Super AMOLED Display Disadvantages : AMOLED vs IPS

Super AMOLED Display Disadvantages

In 2010, Samsung launched a premium touchscreen display for its Android smartphone. The Galaxy S comes with an active-matrix organic light-emitting diode or AMOLED screen. Many users gave the device a positive rating for its innovative display technology. But it also has some drawbacks also. So let’s find Super AMOLED Display Disadvantages.


An AMOLED display technology is an advanced iteration of organic light-emitting diode technology. An electro-luminescent technology made of a thin film of organic compounds that emit light in response to an electric current. 

Super AMOLED Display Disadvantages & AMOLED vs IPS


  • The major disadvantage is that the quality of screen display had degraded over time. Many users of Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Note reported that the display of these mobile phones is degraded over time. Organic materials have a limited lifespan, far shorter than the lifespan of LED or LCD.
  • lifespans of each colour-specific organic material vary. Red and green OLED films have longer lifespans compared to blue OLED films.
  • AMOLED displays are very prone to screen burn-in.
  • Organic compounds are also highly susceptible to water damages. Submerging an AMOLED display in water would result in immediate loss of some colors.
  • If you have an AMOLED or Super AMOLED display device, then you have faced difficult to view in direct sunlight.



IPS stands for In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display. Yes, iPhone uses IPS LCD. LCD uses polarized light which is run through a color filter. Horizontal and vertical filters control the brightness and whether or not each pixel is on or off. All the pixels are backlit to some extent while the device is on. In comparing with Super AMOLED, IPS LCD offer more natural colors.


Though the viewing angles of IPS LCD are not as good as AMOLED. Apple, HTC, LG are t the big fan of IPS LCD. The quality of a screen primarily depends on how a manufacturer applies its chosen standard.


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