Are iPhone screen replacements retina?

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  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 6502a

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    Dropped my 5s and got screen replaced but am worried it isn't the quality that it is supposed to be. Maybe I am just being paranoid but a reputable place fixed it. Does anyone know this?
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Depends on where you go and where they purchased those replacement screens. Not every place is the same.
     
  3. cebseb macrumors regular

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    Well, easy enough to tell. Can you actually resolve pixels when looking at it with your bare eyes? If not (or difficult to do so), then you're in the clear.
     
  4. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does this look retina?
     

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  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Um, thats not how that works.

    That'll be like cracking your screen and then taking a screen capture, it won't show the cracks.
     
  6. mactumors macrumors 6502

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    Ha. Haha. Hahahaha. This post made my day.
     
  7. saving107 macrumors 603

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    :p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p
     
  8. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    LOL. Seriously? You do know that the iPhone doesn't even have a 720p resolution, and you are asking people to look at a screenshot to see if it is 'retina'? That ain't gonna work dude.
     
  9. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    If it looks good enough, then just be happy with it. No reason to fret if you already paid.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Thank you!
     
  12. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

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    No, my screen protector is scuffed.
     
  13. ineel macrumors regular

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    Yes, the screen replacement you can buy off of amazon and eBay are all retina. They're quality, i think, is subpar. Most of them have backlight bleeding issues, bad color rendering, low saturation, and the glass isn't gorilla glass so it can't take relatively big/more impacts like apple's screen.

    This would be a good choice if you don't care too much about your screen or you are giving it away to someone. Its also a lot cheaper than going through apple.
     

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