statistics won’t help.

Sourish November 18, 2010 at 18:26

every apple product has a low failure rate , no wonder the apps and all are so restricted

Abhi December 4, 2010 at 18:25

apple ipod is also having problem, though the failure notice is less.but still apple is the best giving in quality


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