Where to get your Samsung Galaxy Screen Repair from?

Buying a smartphone sounds very fancy but maintaining one could be a big deal. You always run the risk of damaging it by accidentally dropping it and breaking the LCD screen of the phone. And then there would be an additional headache of hunting for a screen repair service center for your smartphone. If you are looking for a Samsung Galaxy screen repair service center in Los Angeles, chances are that you would be bombarded with many such repair shops, all claiming to be the best in business.

But before you consider hiring their services, you would want to check if they provide quick services or not, how much they charge for different services provided, if the technicians are skilled and qualified or not, additional facilities like free pickup and delivery of phone from your doorstep, etc. You could also check with your friends and acquaintances for recommendations on shops for Samsung Galaxy screen repair.

With a smartphone, there could be more problems than just screen damage. Your phone could be facing issues like jailbreaking, charging ports and sound system not working, lock button and home button malfunctioning and any damage caused due to water entering the handset. Any minute problem in the phone can leave you or your work crippled for undefined amount of time, making it all the more necessary to get your phone repaired instantly.

Why Heroes and Geeks?

Heroes and Geeks proves that it is indeed the best in the business of mobile repairs, such as broken screen repair services. It lives up to its name and acts as the hero to your phone in distress. It is the right destination for you need Samsung Galaxy screen repair. It provides the following benefits:

  • Expert technical assistance, restoring it to the previous working condition and making your phone look like nothing ever happened to it
  • Superior standard of services, due to the quality of staff and technicians employed
  • Round the clock services, so you don’t have to worry about approaching the store at odd hours of the day
  • Affordable cost of repair that does not pinch your pockets
  • Option of pickup and delivery of device from your doorstep
  • Minimum possible downtime for repairing broken mobile screen

Thanks to Heroes and Geeks, your Samsung Galaxy screen repair just got easier, safer and more convenient. Now you don’t need t worry about staying disconnected from your social network for long!

iPhone Repair Services in Los Angeles are more Affordable than You Think

Most iPhone damages occur due to human error. Cell phones break due to people accidently dropping them and not protecting them with a cell phone case. Having a solid durable cell phone case is your insurance on protecting your phone. You can read in our previous blog about which cell phone case will protect your phone the best How to Prevent Cell Phone Damage.

iPhones are a luxury item and you should go out of your way to keep them protected. Replacing a broken iPhone is very expensive since it is a luxury phone, you would be paying premium prices for the latest series, but fortunately repairing iPhones is much more affordable than you might imagine.

The 3 components of the iPhone that will most likely get damaged include the fragile screen, the charging port, and the speaker/microphone. All of these can be easily damaged with a single drop of your phone. These components are more susceptible to damage because of their location. The LCD is the viewing portal to your phones data and is the most expensive to repair, it can be cracked easily due to its large surface area. The charging port and the microphone/speaker are at the top and bottom of your phone and most phones fall and hit the ground with either end. Charging ports are abused by people not paying attention to the direction they insert the charger and forcing it to fit.

Heroes and Geeks in Los Angeles, has affordable iPhone repair services. We offer genuine OEM parts so your repaired phones functions are like new with the same fast response.  Our price list for the different services to repair iPhones are as follows:

  • Cracked/Broken Front Glass/LCD Screen (iPhone 5)- $169.99 USD
  • Cracked/Broken Front Glass/LCD Screen (iPhone 4S)- $99.99 USD
  • Power/Lock Button Not Working (All Models)- $79.99 USD
  • Charging Port Not Working (All Models)- $79.99 USD
  • Battery dead/not working/draining too fast (All Models)- $49.99 USD
  • Home Button Stuck/Not Working (All Models)- $69.99 USD
  • Back Glass Broken/Cracked (iPhone 4/4S only)- $49.99 USD
  • WiFi Antenna Not Working (iPhone 4/4S only)- $59.99 USD
  • Audio Jack Not Working (iPhone 4/4S only)- $99.99 USD
  • Speakers Not Working (iPhone 4/4S Only)- $79.99 USD
  • Factory Unlocking Services (AT&T iPhone 4/4S only)- $59.99 USD

We also provides Samsung Galaxy Glass & LCD repair services at a affordable rate. Pricing are as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy Glass Repair: (S2- $69.99, S3- $79.99, S4- $99.99, Note 2- $99.99)
  • Samsung Galaxy LCD Repair: (S2- $129.99, S3- $149.99, S4- $239.99, Note 2- $219.99)

These iPhone repair service prices will give you peace of mind the next time you accidentally damage your phone. These prices are very competitive and also repairing an iPhones LCD is much more affordable than repairing a Samsung Galaxy phones LCD. All the iPhone repair services are under $180, and that’s including the latest iPhone 5 series.

