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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 16 May 2013, 04:35 2

83. justsayit (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 May 2013)


amoled crazyness is going to an end, and the world being peaceful ! XD

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:34 1

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5645; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Very interesting. As for me I could care less or not argue bout viewing angles. If companies can make a screen so we can see better outdoors in sunlight with less glare. As for me I like OLED screens I will wait for the rumor LG NEXUS W/OLED FULL HD screen.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:45 8

27. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


I've always preferred IPS, when looking on AMOLED screens my brain seems to think that there's something with the colors. Brightness outputs are also better on most IPS displays... To this day I still think of AMOLED as an unperfected technology.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:55 2

32. Jason2k13 (Posts: 551; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


In my opinion amoled is better in terms of colours, why do you think games and movies tend to over saturate their colours? It's because it looks better and dynamic, the colours pop out and that's what alot of people want.

What LG doesn't want us to know is that people have 2 choices on the S4, you can chose amoled colours or natural colours.

I've seen the viewing angles on an amoled screen and I don't see much difference to an LCD. I think LG is struggling on selling thier LG optimus series.

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:56 6

34. FlushGordon (unregistered)


You can see the real flaw of Amoleds when watching HD movies....shadowy areas are overly dark, I own a Note 2 and a $180 ips 720p China phone and I have always liked the color representation of the ips.

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:00 14

36. ksenia (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


Samsung screens sucks not real colors,you can't see anything in the sun,not that good viewing angles.

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:20 1

44. shuaibhere (Posts: 902; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


It has better sun light visibility than the one of the finest ips(htc one) till now...

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:41 2

81. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Good joke

posted on 21 May 2013, 00:00

106. iushnt (Posts: 467; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I agree..

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:03 1

37. adoptop70 (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


in this article phonearena catigoricaly said that d article may not change their position on every review they made simply bcos in real life performance noting can be compare to amoled,LG is doing advert on their own product.end of discussion.

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:07

38. adoptop70 (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


in this article phonearena catigoricaly said that d article may not change their position on every review they made simply bcos in real life performance noting can be compare to amoled,LG is doing advert on their own product.end of discussion.

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:30 6

40. doubler86 (Posts: 309; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Actually AMOLED can produce more accurate colors than IPS LCD. Samsung does have a Screen mode which can make it "professional photo" color. True to life RGB. Now this is on the S4 and not on the Note 2 mind you, but it's not more accurate compared to the S4. SMH, no one does there research anymore.

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:59 10

43. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


..then again that's just the S4. It's not the only device with an AMOLED display. And still, that won't help with it's brightness.(which is another weakness)

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:36 3

47. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Lumia 925 reaching 600nits of brightness.. that is an oled display

posted on 15 May 2013, 12:04 1

54. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4603; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Highest result between OLED based displays.

posted on 20 May 2013, 06:05

101. calim (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Xperia P reaches 1000 nits. That is a LCD display.

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:33 2

46. cR203 (Posts: 176; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


What you said is very true. The professional photo option on the s4 makes the colors look very realistic.

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:58 2

42. DrewMonroe (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


very well said but I DON'T CARE. I prefer AMOLEDs to LCDs. Anyways, screen technology is only one of the many aspect to consider in buying a phone!

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:29 5

45. cR203 (Posts: 176; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


Despite this article i'm going to stick to my super amoled displays. LCD's are dead and dull when it comes to color reproduction. I prefer amoled over lcd anyday.

posted on 15 May 2013, 12:01 5

52. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4603; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"LCD's are dead and dull when it comes to color reproduction"

OLEDs are dead and dull when it comes to colour reproduction since OLED based displays produces not natural colours.

posted on 15 May 2013, 12:53 3

59. cR203 (Posts: 176; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


You again. You must really be a lcd fanboy or something. Anyway, I prefer amoled to lcd. In my opinion, amoled is the way to go. Color on lcd displays are faded and washed out. Even my on nexus 10 while details and everything else is great I do think the colors appear washed out. With technology steady advancing I do think amoled displays will continue to improve. I personally think they're better than lcd even though this article says otherwise. Between my s4 and note so many people always ask why my screen is so vibrant and why are my blacks so black compared to theirs and i simply tell them its because of my super amoled display and they're wowed.

posted on 15 May 2013, 13:08 1

62. cR203 (Posts: 176; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


Amoled can be calibrated to tone down its colors also but then again that would defeat the purpose of it being amoled.

posted on 16 May 2013, 12:52

88. Arpad (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


We all have our taste and flavours.
What I find interesting is that nobody mentioned power consumption.

Oled fluctuates depending on how much light or dark color it has to show.

LCD has constant power consumption.

So if you are a surfer LCD will benefit you more as internet mostly comes in white.

If you are a gamer or move buff then OLED will be better as more darker colours are preferred in games and moves.

This is purely from a power consumption standpoint.

posted on 15 May 2013, 13:50 2

64. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 632; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


So by your logic, real life is dead and dull or do you look at life through your AMOLED screen?

