Affordable iPhone Screen Repair Options

Broken Phone Repair Guide

Any and everybody that has owned a phone must have broken their phone screen or damaged other components of their phone unknowingly at least once in their lives.

It shouldn’t come as a total surprise to learn about folks smearing toothpaste on their phone screen in a desperate attempt to fix it. Although there are tried and tested DIY tricks for cell phone screen repair, the toothpaste trick hardly qualifies as one.

A couple years ago the internet was flooded with tutorials to fix and electronic gadgets by throwing them into a bowl of uncooked rice overnight. Admittedly that does make for great click bait but such methods have never been proven useful.

Broken Phone Repair Guide


Are there no better smartphone repair options?

Of course there are. As long as there are smartphones we will continue to find creative ways to break them and on the flipside we’ll always come up with newer breakthroughs in our smartphone repair options.

Repairing your phone is not as easy as one would think. As technology continues to zoom past us in terms of evolution, the devices and their components will keep getting smaller and more complicated to wrap our heads around. To put that into perspective, most smartphones today command more computing power than a computer having the highest configuration not over two decades ago. Not to mention, each of these computers would swallow up an entire room.

Contemporary devices enable us to access literally any piece of information available on the internet from the palm of our hands. As one would imagine, the technology enabling this feat is no child’s play. The electronics marketplace is flooded with so many devices that it becomes erroneous to identify your device amongst a gang of these “handy” doppelgangers without a specs sheet.

In spite of all these odds can I fix my broken phone myself?

“Broken” is a word that can mean a lot of things when it comes to electronic devices. Is your screen simply cracked? Has water entered your speaker? Are your files corrupted and you can’t access your old pictures, notes or music anymore? Each of these problems can mean your phone is broken. So does that mean you can’t fit it yourself?

Technically, you can. You can take your phone apart and Google what each component does and end up spending days just understanding their functions, followed by remembering their arrangement IF you manage to take it all apart in the first place.

Most modern devices such as the iPhone has hundreds or little bits and parts that are glued together to ensure durability and can only be taken apart for repair by professionals. This makes disassembling the phone a huge task in itself. Quite frankly it’s an impossible mission for someone with no experience with electronics repair or smartphone repair to be precise.

Broken Phone Repair Guide

There are many who will choose to take the trouble of going through it themselves than pay exorbitant prices to another person for a repair. But let’s look at what they’re going to need to carry out this repair successfully. At a bare minimum one will need to get a hold of a metal spudger that can poke and pry through those tight spaces, a precision bit driver kit that has all the different types of screwdriver heads needed for different enclosures within the device, a soldering workstation to bring it all together and whole lot of luck.

Bringing all these tools together is going to set you back by a $150 easy. The tools in themselves don’t guarantee the repair either. So if you end up making matters worse after trying to fix a complicated device yourself it’s going to cost you a lot more to get it fixed, on the off chance that you haven’t damaged it beyond repair already.

How much does it cost to repair a smartphone?

An iPhone X screen repair will cost you anywhere between $135 and $200 depending on the level of damage. A newer iPhone like the 12 or 12 Pro Max’s screen replacement will set you back by approximately $275. Other repairs, if any, will only add to it. The newer phones have more expensive components so it advisable to find a professional iPhone repair service to handle such repair requirements.

At SmartphonesPLUS we allow customers to check how much it’s going to cost them by answering a couple of simple questions. That way you don’t get ripped off by repairmen looking to exploit their customers.

Click on the link below to select your device and get a repair quote on the spot.

With more than 50 million cracked screens every year, we at have come across a wide array or repair challenges and have overcome them with relative ease. Our expertise speaks for itself but as a customer one is bound to speculate.

In order to relieve you of your doubts you can check out our 5-star review ratings and Better Business Bureau Accreditation to be able to put your trust in our quality services.

What is the Difference Between LCD and OLED Screens?

What is the Difference Between LCD and OLED Screens?

LCD and OLED Replacement Screens

If you need to repair your phone screen you may have been looking into different types of screen replacements. You’ve probably heard of the acronyms LCD and OLED in TVs before, but what are the differences between LCD and OLED screens and what will be best for your phone?

What is an LCD screen?

LCD or Liquid Crystal Display has been the standard for computer, tablet, and phone screens for the past decade. These screens offer great brightness, high definition, and are becoming relatively inexpensive. We tend to see LCD screens on the less expensive cell phone models, today. LCD screens can have great HD quality and have good performance in direct sunlight but tend to be more inefficient when it comes to power consumption compared to an OLED screen.

What is an OLED screen?

Over the past few years, many companies have been switching to newer screen technology: OLED displays. OLED, which stands for organic light-emitting diode, is being used on all of the latest flagship devices. They tout amazing contrast of color, they’re lighter and flexible and tend to be more efficient than LCDs. OLED technology is being used for curved edge phones like the Galaxy S10+ and the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra 5G. OLEDs have also been used in folding smartphone displays like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the new Motorola razr smart flip phone, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

Which phones have OLED screens?

OLED displays are being used by Apple in their iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, XS Max, XS, and X. Both flagship Samsung Galaxy S and Note Series have OLED displays as the standard on all recent devices including the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series, S9+, S9, Note 9, S8, S8+, Note 8, and so on. These phones also all have OLED displays: LG V40, LG V30, Huawei P30 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, OnePlus 6T, and the Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition.

Which phones have LCD screens?

The iPhone 11 and the XR still use LCD displays as well as all other iPhones that came before the X series including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and so on. The LG G7 ThinQ, LG G6, Moto E5, and Moto E6 all have LCD displays as well.

Which screen should I get for my phone OLED or LCD?

When getting your device repaired, it is a good idea to use the display type that was originally installed on your phone. For example, if you have the iPhone X, which comes with an OLED display, ideally, you will want to get an OLED replacement. This will keep your phone running as efficiently as possible. If you need a more economical solution it is sometimes possible to get an LCD replacement, but keep in mind that they can drain your battery faster and may not have the same color contrast and may not be optimized for your phone.

How can I tell if I have an LCD or OLED screen?

One of the easiest ways to determine which display type you have is to go to a true black screen – you can search for this on Google Images. If your display type is LCD your pixels will still be displaying a dark gray light. If you have an OLED display the screen will be totally black. It is easier to tell when this experiment is performed in a dark room. You can also search GSMArena for your phone and then view its display type.


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