Which screen technology do you prefer?


Tough one, as they both have their pros and cons, and it really comes down to personal taste.‎

Below are just my layman observations, as I am not a technical expert when it comes to the various screen technologies.

AMOLED pros:
Colours pop
Screen visible at sharper viewing angles
Lower battery consumption
Great night vision
AMOLED cons:
Screen still visible at sharp angles for prying eyes
Hard to view in bright sun
Sharpness somewhat lacking
Text somewhat harder to read
LCD pros:
Incredible sharpness
Visible even in full sunlight
Colours appear more natural
Text easier to read
LCD cons:
Viewing angle limited
Consumes more battery
Somewhat harsh in low lighting, I like both screen technologies, although my preference leans toward the LCD screens of the Z10, Q5, Passport, Classic and Leap, as I find they just have that extra pop, crispness and sharpness vs the AMOLED screen technology of the Q10 and Z30.
‎Of course there are other factors such as pixel count and screen size that all play a part in the quality of the display.
I have played with and set up several PRIVs for friends and family, and the AMOLED screen on the PRIV is very impressive, likely due to the high pixel count and the newest generation of AMOLED tech. ‎Feel free to drop a comment below or head over to the UTB forums here


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  • Anthony

    For me seeing the screen in bright sunlight is a must. It’s one reason I like the Passport. locco_smiley_20

    I’ve read the newest AMOLED screens on Android drives are good in bright sunlight. I don’t know if it’s true.

    Is the PRIV good in bright sunlight?

    • Anthony

      …on Android devices are good…

    • Martin

      I don’t mind the occasional drive into a sunset. :D

  • Alan

    I love bright screens, and being able to read in the sunlight is a must have feature. I can always find a way to deal with the battery. If I don’t have the brightness I consider it a fail. Love my Passport SE.

    • Martin

      Same here, if I’m outside with my Z30 I always have to find a patch of shade so I can see the screen.

  • I’m an OLED fan! Love the little screen of my Q10!

  • Khlover520

    I also prefer the IPS LCD displays. I mean there’s a reason Apple still sticks with it with their iPhones and I don’t see anyone complaining about it! My Classic is a bit more saturated compared to the Passport but nonetheless, I love the realistic colors!

  • Blackjack

    Dang it – now i’m going to have to get out all my devices and compare :O

    • Martin

      And…. locco_smiley_14 we’re still waiting locco_smiley_38

  • OLED all the way! Z30 rocks!

    • Martin

      Z30 rocks and bows to its master the Passport SE! locco_smiley_17