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

Coolest Features of the iPhone 5S

The new iPhone 5S is the latest model of apple and the iphone craze is still strong. Just a few days ago people in Tokyo waited outside in a wild wet storm at an apple store waiting for the doors to open to be the first ones to buy it. Known widely for the speed and security applications, there are plenty cool features, enhancements and improvisations in the phone to keep it ahead of its competitors. And if you want to show off to your friends and be one of the first people to use the latest gadget, than have a look at the most interesting upgrades and cool features coming with the phone.

  1. Touch ID fingerprint sensor – It is one of the coolest features of the phone  allows you to unlock the gadget with just a touch of a finger instead of entering the PIN. You are free to make purchases through iTunes with no more resubmitting your password , all you need is just your fingerprint to download an application. Considering the security in mind, the fingerprints don’t store on its servers or saved through iCloud. Instead an encrypted version will be there on the A7 chip on the phone.
  2. A7 chip – The great A7 chip makes the handset the first and only 64 bit smartphone available in the world at present and Apple assured that the chip will help and provide the graphics and CPU performance twice as fast as compared to A6 chip in iPhone 5 that will create a huge difference on the gaming front.
  3.  Upgraded Camera – Giving a nice boost to the camera, Apple iPhone 5S upgraded one has a 15% bugger sensor, f/2.2 aperture and bigger pixels that measure 1.5 microns along with the availability of some of bells and whistles that the user can notice within the camera and the ability to videotape in slow motion.
  4. Midas touch – This time, iPhone 5S is available in an amazingly brand new gold version and subdued space gray which  are very trendy colors
  5. Open and Shut – Graphics play a significant role and the phone doesn’t frugal that either. Supporting OpenGL ES version 3.0 application programming interface has been drawing and rendering Macs graphics since the PowerPC days.
  6. Flash Forward – It is one of the stylish and coolest features that new iPhone 5S is available with a dual true tone flash in which a white LED and an amber LED are there to adjust the light intensity as well as color temperature on the fly making use of more than 1000 combinations to get the right light. In addition, the feature auto image stabilization automatically helps to lower down noise and motion.
  7. Fair Usage – Though iPhone 5S is having slightly a bigger size battery and one can easily think of all that graphics and processing power to neutralize and balance the benefits. But this is not true at all. Apple iPhone 5S has managed to provide a fair usage including 10 hours of internet use, video playback and talk time of up to 8 hours along with an extra 25 hours of standby time.
  8. Fast and Furious – With iPhone 5S, now people can enjoy the best possible speeds wherever they are roaming and touring across the world due to increased number of LTE bands.

These features make this phone more tech savvy than some computer desktops that people own.  When phone companies create more smartphones that are tech heavy and easy to use, than in the future, people will use their phones for all their computing needs, making the computer almost obsolete.

Stay tech savvy, my friends…

Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S4: What Should You Buy?

On my last post i explained on Should I Upgrade to the iPhone 5C or 5S and this post i am going to explain about the Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S4.

Apple’s iPhone 5S is one of the latest and in-demand phones and who else can stand against it other than Samsung Galaxy S4. Though launched and introduced in the market just few months back, but it is a fantabulous phones and might be one of the few  smart phones   able to compete with the iPhone 5s in sales. There are many factors to consider while picking and selecting one of them.

