The screens/ display of our smart devices is perhaps the most vulnerable part for physical damage. If the screen is damaged, it is very hard to use these devices since all of them are manufactured as touch screens. Without a screen to look at, what will you touch?
The screen of our tablets has evolved as well. Now you can find different types of display replacements for your Tablet. Two of the most popular types of display replacement screen types are LCD and OLED. One is traditional, and the other is advanced, but both of them are widely used in smart devices now.
Which one should you choose while repairing your tablet screen? This article will help you come to a satisfying conclusion.
Types Of Screen To Consider
Display/ screen technology has come a long way since its inception. Now we have displays that consume less energy, displays that can shine brighter, and displays that can bend and withstand falls.
But in the case of Tablet and smartphone displays, LCD and OLED are the most common types of displays in use. They have their advantages and disadvantages. We have discussed them below.
The LCDs are the traditional type displays used for tablet and smartphone screens. LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display. This type of display has a dedicated backlight serving as the light source for the pixels. They have relatively less damage from continuous usage. Their longer lifespan gives them an advantage over other expensive screen options. These displays don’t suffer from image burn-in. The LCDs (the IPS types) can deliver great color accuracy.
One major problem with the LCDs is the brightness. As we said, the LCDs have a dedicated backlight panel that serves as their light source. So adjusting the brightness to a high level can ultimately disrupt the picture quality.
Speaking of picture quality, the LCDs cannot provide good black levels on the screen. The black levels play a big role in picture quality.Despite the disadvantages, top smartphone and tablet companies still plan on using them. That is because they are cheap to manufacture.
On the other side, we have OLED. You may have heard of AMOLED displays. AMOLED displays are a variant of OLED. So they are the same type of display technology. OLED is short for Organic Light Emitting Diode. There is no dedicated backlight panel in the OLED displays. They have pixels with individual lighting segments to emit lights.
The OLED displays have many advantages, which makes them the better choice for display repair. The OLED displays are thinner than traditional LCDs. The OLED displays consume less power. This is great for the day-long use of your Tablet.
The OLED displays can also deliver a rich colour balance. That also includes deep black levels. One of the biggest advantages of having an OLED panel in your Tablet is that you don’t have to worry about viewing angle. There won’t be any colour distortion in viewing the display from different angles. Because of these advantages of OLED panels, people prefer them over LCD panels. They are also used in high-end devices.
Now, if you want to talk about the downsides of the OLED panel, then it would be their cost and lifespan and also image burn-in. The OLED display panels are expensive to manufacture. So a display replacement of an OLED screen is more expensive than a traditional LCD replacement.
The OLED displays are susceptible to image burn-in because of individual pixel light sources. If the lights are emitted brightly (high brightness), then the pixel may burn out.
This also results in a shorter lifespan of the display panel.
Which One Is Better?
Now it is time to make the big decision. Which type of display should you use for your tablet display replacement?
If money is an issue, and your Tablet is not of a high-end brand, then you should settle for an LCD panel. They are cheap. Despite having a long lifespan, they are not durable. DO if your Tablet falls from your hand, the display may die.
On the other hand, if you want a durable display with rich picture quality, then go for an OLED display screen replacement. They will provide you with the highest display quality available. They can withstand falls and physical stress better than LCD panels. But OLED displays have the risk of picture burn-in, and they have a shorter lifespan. On top of that, they are really expensive.
In brief, go for an LCD if you are on a budget, and go for an OLED if you are in for quality.
So that was all about the two types of screens to consider when replacing or fixing your tablet screen. Based on individual needs, you may go for the one that suits you the most. LCD for budget and OLED/ AMOLED for quality.