A new phone is expensive, and there are so many options you can spend your money on. And even with an old smartphone you can do any activity from working and reading books, to playing at 20Bet app and chatting with your friends. Let’s find out how to buy smartphones less often.
Choose a Trusted Manufacturer
Some smartphones break less often than others.
Apple is the most optimistic about its hardware – the company claims that their phones live an average of 5 years. But we know that in the second year there are problems with the battery, so without minor repairs, you can use a phone for years.
Samsung is more modest – the manufacturer promises three years of operation and a more stable battery. Android has another problem – the system is less optimized, and the battery, RAM and CPU can be taken away by viruses or unnecessary applications.
The Chinese from Xiaomi and Huawei have something in between – the system is better optimized than Samsung, but the phones themselves are cheaper. If you’re looking for better “price/quality” – you go to the Chinese manufacturers.
Change the Components, Not the Phone
A simple rule – all the components should be replaced only with the original ones. Adapters, wires, batteries, speakers, glass, sensors – all we put in the factory or better, no matter how much more expensive it is.
Unoriginal cheap cable deteriorates the life of the phone quickly – no matter how responsible the user was.
Don’t forget that in addition to quality hardware you need quality service. You used to be able to change the batteries yourself, but Apple has set the trend for one-piece cases.
Every battery loses its life – it’s not a problem or a flaw, and there’s nothing you can do about it. But it’s possible to slow charge loss and stretch one battery for a long time.
All phones now have lithium-ion batteries, which work unusually well. The thing is, they count the phone’s charging in cycles – from a full discharge to a full charge. More cycles means a more tired phone.
So “cheat” the cycle counter – little by little charge your phone several times a day, keeping the charge level between 20 and 90%. Charge your battery fully once a month. This will extend the life of your device by a factor of 1.5 or 2.
Don’t play heavy games while charging – the phone is already warm from the mains, and you’re loading it on top. This is also called “parasitic loading” because you don’t see it, but it’s there. An overheated battery loses its life faster.
If you don’t use your phone for a long time, it’s best to keep it half-charged. A battery with a full charge will lose capacity, and a battery with zero charge will fail.
Clean the Ports, Connectors, and Screen Regularly
Virtually all of the phone models that are on store shelves are touchscreen. The smartphone screen is its most stressful part: we constantly run our fingers over the display, which is why it gets dirty quickly. Use dry wipes to clean the screen. Never use window cleaners! They contain aggressive substances and contact with them will definitely break the screen. Regularly clean the ports and connectors of your device. The 3.5 mini-jack for the headset is particularly dirty. Use a toothpick with a piece of lint-free cloth on the end to clean the port.
Keep Your Smartphone From Contact With Water
Any liquid is the worst enemy of technology. All users are well aware that water can instantly break the device. But statistics show that a significant proportion of smartphones end up on the tables of service centers just after contact with water. The advice is this: be careful and vigilant. But, if it so happens that the device is still flooded with water, the first thing to do is to pull it out, turn it off and completely disassemble it. Remove the SIM card, battery, memory card. After that you can put the smartphone in a bowl of rice. If you’re lucky, the rice grains will absorb the moisture and the “drowned” will be saved.