How to Differentiate Between Real & Fake iPhone Screens?

How to Differentiate Between Real & Fake iPhone Screens

In order to differentiate between real and fake iphone screen, you can just follow our steps and save yourself from a scam

Owning a flagship smartphone is definitely a part of the charm for a lot of people. Especially those who want to have the best possible experience when it comes to using the phone. I know that for a lot of people, a flagship device is just a show but in all honesty, the whole experience is different. For case in point, just camera the screen of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra to an older phone and you will realise what I am talking about.
However, this right here is not a discussion about Samsung Galaxy devices. In this article, we are talking about iPhone screens. Normally, a phone’s screen is usually the most expensive component, and considering how common it is that a damaged phone screen needs replacement, it is even more common that fake screens are making rounds in the market. Especially when you are talking about a fake iPhone screen.
So, for the people who just want a good experience when it comes to replacing the screens of their iPhones, what are the important steps that need to be undertaken in order to ensure that nothing goes out of control and everything is handled the right way?
Thankfully, we are here to guide you on how you can differentiate between a real and fake iPhone screen.

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Some Common Differences Between a Fake & Real iPhone Screen

Sadly, as the tech gets better and better, the difference between fake and real screens is getting thinner and thinner with both sharing a lot of similarities with one and the other. Thankfully, if you are being smart enough, finding the difference between both screens is not going to be that difficult of a task and that is the reason why we are going to guide you on how to do that.

There are some very obvious difference when it comes to fake and real screens. Some of the differences that we have noticed time and again. Before you go ahead and start reading, do understand that sometimes, even the fake vs fake screen might not show the same result, which further complicates the situation.

With that said, let’s look at what differences there are that we call usual suspects because they are most likely to come up during the screen replacement or comparison.

  • For starters, the fake iPhone screen is going to be a lot worse when it comes to delivering good brightness, contrast, saturation, or vibrance. The screen will generally look washed out.
  • Another thing about a fake iPhone screen is that upon closer inspection, you will start realising just how coarse or grainy the screen appears. This is largely due to a lower resolution panel that is used.
  • If you try removing the screen from the panel, it will likely to break a lot easier, which is another indication.

These are just some of the comparisons that you will have to keep in mind when you are talking about buying an iPhone screen. I know it might not sound like a lot of good experience because most of the times, testing a screen out before purchasing it is not something that is possible and you have to rely on what the vendor is telling you.

That is why we always suggest that you source your parts from the places that you can trust the most or else you would be wasting a lot of money in the process, and that is not what we are going to suggest anyone, to begin with.

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How Are You Being Fooled?

I know this might sound like a strange thing but considering the commonality of it, we thought it would be wise to mention this. You see, there are multiple ways through which vendors manage to sell you cheaper screens that are outright fake or have been refurbished or repaired at some part of their overall lifespan.

Most of the times, vendors are just looking forward to getting their hands on your money, and will easily sell you fake, non-OEM screens that are available in the market. These screens are purchased in bulk, which means that you are not the only one who is being ripped off, but at the same time, it does not really feel nice to spend so much only to get a screen that is not even going to function the same way.

Where Do These Screens Come From?

This might sound like something that is not going to help anyone but as not just a responsible customer but also has someone who is looking to get their hands on original equipment, it is better to know where these devices come from, rather than being in the dark. Because if that is the case, then you are just wasting your time, and that is not what we would suggest.

Below, we are going to mention some very common ways by which these screens are sourced. So, you actually know what to expect whenever you are in the market.

  • In most of the cases, these are salvaged from other phones, and in most cases, they weren’t fake.
  • Some of the internal workforces end up manufacturing the off the clock, or they are the screens that did not meet Apple’s specifications and were to be discarded. Instead of being discarded, however, they are off-loaded into markets.
  • Last but not the least, these screens are also refurbished, and sometimes, the experience is never the same, and therefore, you get a washed-out experience when you are talking about the quality.

These are just some of the issues that are always very common whenever you are in the market looking for.

What Are The Differences in General?

If you are wondering about the differences in quality that you might run into, we have to tell you that there are going to be some. That is why in this section, we are going to discuss some of the differences, or should I say the disadvantages of buying a fake or a copy iPhone screen. Do remember that this extends to other phones, as well, but since iPhone screens are in some way, coded to their motherboards, the effects are far more visible.

  • The most common one happens to be the problems with the digitizer, where something stops working properly, and the phone is unresponsive to the touch. I know it sounds like an issue that persists in almost every phone but it is more common in iPhones.
  • Another common issue here that a lot of people have an idea about is the Touch ID failure that happens when you change the screen. If you end up getting the wrong screen, or a screen that has a different colour of the front panel than the colour of your device, the Touch ID will not work until you reprogram it until it starts working.
  • Poor quality of the overall display is another common issue that a lot of the times, you are going to face. The simplest way to avoid this is of course by investing in a display that is overall better in general so you do not run into any problems or other issues similar to that.

The case in point is, fake iPhone displays are common and thankfully, differentiating between them is easy.

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