We rely on our smartphones for basically everything.  Because they’re so essential, it also because much easier to break them leaving you hunting for cellphone repair nearby.  From repairing your cell phone to replacing it, you’ll want to become familiar with all of the major repair causes as well as approximate repair prices so that you know exactly how much you’re going to have to shell out in a “you break, I fix” situation with your child or even yourself.  While you may not want to know, here are the most common repairs.

Apple

Apple’s prices will fluctuate a lot depending on whether or not you choose to go for the Apple Care plans, of course. For the next part, we’ll assume that you don’t.

  • Cracked glass: If you have an iPhone that has a glass back, you’re going to find that it’s one of the most likely things to crack in case of a fall. Depending on the amount of damage, this can cost anywhere up to $200. Most likely, you’ll need to have it totally replaced which can cost more than that when you consider shipping and labor.
  • Water damage: Another common issue on those iPhones that aren’t waterproof or protected with cases is water damage from a dunk in the pool or the weather. While you may be able to “repair” this yourself with some rice and lots of towels, you may also be dealing with issues such as a faulty battery and even screen damage. For professional repair, you can expect a price tag of $100 or so.
  • Cracked screens: Apple’s phones are also prone to cracked screens. Without some sort of protection plan, you can expect to pay anywhere from $100-$300 for a repair and/or replacement of your screen depending on generation and the screen size.

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Samsung

Samsung also offers a protection plan, though it doesn’t seem to be as popular as Apple’s. It’s a great idea to consider one through the retailer, if possible, as they can often be a little extra protection should you need it.  The most common issues are:

  • Cracked screen: Samsung screens can’t often be repaired, so you’ll expect to pay around $250 in order to get the screen totally replaced with a brand new responsive one.
  • Water damage: Samsung and Apple are pretty even with a charge of $100 in case of water damage repair. Of course, you can look at the rice and towel method for Samsung as well.
  • Battery issues: While iPhones have their batteries hidden inside their body, Samsung replacement batteries cost $50 and can be replaced and switched our rather easily, which is a nice perk.

Whether you’re a lover of Apple or Samsung phones, repairs always end up being costly. Make sure that you take your phone to a well-experienced technician the next time you notice a crack or start having your battery acting up. It could make all of the difference and it’s still better than having to buy a brand new phone!

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Research used: Retechit; Ask computers