OLED vs. LCD Screens: The Pros and Cons

May 03, 2021

Digital displays have become so commonplace in today’s society that they’ve become part of the landscape. Nevertheless, manufacturers have been working hard to compare and contrast the various digital screen options to best fit their uses, which are varied. Fortunately, finding the best display option depends on its use; there are several options on the market at the moment to help manufacturers find the best uses for each of them.

OLED displays are more energy-efficient and they don’t need energy to show the color black on the screen. When running in dark mode, a user with an OLED display can save up to 25% of battery life. They’re also capable of higher resolutions and more in-depth color, leading to improved image quality. OLED displays are one of the newest display options, and are now being used in many laptops, tablets and phones.

On the other hand, LCD screens have been the hallmark choice for smartphones to date. Apple has used LCD screens in its iPhones up until the most recent versions. LCD screens are much cheaper to replace, and can easily take the place of broken OLED screens. That can make a big difference to someone who may not have the budget to replace an OLED screen if it cracks on the smartphone they just spent more than $1000 to purchase. 

Larger electronic displays are becoming much more popular thanks to their lower energy consumption and sharper colors and better contrast. At the Westfield Mall of the Netherlands, a new installation of digital LED and LCD screens is capturing a lot of interest. Not only is it considered to be the largest digital display in the world, the screens were specifically picked, calibrated and arranged to reduce the glare and brightness for nearby residents. The displays were designed to reduce light impact on the surrounding area by incorporating pitch tiles with reduced angle bulbs.

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