[GizPoll of the Week] OLED or LCD Display – Which Do You Prefer?


From our last week poll, 69% of our voters think that the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition will be a “hit” although 14% believes that the company is out of ideas and 17% simply”don’t care”.

The type of display that comes with a smartphone has been an issue of debate since the advent of OLED screens. Generally, there are two options, LCD or OLED. However, both displays have their shortcomings.

LCD displays are cheap to manufacture, conserve power and have no burn in risks. iPhone XR was recently released for $749 and the price tag was feasible for the company because the device uses an LCD display. The other 2018 iPhone models with OLED display (iPhone XS and XS Max) costs above $1000.

Although OLED displays are more expensive to manufacture and its presence can significantly increase the pice of a smartphone, it delivers an excellent natural colour reproduction, superb viewing angles and deeper blacks. However, it also run the risk of screen burn-in but very few OLED smartphones like the Pixel 2XL has been reported with this issue.

Since LCDs are free from screen burn-in and are cheaper, many smartphone enthusiasts stick with the LCD. Nevertheless, we cannot deny the beautiful display appearance tht you get with OLED. So, whats your take on a smartphone display? LCD or OLED?  Let us know your choice in the poll below and if there is anything you need to add, use the comments.

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2 Comments

  1. Andrew
    September 15, 2018

    As long as AMOLED has pentile, it is not good enough
    I see the big difference – 5 inch 1080 IPS looks way sharper than 6 inch AMOLED
    E.g. sharpness of Iphone X is lower than that of 8 Plus and even Redmi 5 plus
    Of course, many ppl dont see the difference and that don’t mind getting cheap and low-res panel for much money, but the fact still exists

  2. Shad8x
    September 15, 2018

    Considering people change their phones as often as every year, burn in isn’t that much of a problem. OLED is awesome but it isn’t that drastically different from good LCD panel and cost saving is huge. Personally I prefer punchy colors of OLED displays but I don’t mind decent LCD at all.