Having one type of panel or another can greatly influence the visual experience of our mobile since each technology has a series of advantages and disadvantages. And it is something that many users do not pay enough importance to, but that does not mean that there are important differences between them.
However, in order to understand their differences and which technology is positioned first, it is necessary to first understand what types of screens exist. So let’s take a look at the various screen technologies available today so that you can make an informed decision the next time you switch terminals.
What types are there
We started with AMOLED technology, an acronym for Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode, in which organic materials are used that emit light when electricity is applied. In addition, it is important to emphasize that it is based on OLED technology, although it does not manage to show the pure black tones of OLED panels.
Mobile devices that have this technology on their screens will be able to show us bright, thin, flexible and efficient images. A striking point of this technology is that it illuminates each pixel only when it is activated electronically , that is, AMOLED screens are always off unless the individual pixels are turned on.
Another characteristic factor of these screens is that they have purer blacks , which lead to less energy consumption when black or darker colors are displayed on the screen. In addition, they have great flexibility that allows companies to release devices with curved screens.
The Super AMOLED screens arrived with the intention of replacing the original AMOLED. These new panels have a lower thickness, a more powerful brightness, purer colors, a better viewing angle and lower energy consumption. Therefore, as a result, we find a quite important improvement in these screens, which will offer us sharper, pure and colorful images with reduced battery consumption.
Today, this technology is what we can find regularly in terminals , since they are cheaper to manufacture and reduce costs when producing mobile devices. In this case we are talking about a liquid crystal and in which the pixels can modify a light source that reaches them to show the different colors on the screens. The positive side of these IPC (In-Plane Switching) panels is that they are capable of achieving a very high quality representation of color, contrast and viewing angles. Furthermore, this technology was created as a simple additional enhancement to TFT LCD displays.
OLED screens are very present today in a large part of high-end mobiles. And it is that this technology uses the general backlighting of the pixel panel, which means that their screens have a light-emitting diode for each pixel. So each pixel will be illuminated separately, giving a series of unique characteristics of color, contrast, and brightness. And as we said before when talking about AMOLED screens, blacks are also more visible and the image contrast is much better appreciated.
In addition, within these panels we find the P-OLEDs. This technology owes the letter P to the plastic with which they are manufactured . Thanks to the inclusion of this last material, they are thinner and more moldable. However, the more traditional OLED technology remains intact.
What is the difference between them
Keep in mind that saturation on AMOLED and OLED screens can tire us more. Although, these screens will require a lesser amount of energy and are capable of giving us a much more intense black color since they do not receive any type of backlighting.
Another key difference is that OLED and AMOLED panels have greater degradation than IPS LCD screens. These first two are estimated to have a maximum life time of 14,000 hours , while IPS can easily count on a service life of up to 60,000 hours. In addition, later we will detail other changes that will help you choose a final winner among these three types of panels.
The brightness on these panels does not change much when it comes to maximum brightness . These screens perform well in all situations. As, for example, in a high light or while we are with the mobile and it is giving full sun, because these three panels manage to look good since they have a really good maximum brightness.
Color and temperature
Here is we find the main feature in which these types of technology differ. An aspect for which we can opt more or less for one panel than another. In the case of AMOLED and OLED screens, the image we see will take the whitest colors towards slightly yellowish tones. While IPS LCD screens will bring white to a more realistic hue. The fact that the AMOLED panels are more saturated leads to an increase in the temperature of the colors, but also, more vivid and striking colors.
And consequently, we must talk about the temperature that the image on the screen gives us , since it is the deviation of tone that a color has. Therefore, it must be understood that a cold temperature means that the colors shown are skewed towards bluish tones, compared to a hot temperature, in which the colors have a more orange tone.
In this case, the AMOLED and OLED panels show a more saturated image , which leads us to have a temperature with more orange tones. Returning to the same thing, an IPS LCD screen manages to show us more realistic image results than its two opponents. Although it is true, that in the first two we will have a more vivid image
What is the best screen
Touch the final decision to choose which of the three is the best option when buying a new terminal. And although we are facing three types of very high-quality screen technology, there are very clear differences. It will also depend on the advantages we want to have since each screen technology will offer us one or the other. If what you are looking for is a screen that shows us very vivid colors, your best option will be mobile with an OLED or AMOLED panel. On the other hand, if you want more verisimilitude in color, an IPS LCD screen will be the one that best suits your tastes. So, finally, everything will depend on the tastes of each person and their budget.