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What makes the Full HD IPS display on the LG Optimus G Pro better than AMOLED

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What makes the Full HD IPS display on the LG Optimus G Pro better than AMOLED
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There was a time when AMOLED display panels were all the rage. People seemed to love them for a number of reasons that made them stood out among the LCD crowd – they were brighter, livelier, and easily caught one's eye. But as we well know, the modern mobile industry evolves at a rapid pace. AMOLED screens – the kind that are still used in a multitude of smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy Nexus, to name a few, are gradually losing their lead. In fact, the best IPS LCD panels are superior to AMOLEDs in many aspects, which is why they are outfitted on may top-of-the-line handsets – the LG Optimus G Pro and its gorgeous, 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display being a perfect example of this. Allow us to elaborate: for starters, IPS displays have the most


Accurate colors

you can see on a mobile device today. AMOLED panels may look impressive, but their color intensity, which is often pumped-up, can be misleading to the naked eye. In contrast, IPS LCD panels are capable of reproducing colors as closely to reality as possible, thus producing a more natural image. In other words, IPS technology will give you those bright, punchy color hues only when they are meant to look that way. Furthermore, colors on IPS LCD panels tend to retain their accuracy even when viewed at an angle. The best IPS displays have


Excellent viewing angles

and produce little to no color degradation when looked at from the side. Why is that beneficial, you ask? Well, let's say that you're playing a video of a recent birthday party to your friends, and you're playing it on an LG Optimus G Pro, equipped with a beautiful Full HD IPS display – all of your buddies have gathered around you and can the video clearly no matter where they're standing. On the other hand, many AMOLED panels exhibit a shift of colors towards the cooler side. It won't be nice if that cream frosting on the cake looks blueish, would it? But it doesn't all end there. In addition, high-quality IPS screens are known for having


Better brightness and outdoor visibility

than most AMOLED panels. These two traits go hand in hand for if a screen has a high brightness output, it can outshine the sun's scorching rays and be usable even in broad daylight. In the LCD screen's case, white light comes from a powerful backlight, while with AMOLED panels, each pixel has to produce its own light. And speaking of pixels, have you noticed that an IPS LCD display has


Better sharpness and detail

than many of its AMOLED counterparts? That's clearly obvious not only when the display is looked at under a microscope – the difference can be seen in real life as well. Even at equally high resolutions, IPS LCD screens almost always deliver a more detailed image than AMOLED displays because of the way each individual pixel is laid on the panel. IPS screens stick to the traditional RGB sub-pixel arrangement – for each pixel, there are three sub-pixels representing either red, green, or blue colored light. A great number of AMOLED displays still in use today, however, used the so-called “PenTile” sub-pixel arrangement, which you might have heard of already. Simply put, each AMOLED pixel consists of only two sub-pixels, which in turn leads to a less detailed image and creates those fuzzy edges that can be seen around curved graphic elements and in small text.

So after reading all this, now you know that IPS displays have many advantages over AMOLED screens, and we're likely to have IPS LCD screen technology around for quite some time. IPS displays can be sharper, glow brighter, and reproduce colors as accurate as they should be. That's why you will see them on so many high-end Android smartphones, such as the LG Optimus G Pro, to name one perfect example. If you demand the very best, rest assured that IPS is the right way to go.

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posted on 15 May 2013, 07:57 44

1. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


LCD is way better than LED
LED gives you fake and saturated colors.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:07 32

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You mean OLED not LED, right?

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:10 23

8. hung2900 (Posts: 958; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I had a chance using the LG G Pro and something i have to say
- color is not totally correct. White is blueish than S4. Overall s4 on movie mode has better color accuracy
- sharpness is the same as S4
- outdoor visibility is similar to lg nexus 4 and s4

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:14 26

10. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


OLED is a type of LED
you must understand what i mean

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:24

13. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 818; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Emadshiny you are alive

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:22 7

12. Yeahman (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


You have no idea what you're talking about. A screen gives you colors based on how calibrated it is, whether it's OLED or LCD.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:28 14

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Yes, I understand. I just noted that in this case OLED would be more accurate expressions since this article is about exact type of LED. And I have nothing against what you have said in your comment. :)

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:28 12

15. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


im talking about what i see
you can't ignore the fact that LCD produces more life like colors or maybe you're a fanboy.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:29 26

16. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


htc one's screen is the best at all !

indoor and outside !

