Broken screen or just a front glass. What is the difference ?

Why does it cost almost the same to change the whole screen or just the front glass only ?
Above on the picture you can see the Nexus 5 with just the front glass broken. This phone even if has the glass broken, the screen is still fully functional. Whenever you have the LCD screen broken you might see colour lines from the top to the bottom, colour distortions or you cannot see anything. Some phone screens have the touch functionality also built into the LCD  so no responsiveness may stand for the broken LCD screen too. Another group of phones have the touch digitiser together with the front glass so once you get the crack you cannot use your phone at all.

iPhone 6, 5S, 5, 4S, 4 – LCD and the touch (digitiser) as one part, front glass attached to the LCD with a glue
Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Note series – digitiser and the LCD screen as one part, front glass attached with a glue
XPERIA Z3, Z2, Z1, Z – LCD screen separate, digitiser and front glass as one part BUT is so well assembled with the LCD that is marginally possible to separate them

LG G3, G2 – LCD separate, digitiser and front glass as one part, well assembled together!

The front glass in the top mobile phones is currently made of the Corning Gorilla Glass advertised as the strongest glass material available. You already know it is not that strong.

RaPhone is one of only few places in UK to fix any phone with broken LCD screen or the front glass at a very competitive cost giving you options of walk-in repair, delivery or on-site repair, same day. If you have any questions give us a call or drop us an e-mail!

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