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Broken Galaxy Note: Repair or Sell?

How much does Galaxy Note repair cost? Should you sell it or fix it? We’ll help you decide!

If your Galaxy Note is broken there’s an easy way to decide whether you should fix it before you sell it: compare its broken value versus its net value after repair.

Value Broken VS Net Value Repaired (Galaxy Note in “good” condition – cost of repair)

If you require an expensive repair like cracked screen replacement, you’ll generally make more money if you sell your Galaxy Note broken. For cheaper repairs like charging port replacement, you might be better off fixing it before you sell.

For example, a Galaxy Note 9 in good condition is worth $378. Professional screen repair costs at least $239, leaving a net value of $139. However, you can sell your Note 9 broken for $155, which is $16 more than you’d get if you repair it first (and you won’t need to hassle with making repairs).

Conversely, you can have your Note 9 charging port repaired for $50, leaving a net value of $328, which is $173 more than you’d get if you sold it broken.

Make the right choice with our step-by-step guide to getting the most money for a broken Galaxy Note.

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STEP 1: Identify Galaxy Note repair costs

You have two Galaxy Note repair options: do-it-yourself or professional repair services. The DIY approach is typically cheaper, but you risk causing additional damage and voiding any warranty or insurance policy you have.

NOTE: If your Galaxy Note is still under warranty, see if your coverage extends to repair costs. Also be sure to check any carrier insurance policies to see if the deductible is cheaper than standard repair costs.

Below, we’ve listed repair costs for two common problems – cracked screens and broken charging ports – to give you an idea of what to expect.

MODELDIY Repair Cost (parts)Repair Service Cost
Galaxy Note 9Screen (LCD & digitizer)

Repairs Universe: $224

DirectFix: $225

iFixit: $330

 

Charging port

Repairs Universe: $10

FixEZ: $4

Injured Gadgets: $8

 

Screen (LCD & digitizer)

Samsung: $239

Best Buy/Geek Squad: $250

MyBrokenPhone: $259

 

Charging port

MyBrokenPhone: $79

Best Buy/Geek Squad: $50

TechnoPhone: $75

 

Galaxy Note 8Screen (LCD & digitizer)

Repairs Universe: $180

DirectFix: $190

iFixit: $230

 

Charging port

Repairs Universe: $13

FixEZ: $8

iFixit: $10

Screen (LCD & digitizer)

Samsung: $239

Best Buy/Geek Squad: $250

BatteriesPlus: $260

 

Charging port

MyBrokenPhone: $59

Best Buy/Geek Squad: $50

BatteriesPlus: $80

Galaxy Note 5Screen (LCD & digitizer)

Repairs Universe: $113

FixEZ: $132

iFixit: $150

 

Charging port

Repairs Universe: $9

FixEZ: $10

iFixit: $25

Screen (LCD & digitizer)

Samsung: $149

Best Buy/Geek Squad: $200

BatteriesPlus: $230

 

Charging port

Genius Phone Repair: $200

Best Buy/Geek Squad: $50

BatteriesPlus: $60

STEP 2: Calculate the net value of your Galaxy Note after repair

Once you know how much repairs will cost, you can calculate the net value after repair:

Galaxy Note Value – Cost of Repair = NET VALUE

Use Flipsy to see how much your Galaxy Note is worth in good condition. Here are some example values for Galaxy Note models:

MODELVALUE
Galaxy Note 9 (Verizon, 128GB)$378
Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon)$231
Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon, 32GB)$79

Retrieved 8/12/2019

Next, calculate the net value based on your selected repair method. This is how much you would get if you repair your Galaxy Note before you sell it.

MODELREPAIRVALUE– REPAIR COSTNET VALUE
Galaxy Note 9 (Verizon, 128GB)Screen (Pro Repair)$378$239$139
Galaxy Note 9 (Verizon, 128GB)Screen (DIY)$378$224$154
Galaxy Note 9 (Verizon, 128GB)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$378$50$328
Galaxy Note 9 (Verizon, 128GB)Charging Port (DIY)$378$4$374
Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon)Screen (Pro Repair)$231$239-$8
Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon)Screen (DIY)$231$180$51
Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$231$50$181
Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon)Charging Port (DIY)$231$8$223
Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon, 32GB)Screen (Pro Repair)$79$149-$70
Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon, 32GB)Screen (DIY)$79$113-$34
Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon, 32GB)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$79$50$29
Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon, 32GB)Charging Port (DIY)$79$9$70
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STEP 3: See how much a broken Galaxy Note is worth

Now that you know the net value of your Galaxy Note if you pay for repair, you can use Flipsy to see how much your Galaxy Note is worth broken. Here are some examples:

MODELVALUE AS-IS (BROKEN)
Galaxy Note 9 (Verizon, 128GB)$155
Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon)$72
Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon, 32GB)$10

Retrieved 8/12/2019

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STEP 4: Compare Galaxy Note values, repaired VS broken

Finally, you can compare the net value of your Galaxy Note repaired versus broken. That makes it easy to see which option maximizes your resale value. Here’s a breakdown:

MODELREPAIRNET VALUE AFTER REPAIRBROKEN PRICEVERDICT
Galaxy Note 9 (Verizon, 128GB)Screen (Pro Repair)$139$155Sell Broken
Galaxy Note 9 (Verizon, 128GB)Screen (DIY)$154$155Sell Broken
Galaxy Note 9 (Verizon, 128GB)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$328$155Repair
Galaxy Note 9 (Verizon, 128GB)Charging Port (DIY)$374$155Repair
Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon)Screen (Pro Repair)-$8$72Sell Broken
Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon)Screen (DIY)$51$72Sell Broken
Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$181$72Repair
Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon)Charging Port (DIY)$223$72Repair
Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon, 32GB)Screen (Pro Repair)-$70$10Sell Broken
Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon, 32GB)Screen (DIY)-$34$10Sell Broken
Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon, 32GB)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$29$10Sell Broken or Repair
Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon, 32GB)Charging Port (DIY)$70$10Repair

As you can see, the decision to sell broken or repair your Galaxy Note depends on which type of repair you need. For expensive repairs like screen replacements, you’re generally better off selling your phone broken. For less expensive repairs like charging port replacements, it could be worth paying for repair before you sell.

There is one more consideration: if you intend to keep your phone for another year or two, it might be worth paying for repair since it’s likely cheaper than buying a new phone. Just understand your phone will lose value over time. Of course, if you’re ready to upgrade or want to maximize how much cash you can get, now is the best time to sell.

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