THE Samsung warns the owners of Galaxy Fold that it is necessary to take several precautions to avoid damaging the folding screen: if this happens, the user will have to pay US $ 149 if they purchase the cell phone this year, or a salty US $ 599 if they buy it next year. This is the same price that Apple charges for replacing the back of the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
O PhoneArena gathered the costs of replacing the screen and the back charged in the USA by Samsung, Apple, LG, OnePlus and Google. The Galaxy Fold has one of the most expensive repairs, but the table also shows how Apple sets high prices for the maintenance of iPhones.
If the Galaxy Fold is purchased by December 31, 2019, “you may be eligible for a special one-time $ 149 screen replacement price,” warns Samsung on the US support website. Otherwise, you will need to pay the full fee of $ 599.
In turn, the front screen can be exchanged for $ 139; and the rear panel, for just $ 99. The device also features the Galaxy Fold Premier Service, which offers 24/7 phone support, in addition to video calling on weekdays. This foldable cell phone costs $ 1,980, so be careful.
In case of other top of the line devices from Samsung, prices for changing the screen vary between $ 199 and $ 279 in the U.S. In Brazil, authorized assistance charges R $ 781.66 to replace the Galaxy S10e’s display, and R $ 1,132.19 in the case of the Galaxy S10 +; the official table does not yet list the Note 10+ or Galaxy Fold (not released in the country).
Apple charges expensive to replace iPhone back panel
THE Apple, in turn, charges very expensive to replace the screenIn the USA, with prices ranging between $ 129 and $ 329 depending on the model. For those with AppleCare + extended warranty, the amount is fixed at $ 29 for any iPhone. In Brazil, the authorized assistance will ask for between R $ 809 (iPhone SE) and R $ 1,999 (iPhone XS Max).
In the meantime, changing the rear it costs a fortune because it falls into the “other damage” category: Apple charges $ 599 for the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone XS Max, for example. For those with AppleCare +, the price is fixed at $ 99 on any model. In Brazil, the authorized prices are between R $ 1,549 (iPhone SE) and R $ 3,729 (iPhone XS Max).
|Repair or screen change||Repair or replacement of the rear|
|Galaxy Fold||$ 599 ($ 149 if you purchase through December 31, 2019); $ 139 (front screen)||$ 99|
|Galaxy Note 10+||$ 279||$ 99|
|Galaxy Note 10, Note 9 and Note 8||$ 239||$ 99 (Note 10 and Note 9), $ 64.95 (Note 8)|
|Galaxy S10 +||$ 269||$ 99|
|Galaxy S10||$ 249||$ 99|
|Galaxy S10e||$ 199||$ 99|
|Galaxy S9, S8 and S8 Active||$ 219||$ 99 (S9), $ 64.95 (S8)|
|Galaxy S9 + and S8 +||$ 229||$ 99 (S9 +), $ 64.95 (S8 +)|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max and XS Max||$ 329||$ 599|
|iPhone XS and iPhone X||$ 279||$ 549|
|iPhone 11 and iPhone XR||$ 199||$ 399|
|iPhone 8 Plus and 7 Plus||$ 169||$ 399 (8 Plus), $ 349 (7 Plus)|
|iPhone 8 and iPhone 7||$ 149||$ 349 (8), $ 319 (7)|
|Google Pixel 3 XL||$ 280||$ 99|
|LG V40||$ 199||–|
|OnePlus 7T||$ 154 (piece only)||$ 31|
With information: PhoneArena.