Stay tech savvy, my friends.

How to Find the Best Samsung Galaxy Repair Shop in Los Angeles

The thing with the cell phone industry is every time you blink there is a new and better phone on the market. Sometimes before it’s even been a year, a cell phone manufacturer debuts their next series of phones.  For instance, the Samsung galaxy s4 was released in May 2013 and now in only 8 months time Samsung is launching the Galaxy S5, in January. Apple iPhones are notorious for this as well. The good thing about this fast turnaround on new cell phone series on the market is that the older series phones will have depreciated and thus causing the repairing and replacing of the broken phones will be more economical.

Los Angeles is booming with many professional cell phone repair centers and finding the best one can be a challenge. Before you give your expensive Smartphone to just anybody for repair, you should take into consideration a few things. Not all repair shops are created equal, some repair centers might not give detailed attention to your phones repair service, which can cause other problems down the road.

Consider these points when shopping around for a Samsung Galaxy Repair shop in Los Angeles.

  • Look for a business that has a fast turnaround, because you don’t want to go all day or two without your phone.
  • Call around and ask for pricing, the cell phone repair business in Los Angeles is very competitive, so someone will repair your phone cheaper.
  • Make sure the repair center you go to uses genuine manufacturers parts(OEM).
  • Search for reviews for the shop you choose, to give you feedback on the type of service they have provided to other customers.
  • Find a repair store that can answer your questions and break down the process
  • Make sure they offer a warranty for their repair service, anything with 30 days and up with give you peace of mind.
  • The technicians should be well groomed and professional.
  • The Techs should be able to diagnose and assess the issue with the phone within a short amount of time, and not give you the run around.
  • Get a quote for an affordable repair, it should be more beneficial for the customer to repair their phone through a 3rd party rather than their cell phone provider.

When you follow these helpful tips to find the best cell phone repair center, you will have a hassle free repair. Then before you know it you will be playing candy crush on your freshly replaced LCD screen either on your Samsung galaxy or iPhone.

Stay tech savvy, my friends.


What to Expect from Samsung Galaxy S5

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S4, this past Spring, they certainly left room for future upgrades and improvements for their next clone. Just like Apple produces a clone of the same phone and makes a few changes here and a few changes there, Samsung is on the bandwagon and is again ready to release the Galaxy S5.  The Galaxy S5 will feature a stronger and more stable designed frame as well as improved performance.

1. 64 bit processing like Apple:-

Samsung has mentioned they are working on incorporating a 64-bit processor, just like Apple’s 5S, but its not clear yet whether it will be part of  the S5 or the next series. If Samsung wants their S5 to compete with Apple’s 5S, they will need to incorporate the 64-bit processing technology.

2. Sturdy and aluminum structure:-

Samsung will be moving on up from their classic plastic frame structure to a slick fully aluminum chassis. Hopefully this frame will make it more durable to prevent  LCDs from  cracking and worth the premium price. Also, ETNews, a Korean news outlet reported that the phone will be dust and waterproof.

3. Camera enhancements:-

The 16MP camera will also be improved by using the ISOCELL technology which helps with color reproduction and produces more crisp low-light photography. In previous smartphone camera tests, the galaxy series has ranked low in the low light  category, so this will be a beneficial improvement. Also, TechRadar has reported that the S5’s camera sensor will have a boost in megapixel count to 16.

4. Google’s OS:-

Google’s latest Android OS the Android 4.4 KitKat will most definitely be on the Galaxy S5. The Android 4.4 kitkat will improve performance by making multitasking faster,  and even a more efficient contacts app, as well as the home screen will allow voice searches by simply saying “Ok, Google.”

5. Early Release Date:-

When Apple released their 5c and 5s iphones in September, it dominated the cellphone market and Samsung’s flagship cell phone the Galaxy S4 has been left behind in sales. It’s been rumored that the Galaxy S5 will be on the market either in January or february of this coming year. The early release date for the Galaxy S5 is due to falling sales of the S4.

These new features and upgrades for the Galaxy S5 will help Samsung beat Apple’s Iphone sales and make it the best phone on the market. Android users will have a reason to celebrate this coming New Year with the release of this very smart handheld computer.

Stay tech savvy, my friends

Staples Offers the Best Black Friday Deals for the Techies

The number one consumerism month is in full swing, it’s no longer Black Friday, but rather Black November. November is a good time to find the best deals on computer and cell phone products as well as other tech and gadgets. Staples the office supply store is gearing up for some great discounts with products ranging from cameras, desktops, tablets, cell phones and laptops.

