A frequent trend in some users is, as soon as they buy a smartphone , buy a matching case, with a colorful frame; something nice to the touch..
This is fine as an aesthetic complement, in fact it is a good help to absorb shocks - on the structure of the case, rarely on the screen - but it also suffocates our terminal . That is, it prevents the equipment from leaking the temperature correctly.
Every day mobile phones are more powerful. The casing is no longer a mere container element : at a lower level it includes aluminum sheets and small two-phase thermosiphon tubes (heat pipes) designed to escape excess heat..
Your case can impair the performance of the mobile
As we said, the closed silicone sleeves reduce the "perspiration" of the terminal. The processors include their own smart "thermometers" to determine the temperature at all times. If this exceeds the recommended maximum, the terminal may even turn off or crash, the so-called bricking .
The mobile housings are made of highly conductive materials to excuse that excess heat. It is a process that goes from the thermal paste to the exterior itself. When we start a video game, the read / write cycles increase and the terminal begins to climb the grades. Hence, we must clear as much surface as possible. If, on the other hand, the cooling capacity is reduced, the terminal itself will also reduce its operating margin ..
We also recommend using some software such as Coolify or Cooler Master, add-ons that will thoroughly review the number of processes, RAM consumption, and reduce the temperature. Because although a terminal supports up to -20 degrees below and up to 70 degrees above, its optimal temperature is between 20-30 degrees Celsius .
The process of charging the battery can also affect and exacerbate the problem. Because it generates residual heat and part of the heat that it emanates can be absorbed by the terminal. In this particular, it is recommended to keep one distance from each other (charger and smartphone ), using a cable that is long enough .
Anything else I need to know about my case?
Yes. Button magnets , those that hide the same inside the case, are dangerous for several factors:
- They can cause long-term battery damage, even affect the terminal's antenna.
- If the magnet is very strong, it will condition the operation of the gyroscope and the GPS , which results in the operation of the 3 and 4G and the quality of the Internet that we will receive.
- If the mobile is new, it is recommended not to use cases with a magnet. They alter performance, even battery usage time.
- On the screen it can also affect, causing the famous "dead pixels" , especially after continuous exposure.
What type of cover should I use?
Nor are we going to say that none, although in summer it is advisable to avoid them, just like direct exposure to the sun. Our recommendation is to use gel covers , which only cover the back, not the front where the display is located, because they meet the following requirements:
- They are the thinnest, as they do not exponentially increase the thickness of the terminal, they will not take up as much space inside your pocket or bag.
- They are not rigid, so they tolerate impacts better, absorbing energy more effectively .
- Possessing, if possible, several bands of holes around the sides, to help escape excessive heat.
- They respond much better than flip covers and ruggedized ones to performance tests, because they reduce friction.
- They are quite inexpensive . Although you have to look at those that best adapt to the shape of the terminal itself, ergonomically. If we think of Ballistic, for example, they are too cumbersome. No monsters with sharp shapes.
The perfect case for the perfect mobile
The best case will always be the one that receives official support from the terminal, since it has been designed knowing the specifications of the device.
If we look at the new Moto Z, for example, when a MOD is attached, the terminal identifies it by means of a vibration , so we know that the module has been identified and paired with the system.
The truth is, Moto Z doesn't need a lot of extra protection. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass screen, a glass construction and aluminum frame ideal for evaporating the extra heat, as well as a case with a touch similar to the fabric that makes the terminal does not slip from the hands. At just 165 grams and 5.2 mm thick, Moto Z hides a system with a long lifespan.