Google Pixel 4 and the Google Pixel 4XL have joined the Best Smartphone Display club with their excellent AMOLED display. These phones are also a very few on the market with a 90Hz AMOLED panel. But how much does it cost to replace a screen on these phones? Today, we find out the Google Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4XL Screen Replacement Cost. Let’s get into it.
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL Screen Repair and Replacement Cost
|Pixel 4 XL||$309.99|
The OLED panels on the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL certainly are great but cost quite a bit to replace. This is the price you will have to pay if you are repairing the Google Pixel 4 screen via Google.
For those who didn’t know already, Google outsources ubreakifix.com to repair their Pixel phones. The Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL are no different. You can contact UBREAKIFIX directly if you want to have your Google Pixel 4 screen replaced.
It will cost you $299.99 to replace your Google Pixel 4 screen and $309.99 for the Pixel 4 XL screen replacement. Labor charge is included in the cost. You can either mail in your phone to ubreakifix or you can visit their store to repair your Pixel phone.
The OLED panel is the most expensive component on the Pixel 4 and so it is not a big surprise that it is also one of the most expensive to replace. So, if you are buying the Pixel 4 or the Pixel 4 XL, you will need to make sure that you have both a case and a screen protector applied on your phone.
You definitely want to put in a screen protector on the Pixel 4
Paying $309.99 for the screen replacement of the Google Pixel 4 XL is something you really want to avoid. It’s quite a steep price to pay for a screen considering the fact that you can get a brand new Google Pixel 3A for just $399.
Tempered glass screen protectors are cheap and can be easily applied at home. You can find good ones for the Pixel 4 for as low as $5. And if you apply it properly, you shouldn’t even worry about affecting the screen responsive performance at all.
Why is the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Screen Replacement so expensive?
It’s no secret that the display is the most expensive component in any modern smartphone. For example- you will need to pay $329 to replace the iPhone 11 Pro Max screen officially through Apple. So, Google isn’t the only manufacturer that is asking a lot to replace the screen on their phones.
And for the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL, Google didn’t cheap out on the display panel. In fact, they have one of the best smartphone displays on any smartphone (according to DisplayMate). So, it’s no surprise that the end-user has to pay a lot in case of a cracked screen.
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That’s not all though. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL have the OLED panel, the Gorilla Glass 5 and the digitizer all sandwiched together. So, if you drop the phone and damage one of these three components, you will need to have all of these replaced (the entire thing comes as a single unit). No wonder the replacement screen costs $310.
Thankfully for you, the $299.99 for the Pixel 4 screen replacement and $309.99 for the Pixel 4 XL screen replacement includes the labor charge. So, if you break a Pixel 4 without any insurance, you will have a new-looking Pixel 4 by paying the $299.99. You won’t need to pay additional labor fees.
Lastly, I would like to request everyone who has a broken screen on the Pixel 4 or the Pixel 4 XL to avoid buying a counterfeit screen replacement. The knock-off 3rd party screen replacements perform poorly and aren’t as good as the ones you get from the official channel.