Originally Posted by kbal
Could be a good combo...
I bought both cameras thinking they look different from original, so might be new model. I guess these Alibaba sellers counted on it, trying to sell more, because what I received from both sellers was exactly the same camera module as original. I will leave bad feedback to both sellers for misleading images.
Finally worked up the courage today to open my phone and swap the camera module. Worked pretty well, almost no scratches at the seams and my cover hides all sides anyway, so no harm done at all. Followed Youtube video for disassembly/reassembly to make sure nothing was broken/lost/etc.
In the end, its the same sensor with slightly newer date reported in sensor file, but red tint seems a lot less than before, I hope it stays this way. I'll have to take some shots in low light over next few days to see if there is noticeable improvement. It still goes red when sensor is covered.