Basic Things to Consider When Purchasing A Second Hand Phone
10 January 2016

You glance the phone you currently desire as you pass a display case. Always one to window shop, you take a closer look. Something is not quite right. The price is significantly low. You ascertain from the clerk that the phone is used. Purchasing a second-hand phone saves you a few dollars but here are a few things to consider before you hand over your money:

  1. Am I purchasing from a reputable source? – A dealer in a certain phone would definitely be an authority on the working condition and you want to make sure you aren’t buying stolen goods.
  2. Inspect the phone physically. – Look for scratches, dents, and water damage especially on the camera lens(es).
  3. Open whatever opens. – Test all covers, flaps, and ports especially slots for microSD or SIM cards.
  4. Is the phone unlocked? – A locked phone will be of no use to you and you just might struggle when you put it up for resale.
  5. Test overall functionality. – Plug your earphones into the phone and see if they work. Check the accessories that go with it. Ensure that it is charging. Insert your SIM and memory cards then send text messages, interact with the personalization features, make a call, and browse your files or a website. Run the service code test to check if the parts of the phone are working. Google the code for the device you wish to buy.

Perform these basic tests and hope for the best as you purchase your second-hand phone or leave it in our capable hands here at repair labs. We will ensure that you get the best service from your second-hand phone.

When Is A Second Hand Phone Appropriate?
20 December 2016

Most people prefer their things new but with the expanding second-hand phone market, there may be a few cases where a second-hand phone is appropriate. Let us look at a few of them for you:

When purchasing phones for your children.
Your child doesn’t really need to have the latest phone. Especially if you are not sure how well the child will take care of the phone then you may want to start them out with a second-hand phone. That way you save money on the purchase and it’s not a very great loss if the phone gets lost or damaged.

It’s environmentally friendly.
Purchasing behaviour now reflects environmental consciousness and this is good. Why throw out a phone that is working perfectly fine? There is already enough non-functioning electronic waste being discarded. Besides, improper disposal increases toxic waste in our environment. Save the environment, buy a used phone today!

The purpose of the phone
You don’t need a new phone to take business calls on. There’s always the odd chance you may leave it lying around. A gaming phone doesn’t need to be new, neither does a phone you want to watch movies on.

Availability of Features
Chances are, that second-hand phone will be able to download your favourite apps and also offer customization and upgrade opportunities that new phones won’t.

How could we forget that second-hand phones, even lightly used ones are so much cheaper? You may just want a smartphone and have no particular preference. In this case, if a friend is upgrading and offers to sell you his/her phone that is in good condition and working properly go ahead and buy it.

If you have weighed all the factors and decided to purchase a second-hand phone, feel free to come in and choose from the wide variety we have available for you.

When Is A Phone Beyond Repair?
Monday 21st November 2016

Of course, a phone may hardly be considered irreparable because it was manufactured, and as such, parts that are not field-replaceable, or that some technicians would not attempt to fix, can be repaired by the manufacturer. A major factor to consider though is cost. What really will it cost? Another factor to consider is the lifetime of the phone after the repair. Let us look at a few cases where it might be too costly or uncertain to attempt to repair your beloved phone.

Water Damage
One of the most popular reasons why phones require repair is water damage. You may consult a professional to repair your phone. You may go through the struggle to recover precious data you don’t have anywhere else, but you may just need a new one. On the upside, Apple does trade-in on water-damaged phones at a lower value, but at least you get some of your money back.

Impact Damage
After the first few weeks/months of having your phone, you probably stop counting the number of times you’ve dropped it. If the phone has been run over or you find it in two pieces, after a reasonable assessment, it may be time to say goodbye.

Functional Defects
When the touchscreen response time is considerably slower or it’s unresponsive, the phone randomly restarts, the battery life is almost non-existent or other operating or physical issues prevail you may want to trade-in instead of fix.

