Samsung’s phones register higher failure rate than iPhones

iPhone 6 is cited as a device having the highest failure rate among all iPhone models released by Apple to date. However, Samsung's phones register worse performance than Apple's iPhones.

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Theoretical and empirical data now confirm that Samsung’s smartphones have registered a higher failure rate than Apple’s iPhones. According to a recent study titled “State of Mobile Device Repair and Security,” iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are more likely to fail than any other iPhones.

However, Samsung lags behind in performance as it has registered a higher failure rate than the two poorly performed iPhones.

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Samsung Phones Has Higher Failure Rate Than iPhones

The security and data erasure firm Blancco released a report this month, and it reveals that Apple’s iPhone 6 stood staggering 22% in failure rate; and next to this is iPhone 6s, which registered 16% failure rate.

Thankfully, other iPhone models registered their failure rate in single digit. The report also includes an iPad Air 2, which stood at eighth position with 4% failure rate in the list of ten models.

Top 10 iDevice Failure Rate by Device

The report came as a surprise to many industry insiders as iPhone 6 was the highest selling model in the world for Apple. Within 24 hours of availability, Apple saw more than 4 million pre-orders of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; this exceeded the supply available.

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Interestingly, more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices were sold in the first three days.

Samsung failed to show any remarkable achievement in this competition. Overall, Samsung mobiles registered 27.4% failure rate, which is 5% more than Apple’s highest failure rate.

Citing the report, experts say Bluetooth is the major performance issue in iOS devices. Other notable problems are Wi-Fi, headset, mobile data, and receiver.

Top 10 Android Failure Rate Device

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For Android, performance is the biggest issue. Camera, microphone, battery charging, and speaker are other challenges Android devices need to cope with.

iPhone vs. Android Performance IssueSource:

Notably, the OS adoption ratio among Android users is relatively poor compared to that among iOS users. Currently, 74.3% of iOS devices are running iOS 11 and 17.7 percent run iOS 10. On the other hand, over 50% Android users using Nougat 7.0, which was released in 2016.

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Time and again, iOS devices have proved their supremacy over Android counterparts. The effective combination of software and hardware enables Apple to beat its competitors in the global market.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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