Also responding to your comment to PhoneArenaUser, you seem to be the one who is an AMOLED fanboy as none of us two has an image of *insert random name IPS HD*.

By the way i like LCD and AMOLED, but i have a slight preference for LCD because of the whites which are kind of blueish on AMOLEDs.

posted on 15 May 2013, 14:20

66. cR203 (Posts: 176; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


I'm not an amoled fanboy because i can admit it has its flaws like the blueish whites you mentioned but i think it does make for a better viewing experience than lcd. Real life definitely isn't dead or dull but through and lcd screen it can appear that way. But again the objective of this article is to make lcd screens sound superior to amoled. But at the end of day we all have our personal preference. Mine is Super Amoled HD.

posted on 15 May 2013, 15:31 1

69. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 632; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I agree, both have their pros and cons and in the end its all to personal preference, but i have to say the Nexus 10 is known for being like that, you should check out HTC's LCD screens as they have punchy colours for an LCD! At least my One X does!

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:59 7

48. R-vjn (Posts: 129; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


IPS is the best screen tech to-date..and the reasons above made me choose phones with IPS LCD panels than the AMOLEDS. AMOLEDS are no s**t, but IPS is just better..!

Hope to see IPS LED panels for smartphones soon..!

posted on 15 May 2013, 11:21 4

49. ahhxd717 (Posts: 302; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


I prefer IPS LCD displays over AMOLED nowadays. Though the S4's display is super super excellent lol. Samsung really did something to make that display, and I appreciate their continued efforts to make OLED a great technology. However, the whites are always a little dingy, which just irks me. I wouldn't say LCD is MUCH better, but those who think the colors and saturation of IPS are "dull" must be thinking of LCDs from a couple years ago. The One's display compared directly to the S4 is noticeable "better" in my book, but not by much so its clearly subjective.

posted on 15 May 2013, 18:06

73. teerex42 (Posts: 103; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


It's a personal preference like I stated in my post. I've held both phones and I like the Samsung offering better than the HTC's

posted on 15 May 2013, 11:49 4

51. piyath (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


Bull s**t article. Super AMOLED is the best display today and tommorow..

posted on 15 May 2013, 12:04 3

53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4603; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Any arguments?

posted on 15 May 2013, 13:05 6

61. cR203 (Posts: 176; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


This article is ment to bash Amoled displays but in actuality amoled screen are more of a pleasure to look at rather than lcd. You can't ignore the fact that lcd displays have poor color saturation and reproduction to a certain extent. You may say that lcd color reproduction is more accurate but I think its rather poor and dull.

posted on 15 May 2013, 21:19 3

75. tiara6918 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I prefer amoled display than LCD, when I look at the screen of my one x and my dad's butterfly. It can't just compete with my mom's note 2. The amoled display is better to look at with its oversaturated colors and deep blacks

posted on 15 May 2013, 12:57

60. cR203 (Posts: 176; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


I agree with you 100%

posted on 15 May 2013, 12:15 4

55. BlueMeBritt (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 May 2013)


AMOLEDs all the way! ;D

posted on 15 May 2013, 12:50 1

57. sadiqhashim (unregistered)


Can anyone help tell me the differences between Super LCD3 and the IPS LCD?

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:05

78. Trex95 (Posts: 521; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Both LCD panel.

posted on 16 May 2013, 15:57

89. sadiqhashim (unregistered)


I know they are both LCD's, but why different names S-LCD and IPS?

posted on 15 May 2013, 12:52

58. aco96 (Posts: 168; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Full HD IPS display is better than Amoled, but I would always choose amoled over cheap lcd. For example my Nokia X7 has much better display than Optimus 2X when it comes to colours, blacks and viewing angles.

posted on 15 May 2013, 14:35

67. icyrock1 (Posts: 263; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


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

Article lost all credibility here. I was hopping for a more in-depth article, like the screen comparison ones (specifically the: "Screen Comparison: Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 vs Xperia Z vs One vs Galaxy S III vs Lumia 920" one). That was a good article that went in-depth.

posted on 15 May 2013, 16:02 2

70. pixel8or (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


Wow, surprised I didn't see listed one of the most obvious advantages to LCD over OLED/AMOLED: no burn-in... :)

posted on 19 May 2013, 14:20

97. samsuper (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


What about dead pixels and light leaking in lcd.

posted on 15 May 2013, 18:04 3

72. teerex42 (Posts: 103; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


You guys and gals if anyway , lol, are all wrong. It is a personal preference people. I have played with every phone with all sorts of dsiplays LED, LCD and so on. I love the look of the SUPERAMOLED display on the Galaxy S3 and now the S4 with FULL HD. It is far more colorful to the naked eye with outstanding black levels. I prefer it over any of the other offerings by far.

posted on 15 May 2013, 18:21 1

74. robinlim85 (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2013)


this is a biased review on technology
most of the things here only partially or completely untrue
i have a feeling this website ingress preference over facts

another point to be made,
since when the definition of a good looking display should be natural color
or natural color equals better display? that is just your preference u dumb ass reviewer

posted on 16 May 2013, 00:40 2

76. taikucing (unregistered)


OLED is just a gimmick. IPS is better and available even in a low end phone. Do you see AMOLED in low end Samsung phones? Here I have Lenovo A800 which costs $180 and it has IPS display. It has a very good viewing angle, I love it. If I bought Samsung, I would get a sh**ty phone with horrible TFT LCD.

posted on 16 May 2013, 00:55

77. Trex95 (Posts: 521; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


IPS lcd hd plus and Full hd IPS always better than Amoled. If you want argue and mention that IPS has washed colors pls don't cause i used all Samsung Amoled/Super Amoled since Samsung Omnia HD till S4 Super Amoled full HD and i know what i'm taking about it. Amoled looks better only when you playing games than IPS.

