It can happen in just a split second. One moment you have your phone in hand, and the next it is falling to the ground. The drop was likely accidental, and it could have been the first time — but you still get that sinking feeling in your stomach, almost afraid to pick it up once it hits the ground. You may get lucky, or you may find yourself searching the web to see how much it will cost to replace the screen on your Galaxy S20. Keep reading to learn more about Samsung Galaxy S20 screen repair services.
Samsung Galaxy S20 screen replacement cost
Now that you’ve moved beyond the initial shock that comes with cracking your Galaxy S20 screen, you will need to decide whether you want to repair it, replace it, or use this as an excuse to upgrade to a newer model. If you are using an older smartphone it may be less expensive to replace it or upgrade. But if you are using a Galaxy S20 (released in 2020), you may decide to pay the repair costs.
|Samsung Screen Repair (out-of-warranty)||Replacement Price (Swappa)|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 5G||$249||Starting around $390|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G||$269||Starting around $490|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G||$279||Starting around $560|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G||$149||Starting around $354|
If you decide that repairing your broken Galaxy S20 is the best option you will need to find a repair shop that you can trust. You’ll likely also want to find a repair shop that is close to where you live or work.
The Swappa Repair Network is a trusted network of 2,400+ independent repair shops spread across the United States. Repair shops must meet certain criteria in order to be listed in the repair network. The shops need to have a verifiable business name, address, phone number, and web presence. They are also required to offer a 30-day warranty on any repair they complete (and some shops will offer a longer warranty). And, as a bonus, many of these shops are also Samsung Authorized Service Providers.
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Can I fix my cracked Galaxy S20 screen myself?
You may be able to find and order a replacement screen online. And the replacement screen may even seem inexpensive. Certainly less expensive as compared to getting the phone repaired at a repair shop. However, the answer really is simple — you shouldn’t try to repair the cracked screen by yourself because doing an at-home repair may lead to additional damage. A professional repair shop has the necessary tools and the necessary experience to get the job done correctly. It is best to let a professional repair tech fix the broken screen on your Galaxy S20.
Is Samsung Galaxy S20 screen repair worth it?
It is now decision time — are you going to repair your phone or replace your phone? Several factors come into play here, with the cost being the most important for lots of people. If repair is cheaper, that is the best option. Of course, other factors may need to be considered. For example, if you can replace the phone for about the same price, or a little more, it may be easier to simply replace the phone, especially if you can order and get a replacement delivered quicker than you can get to a repair shop.
Consider upgrading to a Galaxy S21 instead
If you’ve decided against repairing or replacing — the next option is to upgrade. Choosing to upgrade from your broken Galaxy S20 to a gently used Galaxy S21 isn’t going to be the cheapest option, but it could be the most fun.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 brought a new exterior design, which includes the new Contour Cut Camera housing that Samsung states “blends into the device’s metal frame for a sleek, yet striking aesthetic.” For some, a new look may be enough. But Samsung also packed the Galaxy S21 with camera-related improvements, and you’ll also get the latest Snapdragon 888 processor. Of course, the Galaxy S21 is a year newer as compared to the Galaxy S20, which means an extra year of software updates from Samsung.
It doesn’t matter whether you decide to repair, replace or upgrade — Swappa has you covered. The Swappa Repair Network will help you locate a trusted local repair shop, or you can browse the Swappa marketplace for a replacement Galaxy S20 or for a gently used Galaxy S21.
Are you still thinking about using the cracked screen as an excuse to upgrade? Make sure to read our Samsung Galaxy S20 Buyer’s Guide and Upgrade Guide to see how the Galaxy S20 stacks up against other Galaxy smartphones.