Samsung is one of the most famous and market leading brand when it comes to smartphones manufacturing which makes the Samsung repair market a highly competitive one. The battle between Apple and Samsung has been ongoing for the past decade in the smartphone arena, and it’s hard to tell which of the brands have the most number of users. What we are sure of is that Samsung has been the only company who is giving Apple great competing when it comes to selling mobile phones and tablets. Because of the innovations and great features and specifications Samsung has included in their mobile phones over the past years, a lot of users have switched from other brands to Samsung. Samsung has used the strategy of launching different models of their smartphones every year. They have introduced different series of Smartphones to cover all the different dynamics of the market. For example, each year they launch two flagship devices for the consumers who can afford features enriched and high-cost smartphone. Galaxy S series and the Galaxy Note series are the ones which Samsung launch every year for their customers.
Apart from the S and Note series, Samsung also launches smartphones for those customers who can’t afford a costly phone. These series are named as the J series and the A series. So they try to cover all the dynamics of the market. This is one of the reasons why Samsung has been able to get ahead of their competitors and win a great portion of the market. Now as Samsung are introducing multiple models of smartphones every year, and the numbers of their customers are increasing every day, many users are facing issues with their Samsung phones and having to get them repaired. Most of the times the users have to get their phones repaired not because of the faults of the manufacturer but because of their own errors and mistakes. Because of these human errors, the repair stores have equipped themselves with tools and repair professionals to do Samsung repair.
One of the most common reasons why users are ending up with a damaged Samsung phone is because they are dropping their phone accidentally on multiple occasions and also spilling water on their phone. Before the latest Galaxy S8 and Note8 smartphones, Samsung phones were not water resistant. So many users damaged their phone by spilling liquid on it. Most of us have a friend or a family member who is always dropping his/her phone and cracking the screen. Samsung mobile phone screens are beautiful and delicate at the same time. So there is a fair amount of chance that you will end up with a cracked screen when you accidentally drop your phone.
Today, we will discuss the most common repairs for Samsung phones. These repairs are listed below:
- Screen Repair
- Water Damage
- Charging Port and Headphone Jack
- Power and Home button
Now, we will be discussing all of these in detail.
- Screen Repair:
While mobile phone manufacturers are trying to come up with a technology to make more durable screens, the screens used in the majority of the phones are prone to damage when the user accidentally drops the phone. Same is the case with Samsung phones. This is the most common cause of a repair among Samsung mobile phone users. Actually, more than 50% of the repairs are done because of damaged and broken screens.
The only way to repair a broken Samsung phone screen is to replace it entirely. Even if the user can use their phone after cracking the screen, it is highly recommended that it should be replaced. The main reason is that it will cause more damage to the smartphone in the longer run. While you might see a lot of DIY tutorials on how to replace the broken screen of your Samsung phone, it is highly recommended that you take it to a repair store near you and get it replaced from the professionals. The only reason is that once you have very less knowledge about cell phone repairs and specifically screen replacement, there is a great possibility of causing more damage to the phone. If you don’t have the proper tools and experience in screen replacement, you can accidentally damage more components and circuitry of your smartphone.
Also, when you decide to replace the screen yourself, you have to buy the screen yourself, and you cannot be sure of the quality of that screen. Most of the repair stores and our team at Ask Computers use the original and the best quality screens in our repairs. If you decide to get the screen replaced from Samsung repair stores, it will cost you more money and time as compared to the third-party repair stores. Samsung repair stores might take up to a week to replace your screen, and we can get it done in one hour. So that tells you the difference. As we have replaced the screens of hundreds of Samsung phones, we can safely say that it is the most common repairs for Samsung.
- Water Damage:
As mentioned earlier, apart from the latest flagship devices launched by Samsung in 2017, all of their previous models are not water resistant. At the same time, we have seen a lot of people spilling water or coffee on their phone, dropping it in a pool, in the toilet, and kitchen and end up with a water damaged cell phone.
