iFixit launches LCD screen for iPhone X / XS / XS Max

In 2017, Apple introduced the iPhone X which is the first to come with an OLED screen. This self-illuminating screen has the advantages of been thinner, high color contrast, and fast response speed. In addition, its flexible material characteristics also make it suitable for a full-screen mobile phone. Until last year’s iPhone 11 Pro series, all Apple’s flagship iPhones use this display. While the advantages of OLED displays are amazing, it also has many shortcomings. For example, problems such as burn-in and flicker are common disadvantages of such screens.

An iPhone X with a soft OLED screen, on the left, and an iFixit replacement LCD screen, on the right.

Well-known repair brand, iFixit, has recently provided new options for users who detest OLED displays. According to iFixit, it has LCD displays for iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. The prices are $ 74.99, $ 84.99, and $ 164.99 respectively. Since the arrival of the iPhone X, Apple’s screen repair cost increased significantly. At this point, it costs between $279 and $329 to get an OLED on the X, XS, and 11 Pro Max. 

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For those with an iPhone X, XS, or XS Max, iFixit is offering a new option which will save you a lot of money.

we’re now offering an LCD screen option for the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max. These LCDs (and their Fix Kits) are less than half the price of the OLED models we sell. They’re a little darker (about 50 nits worth), the resolution is a little lower, and the colors and contrast ratio won’t be quite the same.

The company also gave some reasons why you should opt for this LCD displays

But you might remember that, until a couple years ago, most phones had LCD displays, including phones you probably loved. Apple notably stuck with LCD displays while Samsung was experimenting with early OLED, and Apple still uses LCDs in its iPhone 8 and XR models.

Generally, the LCD screen is actually weaker than the OLED screen in terms of actual look and feel. It reflects low brightness, low color contrast, and low resolution. Moreover, replacing the LCD screen also means that the original color function will not be active. This feature can automatically adjust the color and brightness of the device screen to match the environment.

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