Note: Word replacement screens means third party part which is cheaper and lower in quality as compare to original, it doesn’t mean it is original quality replacement or part to replace original part.
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) screen, Manufactured by:
LG, Sharp,Toshiba, Fujitsu, Japan Display and Apple iPhone OLED screens also supplied by Samsung
Replacement( Copy) screen Manufactures are :
TianMa, JingDong Fang, LongTeng, AUO, ShenChao, NCC & ESR etc
Most common qualities offered listed below by ranking started with quality level .
Copy / Replacement Lcds
3. Refurbished Screens (Original lcd used from broken screen & copy touch is installed).
4. In Cell / Premium copy lcd ( best & highest quality replacement screens) Made by ESR & Colour X NCC lcd.
5. High Copy or Grade A+ ( TianMa, JingDong Fang, LongTeng, AUO, ShenChao) these screens have yellowish display
colours and low brightness.
6. Replacement or Grade A (low grade quality, cheapest price made by TianMa, JingDong Fang, LongTeng, AUO,
ShenChao) these screens have blueish display colours & low brightness compare to all above.
Orignal/ OEM VS Replacement or Chinese Copy
Pros: Cheaper, Easily available Cons: Lower quality, Low brightness, Performance issue, Lower refresh rate, Higher battery drainage, Break easily, Some function of iPhone might get disabled (True tone function, 3D touch,Haptic Touch), Screen display will not work with polarise glasses.
Our answer is simple- the original screen is the one we’d go for ourselves, every time. We recommend originals because they’re far higher quality & reliable and the price difference is not much and no damage done to your machine.
We’d rather only fit original screens. The only reason we also offer replacement screens cos many people shop around and choose purely on the basis of cheaper price. As such, we need to offer the cheaper copy/replacement screens to remain competitive and avoid losing these customers.
In some cases, Customer don’t even know what is the difference between Replacement and Original parts and some cases shops will not tell them either especially since it’s not in shops’ interest to draw people’s attention towards the quality and long term affects of using these parts.