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esaelias187

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So has anyone thought of swapping for a lcd screen?

like this


It’s basically a lcd replacement

I know u lose oled

but u don’t get pwm and get a faster processor etc?
 

jakeuten

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You would not get a faster processor. Why would you? Speaking from experience in phone repair, installing LCD panels on OLED phones (We call the LCD replacements in-cell) you get way worse contrast, way worse brightness, and power consumption from the display to the point where the device feels warm any time the screen is in use.
 

esaelias187

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You would not get a faster processor. Why would you? Speaking from experience in phone repair, installing LCD panels on OLED phones (We call the LCD replacements in-cell) you get way worse contrast, way worse brightness, and power consumption from the display to the point where the device feels warm any time the screen is in use.
I meant as an lcd compared to iphone 11 you would get a faster processor with lcd panel
 

jakeuten

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I meant as an lcd compared to iphone 11 you would get a faster processor with lcd panel
They still have to keep the same resolution to keep rendering the same. The OS wouldn't detect a different resolution display. There would be no performance gain.
 

now i see it

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If an iPhone OLED screen bugs your nervous system that much / I’d just get a refurbished iPhone 8+ and wait it out several more years. These dark days (years) of flickering screens will not last forever
 

dmx

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They still have to keep the same resolution to keep rendering the same. The OS wouldn't detect a different resolution display. There would be no performance gain.
OP is referring to people who have previously stuck with a old LCD iPhone. They get the faster processor by upgrading to the latest iPhone, and they get no PWM by swapping the display to LCD after the fact.
 
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BrettDS

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If you really wanted to do this I’d try to buy an iPhone 12 with a broken screen. You could probably get a really good deal since you were gonna throw out the screen anyway.
 

esaelias187

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Jul 25, 2017
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You would not get a faster processor. Why would you? Speaking from experience in phone repair, installing LCD panels on OLED phones (We call the LCD replacements in-cell) you get way worse contrast, way worse brightness, and power consumption from the display to the point where the device feels warm any time the screen is in use.
hi apart from quality do all lcd start getting warm? why does this happen?
 

jakeuten

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hi apart from quality do all lcd start getting warm? why does this happen?
Yes, because OLED doesn't require the same amount of power (far more efficient) to power the backlight required on an LCD, so the display driver doesn't give the optimal amount of power... the panel just requests as much as it will give.
 
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