Android smartphones could well prove to be more reliable than iPhones. Indeed, iFixit figures since the appearance of smartphones show that consumers are much more interested in repairing iPhones than Android phones.
Long gone are the days of the indestructible Nokia 3310. The arrival of smartphones has opened the way to an entire repair industry. However, in recent years and the launch of official iFixit programs like Samsung, it has been easier to repair your phone yourself. As smartphone DIY has become more popular, iFixit data says a lot about the reliability of smartphones.
This is precisely what Electronics Hub researchers are doing. The tech news blog looked at this data to find out which phone models had the most requests for repair instructions. Electronics Hub has therefore established two lists of data.
- The first presents the most repaired phones of all time.
- The second presents the most repaired phones since 2022.
Here are iFixit’s smartphone repair stats
Apple dominates the list of most viewed repair guides on iFixit. What can we say that Android smartphones are more reliable than iPhones? Let’s look at the numbers.
At the Apple brand, the model that the greatest number of users are looking to repair is the iPhone 4 from 2010, with 5.2 million consultation of the repair guide. In second position is the iPhone 6 from 2014, viewed 3.3 million times, much more than even older models like 3G. That says a lot about the reliability of these two iPhone models in particular.
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On the Android side, here are the top 5 brands in terms of number of views on their pages:
- Samsung: 2,834,523
- Huawei: 768,114
- LG: 526,354
- Xiaomi: 459,950
- Google: 369,912
The comparison is eloquent. The number of consultations for all models, from these five Android brands combined, don’t even come close to the iPhone 4 alone. It could well be that Android models are more reliable than iPhones, since they don’t require as many repairs.
However, the second list, that of recent repairs, can enlighten us. Since 2022, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has had the most page views on iFixit, followed by the iPhone 14 aka “the repairers’ nightmare,” the iPhone 14 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Google Pixel 7 Pro completes the top 5. Only premium phones at steep prices.
So it’s likely that consumers will want to repair their phones when it’s worth it. It is much easier to opt to change your phone when it has a problem and its value does not exceed 300 euros. On the other hand, for a device costing more than 1,000 euros, the question arises much more strongly.
- Figures from iFixit reveal that iPhones largely dominate the ranking of the most repaired phones.
- All Android models combined do not reach the number of views of the iPhone 4 guide.
- These figures can be explained in particular because iPhones are expensive devices.
Source : Electronics Hub