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Samsung's 5th-generation Android-based Galaxy smartphone was released April 11, 2014. Improvements to the phone include a fingerprint scanner, updated camera, larger display, and water resistance. It is available in four different colors; black, blue, white, and copper.

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Broken glass or more than that?


In a samsung S5 with broken galss, how can I know if I need to replace only the glass, or the LCD, digitizer, etc?

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for instance, looking at the photos, what it seems?



Also, I see a lot of times the word touchscreen, is this the glass, the lcd, or something else?

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The LCD looks good, but digitizer/glass most certainly does not. Here comes the other issue. Unless you have plenty of experience and the right tools to separate the broken pieces from the LCD and then to re-adhere those, it will be very difficult. Consider either having someone else do it for you, or replace the complete display assembly.


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Hi Fursten!

The screen on a Galaxy S5 is as follows

LCD basically bonded with digitizer



If you can see anything on the screen then glass needs to be replaced

Sometimes broken glass affects touch functionality

If you see any LCD bleeding or black spots on the screen then the screen needs to be replaced

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Looking at the pictures I can tell you the glass is the only thing broken. The touch screen is the common name for the digitizer. The digitizer on the S5 screens are bonded to the LCD so you don't replace it. Here is a video on how to replace the glass only on a Galaxy S5 using LOCA that i made some weeks back


Check this out it might help you understand a lot better!


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