Smartphones are fragile, and as a result, they can become damaged from even the smallest drop. But regardless of how dramatic the accident may have seemed, a cracked smartphone screen is still a cracked smartphone screen. After your initial frustration subsides, the next step is finding a repair shop to get the screen replaced, and hoping it won’t cost too much money. Keep reading to learn more about Samsung Galaxy S9 screen repair services.
Samsung Galaxy S9 screen replacement cost
When it comes to repairing damaged phones, you need to consider the age of the phone. Typically, the newer the phone, the more it will make sense (financially) to repair the phone. With older model smartphones, it may end up being more cost-effective to replace the phone, or to consider an upgrade.
|Samsung Screen Repair (out-of-warranty)||Replacement Price (Swappa)|
|Samsung Galaxy S9||$219||Starting around $131|
|Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus||$229||Starting around $157|
As you can see from the above table, Galaxy S9 screen repair isn’t cheap. The current out-of-warranty screen replacement cost is $219 for the Galaxy S9 and $229 for the Galaxy S9 Plus. If you’re looking to save money, get a cheap replacement or upgrade on Swappa instead.
The Galaxy S9 currently starts around $130 and the Galaxy S9 Plus starts at around $157. This means you can pick up an entire replacement phone on Swappa for about half the price you’d pay to fix your existing phone. This could also be a great time to look at Galaxy S9 upgrade options, so check out the Galaxy S Buyer’s Guide!
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Can I fix my cracked Galaxy S9 myself?
As we’ve seen, it would be more expensive to repair your broken Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus. This may lead some people to start thinking about whether they can do the repair themselves, possibly as a way to save money, but the answer is no, you shouldn’t try to replace a broken screen yourself.
These types of smartphone repair jobs are best left to professionals. They have the proper tools, and perhaps more importantly, they have the experience to get the job done without causing any further damage. You can find a trusted local repair shop in the Swappa Repair Network.
The Swappa Repair Network consists of more than 2,400 repair shops across the United States, and some of those shops are also Samsung Authorized Service Providers. The shops listed in the repair network also must meet certain criteria, such as having a retail business location, and verifiable business name, address, phone number, and web presence. The shops are also required to offer a minimum 30-day warranty on the work they complete.
Is Samsung Galaxy S9 screen repair worth it?
We all become attached to our smartphones, but since it’s cheaper to get a replacement phone, Galaxy S9 screen repair is not worth it in 2021. If you love the Galaxy S9 and want to get a replacement, you can view the currently available listings by tapping the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus widgets below. Depending on how much storage space your current (broken) S9 has, you may even be able to bump up to a higher storage capacity without breaking your budget. Alternatively, if you like Samsung and want something a bit newer, upgrade to an S10 or S20 instead.
Consider upgrading to a Galaxy S10 or S20 instead
The Samsung Galaxy S9 was originally released in early 2018, which puts it a little over three years old. Essentially, this means the Galaxy S9 isn’t receiving Android updates any longer. This may be a good time to consider upgrading to a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S20.
Naturally, the Galaxy S10 is the less expensive option, but the Galaxy S20 is newer, and that means a more powerful processor, better overall performance, and support for 5G networks. Current prices for the Galaxy S10 start at a little under $200, and current prices for the Galaxy S20 5G begin at around $330.
Repair, replace, or upgrade. Here at Swappa, we love to see phones stay in use for as long as possible, but in the case of the Galaxy S9, it may be better to replace it with another Galaxy S9 or upgrade to a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S20 5G. Naturally, you can choose the option that works best for you, but keep in mind that Swappa has you covered either way. You can use the Swappa Repair Network to find a trusted local repair shop, or use the Swappa Marketplace to find your replacement or your upgrade.
Still thinking about using the cracked screen as an excuse to upgrade? Make sure to read our Samsung Galaxy S9 Buyer’s Guide or Galaxy S9 Plus Buyer’s Guide to see how they each stack up against other Galaxy smartphones.
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