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Original vs. OEM Samsung Screens: What's the Difference in Quality?

We are often asked by technicians buying spare parts from us whether there is that much difference between Samsung's original AMOLED screens and aftermarket alternatives, including, for example, OEM OLED displays. Is it worth investing in branded parts or is a cheaper option sufficient?

The dilemma about the type of screen arises, especially if the original one breaks and you need to replace it with a new part. If you hunt around for a replacement display, you'll quickly find that the original Samsung AMOLED versions are quite expensive. On the other hand, OEM OLED displays can be had for considerably more affordable prices. So, in collaboration with our engineers, we decided to bring you the answer to the question of whether or not the higher investment is worth it. 

Difference in display quality in sunlight 

In terms of sunlight readability, the Samsung OEM display is almost as good as the original. To the naked eye, you will not notice a drop in brightness, color, or resolution. 

Samsung OEM display and compatibility 

Many users are concerned that they will lose some of the original functionality of the device when they replace the original screen with an OEM one. There is nothing to worry about, as the OEM quality Samsung OLED displays retain all the features, including fingerprint reading. 

Screen bezel size 

Perhaps the most obvious difference between the original Samsung display and the aftermarket OLED alternative is the size of the bezels. To some extent, the bezel on some OEM screens is visibly larger, so the look of the phone changes. However, the functionality remains intact. However, it should be noted that it all depends on the quality of the replacement part. Cheaper versions have fairly wide bezels, but if you invest in a more expensive alternative, the difference won't be as noticeable. 

Lifetime of Samsung replacement screens 

When buying aftermarket displays, it's important to note that they are made by companies that don't have access to technology as advanced as Samsung’s. Therefore, their quality is significantly lower, which is also reflected in their durability. Of course, it all depends on the OEM manufacturer of the part. However, in the case of aftermarket displays, we've long seen more complaints than with originals, which are usually trouble-free and you can count on them to last a long time. 

Ultimately, it is up to you which way you go. In our e-shop you will find a wide range of original and OEM Samsung displays. Just choose! 

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