Our test of the iPhone 3Gs showed similar results as the 3G test, as the glass held up but the LCD was damaged after 6 drops even with a protective case. This helps explain why iPhone 3Gs repair is so popular because even with protection the 3Gs was not a fan of concrete. The glass holds up nicely and that is a good thing. In the world of a DIY iPhone 3Gs fix, LCD repair is a high degree of difficulty. Sometimes a cracked screen of a 3Gs is easier and more cost effective to fix.
We can’t say this test proves a protective case is not worth the investment. It is better if it breaks on the sixth fall as opposed to the third. But this shows that even with precautionary measures taken, your iPhone 3Gs is at risk. Our repair technicians have seen countless numbers of broken 3Gs iPhones and some of them used protective cases so the results come as no great surprise.
As you see with the blogs posted directly before and after this one, the 3G and iPhone 4 were also put to the test. The iPhone 3G was dropped 5 times before the LCD was due for a repair. The iPhone 4 screen bumper test resulted in shattered glass. This shows that no matter what model iPhone you bought, it is best that you handle with care.
What do you thing of our iPhone 3G screen test. Does it make you want to buy a protective case?
Our iPhone repair technicians are trained to help both repair broken iPhones and help those looking for DIY repair solutions. Let us know if you have any questions, as it is our goal to provide customers with the best decisions possible. Often times we get calls from customers who have ordered a wrong iPhone parts or made a broken iPhone worse. Don’t let it happen to you and call now!
You’re walking down the sidewalk and you reach in your pocket to pull out your iPhone that is ringing. It slips out of your hand and SMASH! It hits the concrete, hard.
This is an all too common scenario that we see happen every day. Sometimes it’s just the iPhone glass that needs to be repaired, sometimes it’s the glass and LCD, and yet sometimes it’s just the LCD. To some, this question can be answered with no hesitation, yet to others, this sounds like a trick question.
First thing to determine is what type of iPhone Repair you’ll need. iFixYouri specializes in iPhone 3g, iPhone 3Gs, and iPhone 4 Repair.
Determining what iPhone you have
Some characteristics to find before iPhone 3G repair:
- Black or white back housing
- 8 GB or 16 GB
- Letters on the back(bottom half) are gray, flat paint
- iPhone has no video recording
Some characteristics to find before iPhone 3Gs repair:
- Black or white back housing
- 16 GB or 32 GB
- Letters on the back(bottom half) are chrome, mirror like paint
- iPhone records video
- iPhone has compass
Some characteristics to find before iPhone 4 repair:
- Steel/Metal frame and buttons
- Front facing camera
- Back housing is made of glass
Once you’ve decided what model you have, you will need to determine what iPhone screen repair your broken iPhone needs.
Glass only - Cracked front face. May or may not respond to touch. Screen behind the glass still displays the iPhone home screen/features.
Glass and LCD – Cracked front face. Can not see what is displayed on the screen. Screen may be white, gray, or black. The screen may also show cracks or bleeding and distorted picture.
LCD only - Front glass still in tact. Phone seems to respond to touch. Screen display is white, gray, or black. It may also show cracks behind the glass, may be bleeding(looks like cracked gray lines), or show distored pictures.
All 3 of these problems are very common when dropping an iPhone. When this repair is complete, your iPhone will function exactly how it did from the factory. iFixYouri uses only the highest quality parts to ensure proper fit, feel, and function. We are so confident in our parts, that all glass repairs come with a 1 year warranty.
If you have any questions regarding any of our iPhone screen repair services, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call us. Our highly skilled techs are happy to help guide you with anything from purchase and checkout on our website for any of our services, to helping you assemble a part or DIY kit that you purchased from us.