Following the unveiling of Apple’s iPhone 15, major U.S. smartphone players, including Apple, Samsung, and Google, have showcased devices with price tags exceeding $1,000. These gadgets flaunt innovative features, diverse designs, and luxurious materials, such as the Apple iPhone 15 Pro’s Titanium build. However, Allstate Protection Plans’ 2023 mobile study reveals that Americans have shelled out over $17 billion in the past year for smartphone repairs and replacements, with broken screens being the predominant issue.
To assess the resilience of these high-end smartphones, Allstate Protection Plans subjected four models – Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, and Google Pixel Fold – to simultaneous Drop and Dunk Tests. Each phone managed to endure the Dunk Test, being submerged six feet underwater for 30 minutes. However, all devices met their match when dropped from six feet onto a sidewalk.
Here’s a breakdown of the results:
- Front Screen-Down Drops: Both the iPhone 15 Pro Max and Galaxy S23 Ultra faced instant damage, rendering them inoperable.
- Main Screen-Down Drops: The Galaxy Z Fold5 and Pixel Fold sustained only minor damages and remained functional.
- Back-Down Drops: The iPhone 15 Pro Max and Galaxy S23 Ultra encountered significant damages, particularly to their camera systems.
- Outer Screen-Down Drops: The exterior screens of the Fold5 and Pixel Fold couldn’t withstand the impact, though their main screens remained unaffected.
The 2023 Allstate survey also disclosed that while nearly half of Americans underestimate repair costs, the actual average repair expense stands at $209, which is considerably higher for the recently tested premium devices. Remarkably, 27% get their cracked screens fixed within a day, reflecting how indispensable these devices have become.
For optimum safety, Allstate Protection Plans encourages users to invest in protective cases and screen guards. Protection plans offer an added layer of security against potential repair or replacement costs. Learn more at www.AllstateProtectionPlans.com.