Don’t you hate it when you drop your phone and crack the screen? We’ve all been there (at least 72% of us have) and it totally sucks. Did you know that you’re two times more likely to break your phone again if you’ve broken one in the past? It’s a crazy curse of modern telecommunications and it’s costing us a lot of money. In 2021 alone, Americans are expected to spend $4 billion on phone repairs and $59 billion on new phones.
On the plus side, the lifecycle of smartphones is actually on the rise. From 2016 to 2021, the average lifespan of a smartphone has increased by 10 months. Part of this is due to the fact that new phone features just aren’t as tempting as they used to be. We’re generally happy with the way our phones function at this point. Of those who’ve spent over 1k on a new phone, only 7% are interested in upgrading to a 5G device as soon as it’s available. Another factor is the higher prices of phones. From 2016 to 2019 the top three smartphone brands had price hikes of 52%.
With the hassle and cost of replacing a broken phone, the better choice may be to repair it. Repairing isn’t just usually better for your wallet; it’s also better for the environment. It reduces emissions and e-waste and saves energy. It also happens to be the more convenient option.
Repairing your smartphone is simply the smarter choice.