HTC Desire AMOLED/SLCD displays compared

HTC has been having a lot of supply chain problems recently, the most famous of which involved them switching from Samsung-produced AMOLED displays to Sony-made SLCD panels for the Google Nexus One and HTC Desire.

It’s been a while since that switch was announced, and now HTC Desire smartphones with the new display tech from Sony are starting to show up in the wild.

And naturally, someone decided to make a comparison video. Aside from the AMOLED-touting HTC Desire of yesteryear, the new SLCD is also compared to a ‘traditional’ LCD in the HTC HD2.

As you can see, some differences are minor, while others could potentially turn into deal breakers for some. The viewing angles are better on AMOLED by far, while the colors seem to look more natural on the SLCD display.

Also, is it just me, or does the plain old LCD in the HD2 perform best in terms of outdoor visibility? That’s a bit strange. No one expected AMOLED to be a performer out there (that’s a job for its cousin Super AMOLED), but SLCD looks as it’s almost as bad.

Anyway, the good news is that you can now see for yourself what the advantages and disadvantages are for each screen technology and thus make an informed purchase decision.


Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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