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    Default So I cracked the screen on my S5 active...

    I'm probably the only person in the world who has accomplished such a difficult task at this moment, and I feel pretty stupid about it. To add insult to injury I was planning on selling the phone and ditching at&t. Still owe just under $600. Checked ebay and couldn't find any replacement screens on ebay, and the deductible is $200 (ouch!)

    Do I have any other options besides going through an insurance claim? Will there be any replacement screens available at some point?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A
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    I thought of that once when my daughter cracked her iPhone. Problem there is that the replacement cost almost as much as the insurance cost. Might as well have a professional do it. I think some people out there are of the opinion that the Active should never break but I think I can state with some confidence, if you don't have a highly protective case on your phone (any phone), it is still possible to break it, especially if you drop it face down on cement. Until they come up with a screen that is made out of something else, that's how it is. I also hope that don't expect it to stand up if it gets run over by a car.
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    Have you tried Samsung support? Recently sent in a broken sim slot Note 2 and they sent back a new phone for $75.

    Use their new Hangouts support, it's fast and the people I've worked with on it were very knowledgeable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbdunks View Post
    I'm probably the only person in the world who has accomplished such a difficult task at this moment, and I feel pretty stupid about it. To add insult to injury I was planning on selling the phone and ditching at&t. Still owe just under $600. Checked ebay and couldn't find any replacement screens on ebay, and the deductible is $200 (ouch!)

    Do I have any other options besides going through an insurance claim? Will there be any replacement screens available at some point?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A
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    I agree, Samsung support should help. How did you manage to crack the screen?

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    Thanks for the replies. Will be trying the helpout app that samsung/Google is offering. And it was a hard fall from my shorts pocket onto the edge of a sidewalk. So I cracked the screen on my S5 active...-uploadfromtaptalk1408623103502.jpg

    Pictures don't do it any justice. It looks worse in person (and I took that pic with my crappy windows phone)

    If it would have fell about 2 inches to the left, it would have fell on the grass and we wouldn't be reading this thread. Hopefully samsung can help.

    Next question, any strong, solid cases I should look into after getting the phone repaired/replaced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbdunks View Post
    Thanks for the replies. Will be trying the helpout app that samsung/Google is offering. And it was a hard fall from my shorts pocket onto the edge of a sidewalk. Click image for larger version. 

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    Pictures don't do it any justice. It looks worse in person (and I took that pic with my crappy windows phone)

    If it would have fell about 2 inches to the left, it would have fell on the grass and we wouldn't be reading this thread. Hopefully samsung can help.

    Next question, any strong, solid cases I should look into after getting the phone repaired/replaced?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A
    Oh wow, that still looks horrible!

    If you don't mind the $50 price tag, I'd go with the OtterBox Defender series. They're a bit chunky, but they do work.
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    well your not the only one. only having my s5 active for only 2 weeks I managed to shatter the hell out of mind cant even read what I am texting it is so bad. you would think I would learn my lesson this being my 4 phone this year. smartin up and get a case for them but I have also broke them with cases to so, and refuse to buy a big *** bulky outter box case. for someone who has spent close to 7000 bucks on Samsung products this year. Samsung support better help.
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    Default Re: So I cracked the screen on my S5 active...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Anderson3 View Post
    well your not the only one. only having my s5 active for only 2 weeks I managed to shatter the hell out of mind cant even read what I am texting it is so bad. you would think I would learn my lesson this being my 4 phone this year. smartin up and get a case for them but I have also broke them with cases to so, and refuse to buy a big *** bulky outter box case. for someone who has spent close to 7000 bucks on Samsung products this year. Samsung support better help.
    Hopefully you can get some assistance with getting it fixed.

    OP, let us know how it goes. Even if you are able to find a replacement scree, it may have a price tag of between $100-$150. For another $100 or so you can forgo the risk of further damage and additional costs by playing it safe and having it replaced by insurance. I know it's easier said than done, but something to consider.

    Let us know how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Anderson3 View Post
    well your not the only one. only having my s5 active for only 2 weeks I managed to shatter the hell out of mind cant even read what I am texting it is so bad. you would think I would learn my lesson this being my 4 phone this year. smartin up and get a case for them but I have also broke them with cases to so, and refuse to buy a big *** bulky outter box case. for someone who has spent close to 7000 bucks on Samsung products this year. Samsung support better help.
    I am using a Case Mate Sport, it is not as bulky as an OtterBox or Pelican and covers the back and sides but the screen is just recessed a bit so I put a screen protector on. Kind of similar to how Ballistic does it on their non belt holster model except it is one piece. I think the screen is recessed enough by the edges to prevent most reasonable drops, but not if it hits something pointy (technical term) in the center of the screen. If that is what you need to prevent you will have to get into the box type cases with 360° protection. I did send a note to Ballistic to see if they are going to build a case for the Active. If I get a reply I will post back.
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    Got an email back from Ballistic and it looks like they have little to no interest in producing a case for the S5 Active. Here is a copy of what I received:

    Thank you for your interest in our Ballistic cases. Unfortunately, we will not be producing a Ballistic case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active at this time. However, I will forward your request to our Engineering and Design Team for future considerations. If we can assist you with anything further, please feel free to contact us.

    There is one that looks very similar to the Ballistic on the HHI website. Has anyone tried it?
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    Default Re: So I cracked the screen on my S5 active...

    The variants of the S4s and S5's need to have the same attention as the regulars. It's like they make them and forget about em as a knock off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troshs View Post
    The variants of the S4s and S5's need to have the same attention as the regulars. It's like they make them and forget about em as a knock off.

    Boom! From My S5
    Exactly. This is not a mid range phone (even many mid rangers have a bigger case selection than the S4/S5 Active), so why is it being treated as such? It's the same phone, but a little chunkier on the outside. We deserve cases too!
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    Default Re: So I cracked the screen on my S5 active...

    Thanks. And here's a bit more ridiculousness at the risk of running off topic: we took the S4 Active to the Samsung reps at Best Buy because it wouldn't update to KitKat, and he couldn't even flash the ROM because the Active wasn't compatible with his Kies software. Wtf Samsung, why not support every dang phone you make?!
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    id be interested to know if samsung was any help. i dropped my new phone 2 feet on wood floor and it totally shattered. Samsung will replace glass for 167.50. they were not in any way interested in discussing any other help and they were not very nice about it1
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    Default Re: So I cracked the screen on my S5 active...

    Cracked screens from a dropped phone are never covered under warranty, you always have to replace them.

    Sometimes there are local people that are cheaper than Samsung and they replace screens for all phones.

    For those that have insurance you might want to check into Square Trade. Your phone has to either be bought in the last 30 days or have carrier insurance when you buy Square Trade.

    They give you a discount, it is about $99 for two years and a $75 deductible. The only thing they don't cover is a list phone.

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