The rise in popularity of smart mobile phones over the last five years has inevitably meant a large increase in the number of handsets that need repairing.

As a result, 89 per cent of people in a recent study believed that devices were much stronger and more reassuring five years ago, T3 reports.

The survey conducted by mobile phone comparison site GoodMobilePhones found that most users had managed to physically damage their handsets in the last year. They believed this wouldn't have previously happened with other devices.

Despite this assertion, the smartphone continues to go from strength to strength as shown in recent figures released by Kantar World Panel ComTech.

The research firm found that over 50 per cent of the British population now owns a smart device.

"With the advances of technology in mobile phones, it seems odd that more people's phones are breaking nowadays; but with advances in technology inevitably come more fragile aspects to break," managing director of Mark Owen said.

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