China-made iPhone XS OLED Screens Comparison


Many aftersales solutions for iPhone XS screen replacement were released to the market after iPhone XS debut in last September. Here we got 2 fresh samples of CMR solutions and made a comparison video, including CMR rigid OLED screen and CMR flexible OLED screen.

In this comparison test video, we carefully compare and analysis these 2 types of screen and the test results show that the CMR Rigid OLED screen with generally better performance is proved to be batter solution for screen replacement.

Overall, as regard the price, the Rigid OLED screen is more competitive; and the display is better from all angles, and the hydrophobicity of the cover glass is better. The disadvantage of Rigid OLED screen is that the color saturation is slightly worse, but it is expected to be corrected later; the display surface is smaller than the Flexible OLED solution.

Check the video:

Details of the comparison:

Cosmetic Configuration

There are 4 main differences to distinguish these 2 screens,

  1. Notch Rings

The Notch rings locate slight differently.

  1. Flex Cables

The display flex cables have different patterns.

  1. Bottom IC + Flex Cable

ICs and flex cables are quite different from 2 screens.

  1. Bottom Chin Width

Two screens are varied in bottom chin width.

The display surface of the CMR Rigid OLED screen is smaller than the other solution. This is because the glass substrate used by the Rigid screen is not foldable, which lengthens the bottom chin and sacrifices some display surface.

Screen Measurements

According to the measurements, the overall thickness of CMR Flexible OLED screen is 20% lighter than rigid OLED’s.

The CMR Flexible OLED solution replaces the traditional glass substrate with flexible material. Compared with the OLED screen with glass substrate, the thickness of the CMR Flexible OLED screen can be reduced by more than 40% and the weight is reduced by 70%.

Hydrophobicity Test 

CMR Rigid OLED Screen outperforms CMR Flexible OLED screen in hydrophobicity.

Function Test  

  • Touch Test

Both screens react smoothly in touch function test.

  • Display Test

The Flexible OLED screen has more intense color saturation, while the Rigid OLED screen has more stable images, it provides better illumination uniformity at the same brightness.


The two screen brightness performances are pretty close with CMR Rigid OLED slightly stronger than the CMR Flexible OLED.

Polarizer Film Test

Two screens are both fully visible through polarizers, which indicates great readability at any angle with polarized sunglasses on.


Both iPhone XS CMR screens are qualitative aftersales solutions while with stable performance and lower return rate. But the maturity of the CMR Flexible OLED solution is not so well developed compared to the Rigid OLED solution. Therefore, the Rigid OLED screen features more reliability and stability. And the CMR Rigid OLED screen would be a more competitive solution with price advantage.

Which one sloltion could be your choice? Please comment below.

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