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

As many know on here I hate OLED due to the use of PWM. Lately more and more PWM also creeped into the LCD market, leaving hardly any options for me personally and a lot of others. Companies should stop using this harmful technique as it destroys eyes/ lives.

  • kek

kek, 24 Oct 2021sorry, but OLED has a lot of drawbacks. Nasty PWM ratings a... moreand before comes saying all OLED panels are equal, I just want to remind you that every year so far, a lot of issues end up arising with those panels in several devices, which was unheard of when LCD was more generally used

  • kek

sorry, but OLED has a lot of drawbacks. Nasty PWM ratings all over the board, pentile arrangements and low quality panels that are sold like they are high quality.

I'll take a good LCD, like the ones that LG G7, HTC U11, Xiaomi Mi 10t pro and the Xperia XZ2, over AMOLED panels any day

  • Lccy

jayDAWG, 24 Oct 2021How many people are complaining that their oled screen are ... moreIt doesn't matter how many people complain, companies do what suits them such as removing the headphone jack and micro sd slot, and now the charger because their own interests, mainly profit comes first.

I am not 100% sure about this, but from what I recall, not only have Oled displays reached price parity with lcds, they have even become cheaper now, and that’s partially thanks to sub pixel rendering.

  • TuPapi

Lccy , 24 Oct 2021The worst thing about oleds is the use of subpixel renderin... moreName 3 phones launched in the last year with 2k LCD display

Lccy , 24 Oct 2021The worst thing about oleds is the use of subpixel renderin... moreHow many people are complaining that their oled screen are less sharp? yeah literally no one but yourself lol... The reason is because phone screens are too small to see a difference.

Lccy , 24 Oct 2021The worst thing about oleds is the use of subpixel renderin... moreThat is why, in the laptop world, LCD is still a preferred choice. Sure that brands like Samsung and ASUS use an OLED panel on some of their recent high-end laptops, but LCD is still the better choice because of its battery efficiency and better colour gamut.

I still remember the old days of Sony and Apple fanboys making fun of Samsung's Oled display because it had lower ppi and saturated colours lol

rizki1, 24 Oct 2021I had a debate with people who said OLED and AMOLED are the... moreAMOLED is an OLED display with some improvements to it.

I had a debate with people who said OLED and AMOLED are the same, and here's an explanation for you.

  • Lccy

The worst thing about oleds is the use of subpixel rendering making 1080 displays look less sharp than their lcd counterparts. since most phones use 1080p displays, we have gone backwards, especially if you have used a 1440p lcd.