My Daughter is a top class mobile destroyer, have trashed every single mobile she has ever had,
The death toll so far:
Cheapo Samsung - survived 3 months
My Motorola V600 (robust I thought) 6 Months
Sony Ericsson W700 - 8 months - she first broke the screen, and tried the old 'I didn't do anything' line, which of course after 20 years in IT, I've heard a few times..
My old Sony Ericsson P910 - 6 months - 'just fell apart'
IPhone 3 - 2 years! I watched her clean the iPhone over a jug of water, with the obvious result, and the damn thing still worked after it dried out.
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 1 month, dropped and trodden on.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Nr. 2 6 Months - dropped in a puddle during a concert...
Samsung Galaxy S4 - 2 Months - sat on, screen cracked
Samsung Galaxy S4 Nr. 2 - Got muddy during an open-air concert, then was stolen, the insurance has paid for that one.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Nr. 3 - is still working..
So based on my experience, the Iphone3 survived the hostile environment the best.
Since the Iphone 3, she buys the phones herself, I thought this would make take more care, I was wrong
Yesterday she asked me why my Iphone 4 looks brand new? Well because I look after the feckin thing!