For many, a smartphone is a daily companion, something you treat with care and respect. But it only takes one accident and one split second for your well-cared-for smartphone to go from being in good condition to have a cracked screen. If you’ve recently cracked the screen on your Galaxy Note 9 you may be wondering if you should get it repaired or use the accident as an excuse to upgrade. Keep reading to learn more about Samsung Galaxy Note 9 screen repair services.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 screen replacement cost
Now that you’ve accepted the fact you broke the screen on your Galaxy Note 9, you will need to figure out how much it will cost to replace the broken screen. As you can see from the table below, Samsung is currently charging $239 for an out-of-warranty screen replacement and a gently used replacement Galaxy Note 9 is similarly priced.
|Samsung Screen Repair (out-of-warranty)||Replacement Price (Swappa)|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 9||$239||Starting around $195|
The Samsung screen repair price quoted above is based on getting the repair work completed by a Samsung Authorized Service Provider. If you are planning to move forward by getting the phone repaired, the next step is to find a repair shop.
You can find a local repair shop using the Swappa Repair Network. The Swappa Repair Network consists of 2,400+ repair shops, of which, many are Samsung Authorized Service Providers. Of course, searching for a shop in the Swappa Repair Network also means being able to find a location that is close to where you live or work — and that often leads to being able to get your phone repaired the same day or while you wait.
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Can I fix my cracked Galaxy Note 9 myself?
Replacing a cracked display on your Galaxy Note 9 may appear easy, and you may even be tempted to do it yourself as a way to save money. But the answer really is a straightforward no. You should leave smartphone repair to the professionals because they have the proper tools and the necessary experience to complete the repair without causing any further damage. Not to mention, all of the repair shops listed in the Swappa Repair Network offer a 30-day (or more) guarantee on the repair work they complete.
Is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 screen repair worth it?
Samsung is currently charging $239 for an out-of-warranty screen replacement for the Galaxy Note 9 and a replacement device can be purchased for around the same price, or maybe even a bit less from the Swappa Marketplace. Essentially, this means the decision to repair or replace will end up being somewhat of a personal decision. But since fixing your broken Note 9 costs about the same as getting a replacement phone, Galaxy Note 9 screen repair isn’t really worth it. And with Galaxy Note 10 prices starting at around $300, you can move up a generation for just $60 more than you’d pay to repair your existing phone.
Consider upgrading to a Galaxy Note 10 or Note 20 instead
The Galaxy Note 9 was originally released in August 2018, which means it is nearing three years old, so depending on the budget, you may consider using this as an excuse to upgrade to a newer model. Not to mention, Samsung promises three years’ worth of Android updates, but that promise began with the Galaxy Note 10.
Prices for a gently used Galaxy Note 10 begin at around $300, which is more expensive than repairing your Note 9, but it would mean getting a phone that was released in 2019 (so it will still be getting Android update support from Samsung). Upgrading to a Note 10 also means a newer (more powerful) processor, and upgrades in key areas such as a Dynamic AMOLED display with HDR10+ certification, an improved Samsung DeX for PC experience, and an improved S Pen experience with better battery life and support for more Air Actions.
Beyond the Galaxy Note 10, you also have the Galaxy Note 20 as an option to consider. The Galaxy Note 20 prices currently start at a little over $500, and while that is a noticeable increase in price — it would mean getting a phone that will last longer into the future without having to worry about Samsung dropping support.
Whichever option you choose — repair, replace or upgrade — Swappa has you covered. You can browse the Swappa Repair Network to find a local trusted repair shop, or browse the Swappa Marketplace to find a replacement Galaxy Note 9 or a Galaxy Note 10 upgrade.
Still thinking about using the cracked screen as an excuse to upgrade? Make sure to read our Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Buyer’s Guide and Upgrade Guide to see how the Galaxy Note 9 stacks up against other Galaxy Note smartphones.