Why Cracked Screens are More Expensive Than Your Device

As discovered by countless smart phone users that have dropped their devices, a cracked mobile phone screen can cost a lot of money. We’re investigating just how much phone screen repair costs and whether you can afford not to be insured.

The cost of iPhone screen repair

While some may say that iPhone screen repairs cost far too much, unfortunately phone providers know they have a captive audience. There are cheaper options out there. But unfortunately, if you want to repair a cracked screen without invalidating your warranty, you’re going to have no choice but to fork out for Apple to do it themselves.

And if you do go to Apple, your iPhone screen repair costs could be upwards of £136 – and even as high as £286 for cracked screen repair on the newest iPhone X model, although this constantly changes. Could you find that much money at short notice?  

With our iPhone insurance, cracked screen expense will be a thing of the past. And if for any reason your device is irreparably damaged, we’ll replace it within 24 hours of your claim being approved.

The cost of Samsung phone repair

The story for Samsung users with cracked phone screens isn’t much different! Samsung phone repair starts from £99.99 for an older model, rising to £280 for recent models like the Galaxy S9+. A little cheaper than iPhone screen repair perhaps, but not significantly so. Again, it’s important to bear in mind that these prices are constantly changing, so it’s a good idea to keep up to date with your research

Consider whether you need Samsung phone insurance to give yourself that extra peace of mind that, should the unexpected happen and you’re faced with a cracked mobile phone screen, you will be able to sort it out with minimum hassle and at much less cost than relying on Samsung direct.

Mobile phone cracked screen repair – how to cover the cost

If you’re not insured, a cracked phone screen is no doubt an expense you could do without. So, what would you do?

One option is to go to another Samsung or iPhone screen repair provider, as there are several to be found across the UK. But while they may be able to sort out the cracked phone screen, unfortunately if there are any other issues that have been caused to the delicate parts behind the screen, they may not notice and it is unlikely that they will be able to fix them.

The problem comes when these additional faults cause the phone to stop working properly – the fact you didn’t go to the device’s developer may count against you and invalidate your warranty, meaning you could be hit with additional costs anyway. Often people consider it too much of a risk to go to unregulated repairers.

Depending on the age of your phone you will need to weigh up the cost of repairing the screen versus that of buying a new device.

Find out more about mobile phone insurance from Endsleigh.

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