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AMOLED vs LCD Display explained

Blaze Display Technology Co., Ltd. | Updated: Nov 27, 2018

One of the many choices we must make while buying a new mobile device is display type supported by it. Most manufacturers favor AMOLED display. So, what is this new display technology and its advantages and disadvantages? This post explains what AMOLED & LCD Displays are, their features, how they are different.


Advantages and disadvantages of AMOLED Display


While there are many advantages of using AMOLED displays there also some inherent disadvantages. Here’s a breakdown of it!




      AMOLED displays have a faster response time in comparison to LEDs and LCDs. No backlight is required. This makes the body slim compared to LCD screens.

      AMOLED Displays enable a greater artificial contrast ratio in purely dark conditions and have a better viewing angle compared to LCDs.




      The cost involved in producing an AMOLED Display is high. Also, the tech needed to develop AMOLED panels is very expensive.

      An AMOLED display has a very poor outdoor visibility. For example, it is difficult to view anything on an AMOLED panel in direct sunlight as there is no backlighting and reduced maximum brightness.

      A large variation in the lifespan of each color-specific organic material is seen. Red and green OLED films have longer lifespans compared to blue OLED films. This variation, over a period, results in color shifts as some pixels fade faster than the other pixels.


Advantages and Disadvantages of LCD Displays


LCD technology continues to evolve and change.




      The biggest advantage of the LCD display is it is easy to dispose of.

      It has low flicker rates

      Can be used in battery-powered electronics

      It is not affected by the magnetic fields (a major disadvantage seen in CRT displays)




      When viewing from different angles, the color and contrast appears inconsistent

      Due to brightness from backlighting, imagery may appear flat

      loss of contrast in high-temperature environments

      consumes a lot of electricity which produce a lot of heat

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