Difference Between iPhone Screens
Difference Between iPhone Screens

Difference Between iPhone Screens

Soft OLED (or Flexible OLED)
Soft OLED screens are built around a flexible substrate, like the iPhone X’s original screen. Because the manufacturing process doesn’t substitute this key component, the soft OLED is a step ahead of the hard OLED in mimicking original screen performance. Its display size matches the dimensions of the OEM screen, and the flexible substrate gives the soft OLED a leg up in hardiness, allowing it to absorb more impacts without malfunctioning or breaking.

Soft OLED’s key features:
Color Contrast: Excellent color contrast
Color Accuracy: Excellent color accuracy
Brightness: Good brightness
Display Size: Equivalent to OEM
Power Consumption: Equivalent to OEM
Durability: Equivalent to OEM, higher than Hard OLED
Price: Higher than Hard OLED


Hard OLED (or Rigid OLED)

Hard OLED screens are built using a hard glass substrate instead of the flexible substrate found on the iPhone X’s original screen. Two benefits of the switch from soft to hard are cheaper production cost and higher screen brightness. These come at the expense of display size and durability. The hard glass substrate can’t flex to accommodate the original curve of the display, so the screen has an enlarged bezel that fractionally, but noticeably, reduces the size of the 5.8” display.

The hard glass substrate is also more prone to damage than the soft OLED, and may crack more easily if dropped. It’s also worth adding that, while enhanced screen brightness sound like an added to bonus, it may be harsher to look at.

Hard OLED’s key features:
Color Contrast: Excellent
Color Accuracy: Good
Brightness: Excellent
Display Size: Reduced from OEM (results in an increased bezel size)
Power Consumption: Equivalent to OEM
Durability: Lower than OEM and Soft OLED
Price: Lower than Soft OLED


FOG COF & COG (LCD Screens)

FOG screens
The abbreviation FOG stands for ‘Flex on Glass’.
FOG screens are LCDs that are 100% original, even though they are not installed by the original manufacturer. The separate components are supplied to an after-market manufacturer and glued to together there. The LCDs used for FOG screens are new. COF assemblies are different than the standard Aftermarket COG (Chip on Glass) assemblies because they have an IC Chip that is bonded to the flex versus being adhered to the glass. This feature provides many benefits such as higher reliability, less damage, better heat distribution, reduced weight, and more.

COG: Chip On Glass”, it is the most traditional screen packaging technology and the most cost-effective solution, which is widely used. Before the full screen has not formed a trend, most mobile phones adopt the COG screen packaging technology. Because the chip is placed directly on the glass, the utilization rate of the mobile phone space is low, and the screen ratio not high. Most simply Mobile phones are still using COG technology.

Related Products News
Submit comment