We’ve praised AMOLED screens in many of our phone reviews before, but we’ve never really taken the time to talk about exactly why we love AMOLED screens on our mobile displays. In this article, we’ll go over just a few (of the many) advantages AMOLED screens have over other mobile displays:
The first thing we want to point out is AMOLED screens give you much richer and darker blacks than other mobile display currently on the market. Why? Because the blacks you see on an AMOLED screen are really just parts of the screen that are turned off. Wait, what? Yeah, you read that right. AMOLED screens don’t light up pixels for the color black. Those pixels just stay off. And you can’t get a darker screen than a screen that is off, right?
The second advantage we want to talk about is a product of the first: AMOLED screens help save you (much needed) battery life Think about it. If the pixels on the screen are off any time you’re looking at the color black, you’re not using any juice to power up those pixels. Add this to the fact that AMOLED screens don’t require a backlight (pixels are activated only when needed), and you get a high performing screen with amazingly low power consumption.