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Gaaack#@!! New Samsung Galaxy S4 proves easier to break than iPhone 5 or GSIII

Matt Hamblen | April 30, 2013
If you buy a new Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, try not to drop it before buying a protective case or a warranty.

"Devices with rubber backs are less likely to slide and device dimensions can effect how snugly smartphones fit in pants and jeans pockets," said Ty Shay, chief marketing officer at SquareTrade. "The likelihood of damage due to these common scenarios has never been higher."

SquareTrade said its research shows that Android phones are 13 times more likely to be damaged than stolen or lost, while iPhones are 10 times more likely to be damaged than stolen or lost. Also, one in eight Samsung phones breaks in some way in six months, the company said.

The top five accidents resulting in damage are as follows: Fell out of a person's hand (24%); immersed in liquid (17%); fell out of someone's lap (15%); liquid spilled on it (11%); knocked off a table (9%).

 

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