Insurance website finds manufacturer’s flagship smartphone is the least reliable based on claims data made to its website, followed by the HTC Desire S
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the handset a user is most likely to experience faults with.
This is according to insurance website www.MobileInsurance.co.uk, which based its research on claims data made to it.
The smartphone followed by the HTC Desire S, Nokia Lumia 610, Apple iPhone 4 and BlackBerry Bold 9900.
The remaining five places in the top 10 list were occupied by the iPhone 4S, Sony Xperia S, BlackBerry Curve 9220, Samsung Tocco Lite 2 and LG Nexus 4.
MobileInsurance.co.uk said it had gone back through past claims data up to the present day to find out what mobiles are better off being avoided. It added it decided to release the information after noticing a pattern in handset models that were reported as having faults.
The iPhone 3G S topped the list of mobiles that were least frequently reported as having faults, followed by the BlackBerry Torch 9800.
MobileInsurance.co.uk director Jason Brockman said: “We’ve already looked at the phones that get accidentally damaged the most, but that tends to be down to the user. Breakdowns and faults with the handset itself often can’t be avoided, so we wanted to let people know which phones most commonly experience faults so that they can avoid them.
“It seems those looking for reliability need to forget about having the most modern phone and revert back to trusty older handsets like the iPhone 3GS. If you have a phone that’s prone to faults, like one of those 10 in the list, be sure to get your handset a decent insurance policy.”