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Nexus S - Screen?

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  1. meso100

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    Sorry if it's been answered before but I am just a few hours away from buying a Nexus S and have just got stuck at the checkout.

    The website I am buying from has a Nexus S S-LCD and a Nexus S SAMOLED. The LCD is cheaper. Is this a mistake or are there two screens for this phone? Every YouTube review says it has SAMOLED screen.

    Thanks for any advice!
     

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    There are two different screens. I definitely prefer the samoled over the super clear LCD.
     
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    Great thanks.

    Right so if I'm buying from eBay there is probably no way I can tell off a standard description if it's one or the other. How will it be abbreviated on the package? Will it actually specify LCD Or SAMOLED?
     
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    I believe the AMOLED screen is the GT-I9020 and the SLCD is the GT-I9023. Be careful though; it's difficult to know how much the seller truly knows about their device. It's definitely possible that a GT-I9023 could be marked as a GT-I9020 if all they did was search "Nexus S" and chosen the first option.
     
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    How can I tell which screen I have?
     
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    The model number for the AT&T with Super AMOLED is
    i9020A

    I have this exact model in black.
     
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    Just look at the model number, either on your box or in Menu>Settings>About Phone under Baseband Version (it'll start with either I9020 or I9023; that's the model number).

    The I9020 is Super AMOLED, and the I9023 is SLCD.
     
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    Thanks guys managed to get a new i9020 in UK. They seem to be pretty rare compared to the i9023. It was difficult sourcing one for a good price but got there in the end. I noticed the super amoled holds on to a higher price which is unfortunate but having looked at the comparisons I can see why! Bye bye iPhone 4 ;)
     
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    Hey, are you happy with it? Went similar way like you, first owned a i9023 then the i9020. But I am very dissapointed about the SAMOLED screen. What about you? community: Is it possible to replace a i9023 SLCD panel with a i9020 cell and backwards?
     
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