Over time and especially if it has been exposed to water the parts in your phone may short out. When this happens it may not be feasible to repair the phone. The part(s) may be so corroded that the cost of repair may be more than the current value of the phone.

When deciding to abandon a phone it may be tough but the benefits may far outweigh the sentimentality.

Have you assessed if your phone is beyond repair? Feel free to visit us in store and watch out for our next article about second hands phone.

How Will 2017 Shape Up For The Smartphone Market?
Monday 24th October 2016

2016 was an exciting year in the world of mobile phones. A lot of amazing new phone models were launched by several top manufacturers around the world. However, the Apple iPhone grabbed headlines yet again following the highly anticipated launch of the iPhone in September. Yet, towards the end of the year, Google grabbed the headlines too with the launch of its new phone the Google Pixel. Offerings from companies like Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Huawei and Motorola also grabbed a lot of attention in 2016.

Looking at the trends that emerged in 2016, it seems likely that 2017 will bring even more great features for customers. Let’s look at some of the mobile phone trends that are set to lead 2017.


  1. Tougher screens


Have you ever cracked one of your smartphone screens? It probably was a harrowing experience. However, 2016 saw several mobile phone manufacturers launching models with tough and durable screens that brought an end to the ‘easily breaking screens nightmare. Many models of phones that are slated to be launched in 2017 will have screens that will not break or crack following a simple accidental fall. The iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 are already equipped with extra tough sapphire glasses and gorilla glasses respectively, while most major smartphone manufacturers have made stronger mobile screens their top priority for their 2017 flagship models.

 2. Faster charging

Phone models like the Google Pixel and the OnePlus 3 already come equipped with faster charging capabilities. In 2017, even more phones are set to come on the market with faster charging capabilities. Dash charging and QC 3.0 enabled chargers can easily charge phones to over 70% levels within 30 minutes. It will be rational to expect more phone manufacturers embracing these faster charging technologies in 2017.

3. Better protection against the elements

repair-labsExposure to water and dust are still among the major causes of phone damages. In 2017 though, the majority of the manufacturers are set to roll out phones with advanced IP ratings. Dust resistance will be the norm for most mobile sets, while many high end sets will also come with water resistant capabilities. The iPhone 7, for instance, has been designed to be water resistant with an IP67 rating. Most flagship models from major manufacturers can thus be realistically expected to come up with phone models that can deal with the normal environmental elements.


4. Better integration with gadgets

Gone are the days when mobile phones were meant to be a standalone system. The mobile phones of today are designed to easily work in a bigger ecosystem, consisting of other gadgets. Many high end phones of today now work together with VR devices and smartwatches. A lot of health product manufacturers have also began making devices that can use the advanced computing capabilities of the smartphone to benefit their customers. The public has also begun strongly favoring the integration of these gadgets with their smartphones and this trend will only keep growing in 2017.

5. Longer battery life

rl8While phone manufacturers have focused a lot of their energy on getting better performance, most ended up ignoring battery draining issues throughout the past decade. However, major manufacturers have lately begun focusing on getting more hours of battery life per charge. Models like the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 are already at least 20% more battery efficient than their predecessors. 2017 may be the year when most manufacturers will seriously begin focusing on battery performance.


  1. Wireless audio

Although enthusiasts are still strongly in favor of listening to their audio through the traditional wire-based headphones, the general preference is steadily shifting towards wireless audio. 2017 may thus be the landmark year, where more people will begin preferring wireless headphones in place of the wired versions.


Thus, 2017 is all set to be an exciting year for the smartphone market. There will be a paradigm shift in certain key aspects around the functionality and consumption of smart phones. It will be interesting to observe how major phone manufacturers will keep up with the times.

What trends do you think will dominate 2017? Let us know your views and suggestions.

Are you looking to buy a new phone in 2017. Get in touch with us. Our team of mobile phone experts will provide you the ideal suggestions based on your budget and expectations.

