There is still an ongoing debate on which display is better for touchscreen phones and televisions, AMOLED or Super AMOLED? There are many advantages to both screen options, and it is up to the buyers’ preference. Below is a list of each technology’s features, merits, and demerits.

AMOLED Display

Gadgets with this display have the touch layer located on display without an air gap between them. Although the lack of this air gap can be perceived as a small change, it has revolutionized the viewing experience. Here are the pros and cons of this type of display;


What to expect when you get a display with this technology:

●       The screen reacts to touch and prompts much faster because of the 0.1ms response speed.

●       It is much easier to read messages and view images in the direct sun due to the brightness and contrast. Despite the decreased pulse width modulation, this can be overcome by ensuring that the screen brightness does not go below seventy percent.

●       Despite popular opinion, the useful life of these screens is not short, and the device’s screen will still be in good condition after two years of use.


The shortcomings of this type of screen are:

●       Prolonged viewing will affect your vision. This is because when the pulse width modulation (PWM) is lower than twenty percent, the screen’s brightness will be lower and damage your eyes. The low PWM is a challenge because it is not easily detected when viewing; you can only feel the effects after a long time.

●       The screen only shows the spectrum of blue and green shades and not perfect white. Although a downside, it is not a significant reason not to consider these display types because the perfect reproduction of color has not been developed on any smartphone display.

Super AMOLED Display

The outstanding feature for this display is the use of mini LEDs that emit light by themselves instead of LCD. This innovative new way has drastically improved the quality and visibility of images and texts. The merits and demerits of these displays are;



The use of light-emitting diodes instead of single pixels has played a significant role in reducing power consumption. This feature comes in reasonably handy, and it is placed on the fact that the LEDs adjust screen brightness by themselves, which reduces the number of light sources used.

An added advantage when using Super AMOLED devices is saving money on utility bills. This is quite the nifty feature which translates to longer battery life, especially for the vivo s series phones.


These displays have fewer elements in that they do not have the light-absorbing, substrate, and diffuse filters resulting in a smaller size screen. The sensor does not have an air gap, enhancing the screen’s thinness. The vivo s series phone is also quite slim compared to other similar technology phones.

Image Quality

This technology has significantly increased the visuals for phones and TVs alike. This benefit can be attributed to the flexibility of having increased brightness and sharper contrast. The dark shadows around an image are better lit, and thus the picture becomes more pleasant to view. The elimination of the yellowish screen in favor of a complete white display makes this display more preferable.


The pixels in amoled devices are flexible enough to bend in a way that LCD devices cannot. This ability to arrange pixels uniquely has given rise to curve flat-screen televisions.



The LEDs used for this screen have a higher chance of fading due to sun exposure. This reduces the brightness of objects in motion and increases the dark shades for static screens.


The price is the hindering factor for getting devices with this new and fantastic technology. The same budget that can get the top models of LCD gadgets can only afford you an entry-level or smaller LED device. A more prominent smartphone display will cost much more.


The high flickering speed caused by PWM diodes can affect viewers with sensitive eyes after a while.

There are many benefits to getting both types of displays. It is up to the potential buyer to choose based on tier needs and preference.