Repair costs is one of the few things you have to look for before you buy a smartphone. Once a smartphone stops working, you may have to spend hundreds of dollar to get it repaired. I remember paying $160 for Nexus 5 screen replacement. That is a lot of money I paid for a phone I bought for $330.
Thankfully, you won’t have to pay that much if you break your new iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple has detailed out-of-warranty repair costs for new generation iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Let’s start with the repair cost of one thing that is likely to happen. A broken screen! iPhone 6 screen replacement costs $109 where as you will have to pay $129 for the larger iPhone 6 Plus. Shipping fee of $6.95 and local taxes will also be applied. Though the screen replacement cost isn’t cheap, we wouldn’t call it expensive either.
Repairing broken screen of iPhone 6 is cheaper than repairing broken screen of iPhone 5/5s (both cost $129). Even dirt cheap Android phone which is selling like anything costs more to repair. For instance, Xiaomi Mi3 screen replacement costs $150 while the phone itself costs only $220! The warranty that comes with your brand new iPhone doesn’t cover physical damage such as broken screen.
Replacing your iPhone 6’s battery isn’t going to be cheap. For both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, you will be paying $79 for battery replacement. The price is excluding tax and shipping charges. However, Apple will replace the battery for free if you are under warranty.
Any repair that doesn’t include screen or battery replacement is as expensive as it gets. The repair of “other” components will cost you $299 for the iPhone 6 and $329 for iPhone 6 Plus. It is worth noting that AppleCare+ covers two instances of accidental damage for $79 each. You can check if your phone has AppleCare+ service by clicking here.
All the other manufacturers should detail repair costs of their phone. While some manufacturers like HTC provide free screen replacement for their phone, others don’t even supply genuine replacement parts.