The Future of Phone Protection and What to Expect for the Samsung Galaxy

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It’s no great surprise that the market for phone insurance is projected to grow exponentially in the next several years. Theft, loss, and damage incurred by various means have made insuring mobile devices increasingly popular — never mind the growing price of owning one.

Phone protection is becoming more sophisticated too, with companies producing phone cases and other options to both physically and technologically protect your device. Let’s look at some of what’s going on in phone protection right now and what you can expect for the Samsung Galaxy in that regard.

Protecting Your Samsung Galaxy

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Of all the Samsung Galaxy models, it’s the Galaxy S24 Ultra that leads in physical toughness. With a frame made of titanium, you know it’s tougher than heck. Even with such a resistant frame, this model still needs a case, just like its aluminum-framed cousins, the S24 and the S24+.

For many, the question of protecting your phone comes down to tempered glass vs. plastic screen protector. But I think we can all agree that when we’re slapping down this much money for a cell phone, going a little deeper than the screen is in order. There’s a lot more damage that can be done to your physical phone than a smashed or cracked screen. Let’s talk about global phone protection and current developments.

Trending: #Sustainability

Whether you own a Samsung Galaxy or any other phone, the sustainability bandwagon now has cellular accessories climbing aboard. The tsunami of sustainable policy initiatives in the commercial space over the past decade has made it abundantly clear that this is no trend. The movement for greater sustainability in the production, distribution, and sale of commercial goods is a profound cultural shift.

The sustainability trend is being expressed in phone cases with hybrid materials, merging the synthetic with the organic. But this trend goes much deeper, with science working toward using renewables as energy-saving devices in electronics. Ongoing and insistent, the sustainability movement will impact the nature of phone protection more profoundly as it becomes an accepted cultural pillar.

Military Grade Madness

When seeking a sturdy phone case for your Samsung Galaxy, every time you see the words “military grade” invokes a side-eye. These two words, in almost every instance, are meaningless.

The only time you need to pay attention to “military grade” for a cell phone case is when it meets the US Department of Defense Test Method Standard. Military grade is only a valid description when an item has been assessed by the US military.

The most important factor in the application of military standards to mobile devices is shock protection, as laid out in MIL-STD-810 516 of the document linked above. This standard describes a cell phone case surviving a drop of 48 inches, no fewer than 26 times! The case must be able to withstand this punishment from all possible angles. Supposedly, half of all mobile devices being sold now meet these specifications. Does that sound true to you? It sure doesn’t to me. So, don’t be flashed out by “military grade”. It’s probably untrue.

What You Need

A heavy-duty phone case should be drop-tested at a range of between 8 to 16 feet. And to be sure that the claims being made are verifiable and true, choosing a reputable brand is your best bet. You’re protecting your cell phone investment with a phone case, so always pay the price reputable manufacturers demand.

Another key consideration for phone protection is a phone case with a good grip. Slippery phone cases may look sleek but they can slide out of your hands and onto the cold, hard sidewalk or the tile floor in the blink of an eye. So get something with a bit of grip, like silicone, if you tend to drop stuff.

With the widespread use of cell phones, it was inevitable that inflated claims would be made about phone protection devices. Protecting yourself is a matter of doing your research, knowing who you’re dealing with, and making sure you’re getting what you pay for. The future of phone protection is an educated user community, willing to go a little further to ensure a quality purchase.

Data Protection

Security features for Android are rapidly catching up to Apple’s for iPhones. Google Play Protect is a Gold Star security ally, identifying, and then disabling malware and other nasties before they can cause trouble.

Your Android’s data is protected with a combination of data encryption, manual data accessibility delineation, and two-factor authentication, among a range of other measures including regular security updates from Google. Google Play Protect is a strong ally in the project of securing your phone from undesirable incursions. But the security landscape is becoming more robust for your Samsung Galaxy and all Androids.

So, just as user education and proactive behavior can lead you to the best physical device protection solutions, you can achieve the same for your data by being proactive and adding Google Play Protect. You are what stands between your pricey phone and the agony of loss and destruction. Because it is that dramatic when something awful happens to your device!

The Future Is Insured

Now that the purchase of a cell phone isn’t tied to a monthly contract, the devices themselves cost a pretty penny. Another reason for the increase is users and their wish lists for functionality and premium features. All those bells and whistles cost money to develop and realize! Purchasing a phone is no laughing matter, so insuring your device, especially if it’s a big ticket phone like the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, is a no-brainer.

But all insurers, like all cell phone protection strategies, are not created equal, so do your due diligence, as you must in all things “cellular”. With premiums for these policies routinely costing between $5 and $20 a month, it’s well worth insuring your precious investment. Just understand the policy you’re buying and that you’re buying it from a reputable provider.

The future of phone protection is bright, with protective solutions becoming more robust for both your physical phone and the data it carries. Samsung Galaxy owners should look forward to a future that’s not just well-defended but well-insured!

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