Damaged iPhone display – types and their properties

The screen has always been one of the most expensive elements of the iPhone, and with the transition to Apple’s AMOLED matrix, its cost increased even more. As a result, replacing a damaged display costs users one third of the device’s retail price, which is why independent service centres have started offering screen replacement using a cheaper replacement.

How much does the original display cost, and how much is a replacement?

We have already mentioned that often replacing the display with the original in a newer iPhone models is associated with higher costs, which is why many people are choosing a cheaper replacement. What is the difference in display prices? For example, a top-class LCD replacement is about 30% cheaper than the original.

How is the replacement different from the original display?

The replacement will never 100% replace the original OLED display. How can we see the differences? For example, in colour saturation, resolution, brightness will decrease by about 50 rivets compared to the basic indicators. As for functionality, it is similar to the original. Do you take care of every little detail? Is the colour shade important to you? Then definitely original display is for you. To sum up the differences are visible, but we leave the choice between the original and the replacement to you.


(on the left side original, on the right side copy)

Types of displays for iPhone:

TFT-is the simplest and cheapest version of the IPS display, which is characterised by low brightness, contrast and saturation of colours.

IPS COPY – these are replacements of a higher class than TFT. They have better properties, which we can see in the image quality.

IPS ORIGINAL – the original LCD display found on the following models: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus.

SOFT OLED / HARD OLED – these are replacements that offer the best quality properties.

OLED – is a “soft” real AMOLED matrix, which is installed by Apple. The original display, considered by many to be one of the best screens ever. Available in models: iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS MAX, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro

Is it worth investing in an original display?

We think it’s worth it. We are 100% sure that all components in our phone are original and we do not have to worry about the differences in the replacement. Often, display repair is associated with high costs, but who would like to use an iPhone with a broken screen. The replacement is a good alternative that should be considered if we do not want to invest a larger amount in our phone. Differences in colours, shades and contrasts are elements to which our eye will get used to over time. Remember that the original is the original.

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