 How to find the cheapest iPod repair service

Once the most in demand gadget on the market, most people have now abandoned their iPod in favour of their smartphone. Most handsets now come with plenty of storage for albums and playlists, allowing music lovers to cut down on the number of high tech devices they have to lug around.

However, for those with an extra large music collection, and the few people still resisting the urge to buy a smartphone, the iPod is lifeline. If your iPod is broken or damaged, finding an affordable and efficient iPod repair service as quickly as possible will help you to get your beloved device back in action.

Do your research

If you want to find the best value iPod repair service out there, it’s important that you do your research. Unless you’re very lucky, it’s unlikely that the first company which crops up in your Google search will be the best or the cheapest – unless it’s the Repair Labs, of course.

Instead of rushing into hasty repairs, take the time to have a look through your options. If you can, ask friends and family for recommendations or have a look at online message boards to see which companies your peers are using.

Cheap doesn’t always mean good value

Though it can be tempting to opt for the company which offers the cheapest repairs, this may not actually be your best option. More often than not, cheap doesn’t mean good value and companies that offer rock bottom prices generally offer a poorer service or add extras onto your final bill.

Instead of simply looking at the price tag, try to look a little closer at the company you’re considering. Find out how quickly the work will be done, whether they’ll add any extras onto your repair bill and if they have a track record of success. If you can find a company that’s affordable and reliable, there’s a much better chance your iPod repair will be good quality and long lasting.

Choose a specialist

Though some high street businesses may say they offer an iPod repair service, it’s a good idea to opt for a company that has extensive experience fixing Apple products. Like iPhones, iPods are made up of lots of delicate elements and clumsy repairs can easily damage your device for good.

To find out more about our fast and affordable iPod repair service, have a look around our site today.

Can I replace iPhone 4S screen that’s suffered water damage?

If your phone has had a dip in the bath, a soak in the shower or a swim in the sea, your screen may well be showing signs of water damage. This appears differently in different handsets, but it can often cause the screen to appear blurry, patching or dull. In some cases, the damage may be mild enough for you to continue using your handset, however, if the damage is severe, your phone may need a little TLC to get it back in full working order.

How much damage has been done?

If you need to replace screen on iPhone 4S because of water damage, it’s important to first consider whether or not it’s worth having the work done.

Though screen replacements are easy, fast and affordable, it’s not worth fixing a handset that’s never going to come back to life.

Before arranging your screen replacement, take the time to ensure your phone is still in good working order. You’ll need to leave your phone off for around a week after it gets wet to let it dry out properly, before turning it on and hoping for the best.

Water can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time, so there’s a chance that your handset may be gone for good, especially if it was submerged for more than a few seconds. If your phone does come back to life and is working well, a screen replacement could help your handset return to its former glory.

Cracked screens

Though dropping a phone in a toilet, bath, drink or swimming pool are the most common ways to incur water damage, cracked screens can also allow steam and water to enter the device and do it some damage.

If you haven’t had the time to replace screen on iPhone 4S that’s cracked, you may find your handset has superficial water damage. If this is the case, a screen replacement could do wonders for your phone, helping to prevent more water entering the device and bringing it back to full working order.


If you need to replace screen on iPhone 4S that’s suffered water damage, the first thing you’ll need to do is fill out the repairs form on our site and arrange to send your handset to us for fixing. The sooner you send your phone in, the less damage the water will do and the more chance your handset will have of coming back to life.

Have a look around our site today to find out more.

Can cheap handsets change the world of smartphones?

Though affordable handsets are readily available, the smartphone market has long been dominated by big brands and big prices. Technophiles spend hundreds every year on the latest handsets, upgrading their phones whenever a new mobile hits the shelves.

However, the last few years have seen a big increase in the number, and the quality, of affordable smartphones on the market. Just last month, an Indian company announced the launch of the world’s cheapest smartphone. Costing just £2.50, this bargain device could change the world of the smartphone for good.

