AMOLED Vs OLED: Which is Better and Why?

In this article, I will introduce you to the AMOLED VS OLED display technologies. I will discuss the properties of both display technologies followed by the difference between them.

Let us discuss AMOLED VS OLED, one-by-one.

AMOLED Stands for the Active Matrix Organic Light-emitting diode while OLED Stands for Organic-light emitting diode.


AMOLED stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode. This type of display is generally used in large platforms. It contains TFT, which further consists of a storage capacitor. It also works on the same principle of OLED displays.

Advantages of AMOLED Display:

There are various advantages of AMOLED. Some of them are as follows:

  • Faster screen refresh rates. That’s something for the gamers with an unending desire of FPS!
  • Variety in display sizes. (Perhaps make a 10-inch smartphone? Oh wait those are called tablets)
  • Better viewing angle.
  • It can be easily embedded into a display of any size.
  • They are also used in industrial applications.

Disadvantages of AMOLED

There are very few limitations to AMOLED. Some of them are as follows:

  • The quality of the display degraded with the time. This is one of the biggest disadvantages of the AMOLED display.
  • The AMOLED display is very likely to screen burn-in.
  • The AMOLED displays are very costly as compared to other display technologies.


OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. The OLED display contains an LED which is comprised of an organic material that emits light when the current is passed through it. It is used to display rich and vibrant colors. The OLED is much smaller, flexible and relatively thin as compared to the traditional LEDs. They also consume less power while illustrating dark colors.

The OLEDs are widely used in different areas or fields such as:

  • It is used in creating a display for televisions.
  • It is also used in developing screens for Smartphone.
  • It is widely implemented in creating a computer monitor screen.
  • It is also used for creating flexible and bendable lighting, wallpaper and even for transparent lighting.

Advantages of OLED

There are various advantages of OLED. Some of them are as follows:

  • It provides a good quality display.
  • It is cost-effective.
  • It is much brighter than LEDs.
  • They do not require backlighting.
  • It has a much faster response time as compared to the traditional LCDs.
  • The field view of the OLED display is more than 170 degrees.
  • It is lighter.
  • It response faster than AMOLED.
  • Backlighting is not required.

Disadvantages of OLED

There are very few limitations to OLED. Some of them are as follows:

  • The lifespan of OLEDs is much shorter as compared to LCD, LED and PDP display technologies.
  • The OLEDs have variation in color balance.
  • It does not provide resistance against water. Water can easily damage the OLED displays.

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