If you are in the market for a new smartphone, Staples has the Samsung Galaxy S4 for a penny with a 2 year contract with AT&T or Verizon.

You can save $80 on a older version of Kindle Fire-offered at $79 or get the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ at $169. Those looking to buy the latest 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and HDX will receive a $25 Gift card to Staples.

They are also offering four varieties of Cannon cameras on sale. You will have the option of the Powershot A1400 at $69.99, the A2500 at $79.99, the ELPH 115 IS at $99.99, or the SX170 IS at $149.99.

Anyone shopping for a Windows tablet have the option of the new Dell Venue Pro 8 or the Microsoft Surface RT. The two tablets are both 32 GB and the Dell is $279.99 while the Surface is $249.99, both at a $150 discount from original price.

You will have a savings of $320 when you buy a top of the line 14″ Dell touch screen laptop, at $579.99 you will get the Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB hard drive. Another laptop that will save you $100+ includes the 17.3″ HP Pavilion. It is jam packed with an Intel core i3 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 500GB of Hard drive, for a reasonable $379.99. If you’re looking for a desktop, Staples has 3 available at $50-100 price drop. They have a 20″ Dell touch screen desktop PC at $499.99. There are two options for HP users, the 23″ HP Pavilion all-in-one is offered at $429.99 and the traditional HP Pavilion desktop tower will be at $329.99.

If you are in need of a new computer monitor, now is the time to buy. Staples is dropping the price for a 23.6 ” Samsung 1080p LED monitor for only $109.99, (dropped from $219.99). Another good deal monitor is the 27″ AOC 1080p LED monitor at $159.99 with a price drop of $140.

For those wanting to find tech related stocking stuffers, Staples has Microsoft wireless desktop 2000 keyboard and mouse for half the price, at $24.99.

Heroes and Geeks also offering 30% Off for Students on computer repair services in Los Angeles and it’s neighboring cities. Offer valid till 31st-Dec-2013. Don’t waste your time call them on (310) 954-6700 and make an appointment today!

Let the savings begin, Happy Holiday Shopping to all.

stay tech savvy, my friends

How to Get the New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Tablet for FREE

Black Friday started early for AT&T customers. Since October 30 and going on all the way until the new year begins, AT&T customers will have the opportunity to receive a free Samsung Tab 3 tablet which comes out at 7 inches.  This offer is only for customers who are looking to buy the latest Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Note 2, or Galaxy Note 3. So basically its a buy one get one free offer for those that are in the market for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

The conditions require you to sign up for a 2 year contract or AT&T’s Next installment plan. And of course the free Galaxy tablet 3 would have to be set up on an existing Mobile share plan at $10 a month. The sale promotion goes all the way through the holiday season and ends on January 6th. If you are a fan of Samsung products and like the service AT&T offers than this is a good deal for you.

Another promotion AT&T is offering is a trade-in deal through their AT&T Next Plan. When customers trade-in their current phone for a new one through the Next Plan, Customers will receive $100 promotion card. The card can be redeemed for cell phone accessories or go towards a service bill. This promotion also ends in January.

At&T is making the holiday season more cheerful with these great promotions and 0% off on select 4G devices. They are also offering deals for iPhone lovers, although the deals are not for new iPhone models, they are still good deals. The iPhone 4 is still a tech savvy phone and the wireless phone providers including AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint are offering it at $99. Also, they have the refurbished iPhone 4S with larger storage offered from $99 to $149. For those that want free iPhones, the ever popular 8GB iPhone 3GS is being sold at $0.99. The deal with these promotions is you must sign up with a 2 year contract with a data plan.

Holiday shopping just got a little easier with these great promotions. Take advantage while supplies last and you will be ringing in the New Year with a brand new cell phone.

Stay tech savvy, my friends

OEM vs. Generic Cell Phone Replacement Accessory- Which should you Buy?

When the unfortunate happens and your cell phone slips from your hands to come in contact with a hard surface, the damages could be a variety of things. You could encounter a damaged charging port or the LCD gets punctured or the glass simply snaps, crackles and pops on you. This will result in you having to fix it. When you take your broken cell phone to a repair shop, you will have the option of replacing the broken part with either an OEM piece or a generic replacement piece. Before you make a decision, its best to know what you will be paying for and what the results will be.

An OEM cell phone accessory is the authentic manufacturer’s product that made your cell phone. It stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, which means it’s the real deal and not a copycat. OEM replacement parts tend to be more expensive than their generic counterparts. The pros of buying an OEM part is they come with a manufacturer’s warranty, the quality and performance is greater than the generic brands, as well as being best suited for your phones repair.