The world’s cheapest phone

Produced by a company called Ringing Bells, this 3G handset has specifications to match a smartphone 10 to 15 times as expensive. When the company made the phone available for pre-order, their website saw an astounding 60,000 hits a second, crashing the site and pausing orders for a day or two.

Made in India – though early prototypes released to the press were Chinese in origin – the phone is set to produce manufacturing jobs for local people as well as offer them an affordable alternative to branded smartphones.

Critics of the phone say that there’s no way the device can be offered so heaply without a subsidy. Though the government denies involvement, it seems likely that the company are receiving backing from a powerful source.

The changing world of smartphones

If India does flood the market with affordable phones – there are other handsets readily available in the country for £30-£40 – it could force other brands to lower their prices in order to make their products more competitive.

We could well see bargain products from many of the major manufacturers, with big names competing to ensure theirs are the handset of the masses.

It’s possible that, if the demand for cheap smartphones continues to grow, we’ll begin to see a two tier system, with manufacturers producing both basic and deluxe smartphone ranges. This could lead to high end phones becoming even more expensive as brands develop ever more ingenious ways to tempt high earners and technophiles to part with their hard earned cash.

Though super cheap smartphone are yet to have a big impact on the UK market, their appeal is obvious. As more and more users switch to smartphones, and increasing numbers of school children are given handsets, the demand for cheap devices is sure to grow.

Find out more about smartphones and related topics on the Repair Labs blog.

How to find the right phone tariff for your needs

With so many providers offering so many options, deciding which mobile phone tariff to opt for can be tricky. One provider may offer you unlimited minutes and texts, while another may tempt you by throwing in a huge data allowance and a few high tech freebies.

To make sure you pick the perfect tariff for your needs, try not to be swayed by fancy advertising or gimmicks. Instead, look at the bare bones of the deal you’re signing up for and make sure it’s the right choice for you.


The amount of minutes you’ll need will depend on how you use your phone. If you call your mum, your best friend or your partner five times a day and chat for hours, you’ll need a deal with a lot of air time.

In general, the more you pay, the more you get. If your friends and family are all on one network, you may find joining the same network makes sense as a lot of providers offer free or discounted network to network minutes.

If you’re never off of your phone, it is possible to find phone deals that offer unlimited minutes. Generally the most expensive option from any provider, these deals will give you complete peace of mind while you’re chatting away.


Unless you go for a budget deal, most tariffs now come with a generous ration of monthly texts. For a relatively low monthly fee, you can send unlimited text messages, allowing you to stay in touch with friends without having to worry about your bank balance.

If you’ve opted for a pay as you go deal, most network providers offer bolt on packages to give you extra texts when you need them most.


These days, mobile internet allowance is one of the most important factors to consider when signing up for a new mobile phone contract.

The amount of internet on offer can vary significantly between providers, with some offering unlimited data and others only giving you enough to check the occasional email.

Like minutes, the more data you need the more expensive your contract will be. If you use your phone more to surf the web than make calls, you should be able to find an affordable deal that allows you to sacrifice your minutes for extra data allowance.

Have a look around our blog today to find out more about making the most of your mobile phone.

Will a cover really help to protect my phone?

These days, most modern smartphones are sleek, slim and stylish. Beautifully designed and finished in a range of elegant colours and effects, smartphones are fast becoming things of really beauty. As a result, a lot of people try to avoid using cases or covers. Bulky and unwieldy, smartphone covers can make your device look more like a house brick than a cutting edge gadget.

Ask your friends whether they think a smartphone cover is an essential accessory and opinion will probably be sharply divided. So can a case really help to protect your phone or is it just a waste of money and pocket space?

Shock absorbing

Though the glass in your phone is made from tougher stuff than your window or wine glass, it will still shatter or crack when dropped from a height. Just like a helmet protects your head when you fall off your bike, your phone cover will help to absorb the shock of your phone’s unfortunate tumble.

