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When to repair and when to replace your phone

  1. Pity - If your recently purchased phone breaks down, it may be worth repairing it, but the failure of an older phone may be an opportunity to replace it with a newer and more efficient model.
    • Extent of damage is an important factor in deciding whether to repair or replace your phone. Examples of repairable problems include broken screens, broken headphone jacks, broken buttons, broken speakers, overheated batteries and broken microphones. However, damage to the body and internal components of the phone can be irreparable.
  2. Phone age - Like computers, ageing smartphones are starting to slow down. Software and operating systems are designed to run on newer hardware, so as your phone ages it will no longer get the latest updates.
  3. Outdated software - After about 5 years, the phone will no longer be compatible with newer software, which has a significant impact on its performance. Even if you spend money on repairing an old phone that is at least 5 years old, it won't have a significant impact on its performance. In this case, it is wiser to buy a new phone than to waste money on fixing the software on an old one.
  4. Phone repair time - Our phones store important data and contacts, so if they break down, it's an inconvenience. What makes up the repair time: first the fault is detected and then the repair process starts. If spare parts need to be ordered, this can further increase the repair time.
  5. Purchasing a new phone - If you can't wait long for your phone to be repaired, you can buy a new one and have it fixed the same day. Buying a new phone is a better option when you don't have time to wait for your old phone to be fixed.