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Broken Google Pixel: Repair or Sell?

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

Have a broken Google Pixel? Not sure whether to fix it before you sell it? There’s an easy way to decide: compare its broken value versus its net value after repair.

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

In general, you’ll make more if you fix recent models like the Pixel 3 and 3a before you sell them. However, in some cases the difference might not be worth the hassle of repair; in others, it’s not worth fixing at all.

For example, the net value of a Google Pixel 3 after pro screen repair is $93, but you can get the same price if you sell the phone broken.

It might be worth repairing a Pixel 2, especially if you’re doing it yourself. However, if you have a cracked screen the net value of your Pixel after professional repair is just $2 – and you can get $25 for it broken.

Similarly, you’re typically better off selling a broken original Pixel. In fact, if you spring for professional screen repair you’ll lose $46 in value, but you could sell it as-is for $8. That represents a $54 swing in value.

The only way to know for sure is to compare repair costs and Pixel values. Make the best decision with our step-by-step guide to getting the most money for a broken Google Pixel.

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STEP 1: Identify Google Pixel repair costs

How much does Google Pixel repair cost? It depends on the type of repair and whether you’ll fix it yourself or pay a professional repair shop. The DIY approach is cheaper but risks additional damage and typically voids warranties and insurance policies.

NOTE: If your Pixel is still under warranty, see if it will cover the cost of repair first. Also check your carrier insurance policy, if you have one, since the deductible might be cheaper than standard repair costs.



Below, we’ve compared costs for two common Google Pixel repairs – cracked screens and broken charging ports – so you know what to expect.

MODELDIY Repair Cost (parts)Repair Service Cost
Google Pixel 3aScreen (LCD & digitizer)

Repairs Universe: $89

iFixit: $110

FixEZ: $85

 

Charging port

eBay: $36

Witrigs: $8

Screen (LCD & digitizer)

UBreakIFix: $110

My Broken Phone: $149

 

Charging port

UBreakIFix: $60

Google Pixel 3Screen (LCD & digitizer)

Repairs Universe: $78

iFixit: $130

FizEZ: $110

 

Charging port

Repairs Universe: $6

iFixit: $30

FixEZ: $5

Screen (LCD & digitizer)

UBreakIFix: $270

My Broken Phone: $179

 

 

Charging port

UBreakIFix: $100

Google Pixel 2Screen (LCD & digitizer)

Repairs Universe: $70

iFixit: $165

FixEZ: $68

 

Charging port

iFixit: $40

Injured Gadgets: $19

Screen (LCD & digitizer)

UBreakIFix: $130

My Broken Phone: $159

 

 

Charging port

UBreakIFix: $80

My Broken Phone: $59

Google PixelScreen (LCD & digitizer)

Repairs Universe: $40

iFixit: $120

FixEZ: $38

 

Charging port

iFixit: $20

Injured Gadgets: $13

Screen (LCD & digitizer)

UBreakIFix: $130

My Broken Phone: $99

Batteries Plus: $130

 

Charging port

UBreakIFix: $80

My Broken Phone: $59

STEP 2: Calculate the net value of your Google Pixel after repair

Once you know repair costs, you can calculate the net value after repair:

Google Pixel Value – Cost of Repair = NET VALUE

Use Flipsy to see how much your Pixel is worth in good condition. Here are some example values:

MODELVALUE
Google Pixel 3a (64GB Verizon)$178
Google Pixel 3 (64GB Verizon)$272
Google Pixel 2 (64GB Verizon)$132
Google Pixel (32GB Verizon)$53

Retrieved 10/1/2019



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

MODELREPAIRVALUE– REPAIR COSTNET VALUE
Google Pixel 3a (64GB Verizon)Screen (Pro Repair)$178$110$68
Google Pixel 3a (64GB Verizon)Screen (DIY)$178$85$93
Google Pixel 3a (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$178$60$118
Google Pixel 3a (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (DIY)$178$8$170
Google Pixel 3 (64GB Verizon)Screen (Pro Repair)$272$179$93
Google Pixel 3 (64GB Verizon)Screen (DIY)$272$78$194
Google Pixel 3 (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$272$100$172
Google Pixel 3 (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (DIY)$272$5$267
Google Pixel 2 (64GB Verizon)Screen (Pro Repair)$132$130$2
Google Pixel 2 (64GB Verizon)Screen (DIY)$132$68$64
Google Pixel 2 (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$132$59$73
Google Pixel 2 (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (DIY)$132$19$113
Google Pixel (32GB Verizon)Screen (Pro Repair)$53$99-$46
Google Pixel (32GB Verizon)Screen (DIY)$53$38$15
Google Pixel (32GB Verizon)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$53$59-$6
Google Pixel (32GB Verizon)Charging Port (DIY)$53$13$40
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STEP 3: See how much a broken Google Pixel is worth

Now that you know the net value of your Google Pixel after repair, you can use Flipsy to see how much it’s worth if you don’t fix it. Here are some example prices.

MODELVALUE AS-IS (BROKEN)
Google Pixel 3a (64GB Verizon)$45
Google Pixel 3 (64GB Verizon)$93
Google Pixel 2 (64GB Verizon)$25
Google Pixel (32GB Verizon)$8

Retrieved 10/1/2019

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STEP 4: Compare Google Pixel values, repaired VS broken

Finally, you can compare the net value of your Google Pixel repaired versus broken, which makes it easy to see which option grants the greatest resale value. Here’s a comparison based on the previous examples:

MODELREPAIRNET VALUE AFTER REPAIRBROKEN PRICEVERDICT
Google Pixel 3a (64GB Verizon)Screen (Pro Repair)$68$45Repair
Google Pixel 3a (64GB Verizon)Screen (DIY)$93$45Repair
Google Pixel 3a (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$118$45Repair
Google Pixel 3a (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (DIY)$170$45Repair
Google Pixel 3 (64GB Verizon)Screen (Pro Repair)$93$93Sell Broken
Google Pixel 3 (64GB Verizon)Screen (DIY)$194$93Repair
Google Pixel 3 (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$172$93Repair
Google Pixel 3 (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (DIY)$267$93Repair
Google Pixel 2 (64GB Verizon)Screen (Pro Repair)$2$25Sell Broken
Google Pixel 2 (64GB Verizon)Screen (DIY)$64$25Repair
Google Pixel 2 (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (Pro Repair)$73$25Repair
Google Pixel 2 (64GB Verizon)Charging Port (DIY)$113$25Repair
Google Pixel (32GB Verizon)Screen (Pro Repair)-$46$8Sell Broken
Google Pixel (32GB Verizon)Screen (DIY)$15$8Sell Broken or Repair
Google Pixel (32GB Verizon)Charging Port (Pro Repair)-$6$8Sell Broken
Google Pixel (32GB Verizon)Charging Port (DIY)$40$8Repair

As you can see, the decision whether to sell your Pixel broken or fix it first depends on which repair you need and if you’ll do it yourself. In some cases, you’ll lose money if you spring for repair; in others, you’ll make more if you pay for professional repair (and even more if you do it yourself).

You also need to consider your time investment. For example, you can get more for a Google Pixel 3a if you pay a shop to fix its cracked screen before you sell it, but the difference is only $23. For some people that’s not worth taking it in for repair.

Another consideration: if you plan on keeping your Pixel 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 continue to lose value over time. However, if you’re ready to upgrade or want to get the most money for your used Pixel, now is the best time to sell.

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