What is an AMOLED display? 

AMOLED stands for Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode. It is a type of screen that is mainly used in mobile phones. You may have read about the AMOLED display in the specs for smart devices, especially cell phones.

The pros of AMOLEDs

Active Matrix gives AMOLEDs a faster response time than passive Matrix. They’re a millisecond faster and utilize less battery power. Amoled’s have good display features. As a result of this, they are widely used. Samsung prefers them above others. AMOLEDs provide good contrast. The contrast ratio compares the brightness of white and black. AMOLEDs have a high contrast because when the LEDs are off, the screen is black, and there is no backlight. LEDs have darker black than LCDs.

Disadvantages of AMOLEDs

AMOLED was worse than LCD since it blurred in the sun due to reduced peak brightness. This issue was fixed in newer Super AMOLEDs. Super AMOLED reduces the spacing between the cathode, anode, organic active, and TFT layers. Organic materials in the emissive and conductive layers degrade with time. Due to this, there are display problems, including picture persistence, burn-in, screen burn issues, and colour shifts, where some colours fade faster than others. Burn-in is when pixels degrade over time as their molecules break down.

What is an IPS screen?

IPS LCD stands for “Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Displays.” Most top models from Samsung, Apple, and One Plus have super AMOLED or IPS LCD screens. What is an IPS display? Compared to super AMOLEDs. First, let’s define and explain an LCD. Some crystals may or may not let backlight through electricity flows through them. LCDs also have polarization and Red, Blue, and Green colour filters. Before diving into the specifics, it’s crucial to understand that IPS or AMOLED are not the only things that affect the quality of the display in the end product. Most companies make changes to their products before they put them on the market. IPS LCD came before AMOLED. In some ways, AMOLEDs are newer than IPS LCDs, but not in all. AMOLEDs are better than the TFT LCD technology, which had some problems. Samsung made Super AMOLEDs. The screens on iPhones are IPS. Apple is also switching to AMOLED displays with 1,000,000:1 contrast ratios in the iPhone X.

IPS display characteristics

LCDs have colours that stay the same and clear images from any angle. The resolution of IPS is better, and they are also bright. Because of all of these things, IPS LCDs cost more. Most IPS monitors are 178-degree-viewable. The colours on these screens are true. LCD images change colour and brightness when viewed from different angles.

Disadvantages of IPS LCD

The problem with LED is that even when the screen is black, the backlight is still on. This wastes your battery life and wastes your time. LCDs often have trouble keeping the image they show. This happens because the crystal, which moves into a specific position to let the light through, stays in that position and doesn’t return to where it was before. Because of this, some of the images remain on the screen. But this is only a short-term problem. When the current is turned back on, the crystal will eventually twist back into place the ones that came before them. IPS displays have the most accurate colours on the market if you are a visual artist or a photographer. Compared to a regular TN display unit, it would be better for you. 


As AMOLED and IPS LCD screens are, in a way, two sides of the same coin. Both of them had good and bad things about them. The many changes made by their parent companies to make sure customers are happy mostly make up for their flaws. The spots are getting better with each new version, from using too much power to having ugly blacks. Starting with the iPhone X, Apple is moving to AMOLED screens. Choosing one type of screen technology over another should come from personal taste. Now that you know how these displays work, you can select one. If you have an AMOLED or an IPS LCD phone screen, and you need it fixed immediately. You can contact any of our locations.