The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is a great phone. Like most Samsung phones though, the value in getting the digitizer/lcd replaced may not be worth it. Like other Samsung phones though, water damage repair will work the majority of the time, as the water damaged Blaze phones do clean up nicely.
The price of the digiter/lcd combo is around $140 and right now on eBay you can buy a used Blaze 4G phone for a little over $200. So realistically, if you wanted to fix the phone yourself it may be worth it. If you wanted to send into a repair shop, the final cost would likely hover around $190 so it may not be worth it. That’s up to the consumer obviously but you should know going in that a used phone is about the same price.
This is nothing new, as most Samsung smartphones come with very expensive glass. With quality parts though comes and easier to repair water damage probability, so it’s hard to complain.
You can expect most repair services to not offer this repair when it comes to screen repair. This is not always true and some will fix it, but don’t expect anyone to have the parts in stock. If you mail it in you might as well not pay extra for express shipping. If they have to order the part anyways, what is the point?
Overall this is a great phone. It’s not the top-of-the-line as far as Samsung Galaxy phones are concerned but they are solid and I’d take it over most if not all HTC and Motorola phones. The 5mp camera is a bit of a bummer but it’s fast and looks great, with prices looking very nice for the holidays.
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