Screen Replacement Types
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
Our OEM screens are the highest quality screens we provide. They are produced by an original equipment manufacturer and only differ from genuine parts in one way: the manufacturer logo. A genuine part is a component that was installed in your device when the device was first manufactured. OEM parts are built by the company that initially made the parts for the manufacturer. The OEM parts we carry are exactly the same as the part that came with your device. OEM parts are just as reliable as genuine parts, but offer lower repair costs.
Our High Premium replacement screens are Soft OLED (or Flexible OLED) and manufactured by a third party company. These screens are created using a flexible substrate, just like the OEM screen. This flexible substrate is able to flex around the curve of the display, allowing the display size to remain identical to OEM screens.
The High Premium screens are equivalent to the OEM screens in performance, display size, durability, brightness, color contrast, color accuracy, and power consumption. Because of this, the High Premium screens are a better quality than the Premium and Aftermarket screens. The only downfall is that the manufacturing process is still very costly at this time. This makes the cost to repair higher than the Premium and Aftermarket options, but still lower than OEM option.
Our Premium replacement screens are Hard OLED (or Rigid OLED) and manufactured by a third party company. These screens are created using a hard glass substrate, instead of the flexible substrate used in producing the OEM and High Premium (Soft OLED) screens. This hard glass substrate is unable to flex to accommodate the curve of the display, as seen in the OEM and High Premium screens. Due to this inability to flex, these screens have an enlarged bezel that slightly reduces the size of the display itself. The hard glass substrate used in the Premium (Hard OLED) screens, is also more prone to cracking if dropped.
The Premium screens have excellent color contrast, good color accuracy, excellent brightness, and OEM equivalent power consumption. Some benefits of using the Premium screen are lower repair costs and higher screen brightness. The downfalls are lower durability and decreased display size (increased bezel around display). It should also be noted that because of the more linear shape of the glass, some tempered glass screen protectors have been known not to work with these screens.
Our Aftermarket screens are the lowest quality screens we offer and are not recommended. We offer them as a more budget-friendly solution. Aftermarket parts are manufactured by third party companies and are created in the cheapest way possible. This results in decreased color contrast, color accuracy, brightness, durability, and display size. It should also be noted that because of the more linear shape of the glass, some tempered glass screen protectors have been known not to work with these screens. The only benefit to using an Aftermarket quality screen is that you are getting a functional screen for the lowest price.