Motorola Razr's flexible screen repair price is 'rigid' cheap

Motorola Razr's flexible screen repair price is 'rigid' cheap
Samsung was allegedly postponing the re-release of the Galaxy Fold in order to better train the reps on presenting the device and teaching potential buyers how to use the phone. Like, for instance, not to scrape off the cover film which turned out to be an integral part of the flexible display underneath.

This time around it is taking no chances, and outed a video called "Caring about..." It's the first time we are seeing such a video manual with subtle hints not to peel off anything or how to push gently to open your $1980 phone.

Well, one look at the display replacement price for the Fold will tell you why. That flexible panel is the most expensive window to the the smartphone world ever for the end user. At $599 it only rivals the backplate replacement of an iPhone 11 Pro Max but Samsung has softened the blow by introducing a one-time $149 replacement fee if you buy the Fold before the end of the year.

Compare those prices with the "regular" tag of replacing the Note 10+ Quad HD AMOLED screen at $279, or said 11 Pro Max's panel at $329, and you will see there is quite the difference.

Verizon's Razr 2019 flexible screen replacement price


Motorola, however, has learned the lesson from the big boys' foldables, and has introduced a reassuring policy for all those potential buyers that are worried about durability. Its flexible display's repair pricing is just $299 if the display gets damaged for some reason out of warranty. 


 
 
That's just a twenty bucks more than the regular "rigid" OLED display of the Note 10+, for instance, so we can call it cheap, as far as foldable phones go. Here's the full support scheme for Verizon's new Razr darling:


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razr (2019)
  • Display 6.2" 876 x 2142 pixels
  • Camera / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2510 mAh

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11 Comments

1. josephnero

Posts: 787; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

That iphone backplate price is beyond ridiculous

5. RevolutionA

Posts: 473; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

You pay for the quality obviously.

10. foreverNOOB

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Yeah, "Toughest glass ever", which is a Gorilla Glass 6 like many other flagship phones out there, and cost just 99$ to replace on Note10+/Fold. I think that what might be the expensive part of that back glass replacement process were how Apple teared your phone apart and stainless steel. But, steel just cost 15-20% more to produce than "regular" Aluminium chassis not 2-3X more expensive. So, everyone knows how Apple assembled theirs phone, and that's means Apple just pushed that cost to open up the phone to you to pay them.

11. mackan84

Posts: 631; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

It’s more that Apple superglued that glass to the back which in turn has cameras and SoC with 1200 screws and more superglue. They just don’t want to deal with it.

2. Alcyone

Posts: 566; Member since: May 10, 2018

If I kept to the iOS arena and had an iphone 11 and cracked the back, I'd just sell it for what it is. Take the cash, and get the supposed se2. Rumor has it that its less than the price to repair a back panel on a ln 11.

3. User123456789

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

So, an expensive flexible oled screen has lower repair price than Iphone screen.

9. mackan84

Posts: 631; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Again, what is so expensive on these foldables? I’m curious! Is it the hinge? Or is it just to cram out as much as possible before the market is saturated in foldables? (And Apple use flexible oleds in their iPhones, they’re bent twice in the bottom)

4. mel0524

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Razr model are always flip phone. To fully use this phone you have to always open and close ( watching, read/write, texting, call ( using ear speaker ) for sure it has a hindge latch ( that separate the middle to able to flip ) and this will not last like the older razr that break easily. And once u drop it while is open ( is not full flat screen) then most likely will crack. For $1,5XX price tag! Not worth it for me! Unless you are very rich and want to show off this phone to your friends lol

6. TBomb

Posts: 1660; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

If you drop it open, it probably has a less chance of cracking. If it's open, and the corner hits, it will close up assuming it's the way the hinge goes because the first corner to hit would get stopped by the ground while the rest of the phone would create a force that closes the phone. Regardless, put a case on it and that minimizes the breakability of it as well. My rule of thumb: If you can't take care of a phone, maybe you shouldn't have one... especially an expensive one.

8. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

My original Razr was dropped MANY times, and that phone lasted years.

7. dimas

Posts: 3414; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

The small battery, camera and processor does not justify the $1500 tag price. $400-$500 and I will buy the rzr.

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