What an imprecise, shallow article. Where to start:
1) Brightness of an amoled display subpixel does not have to be determinet by the current strenght, in fact, many displays use PWM just like LCD displays.
2) Colors on amoled display are not "brighter", amoled is capable of displaying wider color gamut, which is definitely not the same.
3) When viewed from close range, amoled is not any less sharp than a LCD display, generally speaking. The loss of sharpness is caused by the pentile matrix (two subpixels instead of all 3) used by Samsung to cut costs at the expense of quality. Amoled displays with true RGB stripe matrix are as sharp as LCD displays, and vice versa, LCD displays using pentile matrix are as blurry as amoleds using pentile. Same thing with "yellowy whites" - pentile arrangement causes deviations when displaying various shades of grey under different brightness and angle - sometimes yellowish, sometimes greenish, sometimes pink.
4) Wider viewing angles and faster response times of AMOLED not mentioned at all.
5) There really is a winner - it's AMOLED hands down, in all categories except price and longevity. Quality-wise, it blows LCD out of the water.
RIP IPS? Let's see, ever heard of the new samsung s6 burn-in already? Ever heard how blurry the 2k screen of the samsung s6 edge is, it isn't even as as sharp as the nexus 5 which is a 2013 1080p model What about the whites? amoled does not even produce decent whites, yellow is not considered white and about power consumption, i've never seen a single black wallpaper or theme for a samsung thus comes with a huge power consumption. My device's power consumption of my nexus 5 is 7 hours screen on time with a 2300mV battery and with 50-60% brightness set ofc with a constant youtube 1080p video loop.
Amoled is a nice technology but hey, for oversaturation i can use Kernel Adiutor which reproduces the same oversaturation RGB colours with 50% extra brightness than any amoled screen.
I'd like to see any samsung device putting 1080p youtube video as constant loop and setting brightness at medium settings (50-60%) and do 7 hours screen on time out of the battery.
I'm pretty happy with my device, antutu score of 47111 which is pretty decent imo http://s15.postimg.org/ev1wc7kpn/Screenshot_2015_10_25_22_29_29_1.png Scoring almost as high as the samsung note 4 with a third of the price http://s15.postimg.org/ltalvw87v/Screenshot_2015_10_25_22_29_50_1.png
Well, peace out
Yes, Amoled is better, but IPS is pretty good too. I compared Amoled on Galaxy Note 4 vs IPS screen on another android phone, and there is no doubt about it, watching movies on Amoled is superior, with deep dark black and more vibrant colors. However, nothing wrong with IPS either. It's great for most of the use, and thanks to low cost of manufacture, even the cheapest Android phones have great IPS display screen. I bought $100 android phone and couldn't believe such cheap phone can have a great IPS display with amazing sharpness, viewing angle and brightness.
I think IPS is much better, take a look at samsung, is this really valuable of that? it is actually brighter of each pixels, compare samsung with sony or iphone, the quality is sucks in samsung, wider gamut is not looking like this,ok? And one thing I still doubt about is OLED is not developed by samsung or LG, right? IFF is also not developed by them, right? But why samsung make something like they are the creator of amoled, brag a lot, How did they cross the law? the life is much shorter than IPS LCD, I never heard a person who use samsung with good condition more than 2 years, previously I heard a lot samsung had calculation problems in game, and explosion rate also a little bit higher than other company phones, but still under safe lane, but samsung uses pentile matrix, right? That may be why. Compare samsung with Iphone or sony, you will see who is good quality, the true RGB with AMOLED is still brighter, but samsung never made as sharp as LCD, right? Don't always brag some AMOLED, I still heard Korean government charged 179 professors in Korean, may involve about academic plagiarism, they plagiarize a lot from other countries' professors, that's Korean government said, so WITH ALL my respect, I doubt that Samsung AMOLED technology may stealing from other countries technology, if that, it is not very hard to explain why the AMOLED is not invented by them, but they still brag them so well. And a lot of other things, such as Korean plagirize from Japan, and if you search fake cosmetic only selling to China, some Korean TV Realty Show didn't pay salary to labors in Austrilia, Baidu leak out customer's information about their desease, the second biggest buyer is called Korean Sauna empire company, maybe not called this name, but I just translate from China, I don't know why many people just say samsung, it is not worth of that quality. Let's go on talking about samsung, pentile arrangement still causing many deviation, right? Don't find any excuse for them.That's the samsung's technology power. Faster AMOLED? I don't think so, it's still had a lot pixel dragging and pixel vibration, and lots of deviations. And by the way, samsung camera is sucks, they even didn't focus on something and blur other area, they just capture whole and make whole brighter, looks like "beautiful".
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I don't think it has been mentioned here anywhere, so I'll mention another big advantage AMOLED has above IPS - refresh rate. AMOLED can achieve higher refresh rate, resulting in a smoother viewing experience. This is especially noticeable in some game apps where a high refresh rate is allowed.
i think with the Samsung Gear VR headset IPS would not work and that's why Apple still doesn't have VR.
Well well well the most things when buying a tv are quality and the price If something is expensive you cannot buy it so in this round ips wins and for quality also ips wins because of natural colors so simply use your mind and you will see that ips is better and also its life longer than amoled and for deep blak ufff do you buy a screen to watch black screen??!&*& dhuuuuuuu!!! Nooo0o0o0 (think)
No clear winner? The very first picture in this article tells me exactly who the clear winner is.
P.S. The AMOLED screen on my original Galaxy Note is rapidly approaching 6 years of daily use, and doesn't show a bit of burn in.