For best results, choose a cover that’s soft or squidgy to the touch. If you opt for a case that’s too rigid, the shock of the fall will pass through the cover and could damage your phone anyway.

Scratches and scuffs

Though some people might be good at storing their phone somewhere safe and soft at all times, most of us will end up with a few scratches and scuffs on our screens and cases before too long. A cover that wraps around your handset will help to prevent things in your bag or your pocket from damaging your phone, helping it to stay looking good for longer.

As well as giving you a device to be proud of, a phone that’s scratch and scruff free will have a higher resale value, allowing you to make some money back on your investment.


Though some covers are bulky, heavy and unattractive, there is a fantastic choice of cases now on the market and many designs are smart, stylish and streamlined. A lot of cases are now just a few millimetres thick, allowing you to protect your device without stretching your pockets.

Some cases can also be customised using photos, graphic designs and colours, giving you the chance to stamp your style on your device and make your phone stand out from the crowd.

To find out more about looking after your phone and fixing any damage that is done, have a look around our blog today.

What’s the best mobile phone network for my needs?

If you’re looking to change your tariff or go onto a monthly contract for the first time, the sheer choice of mobile phone networks and tariffs available can be overwhelming. The UK market is packed full of companies offering a range of deals, with a variety of complex special offers and discounts to be had if you know what you’re looking for.

If you can’t tell your O2 from your EE, take a look at our handy guide to picking the perfect phone tariff.


The most important factor in selecting any phone tariff is the cost. Tariffs in the UK range from just a few pounds to over a hundred pounds per month.

The exact cost of your tariff will depend on how you use your phone. If you’re not sure how many minutes or megabytes you use at the moment, call your current provider to find out.

What’s included?

Find out how many minutes, texts and megabytes are included in each tariff.

Some options come with free international calls and extra minutes to other numbers on the same network. Check to see exactly what’s provided to make sure you’re getting everything you need.


Even in the middle of a major city, the coverage of certain networks can still be patchy. Talk to your friends to find out if any of them have problems with coverage and call up the network you’re considering going with to ask if they have any dead areas.

If internet access is your main priority, EE currently have by far the best 4G coverage in the UK.


If you’re a new customer, some providers throw in a few freebies to sweeten the deal. Gadgets like flat screen TVs, tablet computers and play stations are on offer, so keep your eyes peeled for great deals.


In general, providers want to sell you as many services as possible. If you go with a company that offers internet, mobile and TV, you could bag yourself a great discount.

SIM only

Another option is to go for a SIM only contract. A lot cheaper than deals that include a phone, a SIM only tariff is ideal for anyone who has a handset that they’re happy with and who just wants to get a few more minutes and texts for their money.

To find out more about getting the best deals on your mobile phone, have a look around our blog today.

Can Repair Labs fix my iPad?

From cracked screens to damaged charging ports, dying batteries to outdated operating systems, there are lots of things that can go wrong with an iPad, even if you look after it properly.

If your iPad is currently on its way out, don’t despair, the team hear at the Repair Labs have years of experience fixing all types of problems and bringing tablet computers, laptops and smartphones back to life. So if you’re asking ‘who can fix my iPad?’ the answer is us! Keep reading to find out how.


All of the clever people who work in our busy repair lab have years of experience fixing a huge range of electronic problems. Not only are they all experts in their field, they really love what they do and go out their way to ensure their skills and their know-how keep them ahead of the competition.

If you have been asking everyone from your best friend to the postman to ‘fix my iPad’, get in touch the people who can really help by filling out the quote form on our website.

Competitive prices

Not only are we able to fix almost any problem that might crop up with your iPad, we’ll also be able to do it for a fraction of the price of other repair centres. Unlike manufacturer repairs or repair centres on your local high street, we’re able to offer incredibly competitive prices and fast turn around times.

This will help to ensure that, as well as paying as little as possible to have your iPad fixed, you’ll also have it back as soon as possible.

