Replace or repair your phone- what’s better?

Repair or Replace your phone?

Phones in the ’90s were a device that was just used to talk to one another. Fast forward a few decades and it has evolved into a power-packed lifetime companion, which replaced the watch, calendar, alarm clock, Cameras, MP3 players, gaming consoles, books and even Remote controls. One would feel incomplete without this handheld lifesaver. It is not uncommon for people to get overly attached to their own smartphones and carry them around all the time. Now like any other thing, overuse may inadvertently lead to damage. Or worse, it could get stolen from a public place or during your commute. The agony of a damaged smartphone is one that the majority of us have experienced at least once. The next logical step to consider is whether to repair or replace your mobile phone. Consulting with friends, colleagues and even smartphone tech blogs can often lead to varying and conflicting opinions, which only makes matters worse.


Let us discuss scenarios of when you should go for phone repairs in Adelaide without ditching it.

  • If the damage is minimal and can be repaired within your budget.
  • Your financial situation prevents you from even thinking about an investment in a new device
  • If you have not backed up extremely important data
  • If you recently purchased a new model (hopefully is within the warranty period)


There are many benefits if you consider phone repairs Adelaide. A few of them are mentioned below:


Economical: In most cases, repair costs will be minimal when compared to a new device. It would depend on the choice of your phone repair shop where you consult. In case you are offered a replacement for the damage without much deliberation, getting a second opinion elsewhere would help you to save big bucks.


Time-saving: With countless smartphone models being launched every month, finding your new mobile companion would require a lot of time and effort to compare and come to a decision. Also, the quick availability of the selected device may be a matter of luck. On the contrary, experienced repair shops tend to finish the work quickly in order to get paid.


E-Waste Burden: Electronic waste if not properly disposed of, can lead to becoming a burden on mother nature. So think before you contribute to that.


Value for your money: In a sense, the warranty which comes along with the original product is part of the reason why new phones are costly. You may find the same products for half the price without a warranty. So if you are not utilizing the warranty offered by the manufacturer, the value for your money is not fully attained. Also, the time that you had invested in researching about the current phone would go down the drain

Better Upgradation: Apple usually releases its new models towards the end of the third quarter. So repairing a device instead of replacing it right away means that one may be able to adjust with the current smartphone while newer tech is being developed and released. Also, it will give some time to save up during the wait.


So When should you Buy a New Phone?

  • When the repair cost of the damaged part will cost more than buying a new phone.
  • If the damage has gone beyond the point of no return.
  • Multiple issues that need to be corrected like shattered screen, software freezing, unresponsive buttons, speaker trouble, etc.
  • When the model of the phone is more than 3-4 years old and future updates may stop being implemented.


The benefits of buying a new phone are listed below.


Hassle-Free: In some cases even though the preliminary damage was repaired, your phone may not be the same and seldom work as well as it did before. Buying a new phone guarantees that your money spent will ensure no further headaches. Besides, if the phone has undergone many damages and repairs over its lifetime, then it’s better to let it retire.

Avoid Prolonged repairs: Contrary to the point discussed before, if the repair TAT offered is long, usually in the case of out-of-stock spare parts, it would be wise to go for a new phone. The prolonged time requested is for the repair shops to source the parts which sometimes may not be available. So after waiting for a week or two, you may eventually end up replacing the phone anyways.

New Specs: Smartphones that are older than 4 years may not be compatible with newer software updates which may lead to malfunction. Besides the camera quality, RAM and internal memory requirements constantly keep increasing with time. Also with new generation phones, new and advanced features will be available which makes life easier.


So depending on the factors, one can choose either option that best suits them.


A third option available will be to sell the damaged phone without repairing it. There are several websites willing to purchase broken devices for spare parts. The amount obtained can help to buy a refurbished phone.

Refurbished smartphones are devices that were previously owned and restored to work at their full potential by the manufacturer or reseller. These smartphones usually come with a reseller warranty and are in perfect working condition. The cost of these phones will be a fraction of the cost of a brand new phone of the same model.


Daddys Phones is a leading phone repair company in Adelaide specializing in iPhone repairs in Adelaide. With many years of experience and expertise in mobile phone repair, we can offer the best course of action you can take for your damaged phone.