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3 Ways to Replace a Cracked Samsung Phone Screen (and What It Costs)

A cracked Samsung phone screen can be devastating, especially if you rely on your phone for business, school and your social life. Screen replacement options include cell phone repair services, insurance claims and DIY repair. Here’s a breakdown of each plus associated costs to help you decide which option is best.

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Samsung cracked phone screen repair costs compared

The table below compares what you can generally expect to pay to get your Samsung screen replaced.

Model
Professional cell phone repairPhone insurance claimDIY screen repair
Galaxy S10
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$249 – $279$29 – $149$173 – $240
Galaxy S7
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$143 – $179$29 – $149$55 – $115
Galaxy S5
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$109 – $200$29 – $149$25 – $90
Galaxy Note 10
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$240$29 – $149$226 – $245
Galaxy Note 8
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$219 – $240$29 – $149$30 – $200
Galaxy Note 5
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$179 – $230$29 – $149$105 – $125
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Option 1: Cell phone repair services

Local repair shops can often replace your Samsung screen in under an hour, so you can get your phone fixed over your lunch break. Online mail-in repair services take longer, but they can be good options if you do not have a qualified local repair shop. Expect to pay between $140 and $280 for Samsung screen replacement, depending on your model. Some repair shops offer warranties that offer free or discounted parts and labor if your screen fails within the warranty period. For example, UBreakIFix offers a 90-day warranty on workmanship.
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Before you commit to a repair center, be sure to ask about the shop’s experience, credentials and part quality: some shops use OEM parts, while others use aftermarket parts. Here are some example prices for professional Samsung phone screen replacement services:

Model
UBreakIFixMy Broken PhoneSamsung Repair
Galaxy S10
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$250$279$249
Galaxy S7
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$143$179n/a
Galaxy S5
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$200$109n/a
Galaxy Note 10
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$240n/a$239
Galaxy Note 8
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$240$219$239
Galaxy Note 5
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$230$179n/a

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Option 2: File an insurance claim

If you have it, phone insurance might be your cheapest option. You can even get same-day screen replacement if an authorized repair center is nearby. Otherwise, you’ll need to mail your phone in for repair. Some carrier plans allow you to request a replacement device instead of getting your phone repaired, but that option typically costs more. For example, Verizon insurance charges $29 for screen repairs but up to $249 for replacement.
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Here are example insurance screen repair deductibles (these prices do not include premiums).

Insurance Option
Screen Repair Deductible
Samsung Premium Care$99
Verizon Total Mobile Protection$29
AT&T Mobile Protection Pack$49
Sprint Complete$29
T-Mobile Protection 360$99
SquareTrade$149
Worth Ave. Group$75
Use these links to start an insurance claim:

Option 3: Do-it-yourself (DIY) cracked Samsung phone screen replacement

You can purchase a replacement screen for your Samsung phone from several phone parts suppliers, including Repairs Universe, Injured Gadgets and Phone Parts USA. Some stores sell screen replacement kits that come complete with tools; otherwise, you’ll need to buy tools separately. Toolkits start at $5. Expect to pay between $30 and $250 for a replacement screen, depending on your Samsung model. Keep in mind that quality varies, and you’ll typically spend more for a high-quality screen. Pricing can also vary by color.
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For example, Repairs Universe charges $205 for an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Samsung Galaxy S9 replacement screen (LCD and touch screen). The aftermarket version is a bit cheaper at $185. You can add a toolkit to either option for $9. Some replacement screens include frames that simplify installation; for others, frames must be purchased separately. You can also reuse your existing frame if it isn’t damaged. Here are some example replacement Samsung screen prices.

Model
Repairs UniverseInjured GadgetsPhone Parts USA
Galaxy S10
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OEM: $240
Aftermarket: $235
OEM: $210
Aftermarket: $173
Premium: $210
Standard: $180
Galaxy S7
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OEM: $85
With frame & small parts: $115
OEM: $80
Aftermarket: $78
Premium: $80
Aftermarket: $55
Galaxy S5
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OEM: $90
Refurbished: $60
OEM: $65
Aftermarket: $38
Aftermarket: $25
Galaxy Note 10
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OEM: $245OEM: $240
Aftermarket: $236
Premium: $226
Galaxy Note 8
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OEM: $200
Aftermarket: $170
OEM: $189
Aftermarket: $160
Premium: $188
Standard: $163
Grade A: $70
Without Frame: $30
Galaxy Note 5
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OEM: $125
Refurbished: $125
OEM: $125
Aftermarket: $106
Standard: $105

How to replace your Samsung screen

WARNING: Screen replacement can be a difficult repair, especially if you aren’t experienced. Before you attempt to replace your own Samsung screen, be aware that you risk causing additional damage and you could void any warranties and insurance policies.
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For older models like the Samsung Galaxy S1 through S5, Galaxy J1 through J3 and Galaxy Note 1 through Note 4, you’ll generally need to:
  • Remove the rear cover, SIM card and microSD card
  • Remove the battery
  • Unscrew the midframe and disconnect various components and cables
  • Separate the motherboard and midframe from the screen
  • Reassemble your phone with the new screen
Here are step-by-step instructions for older Samsung phones: Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

For newer models like the Galaxy S6 through S10, Galaxy Note 5 through Note 10 and Galaxy A models A3, A5 and A9 as well as some Galaxy J models, you’ll generally need to:
  • Heat the rear glass
  • Use a suction cup and pry tool to remove it from the frame
  • Disconnect various components and cables
  • Heat the front screen
  • Use a suction cup and pry tool to remove the screen
  • Reassemble your phone with the new screen

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Here are step-by-step screen replacement instructions for newer Samsung phones: Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

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