Easy to use service

If the reason you haven’t had your iPad fixed up to now is that you don’t have time to take it to your nearest repair shop, our postal service will suit you perfectly.

Simply fill in the form on our site, package your iPad up nice and tightly and send it to us via recorded delivery. We’ll have a long hard look at it, let you know if any other repairs need to be done, and then we’ll fix your iPad faster than you can say ‘tablet computer’.

So don’t keep asking who can ‘fix my iPad’, simply send your phone to the Repair Labs and let us do all the hard work for you.

Get in touch today to find out more.

Can you replace an iPhone screen?

If you’ve damaged your iPhone screen by dropping, scratching or smashing it, your handset may now be unusable. As touchscreen devices, iPhone’s rely on an incredibly delicate mechanism and any knocks, cracks or chips can significantly affect the usability of your device.

If you’re completely lost without your phone, you’ll be very glad to hear that it is possible to replace an iPhone screen. All you need is a little help from our expert team.

Sending your device to us

The first step in having your iPhone screen replaced is sending your device to us. Before you pop it in the post, you’ll need to fill in the quote form on our site. This will give you an idea of how much the work will cost and will give us an idea of what exactly is wrong with your handset.

Next, you’ll need to carefully package up your phone before sending it to us by recorded delivery.

Assessing the damage

A lot of people ask us ‘can you replace an iPhone screen that’s been completely destroyed’. Though we won’t know for sure if we can fix your phone before we take a good look at it, our expert team are dab hands at fixing all kinds of iPhone problems, so, if your phone can be fixed, we’re the ones to do it.

Before we start work on your phone we examine it to see if there’s any other damage that needs fixing. If it’s just the screen that needs to be replaced we’ll get on with the work, swapping out the cracked, smashed or scratched screen and replacing it with a shiny new one.

If your phone is damaged in other ways, we’ll get in touch with you before we start to let you know how much the repairs will cost.

Don’t try this at home

Though it is possible to buy DIY screen replacement kits, it’s not a good idea to try this delicate procedure at home as any slip of the fingers could put your phone out of action. The technology inside your phone is incredibly complex and it’s very easy to accidentally damage it when opening up the phone to replace the screen.

To save yourself the extra worry, simply send your phone to us and we’ll do the hard work for you.

For more information about our expert services, get in touch with a member of our team today.

How to buy the right smartphone for your needs

With so many smartphones on the market, it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between the different brands and models. Unless your choice is narrowed down for you by your network provider, choosing a new handset can be confusing to say the least.

So to help ensure you pick the perfect phone for your needs, we’ve created a quick and easy to use guide to finding that ideal smartphone.

Android or iOS?

The first thing you’ll need to decide when choosing a new handset is whether you want to go for an iOS or an Android phone. If you’ve already had an iPhone or an Android handset, you may want to stick with what you know. If you’re yet to choose a side, you should head down to your nearest phone shop to see which operating system feels more intuitive to you.

Screen size

If you’ll be using your phone to stream movies, as a sat nav or as your primary means of viewing photos, you may want to choose a handset with a generous screen size.

Large smartphones like the iPhone 6S Plus and the LG G4 come with screens that are 5.5 inches or larger. Medium phones, like the iPhone 6 or the HTC One M9, range from 4.5 to 5.4 inches, while small screen phones – 4.5 inches and below – are gradually going out of fashion as more and more people switch to larger devices.


As a lot of people use their smartphone as their main camera, it’s important to consider your device’s picture taking capabilities before committing to a handset.

Though it can be tempting to go for the phone with the most megapixels, this doesn’t always indicate quality and in many cases, phones with fewer megapixels capture richer colours and higher quality images.

Processing power

In general, the more powerful the processor, the faster apps will open and the more quickly and easily you’ll be able to use your phone.

At the moment, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of the most powerful phones on the market, offering lightening fast access to apps and websites

Battery life

Though you may want a phone that does lots of impressive things, if the battery runs out after just a few hours, all your device’s bells and whistles will be for nothing.

