Why, no matter which model of Samsung phone, is a screen replacement so expensive? Believe it or not, labor cost isn’t what is inflating the price, it’s the replacement component.
When it comes to electronics, especially smart devices with LCD screens, China is the world’s mass producer and main manufacturer. Globally tech companies rely on China for their inexpensive production of electronics. Apple, for instance, an American company, relies on China to manufacture their products. Designs are sent to China and finished products are returned for sale. These original products and their parts are considered “OEM” or Original Equipment Manufactured.
Now to the repair. You broke your Samsung device and unfortunately your repair is not covered by insurance. Your option is to go to a third party repair service.
Replacement parts for devices including screens, home buttons, volume switches and charging ports can be interchanged with “copy” parts—parts designed to fit and function just as OEM. These repairs made with copy parts are economical; OEM comes with a greater price tag.
This is where it becomes political. Samsung is a South Korean company and doesn’t allow for copy parts to be made in China and exported to the US market. Just as China has control over the LCD market, so does Samsung have complete control over its consumer product.
Your third party repair service has no cheaper option, no copy part, to repair your phone with. All that is available is expensive OEM. Samsung must be mended with pricey Samsung products.
Below is a link to a video that demonstrates a full repair. Hope you found this useful.
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