"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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