Samsung Original Vs. Aftermarket

Cracked display again? This problem has probably affected every smartphone owner, some of them several times.

You have two options: either bring your mobile phone to a service or repair it yourself. In both cases, however, it is necessary to decide whether an original or non-original (aftermarket) spare part will be chosen for repair. But how do these two alternatives differ? Spare screens for Samsung phones, for example, can serve as a great example.

Samsung and spare parts

Fortunately, Samsung approaches spare parts differently than Apple. Spare parts for its equipment are manufactured by the same manufacturers and the parts themselves are also sold under the "Samsung" brand. So, if the customer decides that he wants to use the original display for his device, it is really easy to get such a part. The advantage of original spare parts is especially the guarantee of quality, which is symbolized by the logo on each component. All components thus meet the necessary standards, are fully compatible with the device and the customer always knows what he is buying.

Original vs. Aftermarket

Even so, many prefer spare parts from third parties, the so-called aftermarket components. However, the lower price is very often redeemed by some shortcomings. This is most common for displays:

  • Overall poorer image quality
  • Worse color rendering
  • Weaker viewing angles
  • Possible incompatibility with the device
  • Higher energy requirements = lower battery life

Figure - comparison of Aftermarket quality and original Samsung display (original left, Aftermarket right)

Obviously, there can be a lot of different problems with non-genuine Samsung mobile parts. Therefore, we definitely recommend choosing an original spare part when replacing the display on a Samsung device and not risking buying cheaper, but in 99% of cases also a lower-quality OEM spare part.


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