Originally Posted by lotus49
The short answer to your questions is no and no.
To the untrained eye (i.e. mine and probably yours) one piece of glass looks pretty much like any other so, unless you are an expert, it is going to be very difficult to tell the difference between a well-made replacement that is not OEM compared to one that is.
If it were me, I'd ask them to show you a couple of phones where they have replaced the screen and if they looked as good as new and worked properly, I'd take a chance with them. Short of sending it back to Samsung, you will never know if any repairer will use OEM glass.
Good points. I will be there tomorrow morning BEFORE they start and I will ask them to show me some of their work.
Aside from Samsung, I was thinking I could order the glass myself and provide it to them. I dunno. I just don't want to have something that just looks good. I like the strength and safety the OEM Gorilla Glass provides.
Oh well. I'll report back what I find.