The battery life of the most popular phones on the market varies considerably, with the iPhone 6 Plus leading the pack and the HTC One M9 bringing up the rear. Before you buy your new handset check to see how its battery life compares.

To find out more about smartphone features, have a look around our website today.

The best smartphones for music lovers

Though it might not be something that everyone thinks about, for some, the audio quality of their smartphone is just as important as its camera, its look and its processing power.

If you’re one of the millions of people who use their smartphone as their portable music catalogue, take a look at our rundown of the smartphones with the best audio quality.


Featuring built in beats audio technology, which uses dedicated hardware and software, the HTC M8 is hard to beat when it comes to sound quality.

The phone has been specially designed to work well both with headphones and as a speaker, allowing you to keep your music all to yourself or share it with friends. The bass to treble balancing software helps to ensure the sound is always spot on while the dual Boom Sound speakers deliver a deep bass and a full, rich sound.

iPhone 5S

A good all round phone when it comes to music, the iPhone 5S uses dedicated audio chipsets to create a fantastic music experience. The headphones that come free with the iPhone are of a good quality, allowing users to enjoy their music as soon as their device arrives.

Microsoft Lumia 525

If your budget won’t stretch to an iPhone or an HTC, this affordable handset is the best value option when it comes to audio. Though you won’t get the same sound quality as its more expensive counterparts, the device still offers a rich, full sound when listened to through headphones.

Sony Xperia Z3

With its dedicated Walkman app and Xcloud technology, the Sony Xperia Z3 is a phone that’s been designed with music in mind. The clear, bright sound comes clearly through the built in loudspeakers while the headphones that come with the device are excellent at cancelling out ambient noise.

Vivo Xplay 3S

With a high quality built in sound engine, a fitted pair of dedicated audio chips and a range of specially integrated audio technologies, this is a phone built for music lovers.

The built in DTS headphone feature brings 7.1 to 11.1 surround sound effect to stereo headphones, while the large storage capacity of the phone ensures there’s plenty of space to keep all of your favourite tracks.

If you rely on your phone for your music when you’re on the go, choosing a handset with high quality sound is a must. To find our more, take a look around our website.

What is the cost to replace an iPhone 4S screen?

Though it’s already a few years old, the iPhone 4S remains an excellent example of a smartphone and many users have stuck with their old, reliable handsets through thick and thin. However, like the iPhone’s that came before, and after, the iPhone 4S is prone to cracked screens.

If your iPhone 4S is currently out of action, or struggling to perform, thanks to a broken screen, you’re probably wondering whether it’s cheaper to repair it or to upgrade. To help you decide, here’s a run-down of what it can cost to replace iPhone 4S screen.

One price fits all

As the only way to repair a broken smartphone screen is to furnish it with a new part the cost to replace iPhone 4S screen will be the same whether your phone has a small crack or if the screen has been completely smashed.

However, if your 4S has a lot of damage, it’s possible the fragile inner workings of the phone have also been affected, especially if it’s taken you a while to get round to having it fixed. If this is the case, it may end up costing you a little more to get your phone back to full working order.

Manufacturer repairs are the most expensive of them all unless your iPhone 4S is still under guarantee, sending it back to the manufacturer to fix is the most expensive option of them all.

Though prices can vary, in general, the cost to replace iPhone 4S screen if you send it to Apple will be much higher than having a expert team like the Repair Labs fix your phone.

We’ll tell you the price before we do the work

If you want to know exactly how much it will cost to replace iPhone 4S screen, log onto our website and fill in our repairs form. Once you’ve done this, send your device to us and we’ll have our expert team give it a thorough once over.

If the work that needs to be done is different from the price quoted, we’ll get in touch before we begin to make sure you’re happy with the price. If you’ve decided you’d rather upgrade, we’ll send your phone back to you without charging you for the work.

To find out more, get in touch with one of the friendly members of our team today.