Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 11 November 2011 11:05

Half of damaged phones die in the loo

Written by Nick Farell



Just like Elvis


New research from a UK mobile phone comparison website has revealed that a third of British phone owners’ mobile phones have met a ‘watery grave’, with toilets found to be the most ‘popular’ location to drop a handset.

The study asked Brits how careful they are with their mobile phones, and the results showed that a third of phone owners have previously broken or badly damaged their handset after accidentally getting it wet. The study, conducted by www.GoodMobilePhones.co.uk, found that 31 per cent claimed to have damaged a handset with water or another liquidy substance. More than 1,937 mobile phone owners aged 18 or older were asked a series of questions about how careful they are with their mobile phones.

Blokes were nearly three times more likely to drop their phone into water compared to women. Of the 31 per cent of respondents who claimed to have damaged a handset with liquid in the past, 73 per cent were male; compared to just 27% who were women. Those who had ‘water damaged’ confessed how and the the top five causes of water damage were: dropped in the loo 47 per cent; spilt beer over it 21 per cent; taken into the bath or shower 12 per cent; dropped in washing-up bowl seven per cent, put in the washing machine 3 per cent.

Mark Owen, founder of GoodMobilePhones.co.uk said that as a bloke who has nearly dropped his phone into all manner of liquids, these results really make me thankful that this is something I haven’t done as yet.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments