Galaxy S10 screen repairs are the most expensive in Samsung's lineup
The screens of the Galaxy S10 phones are the most expensive to repair from the entire lineup of Samsung flagships, including the recent Note9. That said, Apple’s pricing remains tangibly higher.
The costs hasn’t been published everywhere, but we have a couple of price points – Australia and Taiwan. Here are the prices below, compared to how much Apple is charging (in Australia).
|Galaxy S10+||7,100||320||iPhone XS Max||10,790||518.95|
|Galaxy S10||6,450||300||iPhone XS||8,990||448.95|
|Galaxy S10e||5,350||280||iPhone XR||6,490||318.95|
|Galaxy S9+||5,300||287||iPhone 8 Plus||5,490||278.95|
|Galaxy S9||4,700||247||iPhone 8||4,790||218.95|
|Galaxy S8+||5,300||260||IPhone 7 Plus||5,490||278.95|
|Galaxy S8||4,700||250||iPhone 7||4,790||248.95|
Notice that in Taiwan, the Galaxy S10+ has the highest costs while in Australia it matches the Galaxy Note9 price. Still, in either case you’ll be paying top dollar to swap the damaged screen for a new 6.4” Dynamic AMOLED screen.
And how did the flat, smaller, lower resolution screen of the Galaxy S10e end up costing as much as the S9+ screen (curved, QHD+)? HDR10+ and a punch hole probably add to the costs, so you’ll want to be extra careful even with the most affordable of the Galaxy S10 phones.
Another thing to notice is that Apple repairs in Taiwan are cheaper than they are in Australia, but Samsung repairs cost essentially the same in the two countries, which narrows the gap.