Why Is Super AMOLED Better Than Super LCD?

Why Is Super AMOLED Better Than Super LCD?
Why Is Super AMOLED Better Than Super LCD?

Different kinds of electronics use Super AMOLED (S-AMOLED) and Super LCD (IPS-LCD) displays. Super LCD is an enhanced form of LCD, while the former is a better alternative to OLED.
Many types of devices use AMOLED and/or LCD technology, including smartphones, tablets, computers, cameras, and smartwatches.
The best choice is probably Super AMOLED over Super LCD, assuming you have the option, but it's not quite as simple as that in every situation. For more information about the differences between these display technologies and how to choose the right one for you, keep reading.


S-AMOLED stands for super active-matrix organic light-emitting diode, which is a shortened version of Super AMOLED. Organic materials are used to produce light for each pixel in this display type.
Super AMOLED displays feature a layer that detects touch that is embedded directly into the screen as opposed to being a separate layer. That's why S-AMOLED is different from AMOLED.

What Is IPS LCD?

IPS stands for in-plane switching liquid crystal display, which is the same as Super LCD. It refers to LCD screens that use in-plane switching (IPS) panels. LED screens use a backlight to generate light for all the pixels, and the brightness of each pixel can be adjusted by turning off its shutter.
The Super LCD was created as a solution to the problems that come with TFT LCD (thin-film transistor) displays, as it can support a wider viewing angle and better colors.

Super AMOLED vs Super LCD: A Comparison

There is no clear winner when it comes to choosing between Super AMOLED and IPS LCD displays. They are similar in some ways but different in others, and the decision often comes down to which performs better in real-world scenarios.
The differences between them do influence how certain aspects of the display operate, which makes it easy to compare the hardware.
For example, if you prefer darker blacks and brighter colors, you might want to choose S-AMOLED since those areas are what make AMOLED screens stand out. You might want to consider Super LCD instead if you need sharper images and plan to use the device outdoors.

Image and Color

S-AMOLED displays can display true black much better because they can turn off the light for each pixel that needs to be black. Super LCD screens don't conform to this rule because even if some pixels are black, the backlight remains on, and this can alter the brightness of those pixels.
AMOLED displays can produce true blacks, which means the other colors are more vibrant. In AMOLED displays, when the pixels can be turned off completely to create black, the contrast ratio is through the roof since those are the brightest whites the screen can produce against the darkest blacks.
LCD screens have backlights, however, which sometimes create the illusion that the pixels are closer together, thus resulting in a more natural and sharper overall appearance. When compared to LCD screens, AMOLED screens can look overly saturated or unrealistic, and the whites may appear slightly yellow.
Super LCD screens are often said to be easier to use outdoors in bright light, but S-AMOLED screens have fewer layers of glass and reflect less light, so there isn't really a clear answer as to how they compare in direct sunlight.
When comparing a Super LCD screen with a Super AMOLED screen, one must also consider that the AMOLED display slowly loses its vibrant color and saturation over time as the breakdown of the organic compounds, although this often takes a very long time and might not even be noticeable.


S-AMOLED screens tend to have a smaller overall size than IPS LCD screens due to the absence of backlight hardware and the addition of only one screen carrying touch and display components.
In particular, S-AMOLED displays have this advantage when it comes to smartphones since they can be thinner than those using IPS LCD technology.

Power Consumption

The backlight of an IPS-LCD display consumes more power than the backlight of a traditional LCD display, so devices using those screens require more power than devices using S-AMOLED displays, which don't require a backlight.
In some cases, however, the power consumption of a Super AMOLED display may exceed that of a Super LCD because each pixel can be configured for different color requirements.
Playing a video with lots of black areas on an S-AMOLED display saves power in comparison to an IPS LCD screen because the pixels can be effectively turned off and then no light is needed. Using the Super LCD screen all day, however, would probably affect the battery more than using the Super AMOLED screen would.


IPS LCD screens have a backlight, whereas S-AMOLED screens don't. However, S-AMOLED screens also have a touch screen built into the screen, whereas an IPS LCD screen doesn't.
Because of these reasons (color quality, battery performance, etc. ), S-AMOLED screens and devices tend to be more expensive than LCD counterparts.
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