Today the Indian markets are flooded with lot of touch screen mobile phones, and why not, touch screen phones are in huge demand, however they are more delicate than the ordinary keypad phones. There are two things you need to be careful with; one is when you are using the phone and the other when you are carrying it.

I have been using touch screen phones for more than 4 years and have changed 3 touch screen phones since then. My first phone was the I-Mate JAMin which worked pretty well and I replaced it with the HTC Diamond. The HTC Diamond was better but did not last long as after few months of completing the warranty period the hardware malfunctioned and the phone got completely dead. I then bought the Samsung Galaxy i7500 with Android OS which I am still using for almost 2 years.

So from my personal experiences here are some tips on how to handle the touch screen phones.

Take care of your touch screen phone
Take care of your touch screen phone

How to take care of your Touch Screen handset

  • You need to protect the touch screen from water, dust and extreme pressure.
  • Most people use screen protector to protect the LCD screen, when you are selecting one make sure it is slightly bigger than the touch response area, the best way would be to buy the exact size of your LCD Screen. Today the phones that are available are very responsive and using a screen guard may require you to press harder in some cases the touch screen may act weirdly. If the screen guard is causing problem with touch responses, remove it.  Most modern handsets do not really required screen guard as they come with toughened glass which is scratch proof.
  • Stylus today are outdated and almost all phones come without a Stylus. When you are using touch screen to input data make sure you are not exerting too much pressure as it might damage part of the screen. I have seen many people giving their phone to kids who play with it and even put it in their mouth. If you have a touch screen phone simply avoid this.
  • As already mentioned a number of times before, the touch screen is very delicate and it is equally important how you carry them. If you have a larger touch screen phone you should avoid placing it in your front or back pant / jeans pocket, trust me I have been doing that and part of my phone’s touch screen has become non responsive. You can use a phone pouch that can be attached to your belt or simply place it in the front pocket. When buying a pouch for your handset, make sure the phone slides in comfortably and there is enough room. Also make sure that there are no objects pressing the LCD touch area continuously.

If you follow these tips your Touch Screen phone will serve you for a longer time.

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By Rajeev Rana

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