Smartphones have become powerful and indispensable but at the same time, they are still delicate and sensitive. Couple that with the fact, that they are with you almost all the times such as during travel, in the kitchen, in the stadium or in movie theatre, they are very prone to accidents.
Here are some of unexpected circumstances where a smartphone can be damaged unexpectedly:
Party/Discotheque. While in clubs, people keep the phone easily accessible so that they can take selfies quickly. They are kept in upper shirt pocket, or outer pocket of the purse. This makes them vulnerable to getting dropped easily. Now even if your smartphone survives the drop, chances are high that someone will step on them on the crowded dance floor. And if that someone is wearing stilettos then your phone screen doesn’t stand a chance.
Kitchen. It’s very common for people to talk while they are doing their chores. One such place is the kitchen which is a very dangerous place for a smartphone. The cooking fire, water, sharp objects such as knives and the heavy utensils, are dangerous for your phone. If it’s near fire or hot pan for long, it will get damaged from extreme heat. If you drop water on it and don’t notice it for a while, the water can seep in through earplug opening, charging port, speaker holes etc. If it comes under a heavy utensil, it will be damaged. Besides, small crumbs and spices have a habit of getting lodged into small holes, which will certainly affect its performance.
Sports field. While playing cricket or football, if the ball hits the phone, there’s very little chance that the phone will survive. Even if you drop it on the field, the chances that someone will step on it in the heat of the game and break it, are very high.
Pets, Animals. For some reason, animals seem to like chewing smartphones. There are ample of stories where a pet dog chewed its owner’s smartphone. It’s perhaps the vibrating movement and flashing lights that appeal to the instincts of animals and make them look as an easy prey. If any edible item (such as a sauce or something) is dropped and not cleaned off, then the residual smell attracts all sort of animals to it. When an animal chews on your phone with its strong jaws, the phone is beyond repairs.
There are many other such instances which look like innocent situations, but are dangerous for your smartphone.
It’s always best to take precautions.
a. Keep your phone protected with a good cover.
b. Keep it well secured inside purse or in front pockets of your trousers where it’s less likely to get dropped.
c. Lastly, be vigilant. You need to look after your phone like any other accessory. Keep it safe and be careful while carrying it in sensitive environments.
d. Buy syncNscan – Your Smartphone Protection Plan. It provides phone insurance which covers physical damage & liquid damage.