How dangerous is summer for mobile phones?
Summer is a period that is combined with a lot of sun and sea. But these two features of summer are especially dangerous for smartphones. Always protect your phone cases – θήκες κινητών!
Most accidents on mobile phones occur during the summer. Usually accidents involving falls, humidity and temperatures.
We will analyse the dangers that await summer for smartphones and tablets and how we can protect ourselves.
Sea and mobile phone
Although smartphones have been modernized and manufacturers use a variety of sealing methods, no one can guarantee that the phone will not be damaged by water.
Water, especially seafood, has corrosive properties. Even if your phone has IP68 waterproofing, water corrosion is inevitable.
Apart from the fact that moisture can penetrate, from the reception of the handset, the microphone and the charge inside the board, the moisture can remain on the outer casing of the device and spoil it.
In addition to water, the next danger for mobile phones is sand. The sand is so hard that if grains are left on the cell phone and trying to clean it with a cloth, it can scratch the glass.
The third danger that awaits is the high temperatures of the surfaces. Do not leave your appliance on sand, mats or surfaces with high temperatures. High temperatures can crack the screen or inflate the battery and break the back of the phone or screen.
How do I protect my cell phone at sea?
In Thikishop we have analysed all the repairs to be done on mobile phones after summer accidents. Therefore better buy a mobile case – thiki kinitou – than have to repair it. There are some tips that if we follow them we will be able to protect the smartphone on the beaches and the sea without any accident.
Put tempered glass on your smartphones. Even if you don’t like it, you should use it during the summer. You will avoid scratches on the screen and fading or blurring of the front and moisture on the surface of the screen
Use waterproof cases when you go to the beach. There are cases that are just waterproof pouches or others that you can use the cell phone even in them.
Do not leave your mobile phones in places that may get wet. Searches near the sea, in bags near the sea, etc.
Do not use your mobile phones when you have sand or sunscreen on your hands. Wipe your hands with a damp cloth and use your smartphone.
If you charge your smartphones with a power bank on the beach, keep it in a dry place and in the shade.
Swimsuit without pockets. That way you won’t forget your cell phone in your pocket and go to sea. Every year in our stores alone, there are dozens of cases that went into the sea with the mobile phone in their pocket.
Sun and cell phone
Constant exposure of our mobile phone to the sun can cause permanent damage to the device. Smartphones are designed to work under normal temperatures. If we have our mobile phone exposed for several hours to high temperatures on the beach and also in the sun, the following problems can be caused:
- Inflate the battery and break the lid on the back or screen
- High-temperature screen glass crack
- Fading the brightness of the screen and altering the colour rendering
- Distortion of the plastic parts of the device, especially the back of the mobile phone, if it is plastic
- Sew the back of the device if it is made of glass
- Headphone or speaker alteration
How to protect your cell phone from the sun
- Place your mobile phones in a bag under an umbrella when you are not using them and do not leave them exposed to the sun.
- Use it in a shady place, not against the sun.
- Do not increase the brightness to full because in combination with mobile data, the screen can produce yellow spots or lines.
- If you use a power bank to charge your phone, do not leave it on a hot surface or exposed to the sun during charging.
Sun and beach
Mobile phones that are made for use under adverse conditions are more resistant to the sun and the sea but not to the extent that most people think.
Sun and sea water have corrosive abilities. The use of a durable phone on the beach has nothing to do with the constant testing it in water or continuous exposure to the sun.
Durable mobile phones should be used like all phones
Users come to the store with CAT smartphones, Armor, etc., while on the outside they look okay, on the inside they are full of moisture and dust.
We will need the durability of smartphones at an unfortunate time or in our work where we may have dirty hands, moisture, etc. Not to dive with it and take pictures or leave it in the sun as if nothing is happening.