Not sure what it's like elsewhere in the world, but Google's UK advanced replacement approach is amazing. Any issue with the phone (as long as covered by warranty) involves them sending you a replacement, and you sending the faulty one back. They put a charge on the card you use to make sure you're legit, but that's taken off as soon as the faulty phone has gone back to Google via the prepaid shipping label and been processed on their side. Had a Nexus 5, 6p and Pixel 2XL and (unfortunately) had to utilise this warranty replacement approach a few times, but each time has been seamless, quick and painless. If Samsung (considering its impressive size as a company) had this approach, it'd make a HUGE difference to it's customers. Sending the phone off for repair and having to wait without a backup these days is quite simply unacceptable.
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