The iPhone X has gone on sale today, to put it in some way as nothing else appears on the Web of Apple except warn of delays in shipments of 4 to 5 weeks. With its arrival in the market, the company has published some information about the repair prices of the phone and, thanks to this data, we already know that repairing the iPhone X screen costs the same as a new mobile phone.
As with the phone itself, if you have not contracted the extended warranty, repairing the iPhone X screen will cost 279 dollars, i.e. the same price as large mid-range smartphones that you can buy at any time, such as the Moto G5S Plus.
It is clear that the iPhone X screen is one of its great features. It is a panel with hardly any bezels with a size of 5.8 inches that populates the entire front of the device, with a flexible OLED panel, and a resolution of 2.4360 x 1.125 pixels with a density of 458 dots per inch. These characteristics have caused in repairing the screen of the iPhone X that costed twice the price of a screen replacement of the iPhone 6 – fixed in 129 dollars, and approximately 65% more than a new screen for the iPhone 8 (169 dollars).
A high repair cost
If you have contracted an AppleCare+ plan the price of repairing the screen, and the rest of the components of the smartphone part of 29 dollars. All other non-warranty repairs will cost $ 549, much more than it costs to repair other recent iPhones. For example, the repairs of the iPhone 8 cost $ 349 and the repairs of iPhone 8 Plus are close to $ 400.
Although the repair prices are high, we must remember that we are talking about a mobile that in its most basic version amounts to $1000. Because Samsung is the only company that can supply the iPhone X screens, it is logical to see how to repair the iPhone X panel is not going to be exactly cheap.
Repair the iPhone screen or buy a new mobile?
If you buy an iPhone X and by whims of the destination is that the screen is broken, you may prefer to buy one of the many phones on Amazon that cost less than 250 dollars before repairing the screen of the iPhone X. Among them, you will find large smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy J7 of 2017 or the Samsung Galaxy A3 of 2017.
Source: The Verge