What To Consider for Android Phone repair

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2021-07-28
Abraham Miller

Almost everyone has gotten an entanglement with smartphone damages, which is accidental cracking of the screen in most cases. So, what should you do when it’s your turn? Should you go for an Android phone repair service or just walk into the store to get a new phone? Before deciding and taking your next action, here are some things to consider after smashing your Android phone screen or when it just won’t turn on.

Things To Consider When Your Android Phone Is Damaged Or Cracked

Explore some tips about what you can do when your android phone is damaged. 

Go for repair service.

Perhaps what comes to your mind after damaging or cracking your Android phone screen is whether to repair it or just get a new one. If you're not sure of what to do, then we recommend you repair the phone.

Why? The cost of repairing your Android phone is cheaper than buying a new one in most cases. Depending on how the phone got damaged and what part is damaged, fixing your phone might not be as expensive as you think.

And if the phone is quite new and still under warranty, the first thing is to check if the warranty covers the damaged part. While the most warranty doesn't cover accidental damages (like broken screen, water damages, and more), some brands offer free broken screen replacement for some of their phone.

So, before resolving to do anything, check if your warranty covers the damaged part. Even if your warranty doesn’t cover the damaged part, it’s still worth repairing your mobile phone if it comes at a reasonable price.

Swap it for a new one

If you don't feel like repairing the phone, however, consider swapping it for a new one. There are some companies, these days, that allows you to trade in your broken phone for a new one.

What they’d do is check the condition of your damaged phone, compare it with the possible repair/replacement cost, and tell you to add some more money to get a new phone.

Now, the amount they’d charge you varies based on how bad you’ve damaged the phone and the selling price of the new phone you wish to get.

Is that profitable? Well, it depends on if you're satisfied with their offer or not. However, if your phone is not accessible during that period, you might not be able to recover your data from the damaged phone. So, you're better off repairing the phone.

Sell it out and buy a new phone.

Similarly, you may want to consider selling your phone to get a new one rather than going for an Android phone repair service. Really? That might not be as straightforward as you think.

Selling your damaged or broken Android phone requires you to get a buyer (probably a technician or a phone repair company) who's interested in buying your phone model. If not, you may never find a buyer. And if you find one, you won't get a whole lot of money for it.

However, selling out your damaged phone may be an excellent choice, sometimes, if you only need a few more bucks to purchase a new phone.

Also if the phone is getting old, or you want an upgrade, you may consider purchasing a new one. Otherwise, you're better off going for an Android phone repair service instead.

So, where do you repair your damaged Android phone? Find out below!

Where To Repair Your Android Phone

On the same note, repairing your Android phone may turn either into a good or bad experience depending on where you visit to repair it. If you've chosen the official Phone repair service, then you can rest assured of getting the best repair service. Otherwise, you cannot always guarantee the quality of repair service you get from a local repair shop; because you don't know if you're going to meet an experienced technician or not.

To hit the nail on the head, we suggest you visit the official service centre to repair your Android phone. That's where you can get genuine replacement parts and technicians certified to repair your phone.

Various phone models (even ones from the same brand) require different repairing steps. Hence, a technician who has no experience repairing your phone model may end up damaging it entirely. However, technicians in the official service centres have experience in repairing phones from your brand, so there’s nothing to worry about.

More so, you probably have heard people say Android phone repair prices are more costly at the official repair centre than local shops. Yes, it's somewhat true, given what they offer.

When you visit the repair centre authorized by your phone's brand, their certified technicians will fix your phone with only genuine spare parts that suits its model. However, it's the other way round at local repair shops since you can't tell which one uses 'genuine' or 'counterfeit' spare parts until you fall into their traps.

Overall, repairing your Android phone from the official service centre gives you peace of mind and guarantees getting high-quality repair service and spare parts.

Fortunately, if you use an Infinix, TECNO, or itel device, Carlcare, their official service provider, is your best bet for repair services.

How Much Does It Cost For Android Phone Repairs?

Android phone repair prices vary, depending on your phone's model and what part you want to repair.

If you want to know how much it costs to repair your phone, you can visit the website of the official customer care of your brand. From there, you can check the estimated amount it cost to fix a cracked Android phone screen and other parts, for instance.

Meanwhile, if you use an Infinix, TECNO, or itel device, you can check out your phone repair prices here from Carlcare.

Here’s how:

  1. Tap the menu button at the top of this page.
  2. Select Spare Parts Price
  3. Select your phone details [Product, Brand, Model.
  4. In the “Category” tab, choose what part is damaged.
  5. Tap the Search
  6. Scroll down when the page loads to view the estimated price.

As you check, note that the prices on our website are to give you an estimate of what to expect, and they do not include labor costs.

Should You Repair Or Buy A New Android Phone?

Now, before visiting the repair centre, is it worth repairing your phone or you should just get a new one?

Well, if your phone is getting old and you’re willing to upgrade, selling out or trading in your phone may be a nice option. However, if the phone is still new and serving you well until it got damaged, repairing it will save you a lot of money.

And as said earlier, it's more economical to repair your damaged Android phone, in most cases, than to purchase a new one.  

Here’s even more reason to repair your Android phone:

  • You’ll be able to recover your data. Or, you won’t need to transfer your data to the new phone or start signing in to your accounts again.
  • If the phone is still new and the warranty covers the broken part or your manufacturer is offering