Should You Purchase Samsung’s Warranty with Your Device?

You have wanted a new phone for a while, you’ve done the research, talked to a sales person and are ready to checkout. One of the final questions before you make the purchase is often, would you like to purchase the manufacturer’s warranty?Samsung Warranty

If you’re buying a Samsung device, their warranty is called Samsung Protection Plus. Starting at just $99.00 for a 2-year plan, this warranty covers mechanical damage and even accidental damage, such as a cracked screen resulting from a drop.

Not a bad deal right? Actually, compared to other manufacturers’ protection plans, this isn’t a bad one. However, keep in mind that there is always fine print with these deals. See for yourself right here. For example, although Samsung claims to provide two replacement phones for accidental damage within a 12 month period, they aren’t giving these away for free. There will often be a deductible associated with these replacement options.

Considering the fragility of modern smartphones, warranties are not always a bad option! Just remember, there are other options as well. Cellular Repair & Exchange is one of those options. We provide ultra-competitive pricing on device repairs, prepaid services and replacement phones. Call us for a quote today!

Do Androids fail more than iPhones?

According to a report from Blancco Technology Group – a mobile device diagnostics firm, the failure rate for Android devices was 44 percent, compared to 25 percent for iOS devices. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 had the highest rates of failure among Androids, while the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s models failed the most out of all the iOS devices that failed in this specific test.Androids

Are these fail rates surprising to you considering how much Android and iOS devices dominate the market? Some might say that the high rate of failure occurs because of the lack of competition in the market. Whatever the reason – the bottom line is that as great as modern smartphones and tablets are, they aren’t the most durable technology and they certainly aren’t cheap to replace or fix.

At Cellular Repair & Exchange we don’t want your device to break or fail. But considering the fail rate of the two biggest smartphone platforms in the world, we realize the importance of providing affordable and efficient solutions. If you’re having device trouble, call us for a quote, stop in to one of our stores, or ship us your device for repair.