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

0. phoneArena 15 May 2013, 07:54 posted on

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...

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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 20 May 2013, 23:54

103. iushnt (Posts: 1789; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


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

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 20 May 2013, 23:55 1

104. iushnt (Posts: 1789; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


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

posted on 25 May 2013, 20:31 1

109. Mehrzad_wayne (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


I like OLED more, LCD has too much high (unnecessary) brightness and lower contrast than OLED, and I like more saturated colors, pictures and movies seems much better with OLED, and about the sharpness they are almost the same, you can't see the difference with naked eyes unless you make a macro shot of them !

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 19:59

117. uRiBiTo666 (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


when you say LED screens, you are referring to LED backlit LCD screens. they are like any normal LCD screen, but the backlight is an arrangement of common LEDs. in an OLED or AMOLED screen (I dont know the difference) each pixel produces it's own light. in an LCD screen, the light comes from a backlight. this is what makes them brighter.

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:58 18

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


LCD is better, at least for todays OLED stage.

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:44 5

82. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


HTC One is the best example of it

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:58 13

3. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Gold Star no thanks!I still prefer my Note2

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:01 16

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Man, I love the Optimus G Pro! Unfortunately, it is not released in my country yet. Oh well.........

But I agree with LG, IPS is better than AMOLED, IPS produces accurate colors and it has excellent viewing angles. IPS FTW!

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:31 7

19. wendygarett (unregistered)


Amoled ftw!!! Enough said

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:28 14

39. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Totally disagree with you. Enough said.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:39 10

25. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


do you even know in the first place that this article is an ad by LG ?

"Better sharpness and detail " you can only see the pixel on an amoled screen that has less than 300 ppi, other than that, it is really hard to see. even if you can see it, it makes your eyes hurt. also, the galaxy s4 has a very high PPI. i can't see pixels

"Accurate colors" This is true, but actually this is a personal preference. some people like oversaturated color, some don't

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:42 5

26. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


"Excellent viewing angles"

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:45 10

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


"do you even know in the first place that this article is an ad by LG ?"

Didn't you read?

"Posted: 15 May 2013, 07:54, by LG"

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

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:52

31. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


oh noes

posted on 16 May 2013, 06:38

84. Demiez (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


I never realized LG went to the IPS LCD race. To boast such feat together with full HD 5.5, but hey, lower that, & we have Iphone 4,4s & 5 & the puremotion of L920, which I was shocked to find out it was IPS LCD, that looks quite pale to me. Yes I prefer Amoled, saturated but legit...

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:01 3

5. kamejoko (Posts: 211; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


ips of LG that's mean copy from PLS of samsung

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:30 12

17. Kurai (unregistered)


or it's the other way around

posted on 20 May 2013, 23:58 1

105. iushnt (Posts: 1789; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


LG has always been copying samsung. HTC has always been inspired by Apple.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:08 4

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


You've got the trends backwards, LG. Quoting Phonearena here:

" 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, 08:12 12

9. tedkord (Posts: 12312; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Advertorials? Come on, PhoneArena.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:38 12

24. Ray.S (Posts: 339; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


One has to nourish themselves.

posted on 15 May 2013, 16:10 1

71. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


You guys must be getting pretty hefty by now then. There's ads planted all around the borders of the site, some thrown in with the list of article titles, some pop-ups... it's really quite a lot already. And now with more and more sponsored adverts thrown in to boot. (Let's not even get into the articles that appear to be nothing more than click-baiting to get the brand enthusiasts all riled up.)

I know it's one thing to be compensated for a service/product provided, but it's quite another to agitate the user base.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:17 7

11. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


they really should have the best screens on a gadget! iPhone wont have the best screen if LG didnt make it. LG screens are also used by some branded electronics.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:32 7

20. tedkord (Posts: 12312; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


My main TV is an LG. The screen is beautiful.

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:13

79. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


The LG IPS panel still no2 in the world. Best IPS goes to Sharp and screen technology of japan plus the Super Amoled screen tech made by LG that why LG sue Samsung over it.

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