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The difference between AMOLED and IPS screens

The difference between AMOLED and IPS screens 

AMOLED and IPS, the second time you hear these two words, and you find the discussions go up that this screen is excellent because it is AMOLED, or this screen is bad because it is not AMOLED good, no no wait this screen is good because it is IPS high quality or LCD high quality, and a lot of sentences and comparisons you This is what we will try to show in this article, we will show how the two screens are installed, what the basic idea in the manufacture of screens and the differences, and we will finally explain whether AMOLED screens are always better than IPS or vice versa, and why I prefer the first over the second in many times.


AMOLED is an abbreviation for Active Matrix Organic Light emitting Diode, a sentence that describes the installation of the screen itself, where it consists of organic materials Matrix next to each other, so that depends on that each point in the screen lights from the same itself does not depend on other lighting, the moment this part is incomprehensible, AMOLED screens are modified OLED wanted for show, and that comes out well as a result.

IPS in contrast is short for In Plane switching, which is one of the technologies of LCD or liquid Crystal displays, and this screen depends on the presence of an external or rear light source behind the screen that displays the content, i.e. it can be said that it is a transparent part behind a light source-I don't mean that.

AMOLED and IPS – installation of screen layers

AMOLED screens are initially composed of fewer screen layers, for example, there is no backlight layer that gives the pixels their illumination because the lighting emits from the same single pixel, so we can say that these screens consist of 3 or 4 layers, the first layer is a layer that contains the matrix of pixels next to each other which needs lighting and energy, the second layer is a thin and, of course, on top of them all is the protective layer. Whatever it is, it's mostly just glass.

The IPS layers are a bit more there is initially the lighting layer responsible for the supply of light to each pixel of the screen, followed by a polarization layer and a positive Electrode layer and then the liquid Crystals layer and then the negative electrode layer until the screen is powered without problems, and then there is another Polarizer layer until we finally get to the glass protection layer of the phone, all of these layers have the function of converting the light from the light source to pass through the pixels.

AMOLED and IPS-the difference at the user

The first differences you have, Dear user are the colors that are more bright in AMOLED screens, be more saturated, the screen is much better to watch visual content whether on YouTube or Netflix or any other service, the colors of IPs are more realistic in contrast, but AMOLED is distinguished in a very important point, which is black, because it has a real black color because it does not a light layer behind the screen lights up the whole screen anyway.


The consumption of AMOLED screens is less energy than IPS screens because there are fewer component layers so you do not need the same electrical power, but there is another point because the screen depends in black color on “turning off” part of the screen this causes that the energy consumed in the use of the screen is significantly less with dark mode and black backgrounds, I Mission and so you know the advantage, all This is exclusive to AMOLED screens only.

Additional advantages

The AMOLED screens as we said are unique to IPS with their own advantages, the simplest example of these advantages is the Always On Display already mentioned, another important feature is the built-in fingerprint sensor feature in the screen since the technology began we have not seen any built-in fingerprint sensor in a screen other than AMOLED, this may change in the future .

In the future

IPS screens fixed to this day in their current form are not as flexible to form as AMOLED screens, AMOLED screens for example were flat screens as normal in any phone, they reached curved screens in several degrees until the screen turned around the whole phone as in Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha, and they reached to become folding whether in Royale Felxpei or Huawei Mate X, or Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip,


Mobile phone screens may expect many problems such as manufacturing defects, and there are defects associated with all screens can show you or not, I will specialize here the problem of burn in, a common problem in screens that occurs as a result of raising the brightness for a long time and you find a shadow from another application printed on the same screen, this problem its solution lies in replacing the screen, but Not an exclusive problem on it is a problem that appears in IPS as well.

Other problems you may encounter in AMOLED there is the color tint, which is the problem of the appearance of another color spectrum in the dark backgrounds, this problem appeared strongly in the display OnePlus 8 Pro the screen in the Black color appears almost green, and not the color is light is not very clear the screen like a very dark green background, in other phones.

In the IPS screen there is a problem of its own which is the problem of light bleeding, or the problem of bleeding and I remember here Poco F1 phone was suffering from non-stop bleeding, this problem lies because of the layer of illumination of the screen that was causing the appearance of light on the screen frame, this bleeding also appears in the dark use it naturally without problems.

AMOLED and IPS – what do I advise?

I recommend amolid, of course. haven't you read the title of the article? You're gonna tell me more trouble with it? I will ask you a question, What is the difference between you in two cases, the first weighs 75 kg, the second weighs 76 kg, nothing you will not be affected health and will not be affected morally and someone will not say to you “you look fat” you will still listen to the sentence “you have to eat more looks like cane

Here, let's get an example, you buy Mi Note 10 Lite or Galaxy A71 and which one is the best screen? Monday with AMOLED screen and Monday with the same price, the Xiaomi screen had problems and the Samsung screen was more quality, because the supplier of the Samsung screen is Samsung itself that exports the screen in high quality, while the Xiaomi screen was not from Samsung, does that mean that only the Samsung screens are good? No but try to fit the price of the phone with the screen and components inside it, AMOLED screens are more expensive in nature, do not expect to buy a phone at the price of 2000 EGP for example and find that AMOLED screen is good, the rest of the specifications of the price of the phone where is it?

Why do we prefer AMOLED display to IPS?

We like AMOLED screens and prefer them to IPS because of all the above mentioned, the experience of viewing content on AMOLED screens is much better than any other screen, the experience of colors, brightness and contrast, you feel that the screen brings out the best in content, not that it is defective from other screens, but AMOLED content is at another aesthetic level.