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:53

86. marbovo (Posts: 477; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Phone Arena should point better that this is an ad... not nice PA

posted on 16 May 2013, 12:24 1

87. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


lucky to have one x. IPS LCD2. r.i.p samsung.

posted on 18 May 2013, 01:35 1

92. Adithya7184 (Posts: 267; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


desperate lg...lol

posted on 18 May 2013, 14:00

93. poping (unregistered)


okok.. they have the best screen, the best camera, the best design, etc... etc...

it's ok... because s4 has the best sales....

...

posted on 18 May 2013, 19:20

94. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Dear PhoneArena
Du you know that Samsung are the best in both technology- AMOLED and LCD? Ask Apple about that. LOL

Why then, Samsung make the top devices with AMOLED.
Please tell us.

posted on 19 May 2013, 05:53

95. Sonyy (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 May 2013)


I hope that sony bring it's new technology from bravia 4k tv ...like trimilunos .when sony change the display Amo led and ips lcd are'nt the best :-)

posted on 19 May 2013, 14:06

96. samsuper (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Amoled screen is user adjustable. We can adjust it from natural to saturated colours. And latest super amoled screen is low reflective so sunlight legibility is good, other websites like gsmarena proved it. Oled display have a bright future , no doubt about that. Maybe upcoming years we can see flexible oled from Samsung.

posted on 19 May 2013, 20:09

98. kissily (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Oct 2012)


I have seen some IPS Sony smartphones that have poor angle view.

posted on 20 May 2013, 02:22 1

100. JMartin22 (Posts: 643; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


This advertorial is not only trying too hard, but it's also misleading. The FHD AMOLED display has been noted for displaying more accurate, better quality images on the screen over the LCD display found on the LG Optimus G Pro among many reviewers. Its also considered one of the best displays on the market right now. DisplayMate compared it with the best LCD panel on the iPhone 5 and called it a draw in quality comparison.

posted on 21 May 2013, 12:59

107. flamencoguy (Posts: 82; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


advertorial = advertisement + editorial = not impartial

posted on 22 May 2013, 06:11

108. Sonyy (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 May 2013)


Sony display is the best in the market...xperia Honamiii!!!!!!!wait for u...bravia Engine 3 with opticontrast panel and triluminos display technology i'm a sony Engineer work for sony.wait for u xperia honami

posted on 27 May 2013, 21:27

112. drkavint (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)


amoled cannot be beaten for out door readability...lcds is waste.. use both yourself.. u will never choose lcd.. i still use n8, which outruns xperia z in outdoor performance...
this should be reviewed personally...u experience urself to know better... samsung is not a fool to compete with retina display using amoled.. colors may be saturated, yet they are best...

posted on 28 May 2013, 03:09

113. vddeguzman (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


i find the viewing angle better than AMOLED screens. IPS displays tend to lose the colors at extreme angles, especially black, it becomes grayish.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 08:52

119. onemoa (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


The main reason LCD isn't as good as a good RGB Super AMOLED Plus display like the display onthe Note 2 is darkness. LCD will never be able to give you real blanks as it's not possible due to the back lights. SUPER AMOLED Plus is the best way to go and as far as correct colors. They are making big strides as you can see with the Note 2. It's got RGB pixel layout and you can change the color now as well. If you like the vibrant colors that the first non adjustable displays used you can pick that but I have my Note 2 on natural and it's great.

Im not saying I wouldn't buy a Note 2 with a LCD display as they have come a long way. I do know one thing for sure. I would take a new LCD display over a pentile AMOLED display any day of the week. It's one of the reasons I wouldn't buy the S4, it uses pentile and while it's not a big deal to the un trained eye.

If you're a display freak as I am. You don't want a pentile display as you really can tell even with the naked eye if you happen to know what to look for and once you spot it you can't forget it. I guess that's why I'm such a big fan of the Note 2. They did it just right and I hope the Note 3 has Super AMOLED Plus or a good LCD. If they use a pentile display I'll wait for the Note 4. Or maybe by then something else will be out that I'll want I just can't go to a smaller screen and I would hate to give up my S-Pen. I also don't want to leave Super AMOLED Plus because they are making the colors much more natural and even allow you to set it how you want it like the Note 2 for example.

But as I said I'll go LCD too. As long as I don't have to deal with a pentile display like the S3 and S4.

Good luck and happy hunting!

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