You’re pretty lucky if you haven’t damaged a gadget at some point in your life and the high cost of replacement parts only makes the accident more painful, especially as the prices often come as a complete surprise. OnePlus is trying to make the repair process as transparent as possible, and has published a complete list of spare parts for Indian consumers, along with their prices, for its small range of smartphones.
Unfortunately, many of the component prices don’t make for any better reading than usual. The most expensive components, as you may have guessed, are the front cover and display, the rear camera, and the mainboard which houses the processor, memory, etc.
For comparison, these three key components would cost Rs. 7200, 2380 and 12500 respectively to replace in the OnePlus One. The costs for the OnePlus 2 are Rs. 10000, 4550 and 17100, while the new OnePlus X parts are a bit cheaper at Rs. 6670, 1927 and 8155. Given that these handsets retail for Rs. 19999, 24999 and 16999 each, those might seem like some pretty expensive parts. Fortunately other small components, such as volume buttons, speakers and SIM trays are substantially cheaper.
Of course, producing, stocking, and shipping components individually is more expensive than selling the finished article at retail. OnePlus insists that it offering spare parts at highly competitive rates, but it still highlights just how expensive little accidents can be. To avoid the trouble and expense, it might be best pick up a protective case.
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If you’re looking for repairs, OnePlus urges its Indian customers to visit only B2X Service Solutions India Pvt. Limited and Regenersis India. You can read the full price list of spare parts at this link.