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Screen Protector Replacement on Z Fold3

(Topic created on: 11-19-2022 07:54 AM)
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FrankGPani
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Galaxy Z
I just utilised my Samsung Care+ free screen protector replacement on my Z Fold3 at Samsung Plaza Singapura. Couple of things to share:
  • Relatively easy process. Scheduled appointment online, dropped off phone at Service Centre and collected 40mins later.
  • Screen protectors are applied manually. The customer service staff warned that it might not be as well applied as a brand new device (which is machine applied), but they did an excellent job.
  • For screen protector replacements out of warranty, current price is $77 for both protectors or $46 for the main (inner) screen only. You must bring your phone down to Samsung for them to apply, they will not sell the screen protectors as a spare part for customer to self apply.
Hope this is helpful. Cheers.
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JP19
Expert Level 3
Galaxy Z
Thanks a lot for sharing this information for Z Fold 3 owners. 😇

May I ask if the price is alr including the out-of-warranty fee and labour fee?
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FrankGPani
Active Level 6
Galaxy Z
I believe so, yes.
JP19
Expert Level 3
Galaxy Z
Haha.. by the time my Care+ ends after 2 years, it's time for a new Fold liao. 😆
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FrankGPani
Active Level 6
Galaxy Z
True!
JP19
Expert Level 3
Galaxy Z
But I see that our Z Fold 3 has the potential to last at least 3 years. The durability of the UTG is not that bad, as many claimed to be. As long as avoid applying too much pressure on the main screen and keep it closed when not in use, the chance of damage is much slimmer.
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FrankGPani
Active Level 6
Galaxy Z
I hope the screen lasts too, although pixel failure may not correlate directly to UTG (ultra thin glass) damage. The main screen is largely protected and only exposed when unfolded for use. Initial fears of items caught in the fold and scratching up the screen also turned out to be largely unfounded.
My smaller external display definitely takes more abuse than the main screen. Which is why it is baffling that Samsung does not supply the Fold4 with a pre-installed screen protector, unlike the Fold3 and S22 Ultra.
JP19
Expert Level 3
Galaxy Z
Yeah same too.. my external display also takes more abuse than my main screen. My cover screen protector alr has many micro scratches, since the protector is plastic, more easily prone to micro scratches than tempered glass. But since it's free and I can qualify for 2 times of replacement, I won't change it for a third party replacement, until my Care+ expires 2 years later.

Yes, it's weird that Samsung doesn't provide pre-installed screen protector for this year's flagship phones (top tier). Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 owners still need to go down to service centres to have it applied and lose the additional 1 time replacement.
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Galaxy Z
Fold 4 got external screen protector free replacement meh? Cos previously the sc+ changed copywriting and free replacement screen protector only for inner screen...

Anyway I hear fold 4 inner screen protector adhesive is more stronger than fold 3 inner screen protector... Let's see when I need to replace my inner screen protector
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JP19
Expert Level 3
Galaxy Z
But the fine prints only mentions complimentary one-time screen protective film replacement, so it could cover external screen too.

So far, my Fold 3's inner screen protector is still holding strong, just with micro scratches which are unavoidable.