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iPhone LCD – Difference between TFT, OLED & Original LCD

29 Aprile 2019 By Man 0
iphone x and 11 lcd comparison

A lot of people are asking why the latest iPhone X to iPhone 11 Pro Max screen replacement is expensive. Reason is because they use OLED LCD. OLED, short for organic light-emitting diode, is a type of display technology. It differs from the previous widely used iPhone LCD (liquid crystal display) tech by creating light within every pixel that makes up its picture, instead of requiring a separate backlighting system.

difference between lcd vs oled

It’s not all that surprising to see the price jump up so much. Reason is, Apple has to go to Samsung to get the OLED panels on the front of the latest iPhone. Because Samsung is owning 95% market share of this LCD technology. Plus, they’re likely being supplied in limited quantities and due to production complexities like carving out that notch, the price on these is going to be even higher.

What are the choices for the new iPhone LCD?

iPhone LCD comparison

There are many choices to replace the latest iPhone LCD in the aftermarket, but the most common available LCD replacement is TFT, GX Flexible OLED and Original. Below we’re going to share with you the differences among these 3 types of LCD.

Difference between TFT, OLED & Original LCD?

microscope view of tft, oled, and original iphone lcd

The picture above are the displays under the microscope. These displays are consist of pixels of 3 colors: green, blue and red. But they are in different shapes. The view from the side, TFT-LCD shows reddish color.

iPhone LCD difference color tone

As for the brightness, due to the difference in the material of the display panel, the brightness of the OLED screens is generally higher than the TFT screens. The display color of Original iPhone X screen is not so much different with OLED, but in term of power consumption and temperature (1 hour video play), original screen have the lowest power consumption and temperature rise followed by OLED and TFT screen have the highest power consumption and temperature rise. In term of hydrophobicity, all quality grades feature great hydrophobicity.

brightness difference

So which latest iPhone LCD is the best?

Hydrophobic Effect

Frankly speaking, the original screen is the best one in term of performance but the down side is expensive. But it all depends on your budget and how you use your phone. Say for example, if you’re on a tight budget and using your iPhone for gaming purpose. Getting OLED screen is the best option due to it’s overall performance and the cost to replace is affordable. But if you’re using mostly for message and call don’t really care about the display and heavy duty work, getting TFT screen is sufficient enough.