1. NemoCatalog123's Avatar
    Hello,I just bought my s8+ I was walking in the street because I wanted to get a case but I fell in the ground for some reason and my phone fell from my pocket and it cracked a little bit , well I don't want to repair it because I have no insurance and my warrenty doesn't cover accedintal damge, I'm a student I can't afford to buy a screen for 200 pounds
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    05-22-2017 12:28 PM
  2. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!

    My best suggestion would be to get a good screen protector. If it doesn't hide the crack it will at least help protect it from further possible damages.
    05-22-2017 12:32 PM
  3. Law2138's Avatar
    So where did it crack? Was it the screen or back of the device?

    My suggestion is to get the most protective case you can possibly get to minimize the shock for future bumps and drops. It will give you the best chance to keep those cracks from becoming larger. If its the back of the device, try to cover the glass with tape or some kind of protective shield. If its the front, try to find a decent screen protector to minimize spider webbing.

    I always hate to hear about someone's device getting accidental damage. These things aren't cheap.

    On a side note: The cost of ownership extends beyond the retail price of the device. Budget in an insurance plan + deductible OR repair costs, accessories, etc. Doing so will allow you to enjoy your purchase even more knowing that it can be fixed/replaced if broken.


    Edit: You did say SCREEN. I don't know why I missed that. Regardless....good luck!
    05-22-2017 12:40 PM
  4. donm527's Avatar
    plastic screen protector (so that there is adhesive on the whole protector) to add a layer to the glass to slow down spreading of cracks. And a phone case to hide the cracks on corner.
    05-22-2017 12:57 PM
  5. erasat's Avatar
    A 3D screen protector like this one will cover some of that crack, how good will it be? is it going to stay glued? I really don't know, but for the price of something like this, you won't lose too much anyways.

    3D Curved Tempered Glass LCD Screen Protector Guard For Samsung Galaxy S8 Black | eBay
    05-22-2017 01:45 PM
  6. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    A 3D screen protector like this one will cover some of that crack, how good will it be? is it going to stay glued? I really don't know, but for the price something like this cost, you won't lose too much anyways.

    3D Curved Tempered Glass LCD Screen Protector Guard For Samsung Galaxy S8 Black | eBay
    Be aware that the current crop of tempered glass screen protectors do have problems sticking if you use a case. In addition you'll have touch sensitivity problems.
    05-22-2017 02:05 PM
  7. erasat's Avatar
    Be aware that the current crop of tempered glass screen protectors do have problems sticking if you use a case. In addition you'll have touch sensitivity problems.
    I think that the new RhinoShield bumpers (or any other similar product) should work.
    05-22-2017 02:30 PM
  8. NemoCatalog123's Avatar
    Well I will use the spigen neo hybrid some will the one that you instructed me for going to be ok
    05-22-2017 03:16 PM
  9. NemoCatalog123's Avatar
    Well I will use the spigen neo hybrid s will the screen protecter that you instructed me for going to be ok
    05-22-2017 03:17 PM
  10. NemoCatalog123's Avatar
    I think that the new RhinoShield bumpers (or any other similar product) should work.
    Well I will use the spigen neo hybrid s will the screen protecter that you instructed me for going to be ok

    Sorry New user
    05-22-2017 03:18 PM
  11. NemoCatalog123's Avatar
    A 3D screen protector like this one will cover some of that crack, how good will it be? is it going to stay glued? I really don't know, but for the price of something like this, you won't lose too much anyways.

    3D Curved Tempered Glass LCD Screen Protector Guard For Samsung Galaxy S8 Black | eBay
    Do you think plastic or tempered glass is better
    05-22-2017 03:21 PM
  12. NemoCatalog123's Avatar
    Be aware that the current crop of tempered glass screen protectors do have problems sticking if you use a case. In addition you'll have touch sensitivity problems.
    Should I get a plastic or tempered glass this is a dispute in these case scenario.
    05-22-2017 03:29 PM
  13. erasat's Avatar
    Well I will use the spigen neo hybrid s will the screen protecter that you instructed me for going to be ok

    Sorry New user
    Sorry but I can't answer this as I don't have any experience with the screen protector of the case you mention. I was just suggesting you that to cover some of the already cracked screen without replacing it, the only thing I could think of is something like those 3D screen protectors, but I don't use one on mine, I don't use screen protectors at all.

    But based on experiences on my family's phones tempered glad are a lot better than plastic ones, BUT our phones are different, the curved screens cause a lot of issues with the screen protectors so it would be better to wait for somebody else with more experiences in both types to see which one is better for our phones.
    05-22-2017 04:52 PM
  14. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    The prices some places are charging for replacing the screens are ridiculous. My girlfriend dropped her S7 Edge and I checked 2 places yesterday and they wanted $350 on average. I mean, you can get a used S7 Edge at GameStop for less than that. Robbery.
    05-24-2017 06:32 AM
  15. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    Doesn't Samsung have 1 month of coverage for free?
    05-24-2017 11:13 AM

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