No wonder mobile phone makers are investing a fortune in screen technologies. But what makes one screen better than the other? Here are 10 mainstream technologies behind smartphone displays.
Therefore, it is unable to match the darkness levels of other some screens like Super AMOLED and the colours seem washed out in sunlight
This type of display technology is found in iPhone 4S/5C/5S, iPad Air, second-generation iPad Mini, fifth generation iPod touch and 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Samsung claims that Super AMOLED Screens reduce the amount of sunlight reflected by five times. The company develops Super AMOLED, Super AMOLED Plus, and HD Super AMOLED, differing upon the number of sub-pixels.
Essentially, this display technology fares better than AMOLEDs in terms of colour definition but loses out by a whisker when it comes to vividness of images.
E-Ink panels do not display colours and are best known for not hurting the eyes even if you stare at them for long hours. This makes them perfect for reading e-books. They consume very less power and devices with E-Ink panels can operate for days on a single charge.