Flashback: the story of OLED displays on mobile phones

24 October 2021
From modest beginnings as the secondary screen on flip phones to the premiere display technology for high-end smartphones today.

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Duderino, 24 Oct 2021As many know on here I hate OLED due to the use of PWM. Lat... moreIf i were you i would worry more about being delusional and the only important acronym would be OCD

  • Anonymous

Ivo., 24 Oct 2021OLED is the best! Best picture, best colors, best power con... moreMicro-LED is better but it will take more time before we will see high Ppi didplays for smartphones. On laptops the bigger pixels make it easier to use micro-LED but they will not go mainstream anytime soon. In 4-5 years amoled laptops with far from good whites will be cheap, and high end laptops will be using micro-LED - perfect whites and perfect blacks. For now mini-LED is the best, used on ipad pro and the new 14 and 16 MacBook Pro, the black is near perfect and the whites are perfect, most people will never be able to notice the difference between mini and micro LED, those who do will need to turn off the lights and use test images to spot the difference but ofcours mini use more battery than micro and amoled.

  • Anonymous

Lets not forget the Nokia N9 MeeGo, it had a pentile but better whites than Samsung and the color accuracy was so much better than Samsung that the english language lacks a word for it. Unfortunately the N9 used a Ti OMAP chipset that suffered from gradual signal degradation, after a little over 1 year my N9 had so poor signal quality that it was hard to use it, but most Nokia had quality issues at the time, Thank You Elop for striking deals to use untested tech from your friends companies.

Ivo., 24 Oct 2021OLED is the best! Best picture, best colors, best power con... more"Any telephone, tablet, laptop, monitor or TV which is not OLED is a cheap crap!"

That is definitely not true, OLED still has disadvantages compared to LCD.

OLED is the best! Best picture, best colors, best power consumption! Any telephone, tablet, laptop, monitor or TV which is not OLED is a cheap crap!

Interesting read.

Kaka, 24 Oct 2021It is so sad that only the S2 and S3 is the only phone usin... moreNokia 808 and E 9 used RGB AMOLEDs. And there were others I don't remember atm.

Anonymous, 24 Oct 2021Discount is only 10, because it is cheap charger. If phon... moreMan but Sony ask 25 for cable branded by Siony and 25 for a wall brick so discout should be 50 because charger is missing.
This is like giving a plaster on a broken leg which makes no sense at all.

  • Anonymous

Healthyheart, 24 Oct 2021I believe if we use screen for more than watching movies th... morewhat? one of my relative's phones (which has an ips panel) is literally experiencing a horizontal line of dead pixels

  • Anonymous

Just get an iphone , mac and airpods pro and u r done for ur life at least

  • Anonymous

Healthyheart, 24 Oct 2021I believe if we use screen for more than watching movies th... moreI completely agree with your opinion about display LCD.

  • Anonymous

I've used both IPS and Oled. IPS has better white. Oled has better black and much better colors. Never faced any burn in issues or eye tireness.

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CptPower, 24 Oct 2021Man you are right but my point were somewhere else. Pleas... moreDiscount is only 10, because it is cheap charger.
If phone was shipped with 30W, discount would be more.

Person still can buy the cheaper 7.5W if wants, instead of paying 50 for charger.
Cable remains included, brands removes just the brick.

  • Duderino

Tyfyh, 24 Oct 2021no one cares about you here, just fyiWrong. Kys.

Healthyheart, 24 Oct 2021I believe if we use screen for more than watching movies th... moreGood quality LCDs are almost on par with AMOLED panels
Look at the display on the new iPad Pro by Apple. It is an LCD with Mini Led backlights with couple of thousand dimming zones. I do not think LCD is going anywhere any time soon.
For an average user, the different is not that different, specially if you are just watching a movie or pictures on it.

Anonymous, 24 Oct 2021Amoled is active matrix oled. TVs do not use because they... moreVery true, except for one little detail. AM is actually used on TV sets and monitors as well. But AM has a power advantage over PM used on OLED panels hence we see it more commonly on Mobile devices. Also AM can help with higher refresh rates. I think Samsung trade marked Super Amoled after integrating the digitizer to the AMOLED panel rather than have it separately. I could be wrong.

Duderino, 24 Oct 2021As many know on here I hate OLED due to the use of PWM. Lat... moreno one cares about you here, just fyi

YUKI93, 24 Oct 2021How "still like that old rubbish tech I cannot underst... moreI believe if we use screen for more than watching movies there is no better display than LCD in mainstream.
- true colours
- mature technology
- budget friendly
- longevity
- no dead pixels, burn in, vertical/horizontal lines
- Flicker free (Safe for eyes and headache problems like Migraine etc.)

I hope these are much valid points youcan agree on dear.

Anonymous, 24 Oct 2021The 30W costs 50. 10iii comes with 7.5W. Man you are right but my point were somewhere else.
Please read again.

Anonymous, 24 Oct 2021Uses less power only for black. Uses same power for blue,... moreIt also dies much faster as well.