There can be worse things than cracking your smartphone screen – such a having your data stolen.
But new products will help to alleviate both of these issues by giving your phone extremely durable protection.
A non-Newtonian substance called D3O has been used for range of protective gear and products since it was developed in the UK in 1999.
Now it is being employed to protect our necessary and expensive smartphones.
It's a malleable, soft plasticine-like substance until it is hit. The shock causes the material to tense up and absorb the impact.
"Soft and flexible outside of that upon impact it locks," said Duan Cubbage from EFM Case, demonstrating the material.
D3O is being used in phone cases, allowing them to be dropped on the road or down stairs with the devices staying protected behind the shield.
Combine that with the new nanotechnology screen protector Supershield for even more durability.
Fone King's Abraham Mikhail told 7 News the screen protector has "glass particles inserted within it so it actually allows it to be flexible but at the same time be shock resistant".
The screen can resist fire and will handle a nail just as well as a hammer.
The products will not only save you from costly repairs, they give you further security from having to hand you phone over to strangers who might get access to you data and secure personal information.
Mr Mikhail suggested if you do need to hand your phone over for repairs, do not give you PIN code over with it or be wary about testing not being done in front of you.
"If you do feel uncomfortable about handing your PIN code over just ask for all testing to be done in front of you," he said.
Or best to avoid preventable damage in the first place.