When you accidentally drop your phone in water, it is highly recommended that you turn off the phone immediately and take out the battery. While some of Samsung phones have a removable battery, there are some who don’t. You need to have proper tools to take out the battery. If you don’t have the tools, we suggest that you take your phone to a repair store immediately after drying it as much as you can.
Even if you have a phone with a removable battery, we suggest that you take it out, let the phone dry and then take it to a repair store for the professionals to take a look at it. Water can creep into your phone and can damage different parts and components of your phone. Even if your phone is working fine after you dropped it in water, you should take it to a repair store to get it checked as it can cause more damage to the phone in the future.
Water, when spilled on the phone, can cause damage to the circuitry and the motherboard. In these scenarios, the repair requires the replacement or reconnection of these parts. When it comes to repairing the water damaged Samsung phones, there any many articles and blogs that can direct you to repair the phone yourself. But again, we would not recommend that you take the risk of repairing your Samsung phone yourself because it can be hard without the proper tools and experience to repair the complicated components and circuitry of Samsung phones. As we repair Samsung phones which are water damaged on a daily basis, it is fair to say that it is one of the most common repairs for Samsung.
The battery of your phone is one of its most important components because you will not be able to function your phone properly if the battery of the phone is not working at its full capacity. There are many scenarios where the battery of the phone is damaged, and the phone won’t last for a single day. The best way to know whether you need to repair the battery of your phone or not is to see if your phone was lasting longer before and now the battery time is not the same.
Average smartphone battery will last 1 to 2 years before starting to wear out and start to drain quicker than normal. A damaged battery will also cause your phone to reboot randomly. Most of the Samsung users face these issues, and they are forced to get the battery of their phones repaired. Replacing your old battery with a new one is usually the best option. On the other hand, it’s easier said than done. If your Samsung phone has a removable battery, you can replace it easily, but if you are using a Samsung smartphone which has a non-removable battery, replacing it yourself is not an easy task.
It is recommended that in any of these scenarios, you should take your phone to a repair store near you. The repair stores will have the compatible and original battery for your phone, and they will have the expertise to replace it in no time and with no hustle. Samsung has been known to have battery issues in a lot of their models. Apart from the Note 7 battery exploding, the previous model batteries also use to run out of juice after being used 1 or 2 years. So the users who want to use their phone longer, tend to get their phone battery repaired. That makes it another common repair for Samsung.
- Charging Port and Headphone Jack:
Another very common repair for Samsung is the repair of charging port and headphone jack. A lot of Samsung users are found to plug in the charger through different ways because the charging port does not work properly. This can be caused by a lot of reasons. Users not plugging and unplugging the charger properly and carefully is one of them. Same is the case with the headphone jack. A lot of Samsung users have faced the issue of a damaged headphone jack. While some get their headphones to work by plugging them in repeatedly, most of the users opt to get the headphone jack repaired.
Our team of Ask Computers is experienced in the repair of the charging port and the headphone jack of Samsung phones. We have all the parts and equipment which is required to successfully repair these parts of Samsung phones. It is also not recommended to repair these parts of your phone yourself. Since a lot of users are being forced to get the charging port and headphone jack repaired, we have concluded that it is one of the most common repairs for Samsung phones.
- Power and Home button:
If we ask what the two physical buttons that you use the most on your smartphone are, we are sure that the answer will be the Power button and the home button. Some Samsung phone models have a fingerprint scanner in their home button, so that is one of the most commonly used ways to unlock your phone. Some people use the home button and the power button too hard and roughly. It results in the malfunction of these buttons.
Since a user cannot operate his/her Samsung phone with the power and home button, there is no option left apart from getting them repaired. That’s why this is one of the most common repairs that we at Ask Computers do for our customers. We have seen people damaging their Samsung phones, even more, when they try to repair the home and power button themselves. So if you end up in a situation where your home or power button is not working, you should take it to a repair shop immediately.
So these are the most common repairs for Samsung phones.