Galaxy S7 edge screen replacement is $270, are you currently paying phone insurance?

Shattering the display of your pricey new Galaxy S7 edge will result in not only heartache, but also significant financial pain, inflicted upon you by the grandmaster of all screens curvy and bendy - Samsung. 

We probed the phone maker, and it turns out that it will cost you about $270 to replace a broken S7 edge display in the US, while Samsung promises that it will be restored to its full specifications, waterproof chassis and all, plus it offers a fairly reasonable turnaround time of about a week to ten days.

Still, nearly three Benjamins to replace the screen of a phone that cracks very easily when dropped without protection is a bitter pill to swallow, so we were curious if you have ever gone with any of those insurance payment plans that carriers, third-party firms, and even Samsung or Apple themselves now offer. For a fairly modest monthly payment, and a not-so-modest deductible, insuring a phone like the S7 edge might be worth it in the longer run, and even just for a screen crack. 

Other phones don't have flexible panels with plastic instead of glass substrates, though, so replacing their most expensive part isn't that steep (about $150 for the 6s Plus, 3D Touch and all), so insurance may come up as unneeded luxury. Are you currently paying for phone insurance to offset your clumsiness? Tell us in the poll below, and chime in the comments whether you have carrier, phone maker, or a third-party option.

Are you currently paying for phone insurance?




1. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Phone insurance? LOLLOLOLOLs!!!!

16. RichardYarell

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

People just like to put every single insignificant irrelevant article just to bad mouth Samsung they need to try harder next time, every cases that Samsung made is strong enough to sustained on the 200 pounds ladies sitting on it yet hater still going to post this It's comical. It's pretty much plain and simple since March 2011 Samsung dominate Android and remain the fact today please stop making conspiracy theories on Samsung it's laughable. people said Samsung gonna fail in 2013 and amend and say will fail in 2014 and amend in 2015 until today 2016 yet nothing happen on Samsung, simply because galaxy s line note line rocks it pimp slap nexus line as well as LG HTC and Motorola. Let's face it Samsung is mother of Android PERIOD one and only that can punch Apple users face plain and simple

24. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Judging from your past comment, I'm not sure you're hired by SamsungUSA or not. -You bash Apple, which have significant market share only in USA -You bash non-Samsung android device, But only bash LG HTC Motorola and nexus line, whIch these brands are top notch against Samsung in USA. -you never bash Chinese branded phone or any other because it's not significant in USA -you never comment on article that based on outside USA

69. g2a5b0e unregistered

Incorrect. Apple has a higher market share in Japan than in the U.S.

43. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

dude STFU!!...I'm a Samsung fan but you need to stop this s**t..this article is about the cost of repairing the phone it has nothing to do with who dominates the android market..who actually gave this comment a +1?

71. JOhnnn

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 29, 2016

Trust me. From personal experience this phone really breaks easily. I had a HTC One for three years and it never even got a crack no matter how much I dropped it. This phone slipped out of my pocket when I was sitting down to eat some tacos outside and landed on concrete face up and it completely shattered the front of it. It literally like glass. Not gorilla glass, but actual glass.

37. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Through VZW, I have asurion. I get a warranty replacement for 2 years, and if phone is physically damged or lost in any way, $100 gets me another. Not bad for $10 a month. Money well spent. I've used it multiple times in the past. It always pays off.

2. max1c

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

I got Upsie $50 first payment $25 deductible for two years. Hopefully it pays off in the long run.

62. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

THANKS! I always used SquareTrade but their prices and deductibles went up and I felt it wasn't worth it anymore. This Upsie warranty sounds great. I'm signing up right now.

3. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

So that means once you broke the screen its better to buy a new one than had it repaired.

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Nope and wouldn't. I would use a case instead.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A case doesn't prevent a phone display or top glass from breaking. Lack of sense being used here. Carry on. We have to just not pay attention too crazy talk.

21. Jason2k13

Posts: 1477; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

So you're telling me, my Spigen case did not play any role for my S6 edge to not break and no scratches when dropped many times on the floor, cement and on the road?

75. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 974; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

We're talking about a user who constantly posts his thoughts and feelings as facts and gospel. I use a Ballistic Jewel on my S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus, and with its beefed up corners and huge rim around the screen, coupled with tempered glass, both phones hit the deck from 5-6 feet and not a scratch. A case most definitely helps prevent the glass from breaking.

15. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Just get a tempered glass. Much better.

44. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Yeah. No Bulk!

5. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

And they say apple is too expensive

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Could almost buy an iPhone SE for that... ;) Also much less likely to drop a "hand sized" phone.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

iPhone cost Apple $200 to make. The S6/S7 Edge cost Samsung $280 to make. Repair? Apple charges for AppleCare and you still have to pay something for a repair. While with carrier insurance all i pay is a deductible which is more than AppleCare but is cheaper overall.

36. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

That's great, but I've never had insurance on a phone, had iPhones 3G-4-5 and 6, dropped them all a few times and never had a breakage, the 6 is the only one I've had a case on because it's slippery and more awkward to hold so I don't see this as a big problem in my life. I did have an iPad 2 with two dead pixels and Apple replaced it for free within a week so their service has been decent for me so far (no AppleCare). Whatever criticism Apple get I can't fault them or their products in that regard.

53. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Here's the thing, the only drop tests I've seen that has had had them break, has had them break at similar or worse situations then other phones, the only video I've seen is by a youtuber who's channel is named after apple, and there is a clear edit in the video, and the phone is clearly not broken before the cut, some people say "but maybe it was an invisible break until it got flipped" which is not how these things work...especially glass, any kind of break is very easy to see.

51. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You can pay 120 without apple care for a screen repair. Crack not even once

7. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

its only worth it if you use it. and if you have no reason to use it, make a reason. what would have made this article better is if the author would have also "probed" samsung about the cost and deductible of their insurance plan...and how many replacements you get per year. and then maybe compared that to the other big names out there like 4square AIG and Best Buy. and then carrier plans. i feel like that would have been good writing, instead of looking on the website for the screen replacement price and then writing down 4 paragraphs of fluff like they actually worked to get that information.

10. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

It's coming ;)

57. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

also worth noting. many credit cards offer a one year extension on the manufacturers warranty when you buy the item with your credit card. so your samsung with an 1 year warranty now has 2 when you buy it with your amex. some even offer a warranty when you pay your phone bill with the credit card. this protection doesnt just apply to cellphones either, but it all varies by credit card so people need to do their own research. but its good information to have when you're asked if you want to buy an extended may already get one.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why do we need to know this? How many phones you think Samsung repairs? They dont repair many that is why the price is so high. Carriers usually just replace the phones when you pay for the replaceemnt. Those phones dont go to Samsung for a repair all the time. It just depends on who has yoru insurance. We do repairs on phones for VZW, SquareTrade and others. So far we havent received any S7's and I dont expect we will at leats for a quarter. Unlike other phones. For example, right after the iPhone 6S was release, in 3 weeks the first ones we received were from a plane where a forklift damaged several of the phones. We had to remove all the phones and open them to make sure how many in the bunch were actually damaged and the ones that weren't we simply resealed them. On skid of 1000 phones landed us less than 30 that were actually damage. Most of the damage was dented casings. But the very next month, we started getting quite a few with broken glass, same for the original iPhone 6's.

8. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I received the privilege card with my S7 Edge (other than the regular warranty as well as the VR), because mine was pre-ordered. With this card, I ll only play $50 for a screen replacement in the 1st 6 months of the purchase of the phone.

72. lacelilies

Posts: 1; Member since: May 03, 2016

I also pre-ordered S7 edge with the VR but I didn't notice any privilege card. Can you share how you got it? Is it specific to your carrier? (I'm with t-mobile)

9. kingjaymz3

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 19, 2010

Well I'll tell you guys this. I work on airplanes and my s7 edge fell out of my pocket from a plane to the ground...... There is no case saving that. My other friend placed his s7 on bench (with a case on) and it fell and broke. With an edged display is almost impossible to really protect that screen. But guess who had insurance... this guy. So yea i had to pay a $150 deductible but I got a new phone next day. He's going to have to pay $270 and have no phone for a week.

11. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

The point of having glass on the back is obviously wireless charging but I personally don't care for it. Why would I charge my phone with a wireless connection when I can charge it quicker using a cord? I much rather have a plastic (including removable battery) or metal back that doesn't shatter if I don't have a case on it and accidentally drop it. To each his own.

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