Having and using a damaged phone is extremely common. We see it or experience it every day. It’s no wonder...72% of people have broken a phone at some point, and if you’ve done it once, you’re 2x more likely to do it again.
Although 59% of people would rather upgrade than repair a broken phone, that option isn’t always the best one. For one thing, the cost of phones is going up. From 2016 to 2019, the three top smartphone brands raised their prices by 52%. Because of this, among other things, the lifecycle of a smartphone is actually on the rise, but that doesn’t mean that we’re damaging our phones any less than before.
The most common issues are cracked screens, scratched screens, and non-working batteries; and most damage happens in parking lots and cars. Eleven percent of smartphones also receive water damage every year.
The truth is that many of us could be doing more to protect our phones from these damages. In fact, 44% of people aren’t using a case at the time damages occur, and 55% add or upgrade their case only after damaging their phones. Having a quality case, especially one made of rubber or silicone, can help guard your phone against drops and other damage.
It’s also important to keep the battery charged at 50% or higher to maximize battery life.
With costs on the rise, not to mention the environmental impact, buying a new phone isn’t necessarily the smartest choice.
Infographic by: ubreakifix