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Old 12-31-2018, 01:36 PM
 
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I have a broken screen on my pixel 2 xl.
The cost to replace it is $219 dollars. My phone is 6 months ago. The crack is large and deep in the upper right hand corner(at the very tip at the notch it is all the way through and the screw is exposed). In the very uppper right hand corner the crack that is all the way through is about one by three. There is also a long crack about 4 inches long that is not all the way through, also in the same area.

It looks like to me a very very small part of the lcd may be exposed. The phone is completely operational in all areas, no dead pixels(even in the area where it appears the crack is all the way through the digitizer) etc etc.
What are the risks to my phone of living with this and just putting a screen protector on top so I don't cut my finger on the glass.
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:02 PM
 
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My personal opinion:

With the Pixel 2 XL being an old phone, I wouldn't drop that much money into it. Either replace it with a modern phone or get a tempered glass screen protector to protect you from the glass while you wait for next gen phones to come out.
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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My personal opinion.

My iPhone 7, a two year old model was purchased three months ago. If I cracked the screen I would definitely have it fixed. Two reasons. First a broken screen looks like crap and second, ask yourself who runs around with a phone with a broken screen? That’s right, teenagers and poor or homeless or druggie people.

For the record my phone is in a slim case with an antiglare screen protector. Last time I dropped it nothing got damaged
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Old 01-01-2019, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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My personal opinion:

With the Pixel 2 XL being an old phone, I wouldn't drop that much money into it. Either replace it with a modern phone or get a tempered glass screen protector to protect you from the glass while you wait for next gen phones to come out.
He's only had it 6 months though so I would assume he is planning to keep it for 18 more months. In that case, agree with 5150: fix it.
If he was near the end of the contract I'd say wait.
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Old 01-01-2019, 05:16 PM
 
Location: NYC
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My personal opinion.

My iPhone 7, a two year old model was purchased three months ago. If I cracked the screen I would definitely have it fixed. Two reasons. First a broken screen looks like crap and second, ask yourself who runs around with a phone with a broken screen? That’s right, teenagers and poor or homeless or druggie people.

For the record my phone is in a slim case with an antiglare screen protector. Last time I dropped it nothing got damaged
Always go for a case with a rigid body and not these slim slip-ons. I've never cracked a single phone screen and I've lost count how many smartphones I've owned. Probably over a hundred since I would try a different phone every other month or so.

Samsung and iPhones are the most fragile devices due to their heavy use of glass these days and no durability at all.

Keep in mind a cracked screen is 50%+ of the phones value. If you were to sell your cracked device that's how much value is left.
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:21 AM
 
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He's only had it 6 months though so I would assume he is planning to keep it for 18 more months. In that case, agree with 5150: fix it.
If he was near the end of the contract I'd say wait.
It seems a bit silly to drop ~50% of a phone's value into repairing it. Especially when the phone is that old (16 months).
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I got a Samsung Galaxy S4 about several years ago. Within the first year, I dropped it on it's corner and the glass cracked from the corner across the bottom to the other side. Fortunately it still worked fine. And I got a case and cover.

I've been a little paranoid about getting it wet, ... water leaking into the guts through the crack, so I try really hard not to drop it in the can. Other than that, it's fine. The cost to replace the glass is a big enough percentage of just getting a new phone that I'm holding off until I have to do that.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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It seems a bit silly to drop ~50% of a phone's value into repairing it. Especially when the phone is that old (16 months).

He's had his for 6 months, not 16. He's going to keep it MINIMUM for 18 more. This is a no brainer to me.
Could then even resell it on Swappa for $200.... O but he didn't get the screen fixed? Might get $30 for it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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ask yourself who runs around with a phone with a broken screen? That’s right, teenagers and poor or homeless or druggie people.
I can't tell if this is meant to be comedy or serious.
Lots of people have cell phones with broken screens. A lot of people just don't care that it's cracked, or don't want to bother to have it fixed, so they carry on. Doesn't mean they're homeless & on drugs.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I can't tell if this is meant to be comedy or serious.
Lots of people have cell phones with broken screens. A lot of people just don't care that it's cracked, or don't want to bother to have it fixed, so they carry on. Doesn't mean they're homeless & on drugs.
No but it is usually the case. I don’t care: that’s what people with substance abuse issues think.. Not bother to have fixed: people without money-I’ll live with it, I can’t afford to have it fixed
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