With smartphones, the world has changed. To protect our smartphones we cover them up with mobile covers. It is the first thing that we want for our mobiles. It is like driving a car without bumpers, isn’t it? No one wants a new gadget that is shattered or dented.
According to data and surveys, we found that the mobile phone accessories market has grown by 104% to date. In this segment phone cases were the ones that hype a lot. There are many mobile phone cases available in the market these days like silicone cases, TPU cases, mirror cases, leather cases, carbon fiber cases, etc. Nowadays customized phone cases are the most trending.
But there is a truth behind these accessories that few of them are useless. It is still unclear whether screen protectors protect the screen from shattering or not. We purchase them because we know the devices we are using are expensive and we want to protect them. We also purchase extended warranty plans by paying extra money but in reality, these can be skipped.
So, today we are doing a reality check on what does and what doesn’t protect your smartphone. For this, we had a detailed conversation with the repair and warranty experts of TheWirecutter. So let us unwrap the details for you.
With detailed discussions and finding we found that you need a cell phone cover or a screen protector, or a combination of the two. Think twice before buying an extended warranty but you can always buy an insurance policy for damage and loss.
Screen Protectors are Fragmentary Solutions:
A shattered screen is a nightmare. Screen protector manufacturers claim that their plastic film adheres to the display of the phone and protects it from scratches and cracks if it falls accidentally.
But screen guards are not a complete solution. The majority of screens are broken from corners or edges when the phone hits the floor, the whole impact comes at the corner and causes damage. If your phone falls upside down the concentration spread all over and cause less or no damage.
On the contrary, screen protectors safeguard the screen from scratches that make the display rough with time. Do not expect it to be the pavement for your phone.
Kylie Wiens, the chief executive of iFixit said that people should purchase screen protectors to safeguard their phone from scratches from housekeys, etc. If you care about the longevity screen protectors should be on your list.
Screen protectors are affordable and we concluded that it is good to buy one.
Why Buy A Phone Case?
For complete 360* protection you need a phone cover. It will protect your phone edges and back from falls. A good case absorbs shocks and protects the smartphone from scratches when you drop your device accidentally.
There are so many phone cases available in the market that it is hard to tell you which is better. But two materials are the most preferred ones i.e. Plastic and leather. It is one the most profitable business and to know more most profitable business ideas go through the link.
The combination of screen protectors and cases is awesome. A phone case adds a bit of bulkiness to the device. It makes it a bit heavy and the screen protector adds a bit of thickness.
If you buy a screen guard always pick the one which fits the screen best and covers the edges too. If it leaves the corners, the chances of damage are more. Whatever the case is, we recommend you a case before a screen protector.
Good to Skip Extended Warranty:
Many smartphone manufacturers offer extended warranties in extra pay that can replace or repair your phone if it gets damaged. This program costs you around 500 to 4000INR a year.
If you talk about an iPhone two years warranty charges will cost you about 11,250INR that cover spills, malfunctions, or damages. It is an expensive deal. It is better to get it fixed locally. It can only be issued if you damage or crack your phone. If you replace the phone’s screen in a local shop it will cost you about 10,000INR in India which is still less than what you are paying in terms of extended warranties. Also, many warranty programs do not cover theft or device loss, this is two common issues that raises as people carry their smartphones everywhere.
Here is where insurance steps in that cover lost or stolen devices. It also includes cracks, repairs, or damage security. All the smartphones are packed after security checks, if it is working fine once you take it out of the box, it will work fine for a long time. You have to ask yourself, do you need insurance?
Yes, only if the insurance company is paying all the losses including damages, losses, or thefts. All these programs have one major issue which is the battery. These programs do not replace batteries once they run out of capacity.
This argument will go on. But we know that a combination of screen protectors and mobile phone covers protect our smartphones to some extent and that is all we need.
When we invest so much money in buying an expensive smartphone, why can’t we spend a few hundred on buying a quality screen guard and phone case? Think and let us know what is your call on this?