Everything You Need To Know About LCD Screens For The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Samsung has been a longtime manufacturer of electronic products. Their S4 mini is a commonly seen product in the Galaxy line. If you need to replace the LCD display on your S4 mini, here's some information that might help you get the right part and do it yourself.What is included in the kit?
An LCD display screen for the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is essentially two components. There is the LCD display itself, but there is also a digitizer that turns the LCD into a touchscreen. Some kits will also come with a frame. Frames come in white, black, and blue. If you choose a kit with a frame, you will want to make sure you choose the one that matches your Galaxy S4 mini. Some kits will also come with the tools necessary to replace the screen, some will not. Tool kits for Samsung screen replacements can also be purchased separately. The most common tools necessary to replace an S4 mini display are:
- Lifter tool to separate screen from frame
- Flathead Micro-driver (miniature screwdriver)
- Phillips Micro-driver (miniature screwdriver)
- Suction cup
LCD stands for liquid crystal display. LCDs are known for being able to project an image in crystal sharp clarity while requiring little power. In truth, however, the screen on most Samsung phones is not actually an LCD but an AMOLED display. An LED display (light emitting diode) is a form of LCD display, but LCDs use fluorescent backlighting while LEDs can be lit from the edges of the screen. An AMOLED screen is an Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode. When touchscreen technology was first invented, the touchscreen was a separate component laid over the top of an LCD screen. AMOLED screens combine touchscreen technology with LCD technology in one single unit. They also require less power to operate than LCD screens, making them a good choice for mobile devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4.Are all Samsung Galaxy S4 mini screens the same?
Most Galaxy S4's made my Samsung are all the same size and use the same screen. However, not all of the components that the Samsung device uses to power the screen are the same. Therefore, while the parts are interchangeable from a size perspective, they are not so in other ways. However, there are several models that may all use the same part because the only difference between certain models is the storage capacity of the phone, which does not affect the display in any way.
Before ordering a replacement part, you will want to check the specific model of your Samsung device to ensure you are ordering the correct one. Some carriers will place a sticker behind the battery that will have the model number, and some devices will have the model number printed on the back cover.
If you cannot find the model number in either of those places, then navigate to Settings and click on About. The model number should be there.Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by Samsung.