Question App that provides info on screen type.

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Is there an app which will tell me if my screen is LCD or OLED?

I had to get a replacement screen and I am not sure if I really got an OLED or not.
 

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Is there an app which will tell me if my screen is LCD or OLED?

I had to get a replacement screen and I am not sure if I really got an OLED or not.
Kind of hard to mix the two screen technologies up in a phone.

A regular LCD display would need a back-light to work, and that takes a totally different connection type, power requirements, software support and driver and actual physical space that a phone made for an OLED screen simply wouldn't have.

The replacement screen may not be of the same quality... that could certainly be an issue. But LCD versus OLED is like a strawberry versus a banana.
 

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I have that. What exact tab and item would indicate the screen display technology? I can't find something which seems to indicate it, but I might be missing it.
LCM will indicate will show panel type.
But an easier way would be to follow instructions in my second screenshot.
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Your Pixel 8 Pro has an OLED display:


When you're shopping around for a replacement display, there are dozens of specifics you have to take into consideration. LCD or OLED is just one aspect, smartphone displays are very model specific. So you need to buy a display that is specific to your phone model. There is no such thing as generic smartphone display that will work in any phone.

How comfortable are you about tearing down your phone? Smartphones are by design not readily repairable by most consumers. The iFixit site has a nice, step-by-step guide on replacing the display in your model:
You not only need to buy a specific replacement, you need the proper tools too.
 
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Do you see "LCM" and/or "Touchscreen" listed? What is the result?
I see "touchscreen". Not "LCM". What does this value mean?

The repair shop used the replacement screen I bought, and replaced my screen.

Despite what the listing said, I'm not sure if the screen is of the same quality. And thus I also wanted to verify whether it was the same technology. I guess from this thread, it can't really be a LCD, because that would require more space. It would just help if a HW info app could tell me for sure of it was OLED.
 

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No need to worry about unnecessary details. Smartphone displays are very model specific, The replacement display you purchased had to match up exactly with a Pixel Pro 8. There's just that OLED display, there are no other higher nor lower resolution LCD variants. There are no mix-and-match alternative displays.
Also, this page posted by Google, the manufacturer of your Pixel, states you have a LTPO OLED display:

Where did you purchase your replacement display?
 

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No need to worry about unnecessary details. Smartphone displays are very model specific, The replacement display you purchased had to match up exactly with a Pixel Pro 8. There's just that OLED display, there are no other higher nor lower resolution LCD variants. There are no mix-and-match alternative displays.
Also, this page posted by Google, the manufacturer of your Pixel, states you have a LTPO OLED display:

Where did you purchase your replacement display?
The pixel was mine the Sony Xperia is op's.
 

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I don't think that's enough to help us determine what kind of screen it is. What about the information rvbfan posted above?
So the screen shot of the settings I posted above from Device InfoHW didn't help?

I also tried playing this video:


My phone looks black to me when it plays.

For what it's worth, my IPS LCD computer monitor looks less black.

EDIT:

This listing says it's a IPS LCD:


This says it's a LED:

 
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No need to worry about unnecessary details. Smartphone displays are very model specific, The replacement display you purchased had to match up exactly with a Pixel Pro 8. There's just that OLED display, there are no other higher nor lower resolution LCD variants. There are no mix-and-match alternative displays.
Also, this page posted by Google, the manufacturer of your Pixel, states you have a LTPO OLED display:

Where did you purchase your replacement display?

The pixel was mine the Sony Xperia is op's.
Yes I had the Sony Xperia.

I purchased it from here:


I emailed them a few times to make sure it was a OEM part. They kept saying yes. They said they put LCD in the title, to make it more easily searchable.
 

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Yes I had the Sony Xperia.

I purchased it from here:


I emailed them a few times to make sure it was a OEM part. They kept saying yes. They said they put LCD in the title, to make it more easily searchable.
Did you try what I posted in my second screenshot?
 

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