Advantages and Disadvantages of AMOLED Display Technology

AMOLED Display Technology

One of the emerging display technology is AMOLED and Super AMOLED display technologies on smartphones and various devices. It’s because of their quality an effectiveness. In this article, I’m going to list out advantages and disadvantages of AMOLED display technology.

First of all, you will need to understand the AMOLED and SuperAMOLED displays.

AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes. It is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

Super AMOLED provides an exceptional viewing experience for you. It offers a wide range of colors with an incredible degree of color clarity which translates into far greater resolution.

You can check the in-depth article about AMOLED and Super AMOLED on Samsung’s official website. Now let’s discuss the Advantages and Disadvantages of AMOLED Display Technology;

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Advantages and Disadvantages of AMOLED Display Technology


  • AMOLED Displays will be thinner. (A typical AMOLED display has an organic plastic layer that is about 100 to 500 nanometers thick.
  • That plastic layer will make it thinner, lighter and more flexible than the LED crystalline layers or LCD displays.
  • The brightness of the AMOLED displays will be even better than the LED and LCDs.
  • The main another advantage of AMOLED will be energy efficiency. Which will be better than LED and LCD it’s because they emit light without generating too much heat. Most of the LCD and LED screens will produce more heat and they consume more energy of the device.
  • On AMOLED display black pixels won’t consume power because the black pixels will be turned off and power consumption will be fewer in terms of LCD.
  • The images produced by an AMOLED display are remarkable due to its deep blacks and high contrast.
  • The viewing angle compared to an LCD the displays of AMOLED screen will be more responsive and better than other screen displays.


  • Most of the Samsung users have reported that their screen display quality had degraded over time. It’s because organic materials have a limited lifespan, far shorter than the lifespan of LED and LCD.
  • In addition, lifespans of each color-specific organic material varies. Red and green OLED films have longer lifespans compared to blue OLED films. This variation results in colour shifts as a particular pixel fades faster than the other pixels.
  • Because of overall shorter lifespan and variations in the lifespan of colour-specific organic materials, AMOLED displays are very prone to screen burn-in, which leaves a permanent imprint of overused colors represented by overused images.
  • Water would result in immediate loss of some colors, the pixels will die as soon as water drops.
  • According to the research by comparing with LCD an AMOLED display is difficult to view in direct sunlight due to reduced maximum brightness and lack of backlighting.
  • The main problem and disadvantage are that AMOLED screens or displays are way expensive. Their manufacturing is costly as compared to LCD.

If you are more keen to understand this thing more then you can check this “AMOLED: An emerging trend in LED” authored by Vivek Purohit, Tasneem Banu, and Komal Daiya, and published in 2012 in the International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research.

Wrapping it up

Samsung is most widely using AMOLED and SuperAMOLED screens on their high-end gadgets and smartphones to make them look better and perform better. And along with that as you know the COST of the devices also rise up with the AMOLED screens. What do you think about AMOLED displays, have you ever faced any issues with it or why did you exactly liked it please let us know in the comment section.


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