Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 buyers might worry that their new smartphone is exposed to damages as it lacks the well-known Gorilla Glass 3 or the Dragontrail shield protection. Since the affordable premium smartphone is selling remarkably, buyers need to know a few tips on how to protect the phone from any accidental damages and insure the device to avoid hefty repair charges.
According to RTN Asia, Xiaomi might have saved about Rs 350 to Rs 400 on a single Redmi Note 3 by excluding a branded glass protection. But that doesn't mean the handset is fragile, unless you throw it on the ground to test the durability. The Redmi Note 3 is available in India for Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 for 16GB and 32GB models, respectively.
Since accidents do happen, it is best to stay prepared. Here are some tips to protect your Redmi Note 3 against damages and repair costs associated with it.
Xiaomi has a native smartphone protection plan that covers accidental as well as liquid damage to its phones. While all Mi phones are included in the plan, the Mi Protect for Redmi Note 3 costs Rs 375 for one year.
Xiaomi covers the repair cost of the phone from major accidents caused by falling, extrusion, collision and liquid. It is worth noting that the Mi Protect is only available along with new phones bought from mi.com.
Flip covers add easy protection to handsets and there is a wide range of attractive covers for the Redmi Note 3 online. Amazon India has flip covers for the Redmi Note 3 for as low as Rs 399, which can protect the phone's display as well as the back cover from scratches.
It is a common practice among smartphone users to have a transparent screen guard to protect the handset from scratches. But there are tampered screen guards available in the market that adds extra protection to the device, even when it is dropped on the floor.
Use a clean piece of fabric, preferably cotton, to wipe off any dust or smudges off the Redmi Note 3. This will ensure there are no scratches left on the device after cleaning. Also, smartphone owners must ensure there are no coins or keys kept in the same pocket wherein the phone has been kept as that easily attracts permanent scratches.