Then you have your copycat option, these are called either Generic or Aftermarket. These are the same thing but cheaper, because they are not produced by the big brand name manufacturer’s that created your cell phone. These generic cell phone parts are like the grocery stores version of generic food products, they are similar to the original food item but the quality is not same.  These Aftermarket parts don’t come with a warranty and the performance won’t be as good as the OEM accessories.

Next time you are shopping to replace your cell phone accessories, whether it’s a power cord, a battery, LCD, Camera, or charging port, know that you can either choose OEM or generic versions. When you go to a cell phone repair shop to fix your broken phone, ask the technician what type of replacement parts they provide so you know what you are getting. Both OEM and Generic replacement parts will do the job, but in the end you will see the best results with the OEM parts. Cell phones are an expensive investment, might as well pay the extra money to keep it in top shape.

At Heroes and Geeks Cell phone repair in Los Angeles, we use OEM LCD’s when we replace broken LCDs. Using OEM LCD’s is very important because the functionality and performance of a cell phone can be altered if using a generic brand LCD. The LCD is the control map for all of your cell phones functions, so it is wise to use quality replacement parts when fixing it. For other replacement accessories, you can make do with generic versions without complications.

Stay tech savvy, my friends

How to Prevent Cell Phone Damage

The latest smart phones are sleek and fancy and are a portable computer in the palm of your hands, all these great things aside, you have a fragile slippery and expensive phone that keeps falling out of your hands. So far the slipperiest phone I’ve come across is the iPhone 5c and Samsung Galaxy s3 and s4 are a close 2nd. The 5c is polished with a shiny lacquered coating, Which makes the device very slippery. The 5c is just the 5 with a paint job, it’s really not an upgrade but actually a downgrade due to the slippery factor and plastic coating.

The best way to prevent a cracked cell phone is to invest in protection. LCD repairs are not cheap especially for the latest cell phones on the market.

Don’t be fooled by the cute and stylized cell phone cases that are flimsy and sold for $5 to $15. These cases usually tend to be designed just for accessorizing your phone and not protecting it from hard impact falls. Most people tend to buy them because they are cheap and add style and they forget that it doesn’t do anything to protect the cell phone. They only help with preventing scratches and scuffs. The best cases that keep your phone alive even from the biggest fall on a hard surface are the sturdy cases that cover all four corners.

If you want to avoid repairing or replacing your cell phones LCD screen, power button, microphone, motherboard, battery, or charging port, then you will want to invest in a quality case that costs between $30 to $75. Shop for a cell phone case by choosing a cell phone case company, they have invested in research to best design a case for optimum protection. Some of these companies include: Belkin, Speck, Trident, Tuff-Luv, Case-Mate, Ballistic, and Life Proof Case. These companies have the top of line in cell phone cases, providing durability, style, and multiple layers of protection.

If you tend to be very clumsy and everything slips through your fingers, then we recommend the Life Proof Case which has been tested to drop from 6 feet and is waterproof up to 2 meters. This case was created to be shockproof, dirtproof and snowproof. The CEO of the company stated that they spent 2 million in developing this cell phone case that protects from all natural disasters mentioned above.

Cosmetic damages such as scuffed and scratched screens from regular use can be prevented by a screen protector. This is an easy preventative and cheap step to take so your cell phones screen stays brand new. Cell Phones have a big price tag, save yourself time and money by protecting your phones with a case. In the end the cost of the cell phone case is cheaper than a cell phone repair.

Heroes and Geeks in Los Angeles specializes in cell phone repair, in everything from a cracked LCD replacement to a broken microphone replacement. We make cell phone repairs hassle free and affordable. If you won’t follow the preventative measure of using a tough cell phone case, then you might eventually need to repair your phone with us, fortunately you and your phone will be in good hands.

stay tech savvy, my friends…

Where to Repair Cracked iPhone Screen in Los Angeles

Our cell phones are a huge part of our life, they make communicating so easy, seamless and fun. Smart phones as the name mentions are really smart and are a small computer in your hands. These gadgets which the human race lived without for thousands of years, ironically make life hard to live without.  When your cell phone breaks or has a cracked screen it is almost useless and with our close attachment to our phones, we want them fixed as soon as possible.

iPhones are the most expensive smartphones on the market and result in damages as other phones on the market. Luckily, you have options on where to repair your cracked iPhone screens. There are several ways you can go about repairing your iPhone which is the most expensive and difficult cell phone to repair, just like other apple products are.

