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iFixit LCD Vs. eBay LCD (iPhone 4s)

What's the difference between the two? The price from iFixit's site is roughly $129.00 and I see many on eBay for for $30 Free Shipping brand new from U.S.

This is how ones described..

iPhone 4S Outer Glass + LCD Screen + Touch Digitizer Panel, Preassembled, White

Frame and LCD Preattached

Brand New, not pulled from a working phone

High quality LCD screen replacement part.

It is used to repair faulty screen: display problems, dead pixels, cracked LCD screens, wrong color issues.

Each assembly is tested before shipping and are 100% working

FREE 7 piece tool kit is included.

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Most likely warranty.

However you may notice slight differences, I bought a replacement LCD on amazon 30$, and found the materials they used for coloring was not what came on a default iphone, and it actually affected reception of cell signal.

This was because I didn't get a standard white or black one however. If you stick with standard colors, you really shouldnt have a problem.

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Thanks David & Evan for your quick response. So is this LCD from iFixit considered a "Genuine" display assembly? Are these manufactured through Apple?

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If you assemble your screen incorrectly, it can cause you to have bad reception.

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Quality, warranty, and tech support. Do you get a 6 month warranty from the Ebay seller? Also, there are plenty of things "from the US" that are from Chinese companies who keep a warehouse in NJ or something in order to tell people on Ebay that they ship from the US.

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Hey, the genuine Apple iPhone is manufactured in China.

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UPDATE 7/2016

This has been changed to an insane lifetime warranty. Absolutely unheard of in electronics. Maybe on a Craftsman crowbar, but electronics?

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I know the $25-$30 ones from ebay and tmart.com has a lot of quality problems. Out of the 4 I tried (2 from ebay sellers, 2 from tmart), the 2 from ebay failed within a day or two. One of them has a poorly manufactured connector.

The 2 from tmart.com has very poor viewing angles. Color would become psychedelic with a slight tilt.

I didn't have problem with a $20 new iPhone 4 LCD from ebay seller 2 years ago. But this recent purchase of $25 iPhone 4S LCDs showed a lot of problems.

Certainly, the appearance of the quality seems high with the naked eye. But I could see the subtle defects in the LCD connectors under the magnifying glass that would not provide a proper contact. The LCD viewing angle problems is likely in the materials and/or assembly of the LCD itself.

Anyhow, low priced aftermarkets seems to be hit and miss depending on the materials and manufacturing quality of the particular batch.

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I use replacements from sunsky-online.com I have never had an issue and they are $30. Heck if they dont work you could buy 4 screens for ifixit price

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$129 for a iPhone 4 screen is mental I can get iphone 4 screens with genuine lcd from my supplier for £22 and warrenty

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I have replaced many iPhone 4s screens and they are tedious to remove and replace. I have bought inexpensive screens off of Amazon and had them crack or just simply stop working within 1 month. If I am going to DIY phone repair for my kids phones to save money, I have have to take into account the value of my time.

Even if a screen costs twice as much or more in iFixit, my experience is that it will be a high quality screen and I will only have to replace it once. They are better quality and much more durable. I won't buy screens from anywhere else now.

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