Cell phones usage has increased tremendously in the recent past, and this has made the manufacturing companies to have stiff competition with each other as they try to capture a bigger market share. Since pricing is an element of market segment, production companies have started to use substandard materials in their operations. These have however boosted the cell phone repair industry. Rapifix cell repair in Montreal has seen a record amount of samsung phone repairs as the gadgets are not sustainable and get damaged or broken easily. One of the most proofs of low-quality devices is the recent explosions of phone batteries during recharge or while on a call. The overheating happens when the flammable elements in a cell are not adequately separated, or the separators are of poor quality. If the printed circuit board is faulty, these cause the electrolytes to short circuit and cause an explosion resulting in a fire.
Phone batteries are made of lithium and are rechargeable after use. The chemical process of battery charging involves the movement of lithium ions from (-)ve electrodes to (+)ve electrodes during utilization and back while recharging. These cells contain flammable electrolytes as opposed to electrolyte acid batteries and thus stringent measures need to be taken during the manufacturing process. However, despite all the controls set in place by the United States consumer product safety commissions and related parties, there has always been a case of phone battery explosions day in day out.
Some of the most recent cases are the new Galaxy note-7 from Samsung whose battery was exploding while charging or during use. These explosions mostly occur while using the phone since there are active chemical reactions which involve ion movements. When there is ion movement, the electrolytes accumulate energy and start heating up. Heating is one of the most dangerous things that can happen to your phone, but unfortunately, most of the smartphones nowadays are overheating. Unlike the common scenario of simply dropping your phone and shattering the screen
These overheating, results from the chemical reaction between the electrolyte, and the atmospheric moisture to form hydrofluoric acid, Thus even if no explosion occurs there is the production of harmful chemical. The acid leads to corrosion and reduced cell phone lifespan with regular repair schedules. Despite all these flaws in the manufacturing process, it does not rule out that there are any good phones in the market. There are best phones in the market from for example Apple and the like of Motorola. Their presence indicates that it's not that the manufacturing companies are not aware of the required standards, but it shows that external forces too beyond their control trigger them to compromise quality.
Some of the external forces are economic hardships. These reduce the disposable income level of individual and thus customers are willing to forego quality for a lower price. This further boosts the mobile repair industry. The second factor is unhealthy competition. There has been a wave of cheap phones from China, and this has forced other market players to emulate them and produce low-quality gadgets.
To curb all these menaces there requires a stringent international pricing control board to ensure that customersâ life is not put at risk due to compromise in quality. There also lies a bigger burden on the government to improve the gross domestic product and ensure the economy is growing at a steady rate. All the above factors thus show that if there is a fair balance between wealth and quality, sub-standard goods will be wiped out of the market automatically.
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