Your first option, that is if you decided to purchase it from Apple Care. The Apple Care package is only $100 and comes with 2 extra years of warranty as well as accidental damage coverage. As good as these sounds, there is a fine print. First of all, this package deal can only be purchased after your phone has been inspected by Apple to ensure there was no previous damage and the phone has not be altered. Secondly, the service is limited to only two repairs per the phones lifespan. Also, Apple charges for this service, a $49 charge per accidental damage, so if you break your iPhone screen twice, you will have used up all the accidental repair service.

Another thing about the Apple plan is that all the phones are refurbished, so if your screen is broken they swap the refurbished phone for yours.

Second option is to have Apple repair your broken screen, or actually replace it, since I mentioned above that Apple replaces your broken phones with refurbished ones. This isn’t such a great deal since Apple prices are well, pricey, but you will have a quality refurbished phone in the end. When you go to Apple to replace your broken phone, prices will range from $180 at the least to $300 at the most in order of old phone being the iPhone 4 to new iPhone 5. These costs are quite expensive, considering its just for an a screen replacement, but that’s what happens when you buy luxury items.

The 3rd option is to use a third party like a cell phone or computer repair store. This is the best option for replacing your iPhone screen because it is the cheapest. Although repair cost for the iPhone 5 will still be pricey due to being new on the market, the replacement parts are still scarce. Heroes and Geeks Computer Repairs in Los Angeles offers affordable iphone screen repairs. Heroes and Geeks repairs Cracked/Broken Front Glass/LCD Screen Replacement at the following prices: iPhone 5 – $179.99, 4S – $99.99, iPhone 4 – $99.99 and the older iPhones respectively lower. Compared to Apple’s refurbished price, these prices are a whole lot of savings to you.

Keep in mind these few tips when searching for a iPhone repair store:

  • Find a local repair store, so you don’t have to wait for the mail to ship it and it supports local business.
  • Shop around for the best price, there is lots of competition.
  • If you want to save more money, ask the repair shop if they have 3rd party parts, which tend to be half off the authentic Apple parts.

Of course there is always the do it yourself option, but I really don’t recommend this unless you are a techie geek. iPhones, and other Apple computer replacements are the most difficult gadgets to repair. Just to replace the iphone screen of iPhone 5, it takes a trained professional over 1 hour. The phone has over 50 micro sized screws alone. This is probably why Apple replaces your broken phone with a refurbished one instead of repairing it in-house. The labor cost would be too high to repair it in-store and so they collect all the broken iPhones, and ship them to China for practically free labor and then they ship the repaired phones back to the stores and sell them refurbished-the house always wins.

Stay tech savvy, my friends

Where to Find Affordable Cell Phone Repair Services in Los Angeles

A fun fact about cell phones is, in the entire world there are 5 billion mobile phone users and only 1 billion Smartphone users. The population of the world is at 7.1 billion, that’s nearly close to one mobile phone per person in the world. This shows us clearly cell phones are here to stay. As useful as it is to have a mobile phone, it makes it very annoying and difficult to go about our daily routines when it is broken. Cell phones are still an expensive gadget and to avoid damages so you don’t have to deal with the high costs of replacing it, it helps to treat your phones like your kids.

Every cell phone user has dropped their phone at one point or another, it’s just unavoidable. People are clumsy and distracted and we carry our phones everywhere we go so something is bound to happen. That’s why there are many cell phone repair shops popping up everywhere in Los Angeles all the time. To avoid taking your phone for service at a cell phone repair shop, follow the tips below to protect your phone from carnage.

Several ways you can protect your cell phones from cracked screens to water damage are:

  •  Avoid putting your phone near opened liquids- make sure when you have your cell phone in your purse, you don’t put a bottled beverage in the bag too as the beverage could possibly spill on top of your phone..
  • A cell phone case is like a life vest for phones- make sure you invest in a good quality durable case like Belkin or OttorBox- a good quality cell phone case is a lot cheaper than repairing a broken screen.
  • Don’t carry too many things in your hand at the same time you’re carrying your phone, you will surely drop your phone.
  • When using the toilet, securely place your phone in a pocket that will be furthest away from the toilet, cell phone toilet drops are more common than you think.

If these tips are hard for you to follow and the unfortunate happens, the next best thing is to look into some sort of cell phone insurance.  If you don’t want to pay monthly insurance fees, than when the time comes and your phone has water damage or a big cracked screen that makes visibility difficult or worse the touch screen functionality doesn’t work, you will need to search for affordable cell phone repair services. It’s best to shop around for cell phone repair services because some places will rip you off.

Fortunately Heroes and Geeks provides affordable cell phone repairs in Los Angeles County because we understand the unnecessary high costs of cell phones and we are fair people. Next time you have a cell phone damage call Heroes and Geeks for an easy and quick repair.

Stay tech savvy, my friends