Can your cell phone get cold damaged

Most cell phone makers warn that exposing your device to extreme temperatures may cause damage, but is it possible for a cell phone to get damaged from extreme cold?

For Example, Apple suggests keeping your phone away from any temperatures outside the range of 0 to 35 degrees Celsius, and will not cover warranty claims if this temperate range is broken.

Samsung on the other hand, provides a range of -20 to 50 degrees Celsius, with a similar warranty in place.

According to a study produced MikroPC, most of the higher quality cell phones on the market today, fail at around -30 degrees Celsius.

There are two types of issues cell phones begin to have when going outside the recommended temperate (high or low)

The first being the cell phones display may react slowly. This is more common when exposed to extremely low temperatures.

The other common fault a cell phone may experience when faced with extreme temperatures is battery drainage. This can be a temporary issue, or possibly a permanent issue, causing the battery to never recover from the damage.

Today’s smartphones typically display warnings when the phone is about to enter the breaking point of these extreme temperatures. It is always a good idea to not leave your cell phone exposed to direct sunlight and to keep it bundled up in extreme cold.

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