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12-29-2013, 05:38 AM #1Where to buy iPhone 5 OEM quality replacement screen in EU / what to look for?
I'm looking to buy a good quality replacement screen for my brother's iPhone 5. After several disppointments repairing iPhone 3G(S), I know that all screens are not created equal. iFixit Germany charges 140€ for just the screen which is a bit steep imho. On ebay Germany I found a Swiss seller with very good ratings (10 years registered, 99.9%) who claims to sell original Sharp screens for 80€/90€ as a kit (home button, front camera etc). I'm not sure about the whole thing though.
So basically my questions are:
1. Is it even possible to get an OEM Apple-like quality screen? I heard different claims that Apple charges between 140-250€ for a screen replacement. If I can't get close to original screen quality we'd be willing to pay about 150€ to have it done by Apple. If a reall Sharp screen is close to OEM quality, I'd rather get that for 80-90€ (or less if anybody knows a good source).
2. Are there any signs I can look for before installing the new screen to judge it's quality?
3. Assuming the seller is good, should I expect good quality for the home button, front camera etc. or better re-use my existing ones?
4. Does anybody have any links and comments/experiences with/for good quality repair parts stores in the EU (English, German and maybe French language please)?
01-19-2014, 06:03 AM #2
it seems that you are in Europe.So,you want to get the screen from UK.But in your local,i guess the price will be very high,because the OEM iPhone 5 LCD Screen is brought from China,most of parts are brought by your UK wholesalers.Then,they sell you or your local repair shops.
You want to get a Real OEM iPhone 5 LCD Screen,this is possible,because the LCD Display mostly are OEM.China suppliers are also selling OEM LCD,but the I can not guarantee the front glass is OEM,because the some China suppliers provide copy front glass + OEM LCD.What you should do it just asking your seller to let him tell you if the screen is FULL OEM.
Also,you can compare some sellers ,and then choose a better and honest seller.
01-20-2014, 07:59 AM #3
i dont think you will find new one. all screen come from china no. 1 and 2 .... you will never get the factory oem screen unless you find a second hand one. i bring spare parts from china i know what is there. good luck.
01-23-2014, 07:06 AM #4
I got mine from pacifictoy.com and the quality is great on the site it says oem quality. I haven't had any complaints from the screens I've gotten from them. It is located in the US though so I'm not sure if that would cause a problem.