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Cracked iphone x screen-repair it or replace?

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Apr 26, 2007
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Cracked iphone x screen-repair it or replace?

Have a 64gb iphone x and screen got cracked. Apple’s repair price is $365+tax. I’ve always found 64gb too low.

Options Im thinking - 1. Should i get a used 256gb iphone x that will last me another couple years
OR
2. New iphone 12 that will last me 3-4 years and apple wont stop the updates? Another iphone x will be half the cost of iphone 12.

Appreciate your advice.
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Mar 5, 2013
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I have an XR crack, I just replace it. 365 is too much. I pay the remaining balance and got a new phone with gift card to offset the device balance I pay.

REPLACE it.

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Apr 19, 2014
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Markham, ON
It'll be be cheap, washed out Chinese aftermarket screens, but have you tried the cell phone repair ads in Kijiji?
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Sell it
And buy a new one
On your new phone. Use a screen protector.
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ThiruIO wrote: It'll be be cheap, washed out Chinese aftermarket screens, but have you tried the cell phone repair ads in Kijiji?
I tried once! Paid $65 for 6s plus screen, after a month phone just died. NEVER tried it again. Now I rather bring it to apple or Samsung or worst is pay the device balance and get a new one.

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Line 1 $50 20gb with 35% F&F LG Velvet
Line 2 $50 20gb with 35% F&F LG Velvet
Line 3 $65 20gb with 35% F&F iPhone 11
Line 4 $65 20gb with 35% F&F iPhone 11


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Apr 19, 2014
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d1ulove3 wrote: I tried once! Paid $65 for 6s plus screen, after a month phone just died. NEVER tried it again. Now I rather bring it to apple or Samsung or worst is pay the device balance and get a new one.
I've had positive experiences at 2 different places with replacing shattered screens of iPhone 5, 6s, 8plus.

1 in Langham Square, and other Woodbine & Highway 7 mall.

The screens were definitely washed out compared to the original, but for $60 it made sense -- never had any functional issues.
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I would replaced the screen by third party and sell it ASAP.
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