Smartphone on the beach: how to protect it from sand, water and sun

To protect your smartphone from the sand just follow some simple tips: use a waterproof cover or protective bags

Sun, sea and beach. With the first hot weather most people start dreaming about their vacations. Be careful, however, the high temperatures, salt and especially sand are among the main enemies for smartphones.

To protect your smartphone at sea we must follow a whole series of precautions. Similar to those we take to avoid sunburn, sunstroke or congestion. A phone, as well as many other electronic devices, suffers a lot from high temperatures. Heat causes what is known as heat-related death. That's why we avoid using our smartphones in the sun. And if we forget it for a few minutes, we avoid using it and overheating it but leave it cool under the umbrella. Obviously avoid putting it near coolers or containers containing water or ice.

Protective bags

To protect smartphones from sand and salt water splashes are very popular airtight bags. Just put the phone inside the bag and use it without fear of unexpected scratches or dips. Some people even use it to take photos inside the water, although the loss of quality is considerable. With these transparent bags we will not lose the ability to text, use apps and call, but there are several factors to take into account. First of all, there are various forms and brands, not all of which are reliable. The risk that the protection is not 100% guaranteed is high.

Cover Waterproof

A less economical but safer system is given by the water and dust resistant covers. If we have an iPhone among the best solutions are the Catalyst covers. They protect from water, both fresh and salt, covering the entire phone. And aspect not to be underestimated are also aesthetically pleasing, a rare case in the field of protective covers. If we have a Samsung Galaxy line the best solution could be Lifeproof. They are a bit 'bulky but protect from falls and sand, even the finest.

Cleaning the smartphone

After a day of sun and sea is always advisable to clean the smartphone thoroughly. Avoid leaving fingerprints or marks of sunscreen and other products on the screen or frame. This could create problems with the display or ruin the color of the phone. We then clean from sand and salt all the small holes, such as the headphone jack or ports used for charging and speakers. To do this just use a microfiber cloth.

Rugged Smartphones

They are called Rugged, or super durable, and are those phones that are not afraid of anything. If we can never do without a smartphone, they are definitely the devices to buy. They fear neither water nor sand. The CAT S60 is perhaps the best of its kind. It allows you to withstand immersions up to 5 meters deep for 60 minutes and drops up to 1.8 meters high. Of course it is heavy, almost 230 grams. It has good features like a Snapdragon 617 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal expandable storage, a 4.7-inch HD display and a 13MP rear camera. It costs around 550 euros. If we're looking for a more aesthetically pleasing product, the best choice might be Motorola X Force which has IPX7 certification and integrates a shatterproof 5.4-inch Quad HD display. It also has a good 21-megapixel rear camera and costs around 370 euros. For those who do not want to spend too much there is the Blackview BV6000. A rugged smartphone with excellent value for money. It weighs 247 grams but has 4,500mAh battery in addition to a solid and compact body and IP68 certification. Sure it's a bit crass aesthetically but it costs less than 200 euros.