Broken Galaxy S8 Screen: Sell or Fix?
How much does Galaxy S8 screen repair cost? Should you sell it or fix it? We’ll help you decide!
If you have a cracked Galaxy S8 screen and you’re not sure whether to fix it before you sell it, start by comparing its broken price to its net value after repair:
Price Broken VS Net Value Repaired (price in “good” condition – cost of repair)
Typically, you can get the most money if you sell your broken Galaxy S8 instead of fixing it. The net value of repair isn’t worth it once you factor in repair parts or professional screen replacement.
For example, a Galaxy S8 in good condition is worth $117. It costs at least $145 to repair it yourself, which means you’ll lose $28. The cheapest professional screen repair option we found costs $220, which means you’d lose $103. However, you can sell a broken Galaxy S8 for $23 – certainly more than you’d get even if you repaired it yourself.
Want to make sure you’re getting the best deal? Here’s how to compare your options and get the most money for a Galaxy S8 with a cracked screen.
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Determine Galaxy S8 screen replacement cost
You have two Galaxy S8 screen repair options: do-it-yourself or paid screen replacement services.
DIY screen repair is cheaper, but if you’re not experienced you could cause additional (and costly) damage. Aftermarket Galaxy S8 LCD and digitizers cost between $145 and $164, and you can find screen repair toolkits for around $5 to $10. If you decide to fix your own Galaxy S8 screen, you can find repair guides on sites like YouTube and iFixit.
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Professional Galaxy S8 repair services are more expensive but offer peace-of-mind: you won’t risk additional damage, and many companies offer guarantees and warranties. Expect to pay between $220 and $349 for Galaxy S8 screen replacement (unless it’s under warranty).
Galaxy S8 screen repair costs compared (LCD & digitizer)
|MODEL||DIY Repair Cost (parts)||Repair Service Cost|
|Galaxy S8||Repairs Universe: $158|
Injured Gadgets: $145
|Galaxy S8 Plus||Repairs Universe: $155|
Injured Gadgets: $164
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Calculate the net value of your Galaxy S8 after screen replacement
Once you know how much it costs to replace a Galaxy S8 screen, you can calculate the net value after repair as such:
Galaxy S8 Price – Cost of Repair = NET VALUE
Here are some example prices for Galaxy S8 models in “good” condition on the Verizon network:
|Galaxy S8 Plus||$135|
Next, calculate the net value based on your selected repair method. This is how much you could get if you repair your Galaxy S8 screen before you sell it.
|MODEL||REPAIR METHOD||VALUE||– REPAIR COST||NET VALUE|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||DIY||$135||$155||-$20|
|Galaxy S8||Repair Service||$117||$220||-$103|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||Repair Service||$135||$230||-$95|
Find out how much a broken Galaxy S8 is worth
Use Flipsy to see how much your Galaxy S8 is worth with a cracked screen. For example:
|MODEL||PRICE AS-IS (BROKEN)|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||$23|
Compare Galaxy S8 prices, repaired VS broken
Finally, you need to compare the net value of your Galaxy S8 repaired versus broken. Doing so makes it easy to see which option maximizes your resale value. Here’s a breakdown:
|MODEL||REPAIR METHOD||NET VALUE AFTER REPAIR||BROKEN PRICE||VERDICT|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||DIY||-$20||$23||Sell|
|Galaxy S8||Repair Service||-$103||$23||Sell|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||Repair Service||-$95||$23||Sell|
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As the table illustrates, you’ll get the most money if you sell your broken Galaxy S8. If you plan to keep your phone for another year or two, it might be worth paying for repair – but it will lose value over time, so sell it now if you want to put extra cash in your pocket or you’re ready to upgrade to a new phone.
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