Don’t Get Cheated; How Much It Really Costs To Replace Your Phone Screen

Mobile phones are a huge part of our lives right now,  point in case-  part of this article was written on a phone.  For most people, it is almost impossible to do without a phone. Therefore, the fear of a damaged phone is real.

The two common issues with phones are broken screens and water damage. if you drop your phone in water, you might be able to save it with the following tips:

  • Turn it off immediately. If it’s off already, do not turn it on.
  • Take out the battery (if it is removable) and SIM card.
  • Soak up the liquid with a dry cloth or tissue. Make sure you dab gently.
  • Bury the phone in a bowl of raw rice. It will help absorb the moisture.
  • Give it at least a day to dry before you turn it on.
  • If it doesn’t come on, take it to a repair shop.

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With the high cost of screen repairs, a cracked or broken screen is a phone users nightmare. Depending on the type of phone, the cost of replacing a phone screen can go range from as low as N3000 to as high N100,000.

The price and availability of the replacement screen will usually determine the total repair cost and time. We’ve done some research  and we have found these are the current costs of phone screens:

iPhone

iPhone 6 – Average of N15,000

iPhone 7 – N40,000 to N50,000

iPhone 7+ – N50,000 to 60,000

Samsung

S5 – N45,000 to N50,000

S6 – N60,000 to N65,000

S7 – N70,000 to N75,000

S7+ – N90000 to N100,000

HTC

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Entry level models N12000 to N15000

Mid-range models N20000 to N30000

High-end models N25,000 to N30000

Infinix/Tecno

Entry level models N8,000 to N12000

Mid-range models N20,000 to N25,000

High-end models N35,000 to N40,000

You can save yourself some heartache if you follow some of these tips:

1. Get Screen Insurance

We know this may sound like “medicine after death”, especially if you’re reading this because your phone screen is already damaged. However, screen insurance is a lifesaver. Insurance for phones is available in Nigeria. Some Nigerian phone stores give you the option to purchase just screen insurance. It may even cost you as low as N1000. With screen insurance, your damaged screen will be replaced at no cost.

2. Contact the Manufacturer

The best way to get proper help and support is by contacting the manufacturer. Search online for an email, phone number or a Nigerian address. Manufacturers like Apple, Samsung and HTC have plans similar to insurance. Apple has AppleCare, Samsung offers several warranty plans, and HTC has an “Uh-Oh protection plan”. Plans like these are only available if you buy your device directly from the manufacturer. You will also need to check if the plans are redeemable in Nigeria. Samsung and Apple will recommend certified Nigerian technicians to fix your phone. For other manufacturers, you will need to confirm.

3. Use A Screen Protector

Screen protectors otherwise called screen guards are extremely essential. When you buy a new phone, you should buy a screen protector as well. They are also lifesavers. Screen protectors also come in handy with broken screens. If you aren’t ready to replace your screen right away,  and you still have some functionality from the phone, you can place a screen protector on the screen to prevent further damage.

4. Use A Local Repair Shop

Find a reliable, local repairer to fix your screen. In most cases, you will be paying for a new screen and workmanship.

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5. Fix It Yourself

Have you ever heard that DIY is the best approach to get things done? This will save you some money and earn you a new skill. To replace your phone screen, there are several helpful and practical guides online.

Fixit.com is a website for DIY phone repair. Bear in mind that you will need a new, screen and tools to disassemble and assemble your phone. Don’t worry, you can do it. Just make sure you follow instructions carefully.

However, if you’re not so sure, save yourself a headache and get a phone repairer on Vconnect.  

 

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Comments ( 18 )
  1. Alexander peter
    August 16, 2017 at 10:21 am
    Reply

    How much is the front touch for Nokia Lumia 730

  2. AGbaje
    August 16, 2017 at 6:58 pm
    Reply

    How much is the cost of TEcno h6 screen complete wi5h touch pad

  3. Anthonia
    August 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm
    Reply

    How much is woo screen?

  4. Yusuf Fatimah Taiwo
    August 20, 2017 at 8:26 am
    Reply

    Pls my phone’s name is honor and its screen is smashed. How can I get it repaired? Thanks.

  5. ilesanmi bukola omoyemi
    August 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm
    Reply

    hw much HTC& Lenovo.

  6. olusoga abiodun
    August 26, 2017 at 7:46 am
    Reply

    Good morning, my alcatel one touch screen goes blank, can I get a A new screen for it thanks

  7. Bimbo
    September 10, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    Reply

    My Tab, Archos 10 Screen Is Smashed. Pls Can I Get From You And How Much Does It Cost?

  8. Moses Yakubu
    September 28, 2017 at 8:01 am
    Reply

    How much does it cost to replace Gionee M5 Lcd(screen). Prompt response will be appreciated.

  9. ibrahim ismail
    October 9, 2017 at 9:02 am
    Reply

    please how much is the screen of gionee S plus?

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