Should you buy the aftermarket iPhone X screen right now?


Genuine Refurbished VS Non-Genuine Aftermarket

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As you are aware, the non-genuine aftermarket iPhone X screens have started circulating in the market, and many vendors are currently offering them. And to be honest, it’s very tempting to buy a part which cost half the price of what the genuine part normally would. Therefore, we would like to give you the comparison between genuine refurbished parts compared to non-genuine aftermarket parts.


Genuine Refurbished

The refurbished iPhone X replacement screen is an OLED based screen, so it’s similar to Samsung and does not employ a backlight.

Non-Genuine Aftermarket

While the aftermarket iPhone X replacement screen is an LCD which employs a backlight (similar to old iPhone models).



Both of the iPhone X genuine and non-genuine look identical from the front. But on the back the aftermarket screen does not have connector contacts which may have impact on the signal.




The aftermarket iPhone X is thicker than the refurbished original one.





In the iPhone X aftermarket screens, the auto-brightness function is disabled due to the ambient light sensor (a little module embedded at the top of the display).





The color in the iPhone X aftermarket screen is distorted; with uneven back light particularly visible around the edges.




Screen Overheating

There have been some reports about the screen overheating in genuine iPhone X in general, but it occurs more frequently in the aftermarket screen.


Battery Drain

One of the main features on the iPhone X is it's amazing battery life.  OLED uses much less power.  In the aftermarket parts with LCD screens you will notice a huge increase on battery life and possible damage to your phone.