AMOLED Vs. OLED – What is the Difference Between the Two?

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AMOLED Vs. OLED - What's the difference? Find out below.


AMOLED Vs. OLED - What's the difference?


Smartphones are everywhere. This means that the passion and desire for buying modern and hi-tech smartphones never stops. Especially in the youth, the trend of ‘upgrading’ smartphones is quite common. While most users upgrade smartphones to get better features, others tend to like the new design of the phones. If you are one of those who like to dig into the features of the smartphone, you may have this question that what really is the difference between AMOLED and OLED display. Let’s do a brief AMOLED Vs. OLED analysis to help you understand.

OLED Display Details

OLED is short for Organic Light Emitting Diode. It is also referred to as Organic LED. It consists of an organic material that emits light as soon as the charge/current is passed through it. This process generates a rich display full of vibrant colors. Moreover, OLED is further classified into POLED and AMOLED. IT depends on the smartphone companies to choose a particular type for using in the phone displays.

AMOLED Display Details

The term AMOLED is short for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode. This type of display is an upgraded or enhanced form of the simple OLED display. For bigger screens and display environments, AMOLED displays are quite suitable.

AMOLED Vs. OLED - What's the difference?

Key Differences

AMOLED Vs. OLED analysis can be understood by seeing the contrasts. Listed below are the key differences between AMOLED and OLED displays.



OLEDs display black areas much better and consume less power as compared AMOLED displaysAMOLED displays are highly suitable for bigger screen displays as it consumes more power and carries TFT technology
OLED displays put restrictions on the screen sizeAMOLED displays do not put any restrictions on the display size
OLEDs are brighter and vibrant than LEDs however, darker and dull as compared to AMOLEDsThe AMOLED display provides true color contrasts, more vibrant and more attractive



AMOLED Vs. OLED – Which One is Better?

It totally depends on your display requirements whether you need to go for OLED or AMOLED displays. However, using the above list of key differences, you can easily figure out what suits you the best. While this may all be valid, both the displays are the latest technology displays with efficient picture results.


Talal Farooqi
Talal Farooqi
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