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, though Samsung promises that it will be restored to its full specifications, waterproof chassis and all, plus it offers a decent turnaround time of about a week...
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12. adrianzka

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

TBH I still don't get why you would merge the flexible/unbreakable AMOLED display with the gorilla glass cover. Doesn't that make the former's advantage useless? I mean sure, the flexible oled display gives a nice touch on the aesthetics of the device. But it just seems counter-intuitive to me at least to spend a lot of fortune on an awesome tech used the way that decreases the amount of benefits it brings to the table.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Only a fool wouldn't have insurance on a phone period. The people who don't, well they obviously are rich, next to being stupid. If you break a phone that costs $800 and it cost $270 to repair, that is nearly 50% the retail price. Even though the deductible with VZW is $200 to replace a phone.

25. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

HTC will do it for free for the first year

17. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Have a free screen replacement from Samsung in case my phone gets smashed.

42. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

You're lucky.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

On average, it costs me $120 per year to insure a phone that I only keep for a year anyways. Insurance is for just in case. I haven't broken many phones, but I do recall I cracked 2 Note 3's within 2 quarters. But the replacement only cost me $99. I almost had a heart attack when I cracked my S6 Edge while on vacation In this case I was able to just bring the phone to work and get it replaced for free. Which is a very nice perk. So now I dont have to pay for insurance, since I work with a company that does the repairs in-house. When the Note 3 was out, that wants the case. Without insurance, if you break a phone, first you have to find someone to repair it if you dont send it to the manufacturer. $270 plus the cost to ship it and then you may not see your phone for 2 weeks is a huge price to pay unless you have a spare you can drop your SIM in. How many people keep an older phone for just in case? I would say few. Even though I think insurance in general is a racket, you are thankful you have it when the time comes for it to save you financially.

26. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

i always keep my phones so i always have a spare. when my m8 screen cracked i just used the m7 while it was being repaired.

27. nishant_kumar

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

If i add $30 to $270 (=$300) , i can buy a Xiaomi Mi 5. Think, how much is the actual cost of the components and how much these manufacturer charge for that(in case of repair). If you add up the cost of repair of each component(Screen, Motherboard, casing,etc) it will exceed the market price of the smartphone itself. I really want that there must be some kind of law in every country to maintain transparency of cost. I really feel sad to see how manufacturer sell their devices for about 3-4 times the cost of manufacturing and even then in case of repair they charge you such a premium.

56. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Manufacturing is one portion of the pie.

33. manav3311 unregistered

the ownership of apple device is quite low compared to shamesung device because after 1 yrs this device would be abandoned by shamesung for future update cycle .

35. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

I haven't broken a screen in 11 years so with the money I've saved not buying insurance I can buy almost 2 new phones.

46. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Only once, and it was the Nokia N86, and not by accident. I was furious about something, and I smashed it on purpose. But since 2002, when I got my 1st phone, never ever have I broken my phone's screen, and I almost always keep them naked.

39. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

below $300 manufacture cost. $270 to replace just the screen. okay.

41. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I have insurance on all my smartphones with att. Other things can happen besides a cracked screen. They protect against loss, theft and liquid damage. If insurance only covered the screen then no it would not be worth it i would just pay the $270. But if one of the other things happen to it I won't have to be out another $750 for a new note 5 or $650 for my husbands s6 or sons s6 active.

50. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Breaks 'very' easily? since when? the only drop test i've seen that's had it break easier then other stuff, is the one that clearly is faked.

61. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Phone insurance... Had a bad spot on my screen, so the insurance company swapped out my 32 GB phone with a 16 GB device. Since phones would rather stamp Verizon on the back instead of the specs, I didn't realize they did that until I ran out of room restoring my device. What slime balls (considering suing them).

65. Spyder918

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 07, 2016

I have an S7 Edge and carry the Assurion Ins which, Verizon sells. I don't think the Insurance is great but I've had and used it in the past. In the beginning the cost/benefit ratio was pretty good. But I've gotten at least two of those letters from Assurion stating they were lowering my premium by (literally) pennies and raising the deductible substantially. To the point were it is now ridiculous. The deductible on my S7 Edge is $200.00. When I told her I thought it was high she replied "Well, it is an $800.00 phone." To which, I said my car cost $26,000.00 and the deductible on it is only $250.00! But it is much like why I am still with Verizon, what will I really gain going elsewhere. I might gain something but only to lose something else, i.e. about a year ago I thought of switching to Sprint as the promised to cut my non-extras cost in half. However, they would not give me the unlimited data I've been grandfathered into with Verizon. That was a deal breaker. I can power up to 10 devices in my home with unlimited data and a Hotspot in the phone. To hell with Comcast - I am Comcast!

66. wesley.

Posts: 209; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Bad design choice by Samsung, having a glass rear on the S7. That glass just cracks too easily. Metal or ceramic are far better especially for such an expensive device.

67. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hope next year they bring a premium design to the Galaxy line.

73. Daniel01

Posts: 2; Member since: May 23, 2016

Phone insurance could save you thousands of dollars in the long run, while providing you the peace soul knowing that you are covered no matter what happens to your precious S7.

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