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Broken iPhone 8 Screen: Sell or Fix?

How much does an iPhone 8 screen repair cost? Should you sell it or fix it? We’ll help you decide!

If you have a cracked iPhone 8 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 (iPhone 8 price in “good” condition – cost of repair)

In general, you’ll get the most money if you replace your iPhone 8 screen before you sell it. DIY iPhone repair nets the greatest value, but if you pay for professional repair you’ll still get more than if you sell it broken.

For example, a 64 GB iPhone 8 in good condition is worth $315. It costs around $20 to fix it yourself, so you could cash in for $295. Professional screen replacement runs between $120 and $149, which would net between $166 and $195. The value of a broken iPhone 8 is $157, less than you can get if you repair it. Of course, selling a broken iPhone 8 is a good option if you need fast cash or don’t want to hassle with repairs.

Here’s how to compare your options and get the most money if you want to sell an iPhone 8 with a broken screen.

Determine iPhone 8 screen replacement cost

You can repair your own iPhone 8 screen or pay a repair service. It’s cheaper to do it yourself, but you could risk damage to your iPhone. Aftermarket iPhone 8 LCD and digitizers cost between $20 and $85. Repair toolkits run around $5 to $10, and you can find free iPhone 8 screen replacement guides on sites like YouTube and iFixit.

Professional iPhone 8 screen repair services cost more, but you won’t need to worry about damaging your device. Many services offer guarantees and warranties. Expect to pay between $120 and $169 for iPhone 8 screen repair (if you have AppleCare+, the cost is $29).

iPhone 8 screen repair costs compared (LCD & digitizer)

MODELDIY Repair Cost (parts)Repair Service Cost
iPhone 8Repairs Universe: $20

DirectFix: $21 (aftermarket) to $56 (premium)

iFixit: $80

Apple Store & Best Buy: $149 ($29 with AppleCare+)

iResQ: $129

iCracked: Around $120

iPhone 8 PlusRepairs Universe: $24

DirectFix: $25 (aftermarket) to $70 (premium)

iFixit: $85

Apple Store & Best Buy: $169 ($29 with AppleCare+)

iResQ: $139

iCracked: Around $130

Calculate the net value of your iPhone 8 after screen replacement

The next step is to calculate the net value of your iPhone 8 after screen replacement, as such:

iPhone 8 Price – Cost of Repair = NET VALUE

Here are some example prices for iPhone 8 models in “good” condition on the Verizon network:

MODELPRICE
iPhone 8 64 GB$315
iPhone 8 256 GB$388
iPhone 8 Plus 64 GB$390
iPhone 8 Plus 256 GB$420

Retrieved 5/24/2019

Take the iPhone 8 price and subtract the cost of repair to get your net value.

MODELREPAIR METHODVALUE– REPAIR COSTNET VALUE
iPhone 8 64 GBDIY$315$20$295
iPhone 8 256 GBDIY$388$20$368
iPhone 8 Plus 64 GBDIY$315$24$291
iPhone 8 Plus 256 GBDIY$388$24$364
iPhone 8 64 GBRepair Service$390$120$270
iPhone 8 256 GBRepair Service$420$120$300
iPhone 8 Plus 64 GBRepair Service$390$130$260
iPhone 8 Plus 256 GBRepair Service$420$130$290

Find out how much a broken iPhone 8 is worth

Use Flipsy to see how much your iPhone 8 is worth with a broken screen. For example:

MODELPRICE AS-IS (BROKEN)
iPhone 8 64 GB$157
iPhone 8 256 GB$192
iPhone 8 Plus 64 GB$167
iPhone 8 Plus 256 GB$197

Retrieved 5/24/2019

Compare iPhone 8 prices, repaired VS broken

Finally, you need to compare the net value of your iPhone 8 repaired versus broken. This makes it easy to see which option maximizes your resale value.

MODELREPAIR METHODNET VALUE AFTER REPAIRBROKEN PRICEVERDICT
iPhone 8 64 GBDIY$295$157Repair, then sell
iPhone 8 256 GBDIY$368$192Repair, then sell
iPhone 8 Plus 64 GBDIY$291$167Repair, then sell
iPhone 8 Plus 256 GBDIY$364$197Repair, then sell
iPhone 8 64 GBRepair Service$270$157Repair, then sell
iPhone 8 256 GBRepair Service$300$192Repair, then sell
iPhone 8 Plus 64 GBRepair Service$260$167Repair, then sell
iPhone 8 Plus 256 GBRepair Service$290$197Repair, then sell

As you can see, you’ll get the most money if you repair your own iPhone 8 screen and then sell it. If you’re not comfortable making the repair or you simply don’t want to hassle with it, you’ll still get a higher payout if you pay a repair service to replace the screen before you sell (which also makes sense if you want to hold on to your iPhone 8 for a while). Selling a broken iPhone 8 yields the least money, but you can still get good value if you need fast cash.

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