The 'Durability' Test: Which Smartphones Are Repaired the Most?

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.17 - 2024 6:37 PM CET

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The models of the most repaired smartphones have been identified. iPhone topped the list of most repaired smartphones, ahead of Android.

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Smartphones first entered our lives on February 5, 2008, exactly 16 years ago. Although the newer generations may not remember, there was a time when phone repairs were not in such high demand. With the advent of smartphones, phone repairs have started to become significant. So, which smartphone model do you think has been repaired the most so far?

iPhone models are at the top of the most repaired smartphone brands As you know, Apple and iPhone models are now the most sold and shipped smartphone brand. Electronics Hub has revealed the most repaired smartphone model of all time.

These data are generated according to iFixit repair requests and page views.

In recent years, governments have started to provide incentives for the production of more easily repairable smartphones and sometimes take measures. In this sense, iFixit is an important helper for people to repair their smartphones themselves. So far, the smartphone model that consumers have requested the most repair help for is the iPhone 4. The smartphone, introduced by Apple in 2010, is also one of the most used smartphone models.

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Again, the smartphone brand that received the most repair requests was Apple, with 17 million 511 thousand page views. It was followed by Samsung with 2 million 834 thousand repair requests. Huawei is in third place with 768,114.

The ranking of the most requested smartphone models for repair consists entirely of iPhone models. Accordingly, the most repaired Android smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy S III, followed by the Galaxy S5, S4, S6, and LG Nexus 5, respectively.

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Electronics Hub also listed the smartphone models released after 2022 that received the most repair requests. At the top of this list is the iPhone 14 Pro Max, followed by the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Google Pixel 7 Pro is in fifth place. In this regard, Android models receive fewer repair requests.

Being the most repaired smartphone brand may seem like a negative image, but it actually reveals how long these models are used. Again, old smartphone models were simpler and more repairable compared to today. Now, repairing most high-end smartphones by the consumer themselves has become quite difficult.

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