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Announced on July 2015, this is Motorola's flagship phone. It has a 21 mega pixel camera with a 5.7 inch IPS TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 making it Quad HD. Model number XT1570, XT1579, XT1575 and XT1578.

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Do I need a new digitizer or LCD or both?

I dropped my moto x pure edition and now it's cracked on the upper right hand side. The entire top half of the screen isn't responding and under the crack there's a weird white and orange discolouration. Do I need a new LCD or a new Digitizer or both???

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What happens if you turn the phone into landscape mode, does the problem remain in the same area or move with the orientation? It could be just the digitzer but according to the Ifixit guide for your phone, it is better to replace both the LCD screen and the digitizer at the same time if you wish to avoid the possibility of breaking the LCD screen when trying to remove the digitizer.

Here is a link to the Ifixit guide - see the note at step.16

Motorola Moto X Style (Moto X Pure Edition) Teardown

Here is a link to just one supplier of the replacement part to give you an idea of the cost .

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The problem remains in the same area no matter the orientation.


Hi, Well it is definitely the digitzer then. The discolouration may be caused by the digitizer pressing down on the LCD screen but more likely it also has been damaged as well. It is definitely easier and quicker to replace the LCD/digitizer as a unit than to try and separate them.


Okay, thanks. Would this be what I'm looking for?


Yeah I agree with LCD and Digitizer, the chances of it cracking are way too high on thinner / fused screens. Repaired this before, and yeah that part looks correct. Definitely get it with frame preassembled with LCD and digitizer. Trying to adhesive the screen is a nightmare if you buy without frame.

And I'd buy from a another supplier if I was you. That one has too many bad reviews.

Edit: Refering to the amazon link.


Hi @benjamen50 ,

Just for my info. Are you referring to the supplier I mentioned or the one the OP cited re reviews?


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