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:30 9

18. wendygarett (unregistered)


Life in ignorance are blissful....

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:36 5

23. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


How bout do some research on OLED VS LCD. Before you say which screen is better

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:48 18

29. hung2900 (Posts: 958; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Oh thumbs down attack! As usual, no matter the comment is just a personal opinion or telling real experience, just saying something good about Samsung (except in Samsung vs Apple articles).

Here abt the screen, PhoneArena did say clearly
" What the GS4 can do, however, is to offer a more true-to-life AMOLED display than LG's IPS LCD. It used to be the other way around, with AMOLEDs struggling to compete with LCDs in the colors department, but something must have gone seriously wrong in the making of the Optimus G Pro's display, which is visibly colder-looking than the one of the Galaxy S4. Viewing angles are also better on Samsung's device, as the G Pro is quick to lose some precious contrast and brightness when looked at an angle."

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:49 3

30. Kurai (unregistered)


Triluminos tech is coming on it's way . . . I hope it will be better than the two current techs . . .

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:55 8

33. Yeahman (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Because it's not a fact. I've already told you that it's a matter of calibration.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:58 2

35. Yeahman (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Triluminos is a technology that uses Quantum Dots to widen the color spectrum of the backlight - it makes the display more saturated. It's still an LCD tech.

posted on 16 May 2013, 23:25 1

90. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


I hope Samsung is paying you enough to credit its S4 with these non-existing benefits.

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:46 1

41. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Oled is organic light emitted diode which the col ours are well over saturated then led screens

posted on 15 May 2013, 11:48 6

50. piyath (Posts: 616; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


In your dreams, dreamer...

posted on 15 May 2013, 12:36 1

56. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


What are you talking about? You do know that LED is only backlight for LCD. If you tweak colours if you have rooted phone you can make an AMOLED screen look pretty natural. And SGS 4 have more accurate white than the best LCD. I would like for someone to use WOLED on a phone, it would mean a perfect white.

posted on 15 May 2013, 13:43

63. jackhammer91 (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Advertorial by LG: The opinions expressed in this story may not reflect the positions of PhoneArena!

posted on 15 May 2013, 14:11 3

65. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


All LED's are LCD-based. LED's just have backlighting.

posted on 15 May 2013, 15:25 1

68. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


TN is also a type of LCD and they are terrible.

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:38 7

80. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


AMOLED produces over saturated.

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:41 1

85. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


correct and best sample of this advantage is htc one screen..
one screen is best screen that i see since now.

posted on 17 May 2013, 12:00 3

91. erico (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Guess you haven't used a Nokia 808 Pureview outdoors. The best display outdoors hands down. ClearBlack tech only on OLED!

posted on 20 May 2013, 01:35 4

99. SupremeLeader (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 May 2013)


a 360 x 640 res? no thanks im ok

posted on 20 May 2013, 23:54

103. iushnt (Posts: 1895; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Yes your are right.. However OLED and AMOLED are much different than LED. Read comment 102

posted on 20 May 2013, 23:52

102. iushnt (Posts: 1895; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


You are right that Led is only the backlight for Lcd but that applies only for led screens. OLED and AMOLED screens are much different. They don't have any backlight and their individual pixels emit it's own lights. Due to this, their blacks become very rich..

posted on 20 May 2013, 23:55 1

104. iushnt (Posts: 1895; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Personal opinion.. For me s4 screen is the best one that I have seen..

posted on 26 May 2013, 08:45

111. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


"I had a chance using the LG G Pro and something i have to say
- color is not totally correct. White is blueish than S4. Overall s4 on movie mode has better color accuracy
- sharpness is the same as S4
- outdoor visibility is similar to lg nexus 4 and s4"

conclusion: you don't have a LG G PRO

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