Avoid Costly Samsung Galaxy Repair By Following Simple Steps
When you find that your Samsung Galaxy is broken, you have two options: you can either spring for a repair or you can put out for a brand new phone. Which do you choose? Consider the pros and cons of each before making a decision.
Is Buying A New Phone the Answer?
If your existing Galaxy is suffering from a cracked screen, water damage or a broken charging port, it might seem like buying a new phone is the fastest way to get back in business.
While this is somewhat true, you also have to take into account that buying a new phone can be rather expensive. If you’re lucky, you might be due for an upgrade; if you’re not, you might be looking at several hundred dollars for a new model.
On top of that, you have to go through the trouble of activating it. Do you go into a local store or do you order online? If you do the latter (which will probably be the cheapest), how long will you be without a phone? Further, what about transferring over all of your information? Your service provider may be able to help you with contacts and photos, but what about your internet bookmarks and apps?
Does Repairing Your Galaxy Make More Sense?
While option 1 does leave you with a shiny new phone, it comes with its fair share of headaches. Your next option is to consider repairing your Galaxy. The pros of this choice include:
Preserving your data – when you repair your phone, you won’t have to worry about losing your contacts or data.
No new contract – when you visit the phone store, you might be tempted to accept their offer of a new phone at little or no cost. While this may seem like a good deal, it’s going to come at the expense of a new contract. Do you really want to be locked into that?
Much lower cost – spend a couple of minutes pricing a new Galaxy. You’ll quickly find that on the cheap end, they’re going to cost at least a couple hundred dollars. Repairing your existing Galaxy, on the other hand, is a fraction of the price.
Who Should Make Your Repair?
In your research, you’ll probably come across a well-meaning how-to guide or video that promises to teach you how to repair your S2, S3, S4, S5 or even S6. In just minutes, you’ll see a screen being swapped out or a charging port replaced. You’ll think: I can do this. When you see just how little these parts cost on eBay, you’ll really think: I’ve got this.
But do you? In most cases, the answer is a resounding no. The first thing you have to consider is that the $5 replacement part you’re seeing online is probably not of the highest quality. Do you really want to deal with the new issues that will arise when you use a sub-par part?
Next, you have to think about how complicated a phone is. Sure, on the outside it looks like a neat, tidy package, but what about on the inside? What exactly goes on in there? If you don’t really know, you don’t really have any business taking one apart.
While the temptation of saving money is a strong one, it’s one that should definitely be avoided when it comes to repairing your Galaxy. In addition to the risk of using terrible parts and possibly further damaging your phone, do-it-yourself repairs come with no kind of warranty or assurance that you’re doing it right. What happens if your newly replaced screen falls off next week? What if your phone goes zap when you try out the new charging port?
One of the nice things about living in New York is that you have easy access to all kinds of professionals. Do yourself a favor and seek out one of these pros when your Galaxy breaks. It will cost you a little more than if you winged it yourself, but the results will be ones that you can count on.