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Damaged Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 or Flip 5 screen? Here's the cost to replace it.

Whether you pay out of pocket or opt for Samsung Care Plus, you'll need quite a bit of cash.
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Published onMarch 8, 2024

Galaxy Z Fold 5 folding screen

Today’s foldable phones are certainly well-made, but the materials used to make folding screens are undoubtedly more delicate than standard slab-style phones. A cracked or otherwise damaged screen is not inevitable, but you should be prepared for it. This includes knowing where to go for repairs and how much they will cost. Owners of Galaxy Z Fold or Galaxy Flip models might be curious about how much it costs to repair their folding displays. Samsung offers a repair subscription service called Samsung Care Plus. It can reduce the cost of repairing your Galaxy Z phone, but you must consider the plan’s cost. Let’s go over the basics of repairing or replacing your Samsung foldable screen, with and without the protection of Care Plus.

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The cost to repair or replace your Galaxy Z Fold or Galaxy Z Flip screen differs from model to model. For the latest models, you could pay up to $129 to replace the Galaxy Z Fold 5's outer screen and $499 to replace the inner display. You'll need to budget $319 to replace the Galaxy Z Flip 5's inner display and $109 for its outer screen. Owners can also consider enrolling in the Samsung Care Plus subscription service for better repair coverage.


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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 screen replacement costs

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 back panel

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 introduced several improvements to the inner screen, including a new hinge that aims to iron out the central crease. Notably, the cost to repair it and the Galaxy Z Flip 5 are slightly cheaper than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4.

Paying out of pocket is the pricier way to repair your damaged Samsung foldable screen. As detailed by Samsung, here’s a look at how much a screen replacement for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 will cost.

Galaxy Z Fold 5

  • $499 for an inner screen replacement (via a screen module replacement)
  • $129 for an outer display replacement

Galaxy Z Flip 5

  • $319 for an inner screen replacement (via a screen module replacement)
  • $109 for an outer screen replacement

Samsung is currently running a promotion for select customers, dropping inner screen replacement costs for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 to $250 and $200, respectively.

Notably, two types of service are available to consumers: screen module replacement and screen repair. With Samsung’s latest model, only the former is available. Unlike a screen repair, which only swaps out the display, a screen module replacement includes a screen, metal bezel, and battery replacements. This process aims to undo the screen’s visible damage and any form of ancillary damage. Since it’s a swap-out of parts, it can also be dropped off in person and often be ready the same day. Samsung does not offer a screen repair service for its new foldable models.

How much do screen repairs for the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, and older Samsung foldables cost?

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 standing
Galaxy Z Fold 4 (L) vs Galaxy Z Flip 4 (R)

Samsung doesn’t just offer repairs for its latest models. The company can look at and fix the original Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. If you own one of these models and need them repaired, consult the screen repair and replacement pricing table below.

Screen Module ReplacementScreen Repair
Galaxy Z Fold 4 inner
Screen Module Replacement
$499
Screen Repair
$357
Galaxy Z Fold 4 outer
Screen Module Replacement
$149
Screen Repair
-
Galaxy Z Fold 3 inner
Screen Module Replacement
$479
Screen Repair
$357
Galaxy Z Fold 3 outer
Screen Module Replacement
$149
Screen Repair
-
Galaxy Z Fold 2 inner
Screen Module Replacement
$549
Screen Repair
$348
Galaxy Z Fold 2 outer
Screen Module Replacement
$139
Screen Repair
-
Galaxy Fold inner
Screen Module Replacement
$599
Screen Repair
$315
Galaxy Fold outer
Screen Module Replacement
$139
Screen Repair
-
Galaxy Z Flip 4 inner
Screen Module Replacement
$349
Screen Repair
$219
Galaxy Z Flip 4 outer
Screen Module Replacement
$99
Screen Repair
-
Galaxy Z Flip 3 inner
Screen Module Replacement
$349
Screen Repair
$292
Galaxy Z Flip 3 outer
Screen Module Replacement
$99
Screen Repair
-
Galaxy Z Flip/5G inner
Screen Module Replacement
$499
Screen Repair
$288
Galaxy Z Flip/5G outer
Screen Module Replacement
$99
Screen Repair
-

Note that Samsung’s screen repair service only applies to the inner display of some phones.

Samsung’s foldable phones are markedly more expensive to repair than the company’s traditional handsets. For instance, a screen module replacement will cost $319 for the Galaxy S23 Ultra and $249 for the Galaxy S23 Plus. A screen repair for the two phones will cost $259 and $194, respectively.

Can I replace my screen for free with Samsung Care Plus?

Samsung Care Plus is a monthly subscription service that theoretically decreases the cost of screen repairs, especially if you’re a particularly clumsy user or someone looking for peace of mind. The service demands a $11/month fee for 36 months, totaling $396 across three years, or a $349 once-off payment for two years of coverage.

Even if Samsung offered no-fee repairs with Care Plus, you would still pay a subscription fee. So, you cannot replace your screen for free with Care Plus. A complete replacement due to accidental handling damage will cost $99 on top of the plan’s cost, and a repair job will cost $29. Non-screen-related repairs, which Samsung calls “mechanical breakdown,” carry no extra fee.

The value of Samsung Care Plus depends on what model you buy — the pricier the out-of-pocket replacement fee is, the more sensible the subscription service seems. Notably, the service becomes more of a bargain if you repair your device more than once. Samsung Care Plus allows for up to three screen claims per 12-month period. It also imposes a $2,500 maximum value on each claim.

Here’s the pricing structure for Samsung Care Plus. Remember that Samsung’s foldables are Tier 4 phones.

 

As you can see, with Care Plus, the screen repair and replacement cost for your Samsung foldable plummets. The fact that you could have your Fold 5’s inner screen replaced several times under this plan for the price of a single replacement without it makes Samsung Care Plus worth considering. This is especially true when you factor in the delicate nature of the new technology that folding screens represent and whether or not you’re a particularly clumsy user.

There is also a higher tier of Care Plus called Care Plus with Theft & Loss, which adds replacement for phones that go missing. The monthly fee is larger — $18/month instead of $11. A look at the fee schedule tells us that this higher tier does not seem to be as good a value as the standard plan.

Importantly, before you consider enrolling in Samsung Care Plus, be sure to read the terms and conditions. If you aren’t convinced by Samsung’s promises, there are other great phone insurance options available.

Samsung foldable screen replacement FAQs

Yes, Samsung can replace the inner and outer displays of the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip series.

Yes. Samsung has specific Care Plus plans for people who bought their phones through third parties.

Regular non-screen repairs carry no fee except your monthly Care Plus subscription.

No, the indentation is normal. It’s an unfortunate drawback of having a folding screen.