The fix versus purchase rule for cars is pretty simple, new cars cost a bundle, and if your call isn’t very old, and it’s in good shape, and it’s paid off, then fixing it is almost always the way to go.
If, however, your car is pretty worn out, and the repair bills are apt to be more than a down payment on a newer, more reliable car, then purchasing a new one maybe the way to go.
These days, cell phones cost as much and sometimes even more than a computer, so in our mind, repairing the ones that can be repaired is the way to go. Now, if you have done something exceptionally brilliant, like try to dry out your smart phone in the microwave, then your have no option but to purchase a new phone. We can fix a melted cell phone.
The screens are where most people have a problem. And if you haven’t dropped your phone several times and broken not only the screen, but the insides of the cell, then we can probably fix that for much less than one would have to shell out for a brand new phone.
There are some instances where purchasing a new, more expensive cell phone is not necessarily going to get you a better phone than one you currently own. I am biased, of course, because my business is repairing technology, cell phones, tablets, laptops and such. So I checked to see if my opinion is biased. The folks at http://lifehacker.com/ had a good post about this very problem:
“It might seem like new tech is always preferable to repairing older gear, but that’s only true if every upgrade is a good one. When we talked abouthow to make this decision when it comes to cars, we noted there’s a lot more to the picture there, and there’s more here too. Let’s tease out some of the things you should think about—depending on your situation, spending some cash to get new might be better than repairing what you have, and in other cases you might be better off fixing what you have.
See If Buying New Is Actually an Upgrade
Remember, not everything “new” is an “upgrade.” It might seem like you’re getting something better by nature, since presumably you’ll get a new, unused item instead of repairing your used gear, but if the thing you’re buying new doesn’t suit you as well as what you have already, it’s not an upgrade. For example, the current-gen Moto X is a great phone, but if you, like many people, preferred the smaller, thinner version compared to the newer, bigger one, you might be unhappy with the upgrade. Sure, it’s technically better, spec-wise, but we all know that whether you enjoy using something comes down to more than specs.”
Still not sure it’s worth repairing your Android or Iphone, then just bring it in and let us take a look at it. If it’s not worth fixing we will let you know. If it is, chances are we can repair the phone for much less than what the cost of a new one will be.