‘Ok, so how much does it cost to replace an iPhone screen’ is probably one of the most asked questions we get. This article aims to provide you with helpful information about iPhone screen repair costs, causes of screen damage and a little about different touch display technology use.
From this article, you will learn
- Competitive iPhone screen costing for a range of iPhone models.
- The factors that influence display replacement pricing.
- Common causes of screen damage.
- The common types of screen technology available today.
iPhone screen replacement costs – the quick answer.
In a nutshell, and at the time of writing, our competitive 2024 screen replacement pricing ranges from £65.00 to £475.00 based on the iPhone model and type/quality of display used.
* Please Check Our Shop For The Most Current Replacement Pricing for individual models *
Ok, that’s the quick answer to the question but let’s look into screen damage and specific pricing in a little more detail.
What are the symptoms of a broken phone screen?
When we encounter a broken iPhone screen the symptoms usually fall within one of 4 basic types:
- Black spots, discoloured areas or blurred sections on the screen.
- A completely black display
- Lines or strange patterns
- Touch sensitivity issues
Whether your iPhone has cracked glass or a broken LCD screen, you can find a quick, reliable service for repairs at Mobile Screen Fix.
Our qualified technicians will get your iPhone repaired and up and running again in record time at the best possible prices.
Current screen pricing at Mobile Screen Fix
How much does a new iPhone screen or a quality replacement cost? Here are our prices (with warranty of course) at Mobile Screen Fix.
* Native technology used by Apple
iPhone X screen replacement
- iPhone XR LCD* £65
- iPhone X LCD £75 | Soft OLED* £95
- iPhone XS LCD £75 | Soft OLED* £95
- iPhone XS Max LCD £80 | Soft OLED* £120
iPhone 11 screen replacement
- iPhone 11 LCD* £70
- iPhone 11 Pro LCD £75 | Soft OLED* £95
- iPhone 11 Pro Max LCD £85 | Soft OLED* £120
iPhone 12 range screen replacement
- iPhone 12 LCD £80| Soft OLED* £110
- iPhone 12 Pro LCD £80 | Soft OLED* £110
- iPhone 12 Mini £110 LCD | Soft OLED* Contact Us
iPhone 13 range screen replacement
Starting with the iPhone 13, Apple began incorporating an even faster refresh rate of 120hz which has resulted in limitations in various models. Where Soft OLED isn’t currently available, a genuine price is provided as per the Apple Self-Service Centre
- iPhone 13 LCD £100| Soft OLED* £120
- iPhone 13 Pro LCD £100 | Genuine* £375
- iPhone 13 Mini LCD £110 | Genuine* £320
- iPhone 13 Pro Max LCD £140 | Genuine* £450
iPhone 14 range screen replacement
- iPhone 14 LCD £140 | Soft OLED* £160
- iPhone 14 Plus LCD £140| Genuine* £450
- iPhone 14 Pro LCD £100 | Genuine* £450
- iPhone 14 Pro Max LCD £140 | Genuine* £475
Further information about screens
If you’re new to iPhone screen technology and have questions then the following may be helpful.
What causes iPhone screen damage?
Of all the repairs we provide at Mobile Screen Fix the most popular is for a cracked or broken screen. Of course, if it happens, then this is a problem that makes the phone significantly harder, if not impossible, to use.
Since the release of the iPhone back in 2007, Apple single-handedly reinvented the mobile phone. There is no getting away from the fact that iPhones are expensive and are now with us daily. Therefore, it’s relatively common to see people with broken iPhone screens. While we all try to keep these precious devices safe, accidents can still happen.
Some of the most common causes of iPhone screen damage include (but are not limited to) dropping the phone, temper tantrums, sitting on the phone, forgetting it in the car, pet-related damage and water exposure.
What iPhone display should I choose?
The short answer is it depends on your priorities. Do you want to spend as little as possible on an iPhone screen repair or is money no object? How often do you use your phone during the day? Are you office-based or away for days? Maybe you just want it to get you to the end of your contract.
