Accidents happen all the time — they can even happen when you are trying to be careful. Unfortunately, accidentally dropping your smartphone can result in damage. One second you have a Galaxy Note 8 in great condition, and the next you are picking it up off the ground to discover a shattered display. Aside from the initial frustration, your next move is figuring out where you can get it repaired, how much repair costs, and whether it’s worth it to fix your cracked Galaxy Note 8 screen. Keep reading to learn more about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 screen repair services.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 screen replacement cost
The Galaxy Note 8 was an important model in the overall Galaxy Note lineup when it was first released. This was because the Note 8 served as the replacement for the discontinued (and recalled) Galaxy Note 7. But the Galaxy Note 8 was released in September 2017, which means it is nearly 4 years old. As a result, it’s cheaper to replace it than it would be to repair.
|Samsung Screen Repair (out-of-warranty)||Replacement Price (Swappa)|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||$239||Starting around $105|
Prices based on cracked screen repair costs and average phone costs in July 2021.
As you can see from the prices in the table above, Samsung is currently charging $239 for an out-of-warranty screen replacement, and prices for a used Galaxy Note 8 are starting at just over $100. If you’re a big fan of your Galaxy Note 8 and cannot imagine upgrading to a newer model — you should buy a used Galaxy Note 8 from the Swappa marketplace instead of getting your broken Galaxy Note 8 repaired. You will always get the best deals and the best price in the Swappa marketplace.
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Can I fix my cracked Galaxy Note 8 myself?
You may have ruled out getting your phone repaired by Samsung due to the cost, but that probably hasn’t stopped you from thinking about trying the repair yourself. After all, you can most likely buy an aftermarket Galaxy Note 8 display and swap it out yourself and spend far less than the $239 Samsung is currently charging — but you shouldn’t. Smartphone repair is best left to professionals because they have the proper tools and the necessary experience to complete the repair without causing any additional damage.
Is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 screen repair worth it?
This may be hard to hear — especially if you really like your Galaxy Note 8 — but it isn’t worth the cost to repair a broken Galaxy Note 8 in 2021. If you’re determined to stick with the Galaxy Note 8 you can get a gently used model in the Swappa marketplace. Prices currently start at a little over $100 and vary based on the condition of the phone and the amount of internal storage space. But this is where you should ask yourself whether you’re a fan of the Galaxy Note 8 specifically, or a fan of the Galaxy Note.
Consider upgrading to a Galaxy Note 10 or Note 20 instead
As soon as you decide to use your broken Galaxy Note 8 as an excuse to upgrade, you then need to decide how new you will go. The next model in the Galaxy Note lineup was the Galaxy Note 9, but that model was released in 2018, which means it is getting on in age. At this time, we recommend looking towards the Galaxy Note 10 or the Galaxy Note 20 5G, which were released in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
In fact, with prices for a gently used Galaxy Note 10 starting at around $290, that is only about $50 more than you would pay if you were to get your Galaxy Note 8 screen repaired. It would be more expensive to step up to the Galaxy Note 20 5G, but you would be getting a relatively new phone that you can expect to last for several years into the future. You can check current prices and see the current availability for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 20 5G by tapping either of the price widgets below.
If you have a Galaxy Note with a broken screen, you have three options: repair, replace, or upgrade. At nearly $240, it isn’t worth it to replace a broken Galaxy Note 8 screen. Since it’s 4 years old, you can pick up a cheap replacement for a fraction of the cost on Swappa. But you can also use this as a great excuse to upgrade to a newer model, such as a Note 10 or Note 20 5G.
Still thinking about using the cracked screen as an excuse to upgrade? Make sure to read our Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Buyer’s Guide and Upgrade Guide to see how the Galaxy Note 8 stacks up against other Galaxy Note smartphones.