Is It Worth It To Fix A Cracked Phone Screen?

A: Absolutely! You know any new iPhone or Samsung phone is going to cost you about $1,000. Just fixing the screen can save you hundreds. You know, you’re looking at about a fraction of the price of a new device.

As long as your frame is good, which is the body, most of the time I do recommend it. There are situations where you have extreme frame damage or maybe the device is a bit on the older side.

In those cases, I always recommend my customers to upgrade the device and come here of course for a protective case and screen protector.

Now, the #1 concern when going with a third-party repair option is functionality. “Is my device going to function properly as the day I first bought it?”

The answer is yes. We offer you a lifetime warranty. If you experience any glitching, any kind of issues, dead spots—that should not happen. If it does, there’s something wrong, bring it on in and we’ll take care of that on the spot for you— no problem, no questions asked. As long as there’s no physical damage or you didn’t break it again, of course, we’re going to take care of that for you.

So, you’ve just cracked the screen on your phone and you’ve already invested money in the phone. You’ve bought accessories for it, screen protectors, cases, etc. You’re probably asking yourself if it’s worth it to fix the screen or should you just bite the bullet and buy a new phone. Well, as Nate said, it depends on your circumstances, but let’s break it down.

Replace Or Get Screen Repair In Denver?

Phone screens continue to get bigger and thinner and the glass-infused frame designs create slicker bodies. That means phones have become more artistic in aesthetics, not just functional.

However, that has also resulted in a lot of accidental drops, even with phones that are cased. Phones are so hard to keep a grip on these days, that one of the top-selling accessories for phones are cases.

Yes, you buy this beautifully designed phone with slick lines, impossibly thin bezels, and futuristic glass backing—and then you hide it in a case. With most iPhones and Samsung Galaxy models, the two top-selling phone lines, costing at least a grand, it makes sense.

Less Than Ideal Solutions For A Cracked Screen

If you drop your phone and the screen cracks, you’ve got a decision to make. Do you take your lumps and shell out another grand for a replacement phone?

Or do you do some of these less than ideal methods to deal with your cracked screen? Most of these we don’t recommend. Let’s look at some common alternatives people have resorted to. We’ll touch on a few of the top ones then break down why seeking out screen repair in Denver is your best bet in most cases.

Just Use An Old Phone

So, what some people will do is keep an older phone lying around as a backup. So, if their expensive new phone cracks or breaks they just switch to the backup.

For example, you might have had a Samsung Galaxy S6 in a drawer somewhere and suddenly your new Galaxy S22 takes a nosedive. The screen is completely busted and you can’t do anything on the phone. You don’t have $1,000 to replace the phone with the same model, and you don’t have insurance on it either.

So, you simply do a phone swap with your carrier to your old S6 and keep on truckin’ right?


Granted, this is a good, quick solution when your screen is wrecked beyond operability. However, a lot of people don’t just have an old device lying around. With all the deals for new phones for trading your old device in—it’s rare.

A more realistic solution is to bring it into Fix It Wireless, let us take a look at the phone. We’ll tell you if you can make it brand new with just a new screen, or if you need a new phone. Even if it ends up being the latter, we have plenty of quality refurbished, late-model phones you can replace it with.

Put a Screen Protector on a Cracked Screen

We’ve seen people do this before, mostly due to a “life hack” on TikTok. In this “hack,” they take a phone with a cracked screen and put a tempered glass screen protector on top of it. The theory behind it is that it keeps the screen from getting any more damage while allowing you to still use it.

Before you run out and drop 20 bucks on Amazon for a glass screen protector—for a cracked screen, read our take on this “hack.”


Ok, so let’s get right to the burning question—does this really work? The answer is yes and no.

Yes if it’s just some hairline fractures and there’s no chips or shards of glass missing or loose. If there are pieces missing—this is pointless.

Also, consider the fact that while the screen not only is a functional part of a phone’s design, it’s also a protective component.

The reason they use Gorilla Glass in phones like the Galaxy isn’t just to prevent scratches and shattering. It’s to add another layer of protection for the components inside. Otherwise, they would use much cheaper glass.

So, all in all, a screen protector on a cracked screen doesn’t fix your problem, it just might buy you a bit of time. Sooner than later, you’ll be Googling for screen repair in Denver again.

Better to save that 20 bucks and put it towards getting your screen fixed ASAP.

Replacing The Screen Yourself

These days with the amount of DIY videos on YouTube, you can theoretically fix anything yourself—keyword, theoretically. Just a word to the wise, the repair is always easier on YouTube than it is in real life. But, if you like to take risks you can buy a new OLED display, digitizer, and glass screen for most phones. They aren’t cheap, and if you find one that is—beware, there’s a huge counterfeit market out there. We’ve seen the kits go on the internet for anywhere from $300.00 and up.


The repair rarely goes as smoothly as in the videos. You have to remember, in most cases, you’re watching someone who is a professional, like us. So, of course, it looks like an easy repair, they’ve had a few hundred repairs under their belt to hone their skills.

However, in reality, the first time you crack open your case to perform a screen replacement it is ridiculously difficult. There are many fragile components that you can damage by force, by static electricity, and by dropping it mid-repair or a tool slipping.

We’ve seen it all too often as we get customers that bring in a phone they’ve done more damage to by trying DIY screen repair. What usually ends up happening is they have to spend even more money when they could’ve come here first and been done with it.

Don’t forget that you also void any warranty you have left on your phone the moment you try a DIY screen fix. So you could be out a lot more money than the cost of a screen replacement kit.

Go The Easy Route With The Best Screen Repair In Denver

If you don’t have accidental damage insurance, the reality of most cases involving a cracked screen is—you’re going to be out some money. However, you can cut your losses by bringing your phone to your nearest Fix It Wireless location for an estimate.

We’ll let you know if it’s worth fixing the screen and we’ll give you a reasonable quote. Our technicians are Apple Certified techs and equally qualified to repair any android phone including Samsungs.

Contact us today and let’s bring your phone back to life and remember… NO FIX? NO FEE!