Mobile Screen Fix believes whatever you choose you shouldn’t be paying twice for the same repair.
It is for this reason we don’t offer a hard OLED option; from our testing, they have proved far too fragile and will only see our customers coming back. After all, if they were that viable why would Apple not use them and halve their production costs?
It’s for a similar reason we don’t recommend refurbished displays either. Despite them having the original display panel, the new glass is aftermarket or a Chinese copy and not Apple’s Gorilla Glass. The panel has also undergone significant stress during the refurbishment process potentially weakening it.
Common repair misconceptions
Before getting into the nuts and bolts of this article, now would be a nice time to address some common misconceptions about iPhone Screen Repairs.
“Once repaired your iPhone will never be like it was before”
This simply isn’t true! The functionality and usability of the phone will depend on the parts used at the time and the experience of the company used. For example, if using a genuine Apple display, you can expect your iPhone to be as good as new afterwards.
“After a repair, your iPhone won’t be as water resistant”
There is a certain truth in this, although it’s not as black and white as you might think. Here at Mobile Screen Fix we always aim to replace the waterproof seal used by Apple to seal the screen back to the chassis to keep it as water-resistant as possible. However, iPhones are not as water resistant/proof as Apple initially made out. Apple’s own warranty doesn’t cover water damage! Therefore, suggesting they are not that confident in its water-resistant rating. Due to this, you won’t find a repairer on the planet that does. This doesn’t mean it’s not important though. Every repaired iPhone should have a new seal installed, as it will help to prevent a light sprinkle of water such as rain from getting in and causing problems.
Understanding the differences between the given technologies
Let’s talk about the differences in technologies available for iPhone screen repairs.
The term “iPhone LCD” typically refers to the display technology used in iPhones. iPhones predominantly use Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) technology in their earlier models. However, it’s important to note that Apple has been transitioning to more advanced display technologies, such as Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) in some of their newer models.
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
LCDs consist of a layer of liquid crystals sandwiched between two layers of glass. The liquid crystals can be manipulated to control the passage of light, forming images on the screen. A backlight is required to illuminate the display. This backlight is typically provided by LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) positioned behind the LCD panel. The light passes through the liquid crystals, creating a visual display. Due to the backlight construction LCDs can consume more power than some other display technologies, particularly because the backlight is constantly on when the screen is active. Colour Representation: LCDs are capable of producing vibrant colours and sharp images. The colour reproduction is generally good, although it may not match the deep blacks and contrast ratios achieved by OLED displays.
OLED (Hard & Soft)
iPhones that natively feature soft OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screens include models like the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Unlike LCDs that require a backlight, each pixel in an OLED display emits its own light. This allows for more precise control over individual pixels, resulting in true blacks, higher contrast ratios and more vibrant and saturated colours, contributing to a more immersive visual experience. Due to this, they are far more power-efficient as they only consume energy for the illuminated pixels. OLEDs also have fast response times, resulting in smoother motion and reduced motion blur.
Soft OLED, are flexible, which allows manufacturers to create curved or edge-to-edge displays. This flexibility has contributed to the design choices in recent iPhones and provided one of the strongest screens to date.
Hard OLED, at half the price to produce Hard OLED screens are built using a hard glass substrate instead of the flexible substrate found on a soft OLED. 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 display. Ultimately due to the nature of the hard substrate used, it does not flex resulting in a weaker iPhone screen.
A refurbished iPhone screen refers to a screen that has been used previously on an iPhone but has undergone a process of repair, restoration, and testing to ensure it meets certain standards before being resold or installed. The most common type of refurbished iPhone screen would be one where the original screen was damaged and has likely had new aftermarket glass installed.
A genuine iPhone screen is actually what the name suggests, a screen that is produced by Apple or a manufacturer authorised by Apple to meet the specifications and standards set by the company.
Wrapping it up
We hope the costings and additional information above have been useful. Of course, if you’re unsure about your repair then our friendly tech team will be very happy to answer your questions or guide you to the correct type of repair for your device.
Contact us now if you need any further advice about our home visit repair services or parts.