Top 3 smartphone displays. Which display is best ?

 A display’s quality is generally measured by the sharpness and colors it produces.  

LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display.   and it is one of the most commonly used displays by OEMs on their devices. LCD is further categorized into two types on the basis of the technology used to make them. The two types are IPS LCD and TFT LCDs. LCD
displays are relatively less battery friendly when compared to the AMOLED


TFT stands for the thin-film transistor. TFT uses an advanced matrix
. If you use TFT devices are worst in sunlight. Viewing angle and color production isn’t good on TFT LCD. 


Generally, IPS LCD displays part of an advanced LCD display. If you look closely you will find color on the IPS display is more natural and genuine. If you work as a graphic designer IPS is the best choice because it reflects the original color. IPS panel consumes more power.

LCD Pros

  • LCD are less susceptible to screen burn-ins which is more rampant on AMOLED smartphone.
  • Higher brightness levels than AMOLED means you will most likely never struggle to use your phone outdoors even.
  • Cheaper to repair/replace compared to AMOLED Display.
  • Much cleaner whites compared to SUPER AMOLED
  • LCDs have a more realistic color reproduction compared to AMOLED means colors on an LCD is more natural.

LCD Cons

  • LCD drains the battery much faster than AMOLED displays. The LCD backlight is always on behind all pixels and AMOLED displays only light up pixels at the needed time.
  • Backlight bleed occurs at the sides of LCD panels. This causes non-uniformity of colors making the edges brighter than the central sections of the display
  • LCD cannot be as thin as AMOLED owing to the fact that LCD panels must have a backlight behind them, which AMOLEDs do not have  

AMOLED By the name it sounds, I think you already guessed the technology here as AMOLED is actually a variant of the OLED technology used in Televisions.LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and the O here adds up as Organic LED. And, AM is an abbreviation for Active Matrix and it actually helps to light up a particular pixel when needed. now, do you know how does it work?  

If we consider colors specifically high contrasting colors like Red, Blue, and Green, an AMOLED screen will serve you much better. This is because, in an AMOLED display, each pixel emits its own light. AMOLED put up more vibrant colors and hit high bars in saturation.  

In AMOLED, some pixels can be completely switched off while others are on, thus, producing deep blacks.  Pixels on an AMOLED screen can be completely shut off, so naturally, it saves more BATTERY when you are operating on a black background as the pixels for that part of the display will be switched off. That’s why features like Always-On display or Active display make a lot more sense on an AMOLED.


  • It consumes much less power compared to LCD, which means more battery time for you to do other stuff.
  • Lower sunlight reflection means relatively comfortable to use outdoors without having to max out your brightness.
  • Impressive viewing angles, sharp and vivid colors will enjoy that YouTube video with you.
  • A higher contrast ratio compared to LCD, the contrast ratio is basically the difference between the brightest and darkest a display can show. This makes a big difference in the overall picture quality.
  • Deeper blacks as a result of the display being able to turn off individual pixels completely.
  • AMOLED Screens have the most vivid colors and AMOLED has over-saturated Colors. This makes them pop out more.


  • Expensive to repair compared to LCDs, you will have to dig deeper into your pockets if you break your AMOLED screen.
  • Screen burn-in: this is an inherent fault that occurs when you use your AMOLED screen at max brightness for long. This will leave imprints of static images.
  • Organic materials in AMOLED panels make them vulnerable to water damage as opposed to the LCD’s inorganic crystalline.


Apple” is the owner of the retina screen. It allows the screen to show more detail and improves the viewing experience.RETINA first launched on Apple 4 which has 3 and a half inch and 303 PPI (pixel per inch). Higher PPI means higher quality.

These types of Displays we found on the market except these two OLED and SUPER AMOLED. AMOLED is an advanced version of OLED and SUPER AMOLED is an advanced version of AMOLED represented by SAMSUNG.

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