Xiaomi Redmi 4, iPhone 6 named worst performing smartphones


Data security firm Blancco has released a new report outlining the worst performing smartphones and manufacturers for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 was ranked the worst in the Android models’ category, while Samsung Electronics led the pack in the Android manufacturers’ category. The report also highlighted the most common reasons for the failure of these brands and devices, with performance as the leading suspect among Android phones.

Samsung topped the ranking of worst performing brands with a 34 percent failure rate. Xiaomi follows with a big difference at 13 percent.

Huawei, the biggest smartphone manufacturer in China selling over 153 million units in 2017, came 8th on the list. Surprisingly, none of its handsets ranked on the worst-performing list.

Top 10 Android Manufacturers By Failure Rate, Q4 2017

HMD Global

In the Android model’s category, five Samsung smartphones made it to the worst performing ranking, including the Galaxy S8+. Topping the list, however, is the Xiaomi Redmi 4, which was launched in November 2016.

Performance is the most dreaded issue among Android smartphones, having a landslide difference from other issues that relate to the camera, microphone, headset, and speaker.

Top 10 Android Models By Failure Rate, Q4 2017

Xiaomi Redmi 4
Motorola Moto G (5S) Plus
Lenovo K8 Note
Nokia 6 (HMD Global)
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
Xiaomi Redmi Y1
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
In the iOS category, Apple’s 2014 flagship model, the iPhone 6, topped the list. Surprisingly, the older iPhone 5 model, ranked 10th. The iPhone 8 Plus, the most recent model on the list, also made it to the cut.

The most common performance issues in Apple’s smartphones deal with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, headset, mobile data, and receiver.

Top 10 iOS Failure Rates by Mode, Q4 2017

iPhone 6
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 5s
iPhone SE
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 5


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