You may not want to admit it, but there is a good chance you rely on your smartphone. Of course, you may also just take having a phone for granted — until the unthinkable happens and you find yourself staring at a cracked screen. Repairing a cracked iPhone screen shouldn’t be expensive, and it shouldn’t be a stressful experience so keep reading to learn more about iPhone 8 Plus screen repair services and whether it’s better to repair your phone or pick up a cheap iPhone 8 Plus replacement instead.
Have more than just a cracked screen? Head over to our Broken iPhone Repair Guide to learn how much it costs to fix a broken iPhone 8.
iPhone 8 Plus screen replacement cost
Most smartphones have the same basic design, which is to say, a thin rectangle-shaped slab of glass and metal. The metal may be somewhat durable, but glass can, and does break when dropped. If you need screen replacement for your iPhone, you are probably wondering about repair pricing.
In 2021, any iPhone 8 Plus repair is going to be handled out-of-warranty so the repair price will vary depending on where you get the work done. Plenty of iPhone users immediately look towards an Apple Store, but unless you have AppleCare or AppleCare+ — the screen repair cost will be pricey.
|Apple Store Screen Repair|
(out of warranty)
|Swappa Repair Network|
(average screen repair price)
|iPhone 8 Plus||$169||$95||$180+|
The current out-of-warranty iPhone 8 Plus screen replacement price from Apple is $169. With the current used iPhone 8 Plus prices starting under $200, we don’t think it’s worth paying $169 for a screen replacement. That’s nearly the value of the phone!
But there is some good news if you forget about the Apple Store and look towards a local repair shop. Based on estimates from the repair shops in the Swappa Repair Network, you will be able to get your iPhone 8 Plus screen replaced for under $100, which is a big savings compared to the Apple Store.
Is iPhone 8 Plus screen repair worth it?
Replacing the screen on your iPhone 8 Plus is probably worth it if that’s the only thing wrong with your phone since $95 is around half of what it’s worth. But if there’s anything else wrong with it, picking up a cheap iPhone 8 Plus replacement or using this as an opportunity to upgrade to a cheap iPhone 11 is the better choice. Learn more about the best iPhone 8 Plus upgrade options on our iPhone Buyer’s Guide.
Tap the green button below to check the current value of your repaired phone, and get a screen repair cost estimate. From there, you can find a local repair shop near you and check out other phones within your budget.
Looking at a $169 repair cost from Apple and looking at an (estimated) repair cost of $95 from a local repair shop — it is easy to see which will be better for your bank account. But there are several other perks that come with using a local repair shop.
For example, Apple has about 270 retail locations spread across the country, and the Swappa Repair Network has over 2,400 listed shops. All the repair shops found in the Swappa Repair Network also offer a 30-day (or more) guarantee on any repair they complete.
With 2,400+ repair shops listed, you should be able to find a location close to your home or office. And just in case spending less and finding a closer location weren’t enough — using a local repair shop often means you will be able to get same-day iPhone repair.
Thinking about using the cracked screen as an excuse to upgrade? Make sure to read our iPhone 8 Plus Buyer’s Guide and iPhone 8 Plus Upgrade Guide to see how the iPhone 8 Plus stacks up against other iPhones.
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