  1. Asthetics – The iPhone 5S has a superior quality metal build and is one of the best looking handsets on this planet. On the other hand, Galaxy S4 is bigger in size and  is not going to impress any one at first glance with its plastic looks.
  2. Display – The iPhone 5S has been equipped by 1136 x 640 retina display with a 326 pixels per inch pixel density making the phone a good option for a real wide screen experience. Whereas Samsung S4 has a greater size and resolution capacity of 1080 x 1920 display, 5 inch screen and a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch making it more preferable option for display.
  3. Power – Samsung Galaxy S4 is using a 1.9 GHz quad core processor integrated with 2GB RAM making it extremely powerful and fast. On ta different note, iPhone 5S is incorporated with a 64 bit A7 processor supposedly twice as fast as iPhone 5 with 32 bit A6 processor. Without clear stats on iPhone it would not be good to assume which one is better but these two models are for sure the top tier leads in today’s techie world.
  4. Camera – Apple iPhone 5s has an 8 mega pixel camera integrated with dual LED flash quite improvised and enhanced as compared to iPhone and all thanks to its true zone feature and a bigger active sensor area that brings upon more natural and real colors in pictures. There is a 1.2 mega pixel front facing camera and could shoot at 1080p video at 30fps and slow down at 120fps easily. Unlikely to this, galaxy S4 has a single LED flash with 13 mega pixel camera integrated with varied scene modes like sound and shot letting one to record few seconds of audio with an image and with an extra dimension. There is a 2 mega pixel front facing camera in it. Though both the phones have good quality cameras but still a slight edge is towards Galaxy S4 as it has subsequently more mega pixels.
  5. Memory, battery life and connectivity – On one hand, iPhone 5S has 1434 mAh battery that could manage 250 hours of standby time and up to 10 hours of talk time, available in 16, 32 and 64GB size with no micro SD card supporting Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi. On the other hand, galaxy S4 has 2600 mAh battery able to provide 370 hours of standby time, 17 hours of talk time, available in 16, 32 and 64 GB varieties with a micro SD card slot and supporting all mentioned connectivity options above in iPhone along with infrared and NFC.

In the end, picking the better choice completely depends on you . iPhone 5S would be perfect for those who demand better quality builds, good performance and easier to use with one hand. But if bigger is the better option for you, with good quality camera and battery life, Galaxy S4 is the choice to go for.

Stay tech savvy, my friends.

Should I Upgrade to the iPhone 5C or 5S?

Two new iPhones have been introduced this month and one of the toughest decisions to make is whether to upgrade it to the latest one or not. If money is not an issue, it won’t be a major concern.  If you are due for an upgrade, it will come down to whether or not the new features have compelled you enough to shell out the money. Read further to get an idea of the new features the two phones offer before upgrading to iPhone 5S or 5C. Since its launch in 2007, Apple iPhone has improved drastically in last few years adding bigger displays, higher density, faster Wi-Fi connection and cellular networking, better cameras and new characteristics such as Touch ID. Mentioned below are few of the parameters which you can cross check with your existing model and finally make a decision about the quality of the upgrades.

  • Screen Size – The iPhone 4, 4S and 3GS have smaller 3.5 inch screens, while the new iphones have upgraded to the standard 4” screens which creates a better experience with all the new applications.
  • LTE – iPhone 4 or 3GS tops out HSPA 7.2 mbps and cannot access the faster HSPA or LTE 100+ mbps networks that will leave you all stuck on dial up in progressively broadband world. iPhone 5C or 5S support a much better and larger range of LTE bands as compared to iPhone 5.  The lightning connectivity is the best feature these two phones offer.
  • Affordable– The 5C is so far the cheapest iphone available on the market at $99 with Apple contract.
  • Added color to your life– iPhone 5C or 5S comes in bright and polycarbonate colors including green, blue, pink, yellow, white and green and for the 5S new gold and space gray.
  • Touch ID – Only new iPhone 5S has the touch ID fingerprint authentication system. This means your phone can only unlock or authenticate iTunes purchases with your finger print touch, which adds another layer of safety and protection, if your phone happens to get lost or stolen.

If you have iPhone 4 or 4S – If you are still  hanging onto the older iPhones 4 or 4S, the advantages are very clear like bigger screens, lighter design, faster and quicker processor, and LTE connectivity. If you wish the most of mobile app experience, screen size, processor performance and lighter design and interface, you will get on board but LTE connectivity needs to be upgraded. It will be simply like turning from standard to high definition making a huge difference. Well, if you want to add a little color and life in your experience, 5C is a better option to go for but if you want the latest model including 64 bit processor and fingerprint scanner, then definitely 5S is the way to go.

If you have iPhone 5 – Well for existing iPhone 5 users, do any of the new features of 5S or 5C attract you or warrant an upgrade? There are few notable and important upgrades between 5 and 5S, comprising of improved camera, prompter processor and fingerprint scanner. Although, do you think these features are revolutionary enough to pay the big bucks and upgrade your iPhone 5 to 5S, might be a yes for tech geeks and enthusiasts but still it would be recommended to fine tune and stick with iPhone 5 itself.

Stay tech savvy, my friends