my s5 has got the black screen of death ie no display just a black screen

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Found 11th Oct 2016
my s5 has got the black screen of death ie no display just a black screen but it "works" just cant use it to get it fixed is £100 . A friend has the Xiaomi Redmi Note (£150 ish ebay) is it worth getting that ?or can someone please suggest an alternative i need an excellent camera - selfie queen ! thank you

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We talking the new Note4? All the Notes have been pretty good, but the original 3G & 4G, and the new 4 are the best as they support microSD (2&3 didnt).

Make sure it has the "International" ROM, or you wont get Google Play Store by default, and might end up with a phone set to Chinese.

I have had the original 3G for several years, and love it; 90% of a Samsung Note, for 20% of the money.; and the best thing is, no exploding batteries.

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hi thanks for getting back

im not sure which note ..my friend has the one thats equivalent to samsung edge..thats what i want ...
but no idea what i should be looking for an d where to get it from ..maybe you could assist seeing as you have bought one ... did u not worry about warranty? / repairs ?

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what about the Huawei Phones?

get oppo phone, good quality phone.

majicmaj

hi thanks for getting back im not sure which note ..my friend has the … hi thanks for getting back im not sure which note ..my friend has the one thats equivalent to samsung edge..thats what i want ... but no idea what i should be looking for an d where to get it from ..maybe you could assist seeing as you have bought one ... did u not worry about warranty? / repairs ?



I bought mine from their AliExpress store, repairs/warranty are an issue as the turnaround can be quite long. I havent had to send my Xiaomi back, but another Chinese brand phone took 5 months to be replaced.

The specs for the Note 4 can be found on GSMArena, although sometimes they are slightly off. If it has 4G, a X10 core cpu and microsd card support, it is the Note4., which was only released a few months ago.
The only thing it doesnt have is a removable battery.

Original Poster

thank you for getting back to me ... lots to think...

Original Poster

can't i just buy a screen of ebay for eg and get my phone repaired or is it more complex

It might be the screen - or it might be the video chip on the phone motherboard, without the right computer tools you wont know until you try.
Taking a phone apart isnt easy, and getting it back together without breaking something else is even harder.

Try a search for a video on youtube, there are people how take them apart just for fun - that will give you an idea of how to proceed.

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